My misery and suffering is getting better in some ways. The swelling has gone down and I am not purple anymore but the stitches are really annoying and that MO FO flipper continues to be the bane of my existence, but I am doing my best to get back to my normal routine. I have chewed gum, and eaten toast and french fries (chewed on the other side) so I think I might be on the road to semi-recovery. The pain is more manageable, too.
On Wednesday, I go to get the MO FO flipper readjusted and I go back to get my stitches out (Thank Buddha! They are so itchy) and on Wednesday my husband goes to have surgery on that thing that was on his shoulder that ended up not really being not nothing even though they took so long to get the results to us that I decided it meant all was well. Wednesday will be busy.
Wednesday is also the day before our annual trip to San Francisco that I am sitting here at this very moment wondering if we should take.
Our wise Nana used to always tell us that traditions were a very bad thing because once they stopped happening, it'd be very, very sad. She was, of course, the Queen of Traditions. Seven years ago, Dustin and I started our own Thanksgiving tradition of kissing our families goodbye-ye-ye and being alone on Thanksgiving. As a married couple without children, we thought it important that we have our own traditions. Our tradition is to spend Thanksgiving together in San Francisco eating ourselves into oblivion, taking photos of everything our creative eyes see, napping when we want to, and just generally BEING there. We love it. We want to love it again this year. And, despite the chunk of money spent on my surgery, the hard year we've had financially (that damn strike!) and what discomfort Dustin will be in on Wednesday, we still both want to go because it just wouldn't be the same not to. Nana was right. It's just too sad when the tradition doesn't happen. So I think that Thursday morning, Dustin and his gimpy shoulder and me and my gimpy face will make our annual trip up to the City and for a couple days forget about everything.
Besides, I got a really, really good deal on the hotel and I hate to let a good deal go to waste.
***While I've been recovering I worked on some art including a Spirit House. I'll put it in my shop today.***
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