||[Nov. 13th, 2012|09:12 pm]
Hello livejournal! As usual, long time, no post. |
October was quite eventful. Nate was laid off for the beginning of the month, which was stressful but did enable us to have lots of quality time together, and we celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary while camping with friends. It was a wonderful trip - the boys slept... well, not great, but better than the 'camping norm' and the site was beautiful.
Then, on the 9th, I broke my leg down near the ankle. Boooooo :( October is generally a month filled with more fun than we can possibly attend (I was already juggling things and deciding which ones I had to regretfully decline) so... not really a good time for it to happen.
On the plus side - no surgery. I have a nifty "air cast" which is an ingenious little boot that I can actually remove to, y'know, bathe and exfoliate and scratch away itchies and all that good stuff. Waaaaay better than the regular casts that kids still get. At this point, I'm five weeks in and mostly not falling down anymore (falling with crutches sucks) and I'm still gleefully wearing pajamas in public if I feel like it (pants don't exactly fit gracefully over this thing).
There was a lot of stuff I just didn't do, Halloween-wise and otherwise, but it was still a good, fun month with lots of events I could still attend (even if didn't move around much). Nate has been an absolute angel in so many ways - this would have been so much harder without the present and generous spouse I have.
I've got one more week to go, and then I can try ditching the crutches and just walking around in the cast, and we'll see how that goes. Still a lot of recovery before I'm back to "normal." Next week is Thanksgiving, which will be small this year but still a joyous time of family and friendship, and I'm looking forward to Christmas and the new year.
For those that remember, my dad is undergoing daily radiation for his throat cancer. In a few weeks, they'll be able to check him again - I'd love if you could keep us in your thoughts or spare a prayer/light a candle/etc that we get good news.