September 29, 2008

Knee's and Stones

Just one year and two days after his right knee ACL repair we are back from Andrew's Left knee ACL surgery and all is well. As well as can be if you are a 17 year old junior facing for the second time, 6 - 9 months of rehab, another year without football, maybe missing wrestling and track on the back burner as well. Hi is doing okay. The months of rehab may be trying. I hope he can do as well as last year. I feel badly for him as he has to face this hurdle yet again. Our long term goal is ultimately healthy knees for his future. High school sports are just that...high school sports. Unfortunately in most small town schools there is so much focus on sports that it leads people to believe that there is nothing else in life. We hope we have taught Andrew that there is indeed more to life than that. Right now he is in the recliner with Petie by his side, his knee elevated and his K cooler pumping icy water around his heavily wrapped leg. Hi is on pain meds and slightly stoned. I feel like I've been "stoned" by the granite kind. Hope I can nap sometime before bedtime...ha ha.

September 28, 2008


crows season the sky
peppering the horizon
. . . my car too

September 27, 2008

Blogliness Declining

I have so many things I want to write about but I don't seem to be able to make time to do it. I also think, "Why bother?". I seem to be losing my "blogliness". Nothing seems interesting enough. My life is in a mid season slump. I go back and read what I was doing 4 years ago and I laugh. Yes, things seem to slowly decline. Everything seems to sag, bag and lag. No "thing" in particular is worthy enough of printed words. Sure, years ago writing about pockets in underwear seemed dramatic and just seems stupid, ramdom and lame.
One time in September I wrote this:
"Simple Pleasures
September 14, 2006
I poked myself in the eye today with a straw.
While driving.
I did not require medical assistance.
Just soap in my mouth.
As you all know I had to get a new fridge cuz mine broke on Friday.
Yesterday, Alec said fondly as he patted the old broken fridge, “I’m going to miss you”, and he sighed touching the old ragged smiley faced stickers he had plastered on the front door when he was in Kindergarden.
I took Alec to the orthodontist yesterday. When we were back in town he asked me to swing by home so that he could “Meet the new fridge” which was delivered earlier.
He likes it.
It holds food and drinks.
Life is good."
And then there was the post about "fart sacks"...Crossing My Fingers, Taking Tums and Heading For The Fart Sack
September 28, 2005 by poniday | Edit
You don’t think Nacho Cheese Doritos, jelly beans (only black and orange…how Cambridge Trojanistic can I get?), Runza fries, diet Mt. Dew, leftover Chinese food and 1 bottle of BAWLS will make me dream do you?
Nahhhhhh... sigh
Now my life is boring...sigh. I am reduced to repeating stuff and posting pictures and I can just bet you that hot flashes are around the looming corner.


September 22, 2008


Football pictures.


ACL Again

Many things have happened since last I posted. The main event is that my oldest son, a junior, blew out his knee in a football game. This makes his second ACL surgery. Now he will have had one to each knee. We JUST got done rehabbing the other one. He missed all last year sports because of his injury and now...this. I can't tell you how I HATE IT for him. I wish it was me. He wasn't chop blocked this time. It was a foot plant knee twist cut that did it this time. He can walk on it with his brace on. Surgery is in one week. Rehab is then predicted to last 6-9 months. Last year he completed it in 4.5 months. He is strong and determined. I hope he will remain in good spirits. Our football team is quite good this year. It's difficult because his younger brother is also on the team. He is doing a good job but misses having his older brother to look up to. They got to play side by side in games sometimes and one time I heard the announcer say, "Taken down by the McCurdy brothers!" and that was cool. No more this year. sigh We've all been pretty blue for our boy. So far he has had to sit through one game and tomorrow there is another and Friday is homecoming game and then...his surgery. Right now he isn't hurting so it's not as easy to take the "bench". I imagine after the sugery he will be glad to sit with his knee up. I dread it for him.

September 11, 2008

Strange Fruits

I've got a peach tree in my front yard. We planted it under the impression that it was a blooming crab tree several years ago. We were mildy surprised when it produced strange fruit its second year. Not at all crab like, more like, mutant peaches. This year, it's about a 4 year old tree now and when I went outside last night I saw mounds of mutant peaches on the ground AND in the tree. I picked up several, took them inside, washed them, closed my eyes because the fruit was sporting random phallic parts and bit into one. Peachy, although this side of ripe. The fruits have grooves, notches, mounds and peckers or noses...depends on how you hold them. I hope I can save some from bugs and horndogs so I can make peaches and cream one day soon...and no I did not say make peaches cream.
Peaches are sexy though aren't they...just not the ones on my lawn. My "lawn peaches" look like well hung garden gnomes and if that isn't an oxymoron I don't know what is. I'll post pictures later.