Monday, September 25, 2006

a week in the life: a series in seven parts


in almost no respect has this been a normal monday. normally, i would pack micah off to school, spend the morning cleaning, catching up on laundry, making a grocery list; i would spend the afternoon after picking up micah shopping at the co-op, perhaps baking bread, fixing a special meal to be shared with kate and pete and ada down the street (i feed them on mondays, they feed us on thursdays).

instead, i'm recovering from a nasty stomach bug that had me throwing up all night friday, and had me worn out the rest of the weekend just walking across the room. this morning, trixie, micah and i managed to sleep in a bit because trixie had an appointment to have a couple of teeth pulled. except not so much: we arrived, she was perky, she headed back bravely with a stuffed animal in each hand ... and promptly refused to open her mouth. sigh. we'll try again, there's no real urgency, just a crowded mouth.

the rest of the day was pretty mundane: some time on the computer while micah watched a video; a hike in the woods with the kids after school; openning a couple of jars of canned (homemade at my dad's this summer) chile, defrosting some corn (from new jersey), boiling some macaronni. by the time dinner was done, half of it delivered down the street, i was feeling icky and took to my bed.

this afternoon we got news that julie's sister, who had a lumpectomy today, probably has breast cancer. the results won't be back for a day or two, but the surgeon is very concerned.

it hasn't been a great day.


At September 26, 2006 11:08 AM, Blogger Sara Skates said...

Ugh, I'm sorry Marta. I hope you're on the road to recovery; but moreover I wish all of you the grace and strength to deal with what's on Julie's sister's plate.

At September 26, 2006 1:38 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

Oh, man. Here's hoping that today will be better, and that lumpectomy will prove to be benign!

At September 26, 2006 10:23 PM, Blogger Lilian said...

Oh no! breast cancer! My thoughts and prayers are with Julie's sister.

Hope you're feeling better too. Do you think Micah had a bug and you caught it?

At September 27, 2006 7:22 PM, Anonymous mamacate said...

Oh hon, for some reason your feed hadn't updated so I didn't know you posted. I'm sending good thoughts to your SIL. Keep us posted, okay?


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