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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Even better

I left the house today for the first time since Wednesday.

I took Michael to the Geology building for Fossils practice and shopped for Valentine's candy containers while he was there. Then I took him to Solo Ensemble where he led a cello septet and led the cello section in a large ensemble which both earned first place ratings. The he and I went out to lunch, I dropped him at Bike project. I covered cello with an extra warm blanket and did some more shopping for the household repairs, a few groceries, a little more business packaging, checked Goodwill for computers and ended buying nice, old-fashioned-won't-break-down-on-you books.

After all that I was exhausted and came home and napped until dinner time.

We watched a movie while we ate dinner and actually watched an entire movie in one sitting - rare around here. Also we have watched TWO movies in one week. "Charlie Wilson's War" which I highly recommend and "Reservation Road," which I lightly recommend. Charlie Wilson's War is a can't miss, Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julia Roberts, directed by Mike Nichols, and a true story about an outrageous Texas congressman trying to do what's right....

Katie came over later to work some more on the computer and there was a time when I said, "I have to read. It's on my list. Don't talk to me." She got it. I was pretty body language anti- social at the school event and sat in the back of the room (unaware until it was occurring that the septet was basically my son playing a gorgeous solo while everyone else merely wah wahed in the background). I said, "Michael why didn't you tell me that piece was all you and everyone else was just an accompaniment?" He replied, "I told you I was leading the cello ensemble and we were playing _______(fill in composer and title here)," which meant nothing to me.... not knowing one cello ensemble composition from another.... so basically, short of standing up and bolting to the front of the room I was trapped behind a ficus tree hearing my gorgeous son rock the hell out of of some kick-ass classical music from thirty feet away instead of sitting in the front row with my digital camera taping it as I should have been. Sigh.....

My head pain hasn't been as bad today, but in between doses of Mucinex and anti-inflammatories my ears are still congested and clicking and yucky. I am very tired of it. You know. I don't have to work tomorrow. I think I am going to take some psuedafed tonight, but definitely the regular kind NOT an 18 hour extended release!

I'll return with a report of an even better day tomorrow. I'm sure things are looking up.

6 comments:

Kim said...

I wish I lived close by. In my ideal world, me, you, Erin, and Kathy would all live on the same street. Oh and my niece and nephews would be close by, too.

Hope said...

Deb would have to live at least in the next town to come smack me upside the head when I need it!

Hope said...

And Dan could fix my computer or build a new one for me!

Hope said...

And I'd pay with a nice dinner or two that Erin wouldn't have to fix so she could have more time to study!

Kim said...

And I'd watch Clara and Daniel. And be the best aunt to them. And I would steal cookies behind your back when you bake.

Kim said...

Do you still have contact with Deb after all these years?

Oh and we need Slan. Maybe Jay could come along, too, if he would stop talking politics for two minutes. Although I do love the man.