Discombobulate: verb To confuse or disconcert, upset, frustrate.
Discombobulated: adv. (see above)
Today I am feeling discombobulated. No real reason. I had a good night's sleep with no waking up at 2 and not falling back to sleep. I think part of it is feeling so helpless. Peter Kevin is one of 7 siblings. He has 5 sisters and a brother-all mostly older.
4 of the 7 are fighting some form of cancer (which both of his parents had. genetics is real, yo) Last night he found out (well, had his suspicions confirmed) that 3 of his siblings are actively fighting for their lives. He is so sad and feeling so helpless that it makes me feel helpless because I cannot help him. All I can do is be there. And I am a Helper gosh darnit. I can't stand to not help. This reality has been in the background for a long time but now it's pushing its way forward and forcing us to confront our (and everyone else's) mortality.
This is not conducive to a house filled with Christmas spirit. But we try.
So, what have I been up to? (I can hear you asking) I'll show you.
This was the pile of charts I needed last Monday. Just for Monday. That represents a morning clinic and an afternoon clinic following right on its heels. And yes, it's a lot of charts. In about a month, we will be 90% electronic records so I will not have to schlep these heavy suckers around.
There was a 27 pound turkey that cooked up beautifully. Looks like it could be a magazine spread. The most important part was that it tasted good. Since we went out on Turkey Day, we cooked our
There was Exploding Tardis yarn. It is a soft and squooshy as it looks and it sparkles. All it needs is a bath and it will become a scarf fo me or a pair of mitts. It was a birthday gift from Peter Kevin. It was so much fun to spin! And so well prepared. I got it from the Classy Squid on Etsy.
There are lots of things going on that make these days happy but there is one extra special thing happening.
PK AND I ARE GOING TO BE GRANDPARENTS!! Katie is having a baby in June. We couldn't be happier. Our little family is growing by leaps and bounds. (Can you tell we're pleased?)