What a week it's been.
Every appointment we've had this week has resulted in one or two more, and we had a lot of appointments this week. I'm glad we had our little weekend getaway when we did. It gave me the refueling I needed to tackle the rest of summer.
I think I need to go again. I look at the result of this week's appointments on next week's calendar - which is also the first week back to school and I get a little short of breath just thinking about it.
So let's revisit Boyne instead.
I posted last week already how I rode up this free scenic chairlift ride up the the ski hill four times. Once with Mark (1st), once with Wendy (2nd) next with Brian and then again - with Brian, as he didn't get to ride down the lift the first time he rode up. Because we walked down.
Wendy was apprehensive about going up. She's a little height timid. We were proud of her for overcoming her nerves and doing it.
My mom wasn't the only one who wanted to walk down rather than ride. We saw several people taking this direct path to the bottom. We could hear people from the chairs yelling - don't start runnning, because you won't be able to stop!!
This gal tried to stop, but it didn't work out real well for her. Boy, was she a dusty dirty mess by the time she got to the bottom.
At the top of the ski lift, there had been a guy taking photos - so with our four ticket stubs, I went to the Lodge the next day to see how they turned out.
And I liked all four of them, and was even prepared to get them. My mom didn't even look nervous in hers.
They were only sold in as an 8 x 10 foam core print for $15. WHAT would I do with FOUR 8 x 10's of us riding up the mountain??? I explained this to the guy - that I really just want 4 x 6's. He said the best he could do was put two prints on one board. Oh.
Too bad. I'd have bought them if there would have been a better option for us.
Makes me laugh.
- 9:08 and not a single kid awake yet. Not even Mark. Next week is going to be an adjustment.
- Today is our first day this week without any appointments. Today will be about cleaning and getting organized for back to school.
- I'm nervous for next week. It's a busy one. The kids go back to school, I start my new job, we have appointments every night (generated from this week's appointments) and my husband will be working in Chicago from Monday - Sunday.
- Yesterday I got all official with my new job. Attended my first meeting - met the new principal, reviewed the new lunch system and got my lanyard. Then went to the main office and reviewed paperwork, filled out my payroll information and now need to make an appointment for a mandatory physical. Darn it.
- Last evening was Brian's physical therapy appointment. I thought it was going to be a one shot deal with some joint strengthening exercises, but she bumped into a few other problems we need to work on first. First up, his legs aren't the same length. We are ordering a lift for his left shoe. (Nobody else caught this - not even his bone doctor that we revisited this spring)
- It was confirmed what another friend with the same condition told me - he'll be a lifer. No party tricks, no high impact sports, and work on finding him a low impact athletic activity in the winter/spring months for when he isn't outside as much. (His pains are worse when he isn't as active). We are grateful to have gotten such a wonderful referral for a PT - we like her already, and it sounds like we'll be getting to know her pretty well over the years. Grateful to have a direction now with him.
- Once I had begun logging his pains, I found it interesting that 95% of his pains are associated with the left side of his body - whether his shoulder, hip, leg or foot. This PT found that in the examination before I even told her about my notes. I was impressed.
- Time for me to get this day started.
- be good