Monday, February 22, 2010

Just because I feel like I should mark the day....

Today is the third anniversary of that weird brain hemorrhage thing. It's almost like something that happened to someone else, in another life, except that I know my vision is just slightly wonky and my energy level isn't the same, and my memory is, ahem, unreliable. Otherwise, what brain thang? Who, moi?

Granddaughter countdown is on - tomorrow there will be another sonogram, and then the doctors will make the call about inducing or letting it ride. She's full-term and over six pounds already so it's not like it's a risky business. Holy crap. I could be a grandmother by the end of the week. Meanwhile, my personal goals for the year include getting a new bicycle and a puppy (bicycle can arrive anytime, but new job closer to home must come before new puppy). I'm either totally not qualified for this job, or I'm going to be the most fun grandma ever.

12 comments:

KatyaR said...

I, for one, am happy you're still around and getting to be a grandmother! Here's to many more years to come!!!

Anonymous said...

Well I think the day is worth noting, anyway. I had just started reading your blog when it happened and I'm glad you've made it through. Even though life keeps trying to hand you bowls (bushels) of lemons, you do still manage to eek some lemonade out of it. I'm betting you turn out to be a most fun grandCatherine. Good luck to everyone.
Kimmen

Anonymous said...

Aaaah, just wait until you are hunkered down on the floor, at a small tyrant's command, endlessly doing 12-piece jig-saws. I got so bored with the jig-saws, I turned 'em over and did 'em without the picture. Boy, did I get into trouble for that.

The 'small tyrant' will be 15 in July, and can do 200 m Butterfly in 2.32. That's the fun of being an Oma - you can skite all you like.

Gae, in Callala Bay

ChelleC said...

I am so glad you made it past that brain hemorrhage - it is a day worth marking indeed. And your new granddaughter . . can't wait to hear about her. You'll be a really COOL grandmother.

Joan said...

Hi Catherine, Happy Anniversary! I agree that it's a date worth noting. When my sister-in-law comes home from hospital and has a little more energy, I will send her a link to your blog. She's not a knitter, but she had what you did ten days ago... did your head swell up to half again its size?

k said...

I remember that. Did we thank your daughter anywhere near enough? Did she post on KR also?
Whatever. Thank everybody again, and let's get ready for grandchild pictures!

Catherine said...

No, I'm pretty sure my head didn't swell up! I've never heard of that as a side effect! Wow!

Anonymous said...

I bought a cruiser bike two years ago, and I *love* it. It is a big, heavy women's three speed with a coaster brake, just like my dad bought me for Christmas when I was 12. It is an Electra, in the "Betty" model---black with pink flames and rims. So cool! It is easy to ride; Electra has "flat foot" technology, so if you have to stop in a hurry, you just drop your feet and don't have to launch yourself off of the bike---just what this overweight, almost-50-year-old needs. congrats on the new baby---we're glad you're still with us.

Brenda in Iowa.

Gigi said...

I am amazed it has been 3 whole years. My how time flies. SO glad that you are still among the living. Especially without additional incidents.

Crossing fingers for healthy fast baby birthin'.
Ginnie

Gigi said...

Re- Brenda-
I also have one of Electra's bikes and it is the best. It has all the fancy gearing, but a nice big seat and upright handle bars. When I ride mine, I am like a big happy puppy with my tongue hanging out in the wind. I just smile the whole way. I highly recommend mine. I think it is a Townie 21.

Debbie G. said...

Wow. Three years. I remember exactly where I was when I read about your adventure - in the hospital sitting with my husband who was in for some heart stuff. I remember thinking how quickly life can change and how any semblance of control we think we have is only an illusion. My husband did recover from that hospital visit, but then passed away from other heart complications in Jan 2009. I read often but rarely comment - I'm trying to get better at that. I can identify with you frequently - some of our circumstances are similiar - young (I'm 48), widow, empty nestish (my kids are in school - one down by you at UCF), crazy job and a houseful of pets (2 cats and 1 cocker spaniel). I'll happily pass on your brain hemorrhage experience though. :-)

Glad you got through that OK, and keep posting - can't wait to see grandkid pictures!

Catherine said...

Wow, Debbie, thanks for speaking up! I'm sorry you lost your husband. You have a kid at UCF? It IS a small world online sometimes. Yeah, skip the brain thing - it totally ruined where I part my hair. ;-)