I am back. I know it has been a while but May and June are very busy months and this year was certainly no exception! The biggest focus was the Father and Daughter Dance and everything that came before the actual event. I promise to tell you all about that in the very next post – which I promise to write soon. Let me just say it was spectacular.
But I was telling you why I have been gone and about some of what has been happening. The week after the Father and Daughter Dance, I got to see Amara’s 5th grade class play, “Alice’s Adventures in Idioms”. Her teacher invited Jenna and I to attend the dress rehearsal the day before the opening show so that we could bring our cameras and take lots of pictures without interfering with the audience enjoying the show. I hope to share more about that soon, too.
It turned out to be a great thing that she invited us as by that night the pinched nerve in my left hip was stabbing me so hard that I couldn’t go anywhere or do much of anything. Opening day was out for me. I blamed it on the days I had spent sitting at the computer working on the dance photos with my legs crossed! I know better than to sit for long times with my legs crossed! So for another week I had no way to sit and blog!
Thankfully I got to see the doctor right away and on the way home stopped and got a big bag of frozen peas – my new number one first aid measure. In a few days I was feeling well enough to go to the Volunteer Tea that Amara’s teacher had invited me, too. Every year the staff and teachers invite volunteers and say thank you by serving all kinds of goodies. It was wonderful and I’m so glad I didn’t have to miss it.
The next day I woke up with big ugly red welts. My first thought was that it was a reaction to the medicine I was taking for my hip pain. Yet I just wasn’t sure that was really what it was and so for the second time that week I was off to see the doctor.
I had shingles. I am so glad I went right away. Hopefully it means I won’t ever have to deal with them again. PLEASE if you are over 60 and you haven’t had the shingles vaccine, make an appointment and get it. I’ve been lucky in that it hasn’t been as bad as I have heard others tell but it has definitely not been fun! And completely avoidable if you don’t procrastinate like I did! Grampy has an appointment to get his vaccine next week!
Once I really began to recuperate there were all kinds of wonderful things going on! Again, no time to sit and write! Jenna was honored at the City Council meeting for being Parent of the Year at Santiago Elementary. It was even televised on the local TV channel! I have it on the DVR I just can’t figure out yet how to get it to a flash drive or something to save. There will be more on Jenna coming up soon, too!
Last week was the last week of school filled with class parties, graduation ceremonies and fruit pops to be sold every day. Plus I really wanted to try to catch up on my reading before I focused on writing. I am almost there! It has been a fun couple of months and I know it is going to be a fun summer, too! I can’t wait to share it with all of you.