It's been a warm and sunny Dyngus Day here in Buffalo, but I have kept the celebrations to a minimum.
The past ten or so days have been not at all as I planned and quite dramatic.
I went in to the hospital for what was supposed to be an easy peasy set of procedures, had complications, ended up staying, came home, got sicker, went back, had a lovely operation, an ICU stay, and am now home again- with help coming in because I cannot go out.
In the middle of this, my beloved Phoebe the Beagle had her own hospital stay. Her post op photo could almost be interchanged with one of me:
But we are both slightly perkier now and will make a full recovery now that we are back on our feed.
In other news, Connor is enjoying Peru. He can text via Twitter sometimes and he has told me that altitude sickness is the worst, the avocados are huge*, and that he got an email offering him a terrific summer internship that will have him home for the summer!
He will be working with a research doc at Roswell Park Cancer Institute**, developing his skills in biostatistics and epidemiology. We are so happy about this, a week here and a week there is not enough of him.
Griffin has been working nearly every day of his break. The new job suits him and 40 hour weeks will make college life a little more appealing. Prom is this week, exams next, graduation is close and the Germany trip dates are finally set.
Our weather will dip back to cool again, but spring is here and I'll be walking the neighborhood again, soon enough.
* I was telling Gary that Connor was eating a giant avocado and he, as he does, tried to finish my sentence by saying 'giant Panda' - so wrong but it was funny.
**The oldest stand alone cancer hospital in the country and one of the anchors of Buffalo's growing medical campus.