“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”
John Lennon “Beautiful Boy”
Update from “Trilogy Central”
The bone is healing nicely. I went back to work after 4 weeks of sitting at home. I wrote one poem, which was published over on Fictionique. So, just because I had all the time in the world, the creative juices were just not flowing. I did not even do much work on my Memoir. But that is not to say I did not garner more material. Oh, life, you are so funny and unpredictable.
Let me tell you of my Mother’s Day present. I came home from the hospital on the Friday night before Mother’s Day. As I hobbled up to my apartment, with two of my girls in tow and settled into my own bed with a great sigh of relief…..have you ever been in a hospital bed that moves every 20 seconds in order for the patient not to get bed sores? I would think it more conducive to healing for the patient to get some fucking sleep!!! I’ll take my chances on the bedsores. Anyway…where was I?
It was on that Friday night, that my darling twin daughters stood at the foot of my bed, while one of them announced to me that she was pregnant. Oh…..My…..Well…..We talked about it for a long while and I assured her that I was totally supportive of whatever her decision would be. I would be very excited to be a Grandmother, I would just worry about how she and her live-in boyfriend would make it financially. She is 21 and he 23. But they have a very good, loving relationship, which can’t be said for every new prospective parent. We joked….what if you had twins….ha ha….her (twin) sister replied that she would just take one. Problem solved. I was sworn to secrecy until my daughter had her first OB appointment, so she could feel that it was all real, and that everything was ok and the baby healthy. So, I have had time (a blessing or a curse?) to contemplate all this while I sit and heal my bone. Or while my bone heals me (?)
Finally, the day came when I felt I could return to work (or go crazy in my living room) so walker in hands, my eldest daughter drove me in. I was amazed at how I actually lasted the whole day. I was tired because sleeping was a big problem. I could not sleep more than 2 to 2.5 hours at a time but with being at home I could nap on and off during the day. I was very tired around 3:00 but amazingly not too sore. That night, not surprisingly, I slept better than I had in the past 4 weeks. The next day, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to make it all day as every muscle in my body hurt, but I did and by day 3 I knew it was all going to be alright. This weekend I have started to walk around the house without my trusty walker, but I do need it for any long distance.
So,now let me address my opening quote. My first day back at work, the Tuesday after Memorial Day, was my daughters OB appointment, so I wanted her to call me and let me know how it all went. Now I could tell my friends that I am going to be a grandma. She called. She told me all went well and she loved her Dr. And asked if she and her boyfriend could come and see me at work. I guess they wanted to see if I was doing ok. (wouldn’t you think?) Well, they showed up about 11:00am and told me about the appointment. They told me the Dr did an ultrasound and guess what…………………………………
My twin baby is going to have Twins!!!!
I’m still in shock. I think we are all in shock. Now her original plans of going back to work, maybe nights, after the baby is born, just went out the window. He with a $15/hr job and she not being able to work at all (it would cost more for childcare than she could even make) I have visions of getting a house where we all would live together, daughter, boyfriend, me, 2 babies, perhaps another daughter. Well, we have a little over 6 months to figure it all out. But, hey, I’ll have endless tales to tell, right?Tell me it will be alright! Please.
Here we go again!
Isn’t life a hoot!
In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.