Four days into this new year and I haven't had time to stop and breathe, it seems like. Wednesday involved long, long hours at the pain clinic, where my mom got 2 lumbar epidural steroid injections, but I don't think they helped much. Yesterday, when I was at her house and she was still in quite a bit of pain. :-( I gave her pain medications and she was sitting with a heating pad. I surely hope today is better in that regard. Today, I'm working, going to the funeral of my friend's mom (and I just found out another friend's mom is possibly days away from death), working, going to a meeting with the homeschool group, then working, then possibly going to a friend's surprise birthday party.
In other news, my son bought his first car yesterday. It is a Ford Focus and it is cute as it can be. :-) I volunteered at the hospital which helps me for some reason, more than therapy would. I hold the babies and sooth the babies and it soothes me as well and I come home feeling peaceful, no matter what kind of day I had had up to that point. Also, my friend's husband moved out of the intensive care unit, into the critical care unit and now onto a regular medical floor, the ventilator is out and they are talking about going home. That's wonderful.
I have commented before, this middle aged thing, it's like a crazy roller coaster ride sometimes and I feel like asking, "Could I at least have a safety belt?" "Air bag?" "Any chance I could switch to the kiddy rides?"