Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Vroom vroom

So...Joe drove himself to work today - yah!!! That just means he's further along the road to recovery--- mostly I think it was because he has physio and 10:00 a.m. and then two mid-terms to write which will catch him up with the rest of class.
Other than that not much new at my end - work is going better than it did yesterday although I could use a vacation! Didn't we just have a long weekend though :)
Oh well Easter is coming up quickly and I get March 21, 2008 off which isn't that far away I can't believe that even with a leap year February is almost over - now if we could just get rid of this snow!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Five categories

Well I have been lax about posting so I am going to do what I normally do and blame Joe :)

So what's been going on? Well, I'll break it down to categories

JOE (aka the gimp)

Joe had his first physio last week which seemed to go well. He's also getting around with one crutch and can do dishes, make dinner and laundry - it may take a little bit longer but it gets done - he can't vaccuum or shovel snow but he's on the mend! Words cannot express my happiness.


The cast of TIOBE (the Importance of Being Earnest) has been off book for a week now and it seems to be going well. The performances are April 3, 4, 5 (my birthday!!!!!) 10, 11 and 12 (movie night!!!). I am getting pretty excited. Tim had us get together over the long weekend to tape the FMM and Abott and costello skits so hopefully I can get a copy to send to my parents.


I have missed the last THREE games - two staying home with Joe and last Friday because we drove up to Joe parents for the potluck ... okay I drove up B-A-D-L-Y. Even though my accident was years ago I still am scared driving in the dark on roads I don't know. I tend to get more nervous when the road curves to the left than the right (I mean that's just weird right?) I also tend to drive slow and break a lot around the corners. Anyway I plan to look into a defensive driving course to get some of my nerve back. Anyway this was about soccer - I got a call from Jen to play all girl soccer this summer and I couldn't have been happier. I missed it but not enough to put up with the crap that goes along with it.


Mediations, examinations and pre-trials oh my! I can't remember when work has been quiet and I guess it's great because I have a job but oh vey I wish I could just have a slow day or six where I could get caught up and relax.


Still never seem to get enough and I find I am tired a lot - I haven't lost anymore weight but then I haven't gained either - I find that I haven't been eating quite right which contributes to the tired but still sleep sometimes eludes me and since I require 100% quiet to fall asleep Joe's symphony of snoring keeps me up later than I want - seriously sometimes even earplugs don't help.

Well there it is my life summed up in five categories.

Monday, February 11, 2008

So....'s back to work for now - at least until tomorrow which will Joe's first trip to the orthopaedic surgeon after the surgery. I feel an inate sense of freedom today and that's because I don't have a million "things for Joe" to do. I do have a super special shout out to Rob whose been a trouper and visiting Joe on a regular basis. I mean they play some Civ they watch some movies basically give me some me time.

Other than that things are the same - still hoping for a speedy recovery - although he seems to be doing better every day and is consistent with his exercises.

As his birthday is coming up I have thought about getting him physio sessions for his knee - that's right my gift will be the gift of mobility.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Guilty as sin

So Joe is back from the hospital - he's in some pain which should be expected. He has pretty much set up camp on the couch (the bed hurts his back too much). Occassionally he ventures up the stairs to the bathroom and 3-4 times a day to the kitchen to do his exercises. Which leaves me pretty much to make all the meals, do all the dishes, laundry, cleaning, grocery shopping and shovel the driveway. Oh did I forget that I have to bathe him and wash his hair. All this and I get to work 5 days a week and take him to all his appointments. Joe says thank you a lot but really that's all he can do. Here is where the guilt comes in I try not to get frustrated and pissed off but I do - by the end of the day I am exhausted and I mean bone tired exhausted. I know he can't help but he keeps saying stuff like"I wish I could do something for you but I can't" Dude buy me some flowers, ask someone over and give me some time so I can go out and eat with one of my girlfriends. I know this will get easier I just wish he put a little more thought into this wish I could something for ya thing. And because of this I feel guilty - I know that stay at home moms go through this except I work during the week too and I don't have a husband helper after five. Since he's been home I seriously haven't had time to stop. I guess I just get used to Joe taking up 1/2 the workload.

Okay enough of my bitching it just feels good to put some of these frustations down - I would never admit this to him nor would I want to go through what he is going through right now. I feel so much better now!