Fast forward to now, two years later and I'm having another case of deja vu! My daughter is graduating from high school next week and my life is repeating itself. Of course some things are a little different in that I'm not working on the band banquet or the Baccalaureate ceremony this time, thank goodness. But I will be traveling next week to pick up my mom again and take her back to NC.
Also, I am working hard on finishing up all the treasurer duties for the high school band boosters including lots of budget spreadsheets and meetings. Whew, the new treasurer has no idea what she is getting herself in to with the amount of hours I have put in each week for this position. I hand over the reigns on June 1st.
So what should I do with my 20+ plus hours of free time I will gain each week from not volunteering as the Band Booster Treasurer anymore? Have ankle surgery of course! Yes it is official, I am having a second ankle and foot surgery on my right foot on June 5th. What will follow is six weeks of bed rest with no walking or full weight bearing and then six weeks of learning to walk again. 12 weeks total in a boot and knee scooter. Yikes.
I am mentally preparing myself to handle my recovery time a lot better the second time around. I still plan to keep blogging but the tone of my posts may just take a different approach and outlook while I'm off my feet. I may just be able to realize more of the Year of Twelve Things goals like finishing reading some books and learn some new craft skills. Come back often this summer to see what I am actually doing.
And on a different note, I read this article this morning and it really brings to light all of the blessings we should be thankful for in life. A small ankle surgery is nothing compared to the hardships others overcome. Enjoy.
This is such a wonderful story about overcoming cancer and welcoming a new baby. Read it here.