Monday, August 7th, 2006
I’ve been so out of touch, out of work, and out of consciousness the last few weeks that I feel like I’ve taken a vacation from my life. Today I’m back at work, but I don’t feel like me yet. Even the links across the top of my Internet Explorer – my little lifelines to Blogger, Houseblogs, My Yahoo, Peerflix, Hotmail, etc. – seem barely familiar, like remnants of a past life.
Okay, maybe that’s a little melodramatic. It just feels strange sitting in my office chair again, doing my job again, and I guess I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop as it has repeatedly done over the past few weeks.
But I think maybe it won’t. I’m recovering nicely. About four days ago, I made it over the proverbial hump, and I’ve noticed significant improvement every day since then. The belly button scar totally skeeves me out, but other than that I’m doing well.
And I’ve discovered the wonderful Spanx cami (click here for the non-plus version and a whole website full of Spanx wonderfullness), which I’ve been wearing in lieu of a bra because underwire plus incision equals pain. I freakin’ love this thing! Everyone – okay, maybe just the ladies – should go buy one immediately! Immediately, I tell you! I plan to buy another one or 12 because it’s so darn comfortable, and I dread the thought of binding myself back into my once-beloved pretty-but-pinchy bras.
Okay, now that I’ve worked myself into a frenzy of delight over the Spanx cami, I’ll leave you with this encouraging note: We actually did a teensy tiny bit of work on the bathroom this weekend. Yes, yes, we did. Hurray!
Darwin went into the attic (aka “place that used to be hotter than the pits of hell but is now comfortably cool thanks to Darwin’s repair of the attic fan”) and measured to figure out how much wire he’ll need to do the bathroom wiring. He made a whole list of electrical stuff he’ll need, and he’s planning to go buy it one day this week. Yay!
The bathroom will feel so much closer to finished when there are actual electrical outlets in the walls. I’m still hoping to get this thing done before we leave for Italy on September 28. Please cross your fingers, toes and whatever else you can find.