Friday, February 17, 2012

A bit of everything.

Aaron's mother has been here all week, feeding us and keeping things running while I have immersed myself in schoolwork and other projects. It's been pretty nice to live like a kid again.

Speaking of schoolwork, learning at 30 is not easy. There is a very good reason people knock this college mess out before 25. I seem to be doing okay, and only one of my classes concerns me. It has taken me about three weeks to figure out a schedule that doesn't involve hitting "enter" five minutes before midnight. I might just pull this off.

Aaron came off all his nerve and pain meds last week and started Suboxone. It's an alternative use of the drug, and apparently once the transition is over everything should be ponies and rainbows. I, of course, am holding out my judgement. I am not sure there are any ponies and and rainbows left for me here, but I am not going to kill them all off just yet. Maybe they just wandered away for a bit, or found new owners.

I'm feeling better. Emotionally and physically. I think I've entered into some acceptance of this place and circumstance. We're here, we're definitely going to be here for awhile, and I need to get over it. Aaron's recovery has hit a lull and we're both feeling it. This is going to be a long, long process with a lot of slow parts and even steps backwards. We just have to laugh while we can, and enjoy the good parts. Nothing like a little amputee humor to get you through the day.


  1. I'm glad that you're feeling a little better today! Nothing like parents being around to make you feel like a kid again. :-)

  2. Glad you're hitting your stride. It takes time to kind of find your groove.