Wednesday, February 10, 2010

living it up

It's been hectic here. Today I cleaned the kitchen, made cookies for Iris's publication party at her writing class, emailed the children's teachers, ran over to Haight Street to find nose jewelry containing no metal (the surgeon was vehement yesterday that I could not wear my silver-and-pearl nose screw, because "anything metal heats up" --- what are they going to do up by my nose which is going to be so dangerously hot?), bought gifts for the children while I'm in the hospital, got myself a Captain Sensible CD as a special treat, wrote notes for the children to read each day I'm gone, read the first 175 pages of A.S. Byatt's latest novel [I realized the day before that if anything went awry, my biggest regrets in life would be not reading A.S. Byatt's new book, not visiting Antarctica, not finishing writing my novel, and not seeing the children as adults, and of those things, I could at least partially achieve the A.S. Byatt novel-reading), played cards with Iris and Lola after school, took Lola to her art class, comforted Lola's art teacher after a child in the class took a freakish fall and visibly dented her skull, got Iris over to her publication party and listened to many nine and ten year-olds read their work aloud in little, faltering voices, inquired about Lola's registration for an upcoming writing class and instructed the Sober Husband how to follow up on this in my absence, packed my bag for the hospital, cleaned the litterbox and remarked pointedly that it was the last time I would be doing that for some time, thanked my mother-in-law for coming out to help, wrote a Valentine's Card for the Sober Husband, drank a few glasses of champagne made from the world's oldest champagne maker (since the 1300s!), and explained the children's upcoming obligations one last time to the Sober Husband, who may or may not remember them.

Tomorrow I'm off to the hospital for a few days. I'm not sure when I'll feel up to blogging, but stay posted: I have arranged for a few, very interesting guest bloggers who will hopefully be blogging up a storm here, to the point where my return will be met with "Oh, her again?" as a reaction.

love to all, from yer Drunken Housewife.

5 comments:

joyous melancholy said...

Take good care of yourself! I don't often comment here, but I'm a longtime reader and wanted to pop in to wish you well. Safe surgery to you, don't take any crap from the Sober Husband, and come back to us soon - rested and recovered and well!

J9 said...

Good luck dear!

Anonymous said...

Eactly what the other said! Do take care of you! / dawn

Dread Pirate Davi said...

Good luck to you. Everything will be fine. I'll drink to your health (I have a fantastic Moscato I've been meaning to finish off). Get well quickly!!

sonia said...

hey, i bet i know that kid! the one who took a freaky fall at art class and dented her forehead! she's in my son's class. she's totally fine, i saw her the next day at a birthday party, jumping around and living it up. now that you're back from surgery, i figured i'd put in my two cents and tranquilize you about her (should you need to be tranquilized)...