What a week it’s been. Starting with the bad, our oldest son got a kidney infection. Bad–very bad. Trips to the doctor, a trip to the ER. Tests, antibiotics. Scary. Okay, very scary.
The good: He has an amazing roommate who took care of him, took him to the doctor, took him to the ER, stayed home and monitored his fevers and fed him. As a mom, it felt weird–I wanted to drop everything and go take care of him. Truthfully, I think she was doing a much better job, and she’s been going to nusing school.
More good: He’s feeling better now. Much relief.
Anything I say after this is going to sound flimsy, but it’s been a week…
Domestic good: This morning, I woke up and decided it was high time to make a new tomato bed. So I raced over to City People’s and came home and dug a new space in my yard and planted eight tomato plants, 10 lettuce starts, 4 ruby chard starts, six Scarlet Emperor runner beans (I wanted to plant seeds, but I didn’t even find any; with this head start, maybe this year I’ll get a few beans I can eat), and three blueberry bushes. Then I did some weeding. Now I’m tired.
But, we still have the beautiful!
Last night was my daughter’s Senior Prom. Months of planning and coordinating and anxieties and the dress and the hair and the makeup and wanting everything to be perfect, and then the group of friends gathered at a park to have pictures taken.
Claire is in the front.
It was like seeing a living bouquet, or a flock of butterflies. It was beautiful.