June 16, 2005

Busy stretch (Updated)

Today is my daughter Robyn's surgery. We're headed out in about an hour to run a couple of errands and then to the hospital.

Tomorrow is Mookie's party. So far the RSVP list is 35, with more casual commitments on top of that. By one of those happy accidents of scheduling, tomorrow is supposed to be the nicest day we've had in a long time after a long run of 90+ days with high humidity.

Saturday is putz around the house day. Specifically, Mookie and I will be adding insulation batts to the attic. That's pretty much the end of the energy conservation upgrade we've put into the house over the last few years. New A/C, new attic fan, new windows, new doors, and now the attic. Short of pulling down outside walls, th-th-th-that's all folks!

In further Mookie-related news, an in-state college has been recruiting her rather persistently, to the point of actually calling the house. Now you may recall that Mookie hasn't graduated yet, she'll be a high school senior next year. The college has waived the application fee and offered her the chance to enroll beginning in the fall with a program designed to let her get her high school diploma at the same time she completes her freshman year. They do that by using the general studies requirements (needed for any degree) to do double duty by also fulfilling her required coursework for high school graduation.

There's no obligation, so she's applied. We're all discussing this right now. I'm leaning against it, for the simple fact that her class schedule next year is full of solid classes that will challenge her and she'll be able to use in life. If she were taking 3 study halls and an aide block before leaving early for work I'd feel different, but right now I don't see any need to rush things.

So that's what's going on in my world for the next short while. If I'm quiet, you know why.

(Update) Robyn came out of surgery just fine. She's doped to the gills right now and sleeping. Except for one particular nurse, everyone at the hospital was amazingly helpful and kind. The food in the cafeteria sucked though. Who'da thought?

Posted by Ted at June 16, 2005 07:51 AM
Category: Family matters

I hope all goes without a hitch today re Robyn's surgery and that Mookie's party turns out great.

Posted by: Cindy at June 16, 2005 09:46 AM

Good luck to Robyn. Coming from a soon to be 40 year old woman that is NOT well endowed, she will always be happy she did this. My well endowed friends have not been happy as gravity has taken effect and not only do they suffer from back pain, but low self esteem too. This is a good thing she is doing long term, both physically and mentally.

As for it being Odd that you take her to the hospital as opposed to your wife? Why? I would ask my Dad to do something like that in a damn heartbeat. NOBODY looks out for me more than my Dad. Not even my spouse. ;-) Dad's are awesome.

Good luck with everything.

Posted by: Bou at June 16, 2005 05:42 PM

Best wishes to Robyn for a quick recovery, and have a good time at the party!

Posted by: nic at June 16, 2005 07:40 PM

Great news about Robyn and Mookie. I think you're right; let Mookie have her senior year of high school. Why miss the great courses, friends, prom and graduation ceremony and rush things.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at June 16, 2005 10:35 PM

Glad everything went well with Robyn, and good to see Mookie is kicking ass school-wise. I WISH I had had a school nipping at my heels to apply.

Posted by: Oorgo at June 17, 2005 02:01 AM

I just wanted to say that I'm glad that Robyn came out of the shop o.k. However,I just wanna say that I think that she made a mistake.Sorry,but I have known many very well endowed women in my time and the last thing any of them suffer from is low self esteem.Plus,even though it's a little late,a hundred bucks invested in a set of barbells and 20 minutes a week doing deadlifts would have taken care of the back problem.I know because it did wonders for mine.

Posted by: Russ at June 18, 2005 02:06 PM

Oh, so you mean to tell me that you had back problems caused by sized 36 I boobs? amazing that a guy can handle that one!

Posted by: Robyn at June 19, 2005 03:48 PM

Very funny,Robyn!

Posted by: Russ at June 19, 2005 05:24 PM
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