It’s been a hectic few weeks.
My grandmother went into the hospital a few weeks back, weak from her medication and dehydration. Fortunately, she was staying with my parents at the time, so they were able to get her to the hospital. She’s in rehab now and may be home by the end of the week, but has battled some coughs, pain, and the general difficulties of an older person fighting cancer. It looks like she’s pulling through OK, though, something she keeps doing no matter how battered she gets. What a lady.
On the other side of the coin, Huyen’s grandmother passed away at age 90 last week. The funeral was yesterday. Of course, it’s tough on her family, but they’re all dealing with it well. Huyen lost her grandmother in Vietnam last year.
Not quite sure how to make this transition, but today I had my toe cut open. A few weeks ago I stepped on (I think) a shard of glass that we somehow missed when cleaning up a broken glass in our kitchen a few weeks before that. I thought the glass had come out of my foot since it bled pretty well, but as time went on, it became clear I still had something embedded in my foot. So I went to the doctor today, he numbed up my toe, and hacked away at it for at least 15 minutes, looking for the glass. At one point, I asked him, “Have you gotten through to the other side yet?” He wasn’t sure if he got it out or not, so he prescribed me some antibiotics (because, he said, he “went in pretty deep”), taped me up, and told me to get it x-rayed so we could see if it’s still in there or not.
We had the family in town this past weekend for Easter. It almost didn’t come together with everything going on combined with illnesses throughout the family, but thankfully everyone was able to get together for a bit. We made a trip to the farm and brother-in-law Matt made the amazing discovery that the beer in our basement (from our wedding!) hasn’t gone bad yet.
Huyen and I have been planning a trip to New York and finally booked our room. I am so psyched to get back to New York with nothing but time to explore, try restaurants, and just hang out. Looking forward to meeting up with Eric (and Mike?), Hashim, and possibly Isa and Talia. Thanks to Meredith for pointing out a Greyhound New York special fare that I missed that will allow us to travel for under $70 total. Vive la cheap!
(Nearly) finished up a mini-project for a co-worker. If you like modern folksy singer/songwriter stuff with violins and stuff, check out Where’s Aubrey.
We got 1/3rd of our furniture order in today. One chair down, two sofas to go.
Tomorrow: back to work after a few days off.