Saturday, December 31, 2005

Hospitals and Happy New Year

Thanks for all the Fartlek advice. It all boils down to: I'm an idiot. IF I ever venture into speedwork again (a big huge giant IF), I can promise you I'll be doing it a little differently. NOD's BF says it just proves how badly I need to work on speed.

In other news:

My mom fell headfirst down the stairs in her house early in the a.m. Thursday morning. She had to be transported two hours from "Mayberry," West Va., to the UVA hospital in Charlottesville, which is where I've spent the past two days. What a fantastic hospital, and what great care they've taken care of her. She was pretty badly hurt, but no broken bones amazingly enough. I'll be heading back there on Monday, when it's time to look for a skilled nursing facility. Any of you who have gone through this know how hard it is. It's even harder when you live three hours away.

Let's just say my parents weren't so big on advance planning. Or any planning.

Anyway, Happy New Year everyone!

I'll be back, with resolutions and races, and all kinds of good stuff in the New Year.

So stick around.


Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Egads! Hope your Mom will be OK. Uh, Happy New Year? I hope so!

Black Knight said...

I hope your mom will get better very soon. Happy 2006 full of PB!

Lara said...

Geez, that's some kind of way to start the new year. It is difficult to have to make those kind of arrangements for a parent. I'm sending good thoughts.

Rae said...

Sorry to hear about your mom, hope everything turns out well for you. What a way to end the year! Best wishes for a wonderful 2006 minus the speedwork!

Lora said...

Jeanne....I deal with this all the time at work. Make sure you find a social worker to assist you, their help is invaluable. Otherwise, take deep breaths and remember the words of King Solomon: This too shall pass. Your in my thoughts.

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Sorry about your mom. My parents live about the same distance away. Its tough.

Happy New Year to you as well and all the best in 2006

Okolo said...

Here's to your mother!

Yeah, UVa hospital is a good one, I had surgery there once.

*jeanne* said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom.

May 2006 find you healthy and happy.

21st Century Mom said...

Yikes! What a horrible thing to have happen. I'm glad your Mom is not broken in pieces and I hope she recovers fully.

NOD's BF is well intentioned but a little thick headed. Follow your gut - not his advice (translation - listen to ME!)

Happy New Year.

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