I know you are tired of hearing about my nose, but I have to say that breathing is just not fully appreciated by any of us. When the doctor took out the packing yesterday it was such a huge relief to be able to breathe normally. I hope it is a long time before I take that for granted again.
There are lots of children and adults in our school who are also having trouble breathing, but for a different reason. The cold and flu season is definitely in full swing! Please pray for us and for each other, and especially for the moms who have to “play nurse”. It isn’t fun and it certainly doesn’t seem like play. Taking care of sick children was always my least favorite part of parenting, perhaps because I felt so responsible for something I had very little training in.
I am feeling like my old self again and hope to get back to several projects that I had to lay aside. My normal life may be a little boring to some, but it is certainly a comfort to me. By the way, I love having a doctor with a sense of humor. He said not to lift anything over 20 pounds for two weeks. I asked if he could make that 10 pounds so Gary would have to help me with the laundry. He said, “Sure, wanna make it four weeks?” Sounds good to me!
Off to school today to show my students that I’m all better. They have been so concerned and so sweet. One of my girls is quite intelligent and insightful. Monday I talked with them briefly about my nose and most of the children were quite satisfied with my explanation. But she came up to my desk later and said, “You mean this could happen to anybody? This could happen to me?” We had to talk for a few more minutes before she decided she would be okay.
Got home late last night, nearly dark, but as I pulled into my parking space a flock of about a hundred birds rose from the yard and headed toward the woods. It was an awesome sight! Maybe some will return this afternoon and I can take pictures.
Have a blessed day!