Your grandmother didn't graduate from college until I was in middle school. Of course she didn't stop there, went on to get her Masters and start on her doctorate- but that was when I was older and your Uncles John and Adam were a little bit older too.
But when I was a kid she was a stay-at-home Mom. She was really lucky in that way. I remember lots of friends and lots of stuff to do- I have no clue how they did it. I remember once Mom saying Dad made $500/week. It seemed like so much money then, but now it seems impossible to have lived on, much less had 3 kids and only one income.
One of my memories as a kid was my Mom's soap operas. She watched CBS- so "As the World Turns", "Guiding Light" and "The Bold and the Beautiful". Not sure how I know all of this since soap opera time was nap time. Once I pretended to sleep walk, under my blue blankie (which I have with me today at Uncle Adam's- 30 years later and its still what I want when I'm scared) into the den and plopped down on the floor to watch the soaps. In my memory Mom didn't say a word- not sure how it really went down though :-)
What I remember about this soap operas was that each day was the same and seemed painfully boring to me- but the events were high drama and high stakes. That's how these days feel to me right now, boring, each the same yet high stakes.
Dad and I moved into Uncle Adam's yesterday. It is a trailer in the trailer park that I lived in during college, Uncle John and your Aunt Melissa too. Oak Park Village (affectionally called AGR West and Okeechobee North) used to be a pretty cool little trailer park. Now its pretty much sketchy and scary. Uncle Adam is cheap. So he doesn't have any cable or tv. So after my blood work yesterday we just kinda sat around the trailer until it was time to go to lunch. Then came back and sat around the trailer until it was time to go get food for dinner. Then sat around the trailer until your Dad went stir crazy and we went bowling. This morning I'm sitting around the trailer, working on the computer but bored to death and I can't fathom a week more of this.
Yesterday was just blood work. But my levels went up by more than 100%. My first E2 (estridol) was 58- but yesterday it was 174. This makes me very happy. It also makes my stomach very odd feeling. But no pain no gain right?
No doctors appointments today (Friday) but we do have another one on Saturday. This one will be blood work and my first ultra sound so we can start figuring out the size and true number of follicles I have. The more the merrier (and better). We also have an awards breakfast for your Dad- who is a UF Young Alumni of the Year followed by the orange and blue game. Hey-- this is going to be your first Gator football game!!! Of course you are just a growing egg- but we will take it. After the football game we are going to walk to the UF vs LSU baseball game.
So, as the world turns today, I will be sitting in this trailer, hoping that you are growing and producing lots of estridol.
With much love,