12/22/08

Tangential Thinking (or a manic stream of thoughts if you will)




Posted by Heather of the EO~Monday, December 22nd, 2008



Asher had his follow-up appointment last Friday. The Nurse Practitioner thought he looked great. He's a total post-surgery rock star. He does put his head down on the floor with his butt in the air, trying to feel the pressure he used to feel, but I was informed that this is absolutely normal. I assume it confirms that he's a genius. He doesn't know how he feels about his new brain, so he tries to bring back the comforts of having a full head by letting the fluid rush in, like when you do a head stand (I'm pretty sure everyone does those on a daily basis).

Turning himself upside-down is fine for now, but the RN did advise that if Asher continues to do this, he will need his shunt adjusted so the fluids move at a slower pace.

In short, everything's cool with the noggin!

Now I'm going to focus on Christmas. Yes, starting Saturday (as in two days ago) I finally started thinking about Christmas. I'm pretty sure I should have started thinking about it earlier. Because right now I'm totally avoiding all the other things I should be doing and I'm typing a blog post instead. I'm too overwhelmed to do much else. I've made an hour by hour list of what needs to happen for me to pull off doing all the things I need to do. It's not working.

I laugh at the list periodically and then work toward finishing more than a quarter of the next thing on the wretched little piece of paper. I'm not a bah humbug kind of girl, but MAN am I stressed!

And so, because I know it will make at least one person feel better about their own brain (you know who you are), here's your thirty seconds in my head the day before we leave for Christmas (today),

"Oh! I wonder if the Rolos for the cookies are frozen yet...wait. I just heard a coin drop to the floor, who has a coin? Oh well, he doesn't put stuff in his mouth that often anymore anyway. I need to call and cancel that....(gasp) Did I let Mom know when we're coming? What did I just step in...is that gum? No, just a raisin. How in the world will I wrap presents if I don't start wrapping them...and find tape? Sheesh we're going to have a lot of stuff in the car, but I still wonder if I should bring the booster seat for Asher. We could pile it on top the suitca... SHOOT! I forgot a gift for...and...MAN, when am I going to go do that? Did Ryan say he was coming home at four or five cause it makes a big difference at this point ,what should we have for lunch it's so weird how Miles hasn't really eaten anything lately I hope he's not getting sick-wait-when was the last time he pooped? I better give him some raisins I know we have some, I just stepped on one where are the rest...Wait. What was that beeping...was it laundry or the potty timer? Didn't he just go potty? What did I do with my cell I've GOT to cancel that appointment...it's in like an hour...I sure wish I could get the house cleaned before we leave but it just keeps getting messier stop the madness, and the recycling out, and the plants watered and I can't believe my hair is BROWN, so weird, ACK! We're leaving in the morning, FOCUS woman!...I need an assistant."

SO there you have it. Thirty whole seconds in my very own noggin.

Happy trails to us. Until Mom totally wigs out.

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the MomBabe said...

I'm so glad he's a rock star patient! Go Asher!

Erin said...

I love the 30 seconds in your brain. Mine is surprisingly empty right now...and that is a scary thought.

Merry Christmas!

Kristen said...

2 seconds from my brain:

"Did someone say ROLLO COOKIES!!???!

Kazzy said...

Love getting an inside look in your brain! Sounds pretty sane to me!

Have a terrific Christmas. Be safe!

Kristina P. said...

Mmmmmm. Rolo cookies.

Merry Christmas

happygeek said...

You had me at Rolo cookies.

The Three 22nds said...

Took a 5 minute break from the prep for a "Best Birthday Party EVER" for Deacon. Thought I would quick catch up. Hmmm...your post sure didn't help my blood pressure. Have a great Christmas! I am so glad Asher is feeling better!

Heidi Ashworth said...

Oh dear, now I REALLY feel guilty! I wish I could jet over there and help you. Not that I have much extra time, myself . . but I could make time--it's the air fare and the time on the plane that I just don't have. And, oh, well, you would need to pick me up at the airport. It's just not going to work, is it? My virtual Christmas gift to you this year is an extra day to get caught up (unless you need two, cause I could do two, I really could . . )

Becoming Me said...

I'm so glad he's doing so well!

PsychMamma said...

Ha! Your brain TOTALLY sounds like MY brain!! I'm also feeling stressed. In-laws arriving in one hour and still a long list! WHY am I hosting Christmas dinner for 20 people?? ....ACK!!

You've got my sympathy. Hang in there. Christmas will come, the gatherings will happen, and all will be fine.

So glad to hear that Asher's doing well.

MoziEsmé said...

Wow - that is scary! :) (I don't even bother trying to analyze my thoughts because then I'd be really scared.)

Hope things slow down for you soon - I'm so glad A's doing well!

That Girl in Brazil said...

Who cares about Christmas when Asher's okay?!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Ooooh...that assistant idea is fantastic...I want one too.

I also need one that works for free.

It's not looking good...

Keyona said...

So glad Asher is doing well. Now to focus on you.....j/k. You're fine!

Happy Holidays!

Troy & Tara Livesay said...

what are rolo cookies?

Becky said...

Awesome! About Asher AND about you being as crazy as I am. Sometimes my husband wonders what it's like in my little world. It terrifies him. Maybe he'll get reincarnated as a woman and then he'll finally understand...

Motherboard said...

Did someone say Rolo's? Yummm. Rolo's.


Your brain sounds like MY brain... are we long lost twins?

I'm so glad Asher is doing well! A Christmas miracle for sure! Have a happy drive to your family!

Merry Christmas!

Mommy2Twinkies-Deb said...

So glad to hear that everything is ok with your little one. That must have been so hard to deal with no wonder you haven't started thinking about Christmas! Good luck! And Happy Holidays!

Brooke said...

Sounds like a typical 30 seconds in my brain, too. Though, I'm with TGIB - who cares about Christmas when Asher's okay?

pam said...

I hope you're at your parents' by now, relaxing and letting your brain just gel.
Christmas blessings to you and yours!

Kim said...

Okay, so I make Rolo Cookies, but without freezing the Rolos first. They spread out like regular cookies that way. Do yours spread out or stay little balls? My point?

One less step to think about and or remember. Always good.

Melanie J said...

It amazes me how often I find myself thinking about my kids' poop. How did this happen?

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

Wow, that is kind of how my brain sounds!

Debbie said...

Your head and my head have similar soundtracks! Different phases of life and stuff to worry about but same level of lunacy.

Abra said...

Merry Christmas!

Hope you're not wiggin' out yet!

Enjoy the holidays.

Lauren said...

I love the 30 seconds in your head...sounds so much like mine!

charrette said...

That sounded just like MY overwhelmed brain. Oh, what would I give for a full-time personal assistant?

Have a wonderful holiday, and try to eliminate all but the essentials from your list. (I'm feeling better now that mine is paring down.)

xo

K and/or K said...

Merry Christmas from Cambodia my friend!

rolo cookies...addicting huh?? who got you into those babies? MOI!

brunettes have WAY more fun--good choice!

change is so fun!

:-)
kelly

Nina said...

Even with all the crazyness I wish you a very Merry Christmas.

The last minute stuff is the worst... I will be up late tonight deal with everything I have been putting off.

kel said...

so glad he's doing well!Hope you have a great holiday!

Jami said...

They found her face down in the laundry basket.

In other news, a rolo cookie recipe will be forthcoming. (Right!?)

CC said...

Hurray on the post-surgical rock star status!!!!!

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