Friday, August 31, 2012

Eight Weeks

Today Rachel saw the orthopedic surgeon for her eight-week follow-up.  She is doing extremely well, she has full range of motion, and is now able to bike and use the elliptical machine.  Her physical therapy has been increased to four times a week, but she was still disappointed when he told her that she could not run yet.  I'm sure she'll ask him again in four weeks.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

High Schoolers

Rachel and Quinn are both in High School now.  Quinn said he was worried about the "Freshman Hunt" and getting "trash-canned."  I told him to worry about his Spanish vocabulary instead.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

First Day Shock

Every August when school starts, I wonder when I had enough time in my life to work a job.  I mean, I'm busy every day all summer.  How can I possibly set aside eight hours every day to be away from home?  To distract myself, I offered an entertaining introduction to the new teachers in my building:

"Hi, my name is Mrs. Rellim.  I vacationed in the Outerbanks, NC this summer, then spent the rest of it in rehab .  . . . . . . . . . . . with my daughter who tore her ACL."


There have been two reported cases of the swine flu in our county, so when Quinn woke up with a fever and a cough (and asked to go to the doctor!), I took him in to see the doctor.  We were having a little trouble getting in for an appointment until I shared that he had been showing hogs at the State Fair all weekend.  Suddenly, a spot opened with the practitioner of our choice.

Fortunately, Quinn does not have the flu, but sinus and ear infections.  He's working on day three of his antibiotics and feeling better.

Funny thing is that when I was asking him about his symptoms before his appointment, he said, "I'm hot, I'm tired, I'm coughing, and I can't even meow!"

Friday, August 10, 2012

Pick Up Line

Rachel and I both commented to Quinn that he is looking kinda handsome and that he better watch out for silly girls at the State Fair this weekend.  I asked him what he might say to a girl (or group of girls, more likely - because don't they all walk around in herds?) who might walk up to him. 

Without hesitation, Quinn said, "Did you know caterpie can become metapod?"

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Disposable Thumbs

Apparently, my son has them.  It's what separates him from the animals, he tells me.