Saturday, November 25, 2006

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Good morrow, Bloggers!

I know that this posting title has been used by another of our beautiful Marys before, but today it just seemed appropriate. Which leads me to The Good......

Mum has come out of her operation ok, She has had an epidural anaesthetic, which safer for her heart and lungs, but she will be a bit sore and sorry for a while. Hopefully, she will be discharged today. Unfortunately, she has had an allergic reaction to one of the pre-op antibiotics, resulting in a nasty rash. Poor mum, but if that's as bad as it gets, then it really is good. We usually spend a few days in intensive care after surgery.....

Next; The Bad...

Well it's not really bad. GG failed her driving test. I don't think anybody really expects to pass first time anyway. It's just a bonus if you do. Beloved, GG and I were still looking for the missing log book at 2.30 am, and got out of bed at 5.30 to start again. No luck. GG's driving lesson at 7.30 went well, and we then headed off to Maccas for some warm Bevvies and toasted Banana and Cinnamon loaf. If you haven't tried this, then, as Molly Meldrum says, do yourself a favour and try some. Don't forget the butter, warm and oozing with comforting, fatty goodness...mmmmmmmm......We were Back at the RTA when the doors opened at 9am, and explained The Mystery of the Missing Log Book. We were sold another book, instructed to go through our diary, and fill the book in, ready to be back at 11.15am for The Test. GG's had her book since Octber last year...it took me almost 2 hours to fill it in, together with all the competency checks and signatures...In her new book, she has almost 72hrs logged, in reality, she would have had somewhere between 80 and 90hrs. It's lucky that I even keep a diary, and that she usually drove home from work, and that those trips were a neat 30mins. Anyway, the first thing she had to do was check her lights and indicators, without the engine running, and as I walked up the hill, I knew that I hadn't taught her this, and neither had the driving instructor....20 minutes later, she was back...she had failed to fully stop at a stop sign, even though she had to give way at the intersection..we had successfuuly navigated that same intersection on many, many occassions, including a couple of hours earlier..the things that nervousness can do to you...She's booked in again for December 19...and the log book and booking details are safe and snug in the glove box of the car..so now you can all remind me of their whereabouts when I loose them again......

And The Ugly......
This doesn't directly affect me, or, hopefully, you, but this is ugly; My heart go out to the families and loved ones of the teenagers from Sydney that were involved in the car/truck accident on the way home from their formal celebrations. It's every parents worst nightmare; you stress out just about everytime your kids laugh and run out the door, but you have to let them go. So, kiss and hug your kids and tell them you love them ...often

That's enough for today. I'm off to be a domestic goddess before we head off to Newie this afternnon. Have a safe and happy weekend all!!

Love, Bloggie xoxo

7 comments:

Anchell said...

Another few weeks breathing space for mummy then!
They better not fail me or I'll be up the creek!

Rylah said...

Too bad. I rarely hear of anyone passing first go.... I know how upsetting it is. But at least she wont be as nervous next time.
Glad your mum came thru the op ok. My grandma has alot of trouble with anesthetic too, very familiar with the inside of intensive care are we!
:)

Severina said...

Thinking of you and your family, and enjoying your musings as always xxxxxx

Kris said...

Best to your mum's recovery. And one of my friend's sons took 5 tries to pass his driver's test. So GG is not alone. Always enjoy your postings!

Raihn said...

BOO!!

Jewell said...

Tell GG that I took 3 times to pass my test in England then had to re take it when i got out her to oz...so rude!!!! did pass this one first go.....should think so to as i had been driving for nearly 6 years

Kathleen said...

Yes, it took me three times to get my licence too ...

I am glad your Mum has had an easier time with her op. Blessed Be.

Kathleen xOx