This morning has all the hallmarks of being nothing less than chaotic. Scott and Robby are leaving for Ohio in a few hours. Despite my casual suggestions and reminders, some might call it nagging, they are not yet packed.
It is going to be difficult seeing Scott drive away
today, but I know that they will both have fun with Grandma. Scott has
not visited his Mom without me in tow in nearly eight years, and this is
Robby's first Mommy-less visit. To be honest, I think that everybody is
looking forward to visiting in my absence. I have no doubt that Grandma
will relish the alone time with her son and grandson.
Scott and Robby are in Ohio, I'll be heading to the Amputee Coalition
conference in Orlando. I leave tomorrow morning which means I will be
alone in the house for the day. Preparing for this trip, I realized that
I have not slept alone in this house since Robby was born. I've become
accustomed to the quiet of the house during the day, but I suspect that
the solitude at night will feel uncomfortable.
Although I'll miss
my boys, my schedule will keep my lamenting to a minimum. Today I need
to get my hair cut and colored. Last week I looked in the mirror and
realized that I am sporting more grey than brown. I'm not sure when that
happened, but I am not amused.
After the salon I'm going to try
to buff the stains out of my foot shell. Since my prosthesis will be the
focal point during my talks and work in the booth, it is important that
it is as pristine as possible. Unfortunately, there is only so much
magic Mr. Clean can be expected to perform. I'm afraid that the leather
stains from last year's sandals are now a permanent fixture on the
plastic foot. Another frustrating element of living with a prosthesis:
it is almost impossible to clean! There are always a variety of stains
on the foot and unsightly nicks in the socket.
My evening will
be spent cleaning the house in preparation for our house sitter. While
my sister is looking forward to a mini vacation at my house, I'm not
overly excited about the cleaning I need to do in advance of her
arrival! I don't want her to step into my clutter and take off running
for less chaotic surroundings. Who knows, maybe with all the Legos
picked up, we'll be able to locate the snake!