Thursday, June 26, 2008
leaving on a jet train
yesterday my mother called me with the news that she has a detached retina. that meant surgery this morning, followed by a week of having to remain stationary on her side as much as possible so that the retina will re-attach. needless to say, one cannot cook meals for oneself while lying on one's side. one cannot check their mail, water their garden, run off to the grocery store or clean their toilet. apparently it is ok to get up and use the toilet once in a while though.
so i am taking a sudden trip to ann arbor to help out my mom. tashi is coming along since she has no camp scheduled next week, and because i sure do like to hang out with my girl (as does yia yia). tomorrow we'll be climbing onto a train where we reserved the very last remaining seats. the seats just so happen to be in a private sleeper car. we're pretty stoked about having our own picture window, beds that fold out, and table on which to play boggle and kings-in-a-corner.
of course the circumstances are not good. my mother has to suffer. i have to miss a week of work and break some very important commitments. tashi has to miss her last-day-of-art-camp performance. but once she gets throught he recovery, i'm confident that my mother will be fine. and we will get to drop into some hip ann arbor haunts & happenings and see some favorite ann arbor friends.