We arrived safely in Q town and have immersed ourselves in family and now homework. J is working on pulling out a double-master's before we leave our 13 year stint in the Army for something bigger, better, and more challenging. I am just trying to get a Master's in the Science of Fitness and Nutrition to simply reduce having to drop $100's each year renewing certifications through various personal training organizations. Why I chose a program with a Science emphasis is beyond me, but I'm in my second term and second class, this one is Motor Control and Learning. I have found through online school that I learn faster and enjoy learning more when I do it in a classroom where I can have hands on and actual verbal discussion.
Right now we are sitting at the local Panera and working on our classes. I have a paper due this week but thankfully not another one for a few weeks. I hope it all works out with the upcoming surgery.
I will quit procrastinating and finish my 1 page paper (which J gives me crap for complaining about) in just a minute. I needed a break.
Since the last visit to the doc I have noticed my little 4 person family becoming more open to touching and talking about my beloved (ha) skin flap. J for the first time verbally in front of me referred to it as 'gross', which he never would have done if I weren't having it removed so that is kind of him...ha ha ha....however I agree. I think it's gross and I'm tired of tucking it in my pants!
My eldest is afraid I won't be soft when she hugs me anymore, that I will be hard like a board. My youngest is unphased by it right now. I am sure her apprehension and concern will come when I have a scar and have to walk bent over for weeks and have drains hanging out of me. I'll take her lack of concern right now in stride because she is a panic prone child and quick to cry if Mommy simply doesn't feel well.
I'm excited to see if there is a difference in how my clothes fit. I feel ready and more comfortable with each passing day.
OK OK off to finish this paper. Muscle memory here I come.
P.S. The skating, the skating...we went skating as a family with a few of my nieces and my wonderful Sis-in-law last night! It was great. I love to skate and my knee help up...felt like I had to explain the reference to skating in my title