Our architect came by on Weds with the drawings for the remodel. He's recommending a second story master suite with a loft and taking over the back deck for the family room. We actually LOVE the drawings. It will really make our house more Arts & Crafts-y and add on space without just plopping big rooms around the floor plan. It will always be a smallish house with smallish rooms. But it will feel bigger and actually have more space. In any case, we have to figure out if and how we can afford the remodel. And there's an issue with the kitchen window we need to figure out, but other than that, we're loving this plan.
So far, the trip out to the clinic in CA is still on. Things look good right now, but I've thought that before. We'll see what happens in the next few critical days. I did finally figure out that icing BEFORE I give myself shots decreases both the pain and bruising. I was doing it afterwards, but now I no longer shout out curse words if I hit some painful spot. It still looks like Dave has beaten me with a stick on my belly. But, you know, whatever.
I had to tell my classes that I am leaving for nearly two weeks for a medical leave. I'm keeping the real reasons private (for once!), but I didn't want my class to think I was in danger of dying or anything. Then again, if I told you I was going to a clinic in California for nearly two weeks, what would you think? Well, if you could see me, you might think I was going out for cosmetic surgery! So I did tell them that 1) I'm not dying and 2) I'm not getting cosmetic surgery. They thought that was very funny. (Cuz I could probably use more than a little at this point!)
Nonetheless, we have a boatload to do to get ready. And I haven't even told you about She and Ne (they rhyme). I promise I will tell you about She and Ne soon. This is one thing we have to get on record before they go away.