It’s over at last! The bad streak my family’s been going through is over. Everything will be fine from now on. My mother’s surgery was last Wednesday (has it really been a week already?), and all went better than well. She was out of the OR in no time, and a short while later she was on the phone talking to me and my sister to let us know everything was ok. I had to teach a class that morning, but that was actually a good thing, because the kids kept my head occupied and I had no time to worry myself sick.
I spent part of the afternoon and the evening with her at the hospital, and she was in a great mood, talking to everyone and asking the nurses for food :). My dad stayed the night with her at the hospital, and the next morning by the time I woke up they were back home. She’s been in bed resting all week, since she can’t make any efforts, but she’s recovering perfectly. We still don’t have the biopsy results, but from what the doctors have said so far we have no reason to worry (too much).
My sister came to visit on Sunday with my niece, and you wouldn’t believe how cute she is. She spent most of the afternoon in my arms, and I even rocked her to sleep. Being an aunt is definitely great.
I had a bit of bad luck yesterday: I tripped and bent bend my foot at an ugly angle, so now I’ve got a big bruise and some swelling. But it doesn’t hurt and I can walk alright, so I’m choosing to see the glass half full.
My favorite happy moment of the week was finding four new crocus flowers in one of my plants. Last week I almost kicked my cat out when he ate the new buds before they opened, and I thought there wouldn’t be any more flowers this year. But on Sunday I opened the door and there they were, four new snow-white buds. The world’s smiling at me, at last :).
Hope you like these shots. I’ve had them sitting around for a while, and I’m glad I finally had time to work on them. I’m really looking forward to start shooting sunsets again, and I may this weekend or next if all goes well and the weather’s not too freezing cold. I’m so glad winter’s almost over!