I was going to come here and complain about this never-ending back/leg/neuropathy pain that has taken over my life. Then I looked around Caring Bridge and Blog land and realized I really have nothing to complain about. Sure I'm getting really frustrated and I'd like to get out and work in my yard or go shopping or some such thing. Thing is...I probably will one of these days, and as pity-party as I feel right now I also feel a little stupid about complaining about it. There is something about visiting CaringBridge sites that seems to put things in perspective. This is not, and probably won't be, the worst thing I've ever been through. In fact, I know it's not. I have been to the worst place a parent could ever go. So I'll survive this. I'm still not real happy about the pain situation and the lack of energy but I'll survive that too. I just need to take a little time to put things in order.
Thank you for all your wonderful suggestions for my niece. We are going to the craft store and stock-up on supplies. I'm also thinking of getting her a little scrapbook kit to keep for herself. We've got lots of things planned that are near where we live, and Mr. Nick(name) is taking a few days off from work to hang out with us. Now if I can just figure out a way to siphon off some of that seven year-old energy for myself we'll be good to go ;)