Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Random Tuesday Thoughts - Junior Olympics

It's been some time since I've participated in Random Tuesday Thoughts.  Well here I am again, throwing out my randomness.  If you'd like to play along, link up at Stacy Uncorked.
Logan heads to Detroit, Michigan in a week to compete in the Junior Olympics.  He'll be participating in one of the Track & Field races.  There will be over 5000 athletes competing in 18 sports.  That's a lotta people!  The event is a big deal but sadly I won't be attending.  Finances and work schedules be the cause of that.  On the plus side, Logan's father and uncle will be there to cheer him on. 
It may be a mid-life crisis on our part, but me and Jason have been contemplating a lot about life lately.  We've discussed moving to a smaller house, possibly buying versus renting, and even giving up camping.  EEK!  Those who know us know that camping is our weekend adventure.  I have super cool friends there and enjoy it for the most part.  But, I'm not kidding when I say that it's a soap opera all day, every day.  Who's doing who, who's being true, who don't even care any more.  (Yeah, I totally stole that line from a song.)

I suppose that's what you get when you've been there five years and you hang with the same 200 people every weekend.  Women are catty and people don't know the first thing about leaving well enough alone.  Sometimes it's like reliving high school all over again. 

So, yeah, Jason and I are weighing the pros and cons of camping.  It's not a decision I'm going to come to lightly so there'll be a lot of pillow talk about it.
I watched the newly released movie "Would You Rather" on DVD the other day.  It's a horror movie in which people are presented with life choices and have to make a decision.  Like "Would you rather stab someone in the room with an ice pick in the thigh or flog them across the back with a whipping stick?"  I'm pretty sure that if either were about to happen to me, I'd have to stab you in the eye in a quick hurry.

Why does it have to be so extreme?  Couldn't it be "Would you rather get a dream vacation for two weeks or spend five days with anyone in the world, but you must stay in your hometown"?  Both of those are a win-win.

Adam after his surgery in 2011

Adam went back to the doctor earlier in the week for a report on his hammertoes.  He had surgery in late June 2011 on one of his feet.  The misery he went through then broke my heart.  The prognosis report wasn't so good this time around.  The first surgery didn't fix his foot; In fact, it's now worse.  Rather than his big toe being at a 45 degree angle as it was when the first surgery occurred, it's now at a 65 degree angle.  And that's just one toe.  They're all curled up and over each other.  He walks fine but it's an obvious deformity and it causes some pain once in a while.

After speaking with the doctor, we've made the plan for another surgery to take place next summer.  He'll be on crutches for six weeks and a walking boot for another six weeks.  I prefer it doesn't happen during the school year so it doesn't take any time away from that.  He better enjoy this summer because his entire summer next year is pretty much down the drain.

How has your week been?


Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I'd be kinda ticked that the surgery didn't help and things are actually worse!

I can't even begin to imagine the drama that must go on at the campground, wow.

alissa apel said...

That would annoy me that the surgery didn't help!

mail4rosey said...

who's doing right with someone tonight...and who's car is parked next door. ;)

Sorry about the surgery and that he's going to have to miss out next summer. :(

My aunt and uncle camp a lot and they love it. Their grown daughters all bought campers to drive too. :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

No camping??

Jr Olympics that is awesome!

Sorry about his summer next year ;(