Thursday, May 13, 2010



Little Girl was incredulous and flabbergasted.

"You are going to be changing the bandages over my pins?" Five days post surgery we are at the doctor's office to get the bandage changed and for me to see how it is done.

"Well, who do you think will do it? Do you want to come back to the doctor's office every day for this instead?"

"No, but YOU?"

"It's not that hard. What, you think I can't? Who do you think changed A's bandages after he had surgery for the dog attack? His mom had a hard time with it, and he cried and begged her to get me, so I went over there a couple of times a day and changed his bandages until he got comfortable with her doing it. This is not going to be anywhere near as bad as the severe damage he had. I can change bandages, kid."

Our kids sometimes have so little faith in us. I wonder why.

She seems to be healing nicely, and no signs of infection around the pin site.

Today is

Ascension of Christ -- Christian

Druid Day

Fairy King and Queen Jumping Competition -- Fairy Calendar

Frog Jumping Jubilee Day (Calaveras County -- through the 16th)

Leprechaun Day

National Apple Pie Day

Root Canal Appreciation Day (No! I draw the line here!)

St. Servatus' Day (3rd Ice Saint, patron against rats, vermin, foot troubles)

Birthday Today:

Debby Ryan, 1993
Robert Pattinson, 1986
Samantha Morton, 1977
Darius Rucker, 1966
Stephen Colbert, 1964
Dennis Rodman, 1961
Stevie Wonder, 1950
Ritchie Valens, 1941
Harvey Keitel, 1939
Beatrice Arthur, 1923
Joe Louis, 1914
Arthur Sullivan, 1842
Maria Theresa, 1717

Today in History:

The forces of Mary, Queen of Scots, are defeated by a confederacy of Scottish Protestants under James Stewart, Earl of Moray, her half-brother, 1568
A major earthquake in Santiago, Chile, kills 1/3 of the population, 1643
Captain Arthur Phillip leaves Portsmouth, England with eleven ships full of convicts (First Fleet) to establish a penal colony in Australia, 1787
Ecuador gains its independence from Gran Colombia, 1830
The first performance of Finland's national anthem, 1848
Queen Victoria declares Britain neutral in the US Civil War, 1861
The Great Comet of 1861 is discovered by John Tebbutt of Windsor, New South Wales, Australia, 1861
Thomas Edison performs the first test of his electric railway, 1880
The Royal Flying Corps (now the Royal Air Force) is established in the United Kingdom, 1912
Igor Sikorsky becomes the first man to pilot a four-engine aircraft, 1913
The first commercial FM radio station in the United States (WDRC-FM) is launched in Bloomfield, Connecticut, 1939
Winston Churchill makes his "blood, toil, tears, and sweat" speech to the House of Commons, 1940
The trade mark Velcro is registered, 1958
The Free Speech Movement is born at UC Berkeley, 1960
Dr. Zakir Hussain becomes the third President of India and the first Muslim President of Indian Union, 1967
Large groups of students occupy Tiananmen Square and begin a hunger strike, 1989


  1. She just had to wrap her mind around a non-doctor doing what to her was a medical process, I suppose. Glad to know she's on the mend.

  2. Also, she is 12, so mommy is not cool or capable like when she was 3 and mommy could do anything.

    Thanks, Hilary.


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