Friday, September 22, 2006

A Busy Couple Weeks

Hey everybody, sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have had a lot going on.

My parents (John from "Romantic Ramblings" and the famous photographer Carol) were down to visit last weekend. We had a great time! We celebrated my Mom's birthday (Sept. 10) and my husband Johnny's birthday (Sept. 17) at Buca di Beppo. This is a terrific Italian restaurant if you don't know. We had a blast with Trevor at the pool and at the beach. They only get to see their grandson a couple times a year, so every moment is precious.

We had a bit of bad news recently - found out that a dear family member was possibly within a day or two of passing away. Fortunately, a second opinion was obtained, some new treatment measures were introduced, and while her health is not perfect, she appears stable at this point, and is still enjoying life.

Trevor has 2 more teeth coming in - both his eye teeth (canines) on the top. I think the bottom ones will be appearing soon. He got his first 2 teeth at 5 months old, and now (17 months) has 12, plus the new ones coming in. He is the size of a 2 year old and loaded with energy. Stay-at-home Dad has his hands full!

I was involved in a minor car accident on Wednesday. Fortunately nobody was injured. I was driving in the far left of 3 lanes, and a car turned right onto the road I was on, going the same direction as me. If he had been content driving in either of the first 2 lanes until he picked up some speed all would have been well. But, he started to straighten out in the second lane and suddenly merged into my lane directly in front of me at about 15 miles per hour. Since I was driving about 50 miles per hour (the posted speed limit) I didn't have time to stop and smashed into the back of his car. It was raining and darkish as a result, and the other driver was 81 years old. I don't htink he ever saw me. Anyway. the other driver was issued a citation for "improper lane change" and held responsible for the accident. Consequently, his insurance is paying for everything. While my car is in the shop, I have been provided with a rental car. I ended up with a 2007 Ford Taurus - boy is it nice! I wish I could keep it.

My sister Amy from Chicago will be down here this coming week. She will actually be in Tampa for a work conference, but she will stay with me. I haven't seen her since February, and she hasn't seen us or Trevor since then either.

If you don't already know, I work as an ophthalmic technician in a multiple physician ophthalmologist's office. The job does not require a specific degree or formal education as long as one has sufficient training and hands on experience. It is possible to take a written test and obtain an official certification, however, which is beneficial to have (read: more$$). I am scheduled to take my test on October 7. I feel ready, and the doctors I work for think I'm ready, but I am a little nervous about it. Wish me luck!!!

BTW, check out this trailer, and buy the book. Great page turner, and supporting a good cause. See my previous post for a full explanation.


Duke_of_Earle said...

We did have a wonderful visit. I hope our presence had nothing to do with the car wreck! (Actually I'm just glad no one was hurt. Compared to that, damage to the car is inconsequential.)

You'll do great on the certification test! You and Amy inherited you mother's brilliance.


M.E Ellis said...

Oh mah GAWD! I hope you didn't get hurt. My eyes were wide with that accident story.

I will say that some older folks shouldn't be driving. My FIL had an accident a little while ago, really shouldn't have been driving.

Oooh, enjoy using that rental car!

LOL @ hands full with Trevor, boys are funny little sods. My three were anyway.

Take care!


Anonymous said...

I bought it, I read it, and I loved it. Glad nothing serious happened in the accident. Good to see you back on line.

robotJAM said...

Ouch, glad you're allright.

There was a 78 year old here in warwick that had an "incident" with 7 parked cars and an italian restaurant last month. It was quite an achievement.

Also I was wondering who is the son in John Earle & Son I have never heard him mention one ?!

Karyn Lyndon said...

You HAVE been busy! Glad you weren't injured and good luck on the test!

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