...Oh my. Have not had that rough a school send-off in a while. More than an hour of whining, begging, anger, and tears. Thankfully, my tears held until he got on the bus. This school year simply can't end soon enough.
...To de-stress, I crocheted another granny square. I've no clue what I'm going to do with these squares, but I'm not sure I even care. They're cute, they're a perfect way to use up my cotton yarn scraps, and crocheting them is a wonderful way to spend a couple minutes regrouping.
...Annie saw the neurologist today...he had no problem diagnosing what was wrong with her hand. It turns out she's got carpal tunnel syndrome. What surprises us is that the hand specialist hadn't figured that out. I had no idea that kids got carpal tunnel syndrome, or that it could cause such swelling in the fingers. Anyway, it's good to finally know what's going on. For now, she has to wear special splints on her wrists at night. Easy enough. And to write and use the keyboard as little as possible. Ummm, not so easy. She's a student. And she's a writer. Nonetheless, it's quite a relief to know it's not something more serious.
...As much as I'm enjoying A Canticle for Leibowitz, I'm really starting to think that I'm never going to finish it. *sigh* I was supposed to have finished it by today, so Annie could start reading it. But our school day was thrown all out of whack due to the neurologist appointment anyway, so I'm not going to sweat it. I bought a book called Shivers, Wishes, and Wolves the other night--it's a collection of five fairy tales retold in graphic novel form. I've been so pouty about not being able to spend any time reading for Once Upon a Time, and I thought surely I could squeeze this in sometime during the week. *fingers crossed*
...Someday I'm going to write a "tidbits" post and actually have something interesting to say. Hey--it *could* happen.