Well, it’s been a s****y week over here. This week has been a roller coaster of emotions, from highs to lows.
Let’s start with the lows : Maya fell at cheer practice. She got home from practice in tears, saying her shoulder was very painful [the coach did not bother to check]. After icing and giving her ibuprofen, I figured it was pointless to run to the pediatric emergency room, and hoped she’d wake up all fresh and new, just bruised. And the mother of the year award goes… to me! Sure enough, the next morning, the pain was still strong so I called the pediatrician who took us in the same morning. After an Xray, they found that Maya disconnected 2 bones on her shoulder – ouch, just thinking of it makes me gag a bit, right? They got us an emergency appointment with a Stanford Children’s hospital specialist, and here we are today: an arm and shoulder brace, 4 weeks off any physical activity, and follow-up appointments in the coming weeks to assess what’s next : surgery or physical therapy if her body does the healing correctly. Smashing! This 2016 year has been the worst for us health wise – no, scratch that, things could be a lot worse. But still, I want my money back, 2016, fo’ real.
On the high side, the FrenchbyDesign blog was nominated for the vtwonen Meet the Blogger award 2016 on a shortlist of 10 blogs! I know it doesn’t mean much compared to our health mishaps, but in the light of this week’s events, it felt darn good to be recognized for my work among my peers.
I’ll stare at the pictures of this pretty bouquet from Tulipina, trying to stay positive and tackle any crap and lemon life is throwing at us. Wishing you a nice weekend. Hope things are good and eventless on your side of the world. Xo, blog friends, Si-
Photography French By Design – Bouquet by Tulipina