• Another 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 217 (Mindy’s Last Day in Texas)


    Friday, February 13, 2015

    Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today: 3.56 miles; Running Total: 174.00 miles)

    Day 217 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.

    Mindy and I drank a leisurely cup of coffee before going for a walk. Each day the miles are getting easier and easier. I’m hoping once the tube in my side comes out I can graduate to the elliptical machine.

    After we came in from our walk, I noticed that the bandage covering the top of the tube in my side had come loose and all the gauze around the incision where the tube goes into my skin came off. The incision has been covered in Tegaderm tape and I haven’t had to change the pads since the first drain came out.

    I made a panicky call to the doctor’s office afraid that we’d have to go in to the doctor’s office to have the incision sterilized and redressed.

    Luckily they said just to wash the skin around where the tube goes in with soap and water and change the bandage.

    I didn’t have the gauze pads we needed, so Mindy and I made a run to the pharmacy for some supplies.

    Mindy grabbed some gloves too and made me swear anyone who changed my bandage would also wear gloves. She changed the bandage and taped it into place, saying it was just like working on one of her horses.

    (Um… thanks?)

    Mindy told me the incision looked really good, no redness or any sign of infection. Horse comparison or not, she sure made me feel better. The incision is in a really weird place in my side that’s hard to see well, even in a mirror. It was nice to hear it still looked healthy.

    After picking up the kids Mindy and I made Dirt Cake with vanilla pudding, Oreo cookies and gummy worms. The kids were more interested in licking the beaters and sneaking gummy worms than the actual Dirt Cake. I, on the other hand, was very impressed with the Dirt Cake and may have to throw it away just so I don’t eat the whole thing by myself.

    When Justin got home he carried in a dozen red roses in a beautiful vase for me, and cupcakes for the kids. He even gave Mindy a couple bottles of wine as a valentine’s present.

    Further proof that a considerate man is the pinnacle of sexy.

    For dinner Justin grilled steaks as Mindy and I sat on the back patio watching the kids play in the back yard.

    The kids were full of energy from two days of Valentines day parties and all the sugar that goes with them. When they tired of swinging and hide-and-seek Mindy and I convinced them to run laps around the yard for ten cents a lap.

    The kids made two dollars each and the adults got two tired (and therefore less bouncy) kids.

    It was four dollars well spent.

    We closed the night with a movie on the couch and going to bed early. I know, I know, we are par-tay animals, right? But a relaxing week with a friend was exactly what I needed.

    Today’s silver lining: I have thoroughly loved having Mindy here.

    What’s your silver lining today? I love comments!

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6 Responsesso far.

  1. Tina Gower says:

    Love the horsey comparisons. Sad to see Mindy is leaving today. Who will take care of you???

    *books plane ticket*

    ~I wish.

  2. Auntie Minute says:

    Love the horse comparison!! Good thing she doesn’t work with Donkey, you could of been compared to a jackass!!

    • Meghan says:

      I’m pretty sure Mindy has compared me to a jackass at least once in the last twenty years. And I’m also pretty sure I deserved the comparison.

  3. Mom says:

    You are really going to get lonely with no one around next week or do you have another friend to come take care of you? Please be careful! I know, I know, I’m the Mommy!
    Love you!!!!!!!

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