Saturday, June 13, 2009

Saturday morning coffee

This time last week we were waking up at the farm and drinking coffee around the fire in a light morning rain.

This morning I'm sitting with my youngest daughter, drinking coffee and listening to the rain fall against the windows. We're inside, dry and warm. Yesterday was the last day of school, and we're looking forward to summer. If it ever gets here.

Who says colonoscopies can't be a source of humor? My mom, bless her heart, had to go through the indignity of a colonoscopy yesterday. She's 79 years old and is proud of the fact that she's in good health and doesn't have to take a lot of prescription drugs or spend a lot of time in doctor's offices. She was born and raised in Ashland, Kentucky, and has a charming accent that hasn't been erased by 45 years of living above the Mason Dixon Line. I was talking with her on the drive home from the gastroenterology clinic, and she got kind of solemn talking about the swift and strong effects of the anesthesia:

"I wonder if that's what dying will be like. One moment you're here, and you're talking with people, and then the next moment there's just nothing. You're just gone, no dreams or anything. Then all of a sudden I woke up and everyone was telling me I had to fart."

"Do you think this will look okay?"

Those words were spoken to me by our eldest as she prepared for a movie shoot that's underway as I type this. She was putting her stuff together last night and had prepared a batch of fake blood:

"I think it's kind of 70's looking. It's not my best, but it's mostly for some splatter effects so it should be fine. That's why it's so thin. Thanks for taking a look at it for me. It helps having a cop for a dad."

I always knew this job would be good for something.


SkylersDad said...

I love this post so much, your love for your family comes through with blood and farts!

Randal Graves said...

There's definitely so much good here. As long as no one has bloody farts, of course. Unless it's for a movie.

Anonymous said...

I hope your mom is right about the whole colonoscopy/death thing, because that would be a pretty sweet way to go.

GETkristiLOVE said...

Nora is bloody awesome.

Lisa said...

You've got women on both ends of the spectrum who seem fascinating - mother, daughter. Not to mention, Mrs. Bubs!