Friday, November 30, 2012
Pillville: The Quarterly Report
Background: My mom moved in with me near the end of August. As the first quarter of our first year of living together draws to a close, here are the numbers---
Medical and dental appointments including hearing aid adjustments, eye glasses, and lab work: Approximately 30.
Number of surgical procedures: 1
Number of trips to the pharmacy: Around 10
Number of days since she quit smoking: 30
Number of times I think she's secretly had a quick puff: Maybe a half-dozen. Maybe none at all.
Number of times we've marveled together at the birds who perch on our boat dock: Scores.
Number of nights I've cooked a "real" dinner: Approximately 115.
Number of nights I've spent with the man who loves me: Not enough.
Number of times I've regretted this change in my lifestyle: 0
Number of times I've fantasized about traveling to a faraway place: Dozens.
Number of contradictions in this post: Who's counting?