The drama llama always comes in 3’s

(Bella, curled up next to Izzy, sound asleep and behaving herself for a change. As if you don’t know, Photo by Robin. September 2007)


We have some drama in our lives these days. I don’t want to air all of the family laundry in great detail. Instead, I’ll be a little sketchy about it.

M the Younger was in a car accident today. It was bad enough that the airbags deployed. He’s okay, except for a headache and sore back. The car will not survive.

His mother (that would be me) will also survive in spite of the hour or so of panic when she didn’t know what was going on. I guess a mom is a mom, no matter how old the children. The worry never stops.

He’s taking the GRE’s (Graduate Record Examination) early tomorrow morning. Usually M the Younger is great at tests. I don’t know if the accident will shake him up too much or not.

We were planning to leave here on Friday morning to go back east. The original plan was to go to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (just the two of us), then go to the Jersey shore with my brother and his wife, visit with my family for a day or two, visit with his family for a day or two (including a canoe trip on the Susquehanna River), head to Sabbaticalville to pick up the rest of our stuff, and come home.

Now that the LB totaled his car, we’re rethinking some of our plans. He needs a car to go to classes so it’s likely we’ll end up renting a vehicle for our trip and leaving him our car. In a way, this works out for us because I’m not entirely sure we can get the rest of our things into our car. We can rent a mini-van and that will take care of it. However, that will change when we leave because it will cost us a ridiculous amount more to have the car or mini-van for more than a week.

As it also turns out, there are some upcoming surgeries in M the Elder’s family that coincide with our visit. We just found out about it. The circumstances aren’t good. The surgeries aren’t good. The timing is good in that we’ll be there to help out. That also changes the fun part of the trip.

As I told M the Elder, it’s probably good (in the long run) that all these things happened when they did. (Well, okay, we could’ve done without M the Younger’s accident!) It’s placed us where we need to be to help out.

We can reschedule the fun for another time.

8 Comments on “The drama llama always comes in 3’s”

  1. Norm says:

    Prayers directed your way for the best possible outcome(s).

  2. Alto2 says:

    The Zone sends you lots of prayers: for a speedy recovery to M the Younger (he needs PT); to you and M the Elder for safe travels, and to all the soon-to-be surgical patients for the best outcomes possible.

    BTW, those cats are too damn cute! But, who’s going to care for them while you’re gone?

  3. Debbie says:

    You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. I keep up with your family’s adventures through your postings and enjoy them very much. Remember that the Jersey Shore is not too much further when you visit with the rest of the family, should you decide to visit this cousin!

  4. English Nutter says:

    *Hugs* I bet it felt like you didn’t breathe for an hour or so, until you found out he was basically ok. Ugh. I feel for you.

    I hope your plans work out for the trip and I’m sorry to hear that the fun bits might be cancelled or curtailed. I sincerely hope that the surgery goes well.

  5. Robin says:

    Norm & Alto2: Thank you. Your prayers are much appreciated.

    M the Younger will be home taking care of the cats, Alto2. He seemed ok this morning so hopefully PT won’t be necessary.

    Debbie: I’d heard you were reading! It’s good to see you come out of hiding. 🙂 Thanks for the note as well as the thoughts and prayers.

    English Nutter: Thanks for the hugs. That’s exactly how it felt. It feels good to finally breathe this morning.

  6. truddle says:

    I have decided that whoever said that raising children gets easier as they get older was either lying or didn’t have children!

    My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours as you walk through this rough time.

  7. Robin says:

    I agree with you about that, truddle! I’ve decided not to have children during my next life. I don’t think I could take it. LOL!

    Thanks. 🙂

  8. Your niece says:

    how cute!!

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