Saturday, November 08, 2008

Life comes at you fast

So one minute you are a mild mannered librarian, preoccupied with maneuvering entlings here and there to their appointed rounds, working in some elementary schools and doing some cataloging of professional books at the admin building.

The looming wedding-of-the-year is happily preoccupying any unused cranial RAM and you are preparing interview questions and book reviews in your head because your little blog has been sorely neglected over the past months.

Oh sure, a hurricane named Ike kicked us pretty hard and there was no electrical power for most of the area for a long while, but we pulled on our booties and got to work and things are pretty much back on track. School was a whoosh and a rush as teachers struggled to compress the curriculum into the hurricane shortened grading period.

Deep breath...things are almost back to normal (what ever that is.)

The next thing you know you are in the ER and people are using words with -ectomy and -oscopy at the end of them. You are lying on a narrow table with round machines surrounding you and realizing the monotone of an audiobook from your iPod is about to drive you starkers but Van, the Man, Morrison helps you lie still "just a few minutes longer" while materials you recall from high school chemistry are tracked through your body's system.

Life comes at you fast.

All is well.
Nasty bits causing all the trouble are gone. Recovery in progress.

Entlings have shared funny story of a someone behind ER admit desk asking them, "was that Mrs. P, my old librarian?" and you reflect that you have been at this library-thing long enough to have former students who are old enough to be working behind an ER admit desk.

Entlings and Treebeard have been keeping the laptop away from me lest I blurt out on the world wide web something untoward like the password, livelongandprosper, to bank accounts or ...

...whoops, someone is taking the laptop away from me now.

17 comments:

Susan (Chicken Spaghetti) said...

Camille, my word. I'm glad to hear that you are recovering. Full speed ahead.

TadMack said...

Aaargh!
Hope all is well! Feel better!

(And it's good to know your passwords is just as geeky as mine.)

shelburns said...

I am so glad to hear that you are okay. Hopefully you will regain control of your laptop again soon.

rathacat said...

Away with those nasty bits! I hope you recover well and don't blurt out your password.

Clare Bell
Ratha series author
blog: Http://www.rathascourage.com/scratchlog.html

Teacherninja said...

best wishes! Hope life comes at you nice and sloooow for a spell.

Sockbug said...

Glad you waited to go to the ER until after they had power again. Take care!

adrienne said...

I'm glad that you are healing and here. I've been led to understand that the best way to promote healing is to devote many long days to reading. It's that or eating lots of vegetables. Can't remember which exactly... but I bet it's the reading.

Jen Robinson said...

Glad to hear that you are recovering, Camille. Times like these put the quieter times in perspective, don't they? Hope you're back to 100% soon (and in plenty of time for the upcoming wedding).

gail said...

Camille--I heard about this on another blog! You're famous! Glad they got those nasty bits. Try to enjoy your recovery. We don't get many opportunities to lie on the couch during the day.

TrulyBookworm said...

I feel for you! Just spent a couple days with my hospitalized husband - his diagnosis ended in "itis" and it wasn't his appendix...now to convince him eat right when he comes home!

Emma said...

I'm sorry to hear you've been having problems and hope your recovery is smooth and speedy.

jone said...

Camille, Sorry to hear you have been under the weather. I just love the word "entlings".

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Thanks for the update. The bit about the ER desk person asking if you were the librarian of yore reminds me of my supervisor who went in for one of those super-embarrassing medical exams, only to have someone say, "Hey! Look, it's librarian who used to read to me when I was a kid!" and bring in a crowd.

Andrea -- Just One More Book!! Podcast said...

Yikes, Camille!! I'm so glad this unexpected adventure had a happy ending. Get well soon!

Elaine Magliaro said...

Camille,

Glad to hear that you are well. Life can come at you fast. I had all kinds of testing done last year. I just kept my fingers crossed and hoped that whatever was causing my medical problems wasn't anything serious.

It sounds like you have had quite a year. Here's hoping you'll remain in good health.

Camille said...

You all have made my day, week, month year. Thank you so much for your kind wishes.

I love our kidlitosphere!

Sheila Ruth said...

I'm behind in my blog reading and just saw this. I'm really sorry to hear about your hospital visit, but I'm glad that you're doing better. Hospitals are no fun.