After BlogHer I came down with a virus. And for the first few days of it, it was just annoying. A hacking cough, low grade fever, aches and chills. Not serious, but it certainly put a crimp in my daily routine.
But two nights ago it got worse and the next day I ended up in urgent care to get some meds that would make me more functional. And I’m happy to say that I’m feeling a bit better. Not 100%, but well enough to tackle things that need to get done.
As you know, when mom gets sick things tend to spiral out of control.
Of all weeks, I need a measure of control this week. Aidan and I were summonsed to testify later this week in the accident trial.
The trial *should* be the end of this whole ordeal. Although I find it laughable that there has to be a trial to begin with. The facts are as follows..
I was hit by a car.
I was not walking on a road.
According to the police report, my body was found thirty feet off the road.
There doesn’t seem like much to debate here. But that’s not my decision to make. A jury of seven will make that decision later this week.
This whole thing is very aggravating to me. I don’t mind taking the stand, but I do mind that my son has to relive the accident.
It took a lot for him to move past this and now we are reopening the wound. And the idea of a defense attorney tearing my son apart on the stand makes my heart hurt.
I was told that this could go either way. That even though the facts are clear, any judgement is possible. But no matter what happens, this I know…
One day I went out for a walk with my son, and a month later I came home in a wheelchair.
In my mind, case closed.
I’m not looking for vengeance. Only a just verdict.
But I do have some good news. You know how I’ve always joked that I’m the grim reaper of plants? Well, not anymore! I plucked a bunch of healthy, plump, red tomatoes off the vine today. I’m feeling pretty darn good about it.
I don’t know what the rest of this week holds. Heck, I don’t know what the rest of my life holds. The only things I’m sure of are that I’m alive, my family is healthy, and I have a handful of tomatoes.
Surely I can do something with all of that.