Well, that’s it, I’m out on sick leave. Yesterday I went and got a new knee (well, a new ACL) in Tours in out-patient surgery. I gotta say, I am a big fan of local anesthesia and out-patient service. It was so nice to not throw up and also be able to sleep in my own bed. But this surgery is very different from my two foot surgeries, in that I’m already pretty mobile and there’s a lot of physical therapy from the get-go. There’s also no bandage which meant last night I could already take a shower! Though the local anesthesia was pretty light, and I definitely was not as “drugged” as they told me I would be, it still gets my vote.
So now I’m back home getting some work done and sitting on the couch and bending my knee and icing it as I’ve been directed. Last week involved a lot of preparation for the substitute teacher, who has as yet not been found, and also a visit to the Salon du Tourism in Paris with the BTS students (it was cool).
I’ve also registered for ancestry.com in the hopes of getting some information about my great-great-great-grandmother whom I’ve written a song about. Namely, what ship she sailed in from Ireland on. It’s turning out to be difficult information to find. Anyone out there done genealogy research like this before?
J went to the 10th edition of this competition last weekend, where two Slovenian climbers won. Looks like I might be going to Slovenia with the tenth graders this year, fingers crossed.
Les slovenes realisent le double aux 24 heures du mur d’oloron
Also, related to my post from last week about keeping my maiden name, an article I read thanks to ablonderinglife:
Au nom de la mère : Ces parents qui choisissent le “matronyme”