Two Months with Mercena

(Why am I naming days?) 10/15/14, Day 14,043 (Mercena Day 61): Two Months with Mercena What’s amazing to me is how natural it all seems now. In the early days, everything was so strange; not just the new life wailing in our home, but all the trappings that go with it–the diaper hose I installed into the toilet, the warmer […]

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Two More Days With The Back Monster

(Why am I naming days?) 10/13/14, Day 14,041 (Mercena Day 59): Back Monster, Day Two; or, Soft Launch of Flux Forward Not to much to report from these past days. The back injury is not getting much better, even after a visit to the chiropractor. I’m heading back for a second visit today (a laborious and costly process of careful slow walking and green cabs), so hopefully we’ll make more progress. This second day of back pain wasn’t unproductive; Chinaza and I were able to get all of Flux’s ducks in a row to soft launch FluxForward with our Friends of Flux (more on that soon). A production meeting and visit from Emily gave me some faces to say hello to before retreating to my pain cave. Truly, the hardest part of this is not being able to help with Mercena, who had some serious witching hour action once we fell of the schedule in the afternoon. Heather has been amazing throughout all of this, ¬†which is no surprise but I am filled with even more gratitude for my amazing partner in life. 10/14/14, Day 14,042 (Mercena Day 60): Back Monster, Day Three; or Chiropracting It was a comical, slow-motion journey, but I did make it to the chiropractor yesterday with Heather by my side, and Mercena in the care of an angel friend. As I wrote above, hopefully the second visit to the chiro today will make more of […]

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Into the Weeds

(Why am I naming days?) I’m writing these posts in bed after being incapacitated by the worst back injury of my life yesterday, so please be patient as my pain-addled mind moves through the last few days. 10/9/14, Day 14,037 (Mercena Day 55): Into the Weeds This was the day I began to feel truly in the weeds with the […]

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