I don’t know if this is a surprising fact or not, but I’ve never read my blog all the way through. But sometimes I read old entries, especially when they show up on my “top posts” list – partly, I guess, because I wonder how or why certain entries ended up there. And partly to see how often I say the same shit, or whether or not I’ve ever given a blog post the same title twice. And partly to document events & things I will otherwise flush down the memory toilet. And for a bunch of other reasons.
One thing I realized is I start stories and then don’t finish them. Like the whole Humira saga, when I had to pay more than two thousand dollars out of pocket for Jonah’s medicine and then fought through miles of red tape for weeks to get reimbursed – and even then only with the help of a few incredibly kind, kick-ass professionals. I never re-visited that story. Maybe I just forget to re-visit things…0r even mention them in the first place. So today for you I have a list of stuff I’m pretty sure I never talked much about. Some are opinions. Some are confessions. Some are boring. All are true.
1. I got reimbursed in full for Jonah’s $2k Humira refill.
2. In ten days, for ten days, I am going on vacation to Waikoloa, Hawaii. (Yes, my house is being watched).
3. I have been living from Guster show to Guster show for a few years now; this truth became evident when I realized I immediately purchase tickets the moment they are available, each and every time I get a tour announcement e-mail from them. Just bought tickets for yet another show; they’re playing near Boston with Dispatch. Someday Jonah will come with us. I hope so anyway. (They’ll have a summer tour on top of this and I’ll buy tickets to at least one show on that tour, too, the moment they are made available to me).
4. More and more often I find myself wanting to find ways for Jonah to swim. He is so happy in the water. There is a hotel near my house that offers an indoor swim club, and there is always the Center for the Disability Services, though their pool is literally 90-something degrees and necessarily full of chlorine. Maybe Andy can help me find a place down near where they live where we could bring him.
5. I secretly (well, obviously not so secretly) love that Jonah sucks his thumb. He does not flap or rock, but he does walk in circles, and he loves to suck his thumb. I even love the way he sucks his thumb (watch the end of yesterday’s post‘s 19 second video). Maybe it’s because I was a thumb-sucker too.
6. Sometimes I feel happy that I have more freedom now that Jonah doesn’t live with me.
7. Sometimes I feel guilty for feeling happy for feeling free.