Mother’s Day

There must have been some time in the past where I did Mother’s Day right.  I know I did for my mother, but too often, I’ve been on call for Mother’s Day.  This past Sunday was no exception, so I get the giant L for loser this year.  But Ann and the kids had a great day, heading off to Crescent Island for a hike with our good friends Thomas, Meghan, Corine, and Owen.  Crescent Island is really a peninsula, curving out into Lake Naivasha.  If you’re familiar with the movie “Out of Africa”, this is where many of the game scenes were filled.  It’s about 45 minutes drive from here, and always worth a visit.  There aren’t any lions there, so it’s one of the few places where you can comfortable go for a hike, and bring a picnic, surrounded by African game.

Today was a great but tiring day at work:  rounds begin at 6:15, a meeting, followed by surgery.  Most of today was taken up by completing the “flap surgery” on the poor man attached with a machete, who was cancelled last week because of infection.  We washed out his elbow and hand today, and rotated a “reverse radial forearm tendo-fascio-cutaneous flap” to cover the hole in his hand and fix the tendons that had been cut.  I’m still a little worried about infection, but he’s on some good antibiotics and we’ll hope for the best.  Tomorrow, a 7 am meeting with the head of physiotherapy for some planning, and then administration work and probably some surgeries!

Here are some pictures of the kids’ fun time at Crescent Island.

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Mucky Kids

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Traffic Jam

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Rainy Day at Crescent Island

Back Home, the Rains are making the garden bloom

Back Home, the Rains are making the garden bloom

Mother's Day Love from Michael and Jane

Mother’s Day Love from Michael and Jane

Michael putting some dead animal bones to good use.

Warrior Michael putting some dead animal bones to good use.

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Four happy kids on a hike

Four happy kids on a hike

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2 thoughts on “Mother’s Day

  1. Lynda Corbin

    So beautiful and unscathed. Hope and pray for good things in Kijabe. Love to all, Lynda

  2. Skulls become you, Michael! BEST PHOTO EVER!!

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