In Case You Were Wondering…..

The reason I was gone so long was 2 falls in 2 weeks,and, an unrelated to the falls, 5 day hospital stay.

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Needless to say, I was busy not feeling well!

But all better now! Unless you count having to use a walker, then… not totally.

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(Wheelchair, walker, what’s the diff??  2 wheels and a seat!)

Anyhoo…..

Fortunately for you, my fingers still work fine!! (It’s my Internet connection that fades in and out…)

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Okay, Okay, I Heard You!

Well, the votes are in! Actually, THE vote is in!!  Whoever it is wants the giant head to be killed!  And Since that was my feeling as well, it shall be banished!  But couldn’t banish it today, cuz then you wouldn’t be surprised!

So, will have to work on something else to spice things up.  I really like the purple border, but I think it needs a little something else… Maybe I need to call in the pros!

Oh, Kristen!! I need help!!

She’s my buddy who inspired me with her beautiful blog, Road to Domestication.  (Check it out!!)  But she’s a busy lady.

We’ll just have to wait and see……..

See you later!

THE HORRIBLE HEAD

Wow, that header is SCARY!!

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What did I tell ya?? Hideous!!

{I need a Biore strip-stat!!   And a trip to the dentist!}

Reminds me of an old Sci-fi movie, “The Giant Head Who Ate the Blog”!!

I think I’m gonna have to do something about it.  Like maybe remove it???

I thought it was gonna be a small pic. Had NO idea of the magnitude it would turn out to be!

So, what do I do with it??   {This was in 2014.   The header was half a page big of just.my.head.   It was hideous!!}

Use it to eat New York??  Maybe scare all the spiders outta the house??  A dartboard, perhaps? (Extra points if you hit the gap in my teeth!)

Now to you, my worthy readers, I leave it’s fate.

Master Bath Counter, Rinse, Repeat

Remember the horrible state of my master bath counter?

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How could you have forgotten??

Well, I made the Herculean effort of throwing away the Big Gulp. (gasp!)

I know, I actually did something in there! Shocked myself!

Then My sweet DH. decluttered, pushed the few remaining items to the end, and scrubbed the counter, and the sink.

Now it looks like this:

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How could that be???  I swear it was all clean, I saw it!!

Let me go back in there, and see what I can do.

(grunt, huff, puff, slam, bam, sweat beads dropping)

Ok, there.

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See??? I told you it was clean!!

 

Let’s All Hit the Floor

Well, my plans changed rapidly Thursday night.  One minute I was in the shower, getting ready to go meet a girlfriend for a long awaited GNO, and the next, I was on the floor crying.

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Yup, hit the floor, just that quick.  Yelling, crying, moaning, I was doing it all.

Hurting, and feeling like a dummy.  How many 53 yo women can get out of the shower all by themselves, without falling down?? Apparently, all of them but me.

Then, DH and DD1 were there, asking  me questions.

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(Yes, my real husband. No, he wasn’t smiling during the event itself.)

Can you get up?  Ummm, that would be negatory.  Are you conscious?  I’m conscious of how stupid I am, so yeah.

Then, 911.  8 paramedics, EMTs, and firemen.  (No, not 8 of each, 8 altogether.)

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I know, quite a lovely butt shot.

 

All trying to figure out how to pick me up when my body was in the tiny bathroom, and my head was in the bedroom.  Once they moved the bed, they worked it out.  Back board, head brace, and me in all my glory.  Did I mention there were 8 men????  Thankfully, DD1 brought a sheet, so they covered me before taking me out the door.  Thank God for small favors!!

patient being carried on stretcher

050103-N-9951E-171 Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia (Jan. 3, 2005) – Lt. Lisa Peterson, of Derwood, Md., center, Lt. Mark Banks, of Savannah, Ga., and two Indonesian Army personnel carry a patient on a stretcher flown-in by a U.S. Navy helicopter to a temporary triage site in Aceh, Sumatra. Medical teams from USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) set-up a triage site located on Sultan Iskandar Muda Air Force Base, in Banda Aceh, Sumatra. The two teams worked together with members of the Australian Air Force to provide initial medical care to victims of the Tsunami-stricken coastal regions. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Elizabeth A. Edwards (RELEASED)

(You’re welcome for sparing you the ACTUAL visual.)

 

 

Made them stop so I could tell PP bye.  She was so worried, bless her heart.

Ambulance, about 90 speed bumps, it seemed.  ER. Finally a pain pill!!

Xrays, CT scans, another pain pill.

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Yes, they xrayed more than just my hands!

 

 

 

Nothing broken??  Are you sure, Doctor?? Cause I feel like I’m dying.

Gave me a script for pain pills, recommended ice, and Ibuprofen.  Put me in a wheelchair and sent me home.

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080628-N-9689V-001 NHA TRANG, Vietnam (June 28, 2008) Lt. Todd Hlavac, a staff nurse assigned to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), assists a Vietnamese patients to his wheelchair aboard Mercy before being discharged to a local hospital. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Valcarcel (Released)

 

Obviously, not me, since I don’t have black hair.   😉

 

When I got home, had to use my own walker from car to apartment.  Good thing I kept it.

Never did make it to GNO.

Next time I take a shower, maybe I need to be hooked up to a safety line.