Thursday, November 15, 2007

Random Schmandom

A few random thoughts, as random is about as good as it gets right now:

The frog is still hanging about, we only hear it occasionally, but I want it OUT.

I love the TV show "Frasier", how on earth did I not watch it when it was in prime time? Good thing though as it is giving me something to do now.

I am starting my Christmas shopping, Internet-style. I hate to shop anyway, so it won't break my heart to miss the hustle and bustle of the malls. I should have already started weeks ago, but this year has flown by without me somehow.

I have become a talking head. I know that upsets you all to hear it, but think about it---that's a funny mental image. But seriously, I am pretty much incapable of anything else, other than I joke to the family and to my work friends just to set me on the desk....ah-come on, now THAT'S funny!

I broke a fingernail on the wheelchair the other that really pissed me off. I had to laugh, as I never break them...I just don't. First thing that went through my head was..."figures".

Thanksgiving is only one week away. I am really looking forward to going to my oldest sisters house, and being with my family. We can never get together often enough. I usually have the dinner here, and I am a little sad that we aren't, but it was planned to do it differently this year long before I became immobile, so that worked out.

I have been doing more not working than working. My upper body strength is giving out right along with my legs, so many days, I cannot get around at all. I am grateful that I have a boss and a staff that understands. Very grateful.

You have no idea how much I dread the upcoming surgery. But I cannot continue this way, and I just want the whole ordeal over with. Walking is really, really under-rated, just in case you have never thought about it. :)

Have a good, good Thursday. Later.


CCC said...

You're better off shopping on the internet...people are crazy when those after turkey day sales hit -- remember? Last thing we need is for you to get trampled! Stay strong...I love that you're keeping a sense of humor about benefits *you* the most.

SOUL: said...

i did get that mental image..and IS funny.
i want a frog in my basement...just--well, i don't have a basement. and once, my stoopid min pin tried to eat a frog---and she started foaming at the mouth!!! it took me a while to figure out it was a reaction to the frog. although i think it killed a few brain cells. hmmm...wonder if she went on some strange acid trip from the frogs shroom leavins? whaddaya think. could happen.

you have a great day. just keep laughin. keep that sense of humor, and the rest will be alright. k?

i shall ttyl


Gypsy said...

We must have the same sense of humour Jamie because those mental images were hysterical to me too. Joking about things is a great survival tool. When I first got diagnosed with MS I used to joke with my mum who has terrible arthritis amongst other things, that we could both zoom around on our motorised scooters and raise some hell. You know the kind, with the little basket up front and a flag on the handle bars.

I don't think it would have been wise for you to try and do Thanksgiving this year. Go along and enjoy the day without any worries.

Josie Two Shoes said...

Loved all these thoughts! The "talking head" is bright and alert for so early in the morning! And yes - that is a funny image. Walking, another one of those amazing things our body does that we all take for granted until we can't. I have always been transfixed by a heart that keeps beating from the beginning and never stops. Talk about an amazing perpetual motion machine! I don't blame you for being stressed about the surgery, I will be so glad when it is over, and praying that it helps!

I love online shopping - you can find anything and everything you want, and have it shipped to their door, no standing in long lines at the Post Office.

I'm glad you will spend Thanksgiving with family in a place where you want to be. Despite all that has transpired, we still have much to be thankful for. All your kids are doing well, that is such a blessing in itself!

SOUL: said...

where are you

evalinn said...

U seem to be busy enough. Now I have to go back some posts to get updated...

Cheryl said...

I miss the frog that hung out on my deck. He didn't make any noise but was always there. I think frogs are pretty cool. And, I like random. And talking heads.

Anonymous said...

internet shopping! love love it..and its not celebrated here i get to miss all THAT!

Stepping Over the Junk said...

this must be so hard for you. But hope the surgery helps so you can function and do what you need and love to do. (thank goodness for the internet eh?)