Oh, Fractious Joy ...

  I got "the call" today, and it had nothing to do with religion!  It was from my pain doctor's scheduling person to set up my permanent neural implant.  The big day will be just one week from now.  We could hardly believe it.  The requirements for...

Scribbles & Bits #66, Revisited!

 Additions to the original are highlighted in yellow!   Richard's first visitor was Nosy Nan, who lived next door.  She arrived on his doorstep bearing a pan of brownies almost before he had closed the door behind him.  She informed him that his...

Hooray!

I'm making this short and very sweet.  There's no more audit for the nursing home where Mom died.  The investigation is over and based at least partly on what we said to the lady from the State, there will be no consequences.  :)

That Nice Man Next Door (Scribbles & Bits #66)

Richard was new in the neighborhood, but it didn't take him long to endear himself to everyone.  He loved children and pets, he liked to cook, he kept his house spotless and he even ironed his own clothes.  All the housewives were in awe of his...

The Art of Saying Nothing

  I should be a speech writer.  No, I'm not kidding.  Did you ever try to listen to a speech given by a politician?  I'm not talking about the dewy-eyed, change-the-world young political candidate who wants to discuss the issues.  I'm talking about...

I Thought We Were Done ...

  We got a call from the director of the nursing home where Mom was when she died.  The director said they were being "audited" and it had to do with Mom.  She asked if we would mind speaking with the state health representative who had just told...

Scribbles & Bits #65

Ready? Here's your words: compunction, albedo (white flesh on inside of citrus rind), rebound, quiescent, pulled pork, zephyr, insidious, high heels, overhaul, edamame (fresh green soybeans), bodacious, irony, undaunted, bigamy, senatorial.. and to...

Still Waiting

Tonight is my favorite show, The Amazing Race.  I'm waiting to find out how long the football doubleheader is going to last so I can approximate when my show will start and make my popcorn.  One thing I don't like is cold popcorn.   We finally...

I Hate Waiting!

Don't you just hate waiting in line or waiting for an appointment or - well, just waiting??   Today is the day I have the leads from the temporary neural implant removed from my back.  My appointment isn't until 1:30pm, yet here I am at 4:55am...

Doing Some Rethinking

I now know how well the Neural Implant works when I'm having a bad pain day, and it isn't as well as I thought at first.  The really bad, sharp pain that I get in my right leg is still quite painful.  The leg still tries to collapse and let me fall. ...

She Talks Too Fast!

Went to my regular doctor today.  She weighs about 95 lb. and talks very fast.  When she really gets going, she tells me 5 or 6 things that she wants me to do, and then starts explaining how to do them.  I've learned to get very quiet and just stare...

My Baby Sister & Me (Scribbles & Bits #64)

My sister and I are just alike.  After all, we were raised in the same home by the same parents, so how could we be anything else?   Yes, we're identical, except -   She's way more moral than me   I'm a half a foot taller than she is...

Just an Ordinary Day

Went to the dentist this afternoon.  Hubby had a permanent crown put in on one side and another recemented on the other side!  I just had a check-up, cleaning & x-rays - no cavities again.  Ho hum.  I usually have trouble getting up off the exam...

Early Morning Ramblings

My tail and I (and Hubby) are going to the dentist today.  I haven't been a very good girl lately, I'm sorry to admit.  My mother-in-law had almost all her teeth; she had one partial plate with one tooth on it.  Not many 90-year-olds could beat that. ...

Scribbles & Bits #63

So your challenge this week is to write something that focuses on a journey and features a mode of transportation that sets the tone for that journey. As usual, any genre' any length..   Tiny the Frog clung with all his might to the window...

Mom's Days are Done

We all rushed to get to the funeral home - we were later than everyone else because of the trip to the hospital lab.   My daughter had been summoned to return home and do that big, complicated report that no one else can do, so she packed up and...

The Lull Before the Storm

We made it home from the hospital in less than 15 minutes.  (No Place is very far from any other place in this little town.)  It only took about 20 minutes to check-in, have the blood tests, and hike back out to the car.   We got home in plenty...

What an Awful Day!

Okay, so I'll be at the hospital for my pre-surgery tests by 07:00 this morning.  I'm torn.  Do I put on my funeral makeup to go for the tests or do I wait until I get back home?  Since I don't know how long the tests will take, I'm leaning toward the...

Why is there so much to do?

My little mother-in-law died last evening at 5:55pm.  I was surprised; when I was there to visit in the morning, she was in a coma, yes, but twice while I was there holding her hand, she opened her eyes just a slit and kind of raised her head a tiny...

Mom's Gone

I thought I was ready to write this, but I'm nt----                                                                                               

I Think This May be It!

When I visited Mom this morning, I couldn't wake her up.  That's the first time that has happened.  Usually, I rearrange her blankets or touch her hand and she wakes up and smiles at me.  I just sat by her bed for an hour.  I did speak to one of the...

The Last Pill

I took my last migraine pill about an hour ago; I feel fine now.  Bless those little white marvels!  However, I discovered that my doctor's night recording doesn't grant access to the prescription refill line.  Doesn't that seem odd to you?   ...

Pay Your Own Way!!

When we got married, we were both 18.  Hubby was going into his sophomore year in college.  He had paid his own way through the first year and had worked for the money for his second year.  However, now he had a wife, a trailer payment and all the...

The Good Life

So far, I've only had twinges of pain today - very unusual, since I did quite a lot of standing.  I spent a couple of hours with Mom this morning, then came home and fixed spaghetti squash for lunch.  There were electrical workers beside the house...