A STRANGE DAY

Did you ever have one of those days when you thought, "I don't know quite what to make of this."  Well, I did.

 

Tomorrow morning, I'm having my yearly mammogram.  Goody.  Since I can't wear deodorant for that great occasion, I elected to wait until morning to take my bath.  I did iron one of my new blouses to wear, not that anyone will see it.  OF course, the first thing you do for a mammogram is take everything off above the waist.  So my pretty blouse will be folded and put in a tiny locking box in the dressing room and I'll be given some sort of hospital garment.  Some places, it has been a sort of cape thingie which does you no good if you raise one arm even a little bit.  Here, I'll get a sort of shirt that ties in the front.  They never have one big enough for me, but oh well.  After that, we'll stop at my doctor's office where I will pick up my prescription for pain medication.  I wonder how much I'll be given.  The law about to be passed says I get 7 days' worth, but I don't know whether that means I get 7 pills for if I get 28 or even 42 pills, depending on how many I'm allowed to take in one day.  I don't usually wish bad things on people, but I'd love for all those healthy Senators and Representatives to hurt their backs and then try to get some pain relief.

 

Yesterday, I finally got a good idea where the next book is going.  Meanwhile, I had sort of written a couple of chapters that led nowhere.  It's a relief to know what comes next, at least for the first few chapters.

 

I bought myself an epilator last week.  Do you all know what that is and what it does?  I was expecting it to hurt worse than it does.  There's really nothing to it.  But then, I've always had "tough hair," the kind that circus ladies have who hang by their hair and twirl around in the top of the circus tent!  My teeth are the same way.  I could hang by my teeth, too, no problem.  Yes, I have my own teeth, even at my advanced age, but only if you count crowns as real teeth!!

 

Today is the birthday of one of my closest friends.  She was recently widowed and still in shock.  She has elected to stay where the two of them retired in a gated community in Florida.  They had their house built there and I imagine it's very nice.  She's never talked about the house.  Her focus has been the activities in their neighborhood.  She loves organizing get-togethers or group travel or whatever they need to be organized.  That's how I spent my working years.  Now I don't want to organize diddly-squat.  I'm glad she still has those activities to keep her busy, though.  I'd hate to think she's sitting down there in the doldrums.

 

One of my favorite cousins is not well.  I mean, really not well.  I wish I had stayed in touch with him more as we aged.  I'm not comfortable calling him.  Ah, but I have his email address.  I believe he has gone (or will soon go) on a cruise with his family, but I'll just bet he couldn't resist taking along a tablet.  Now I  just have to think of what to say and how to say it.  You'd think someone who has written as many sad stories as I have would be able to come up with something, but I know I can't do it.  I'm too chicken.

 

It's way past my bedtime - hahaha - as if I have a bedtime!  I need to try to sleep tonight, at least for a couple of hours.  We have to leave home at 8:30 in the morning.  So anyhow, toodles.

 

Bettymom

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Comments (11)

  1. dincali

    i just lost a cousin that i hadn’t seen, except in passing (my hindsight..she was at a birthday party for my g-ma 100th) and she lived here in CA, where i happened to have planted my butt since sept….i felt so bad, that i didn’t make the time to reconnect with her, other than FB…and now my uncle passed, and again, i never took the time to stop and smell the roses with him. (there’s been some bad blood between his wife/widow and me). now, i believe, there is only my brother & sister left in my immediate family (other than more numerous cousins & 2nd cousins, etc. but he was my mother’s only brother.
    What i’m trying to say is that, although life gets in the way, sometimes we need to make that first step. our family should be more important than we actually allow it to be.
    you’ll find the words Mrs. B. i have faith in you. ’s

    April 06, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      Thanks. What happened to you is exactly what I’m trying (in my own pitiful way) to prevent. You’re right, I will find the words.

      April 06, 2017
      1. dincali

        April 06, 2017
  2. belladora

    I am still amazed you are doing as much as you do. WOW !! The back pain I can relate to too well. I was supposed to have an operation in 2009 and never did. I was so scared with the pain killers. When no matter how you sit, lay or even stand, I knew I had to take one. The pain was overwhelming. The laws are meant to protect you from becoming a drug addict. Let me say, when you are in that much pain, you could never become an addict. That pain only dulls even with pain killers. I am hoping you get at least 28. One a day isn’t realistic. Make sure you get as much rest as possible. I know I could never iron a blouse. Good luck tomorrow. Be well.

    April 06, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      Thanks! I’m not looking forward to all the walking at the hospital, but here I go!!

      April 06, 2017
      1. belladora

        Hope it went well.

        April 07, 2017
  3. noahbody

    You go ahead and write to him. Waiting does neither of you any good. I can relate to the back pain. For years I suffered from it too. When your back is out your entire body betrays you. Everything hurts. I hope you get what you need in pain pills. 7 days worth is ridiculous. Good luck at the hospital.

    April 06, 2017
  4. tannerinsantamonica

    If you need Vicodin I know a guy behind in n out burger on Sunset. Gotta bring cash. I mean I used to know… I’m squeaky clean like a rubber duckie now

    April 09, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      That’s duckie! I have 30 pills, but haven’t taken any yet.

      April 09, 2017
      1. tannerinsantamonica

        Tat would not have lasted me to long back in the day

        April 09, 2017
        1. Bettymom

          My daughter is coming to visit in May, just for a couple of days. I’ll take some of them then so that I can get out and move around a little bit while she’s here.

          April 09, 2017