Friday, May 7, 2010

Shower, Smogchk, Sushi

What, you may well ask, do the title subjects have in common?  Actually, not a damned thing, intrinsically, except that they happened to be items on a mental list I made while dozing off the other nite.

For a long time now......way before the Terrible Tumble, I have been in the habit of making mental "to do" lists and storing them in the corner of my brain with only the first letter of the word..........yes, I know that is a risky system but I have proceeded on the premise that, if the letter is "M" I am more likely to need Marjoram or Margarine or Mushrooms  rather than Morphine or Marijuana.........

Anyway, off I drifted with three "S"s on my little list and when I woke up I actually remembered that I wanted to:

* take a shower (hey, I know it doesn't sound like a big thing to YOU, but when your shower routine involves inserting your bod into the shower stall by transferring from the walker via the use of 3 or 4 strategically positioned grab bars in order to get your fanny comfortably nestled on the shower seat, it becomes a bit more complicated than just stepping in and getting wet.)

* take my car to the mechanic to get a smog certificate for my vehicle registration renewal.  (seemingly simple but I could not remember the name of the shop nor could I find it in my little phone book....fortunately I did remember where it was located.......)  I could hardly believe that my car needed a smog check.....I bought in in 2004 and only have 10,000 miles on it.....where do I go? the doctor and the is practically brand new.........the DMV doesn't care......bureaucrats!

* take Consolee, my wonderful caretaker, out for a Sushi dinner  (I am crazy for sushi and found that she loves it too) at my favorite sushi restaurant.

Amazingly, we actually accomplished all three objectives...........what a frabjous day.  Delicious shower, got the smogcheck and had a sensational dinner which I am still salivating over in memory.

All in all, things are definitely looking up.  I am getting around quite well with the walker and wheel chair and am relishing the company of my very is this hermit who couldn't bear to have anyone around for more than half an hour once a week......turned into this unrecognizable person who regretfully bids goodnite to her pal after only 12 hours.....)  big problem now is what I am going to do if and when I have to give her up.......I have pondered adopting her.........will have to give more thought to that problem anon.

So that is my story for today.......take it or leave it........for the moment it is my best work.


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  2. The two of you sound like regular swashbuckling adventurers. She sounds like a gem.:)
    Oooh the splendor of all things ordinary.
    I love your "about me" section.
    Other people's lives always seem so much more interesting. Hmm.

  3. Y'know...I reckon you should carefully log all these convolutions to achieve quite mundane, everyday objectives and ship them off to NASA - they could prove very useful for the proposed journey to Mars! You're doin' well, kiddo, keep up the good work.
    As for your car's 'smog'test. Here in the UK we have an even more 'rigid' test called an 'MOT'('Ministry of Transport'- even tho' no such Government Ministry exists now - Don't ask!)- which has to be done every year, regardless of how many miles your vehicle has travelled.Took 'Bertha'(my old VW campervan) in yesterday, and she passed all the tests with flying colours - but then she's only done 750 miles since her last one!Ho Hum.
    Can't you just hide your wonderful Angel under you bed or something when her time's up and pretend she's left as arranged? (Abductors seem to get away with this for years)- or hire one of those cat outfits from a fancy dress store and pretend she's one of your feral tribe?(I'm just FULL of bright ideas...)You take care now, honey.

  4. Hi Lo, Today a shower, tomorrow the least whatever small part you want to conquer!
    Your Consolee sounds like a keeper..perhaps you should adopt her. It is good to have someone in your life that you can tolerate for more than an hour..take care LO..:)

  5. Hi, Adila and welcome.

    Darling Willie.....I luv you.
    Re a certain point I will be unable to afford to keep her unless I suddenly cease to get better and start getting's complicated

    Far Side........thanks loyal pal.

  6. Lovely post Lo, a life less ordinary me thinks! :-)

  7. O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! Glad you are chortling!

  8. To shower or not to shower... that can take up my entire day! Today I decided to shower and the shower head fell off the wall. ARGHHH! Guess I made the wrong choice again! Now it's off to the store to buy a new one!