Thursday, January 19, 2017

(For Once We're Not) TGIF!

Doomsday is fast approaching. 

 
In less than twenty-four hours, the Orange-tufted Republican Moron will take the oath of office and we'll all be doomed. As for his supporters, I guess the fact that most of them think the Affordable Care Act and Obamacare are not the same thing says a lot about how the loon got elected. 







Upon hearing that all of the major television networks and a number of radio stations plan to stick us with all-day coverage of the coronation inauguration, Collin and I decided we'd do something NOT celebrating the biggest mistake the United States has ever made (at least in my lifetime). We're going to the movies. In the morning, we'll be seeing The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, a Christian comedy about a bad boy actor (Brett Dalton, Agents of SHIELD) who does community service at a church and finds himself and his true purpose. Afterward, it's going to be lunch at TGI Fridays (there's irony in that choice, given that this is one Friday we're NOT thankful for!). Then, in the afternoon, we're going back to the theater to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. I'm pretty sure no one needs to be told what that one's about!



That is, I hope we're going.

Still dealing with arthritis. It started in my knees, then moved to my hips, arms, hands and spine. My back has been killing me the past few days (not literally). Early this morning, I had to go to the bathroom--but I couldn't get out of bed. My left knee was bent and wouldn't straighten out. So here I was, trying to figure out how to get from my bed to the bathroom. My cane was in my backpack. Collin was asleep, and there was zero chance of waking him. He's slept through a house explosion in the past--no exaggeration! Our weather radio is quite loud when a warning is issued. He's slept through that, too, so I was pretty sure he wouldn't hear me calling to him.

The table next to my bed is a glass-topped table with a metal frame and is on casters. I finally decided to use it as a walker. Obviously, I couldn't put my weight on the glass--I've already cracked it accidentally. But I could use the frame to balance myself well enough to get to the bathroom door, and from there I could lean on the sinktop.



By the time I got to the bathroom, my knee had finally relaxed enough for me to straighten my leg, but I am definitely going to talk to my doctors about approving me for an electric scooter....

 

19 comments:

  1. Maybe you could have called Collin on his phone? I hope you have a fun Friday at TGIFs and the movies while the world goes bonkers.

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    1. He turns his phone off at night.

      We have a storm moving through now. He didn't know it until I shoved my phone between him and the computer screen. Fortunately, he was getting off work early.

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  2. Have a great time. We will see Rouge One Tuesday or Wednesday.
    I have a very sturdy (not the little ones the sell at Walgreens for tiny ladies) walker with a seat and I now use it all the time. Walking to the bathroom, kitchen, studio, cleaning it goes everywhere I do. Help is help !

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I used a walker for a while, but went to a cane as soon as I could.

      I found an electric scooter that seats two. I told Collin I want that one so he can drive!

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    2. I think this is a great idea !
      Hope there will be a Minion License Plate on it, plus a favorite Minion as your copilot.

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  3. Sorry you had that happen to you, Norma. Pain like that is NO fun. I remember not being able to walk to the bathroom by myself or stand. Ack. Ack. Ack.

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    1. It really bites, doesn't it? How are you doing now?

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    2. Chronic pain is pretty much gone. Now and then I do hurt but it's nothing near what it once was.

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  4. Gosh Norma that doesn't sound good at all! So sorry that your arthritis seems to be getting worse. Waking in the morning is the worse, before the body loosens up a bit. The scooter sounds like it would certainly help you to get around easier. I'm glad you've found the perfect way to spend this not so auspicious day, I haven't seen anything at all about it here!

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    1. That's all we're getting on TV here. But since Trump is supposedly going to church in the morning, lightning will probably strike!

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  5. Let's hope so 😊😊 Can you believe when I was in the city yesterday I did a magnificent face plant when crossing one of the main roads. My camera went flying, I just managed to stop my face connecting the road by putting my hand out.. result, a sprained wrist to go with my wonky knee.. teach me not to look down more 😀😀😀

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    1. Oh, Grace! I took a fall like that a few years ago. I didn't take my doctor's advice and get x-rays, and I'm paying for it now. Did you get yourself checked out?

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    2. I haven't as yet Norma, my kids are giving me such a hard time I will have to go soon and have my hand and wrist exrayed soon.

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  6. Bless your heart! I'm so sorry for your problems! See about getting one of those scooters right away so you won't have to risk falling from using a table to walk with!

    And I hope you get to the movies!

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    1. We did go to the movies, and loved both of them. Lunch was pretty great, too. Our server told me she volunteered to work today because TGI Friday's always keeps their TVs on sports channels. She made money AND avoided all things inauguration.

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  7. Ouch! I hope you are able to get out this morning.

    I am avoiding the inauguration entirely. That man disgusts me.

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    1. He disgusts most of us.

      We did get out, and I'm ready to do double features more often!

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  8. This is my first visit and I'm sorry I've never been here before and I should have as I've seen your name many times on William's blogs...everything in this blog is wonderful (except for the bit about your arthritis and struggling to get out of bed! Our eldest son suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and it really cripples his ability to do many things).

    Anyway, I'll be back. You might enjoy Contextual Criticism (http://mythandhope.blogspot.com. My most important photo blog is Ocala & Central Florida Photos (http://ocaladailyphoto.blogspot.com)

    Best wishes to you. I think you should be able to get a scooter. There's lots of them here in central Florida!

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    1. Thanks, Lowell. I'll check out your blogs for sure.

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