Monday, November 5, 2018

I've fallen and I can't get up


So here we go, Tuesday voting day. If we are all still alive by Thursday I will come out from under the covers to check the results- there are so many great , promising people running this time.
The evangelicals have taken stock and are no longer playing the trump card, or so the interview on VICE reports. My fingers are all crossed, I am teeth typing.
This disaster must be turned around- for the sake of all.


The above baby ginko tree is actually that color right now!  I have been a taxi for Mr. Man for the last several days, taking him to appointments, running errands to his favorite places, which I would rather never go to but because I am such a saint.... This tree was outside of one of the places.

His eye surgery was complicated, about three hours or something like that. So here we are the blind driving the blind. But since he can not see how badly I am driving my driving is OK. He is not passenger seat driving which is commendable. 

Yesterday I was TSP-ing the bathroom so that I can paint it, TSP is very slippery, but thought I would use it instead of sanding everything. Because- lazy probably.
I came down on a tiny puddle-



- one foot went one way the other foot tried to catch up. and down I went , hard, smacked against the toilet not once but three times, head, shoulder and hardest on my tail bone...again. poor thing. 

I whimpered in a heap  until I could catch my breath, took a pill , went to bed for about five minutes , and was good to go, sore, mind you,  walking funny but damned if I did not get the bathroom prepped! "hell no , toilet, you are NOT going to beat me- not today".


The gull is back and witnessed the whole thing - judgy and confused a little bit. 
I gave it cheese just for being a pal , watching me crumple and yell what you would yell  if this had been you.
So, yes, a litany.
Mr. Man was reading the paper and ran to get a towel for the floor that was so slippery, which was a help , the best idea really, and I  realized that I should have thought of that , but you know, hindsight...



Tomorrow, since I have already voted Blue as blue can be, after taking Mr. Man to his places of worship (cost co- home depot) I will paint the damned bathroom,

I was so lucky to not have broken my neck again.

(the sign is in my friend's yard)

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  1. i love that sign. but holy hell, your fall! it sounds painful. thank god you are mostly ok. i suspect you'll be a little sore for a bit. oh hon.

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    1. I am a bit sore, sleeping is kind of a challenge, That was a hard bonk I must say, thank you for your concern, All is well- it could have been so much worse, as you know!

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  2. Woman! You really could have hurt yourself and undone all of these months of healing with that fall. Ugh. I'm so glad it wasn't worse than it was.
    Why don't I have a gingko tree? Not enough light in my yard, I guess. They are magical.
    Voting results. The wait is maddening.

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    1. I am not sure why the ginko flourishes up here in the dark and cold. Maybe it is that it rains all of the time and they need water? I don't know but they are such worthy little trees, so cheerful!
      This getting older business seems to be a full time job! pieces falling off- patch, repair- just riding around in an old clunker at this point.

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  3. Jesus Fucking Christ! and what the hell is TSP? and yes you are so lucky that you didn't break your neck or your tailbone. we are not supposed to be falling at our age!
    I have two gingkos both green as can be and will be as they slowly lose their leaves unless we get a cold enough dip down before then and then they will turn brilliant yellow and all the leaves will fall of at once. I'm hiding from any and all news coverage today. just tell me when it's over. if we don't win it may be the last free election we ever have.

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    1. Don't you know it!! first the fall then the broken hip then pneumonia and then lights out, babe! Seems to be the script.

      I am distracting myself from all news until the election results are well jelled. I do not need the suspense, nor do you. Go do some art. I am baking for thanksgiving ...

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  4. What Ellen said! Bathroom falls are just the work of the devil. So glad you did not undo your neck surgery in the process.
    I'm really anxious today, if the dems don't win, I'm expecting martial law tomorrow.

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    1. yes, me too, I am keeping busy , avoiding thought. The toilet is a hard object, if we just had a hole in the ground with a little lime thrown in occasionally this bump would not have happened.

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  5. Oh, yikes! I'm so glad you didn't hurt yourself worse. BE CAREFUL out there! I don't even know what TSP is, but it sounds dangerous!

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    1. Linda SueNovember 6, 2018 at 3:28 PM
      TSP is some chemical crap that mixes with water, it's kind of great because it can be washed on and left , no sanding or scraping of previous paint. It is dangerous!

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  6. TSP is some chemical crap that mixes with water, it's kind of great because it can be washed on and left , no sanding or scraping of previous paint. It is dangerous!

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    1. it goes over oil base so you paint with latex?

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