Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Scattered Thoughts for Wednesday

These are the things on my mind tonight:

I had another coincidence today. There's a commercial for something -- "it's nutritious and delicious too" goes the jingle and then "who knew?" Just as I was reading the words, "Who knew?" the commercial had those words. I admit I may be unique in thinking this is fascinating....

If you get a chance, try to see Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz give her farewell speech to Rep Gabby Giffords today as Rep Giffords resigned. I was bawling like a baby. This took place on the floor of the House where Rep Giffords was turning in her resignation to a very stiff Rep Boehner who stood there like a bump on a log, clearly uncomfortable by the emotion and having to interact with her. I had previously noted that the two women seemed to be real friends and that came through today. It was really the very best of women's friendship being shown. Also, there was something so touching about seeing a woman as strong as Debbie Wasserman Schultz break down. Very very emotional.

Grammar snob:  Yes, I admit it. Second only to people who say "between you and I" which makes me cringe is people who don't understand the use of reflexive pronouns (myself, herself, etc.) Typically bad grammar doesn't bother me. I think in this case, the speaker is trying to talk in a fancy way. When someone authentically says, "It don't make a difference" -- that really doesn't bother me since that's the way the person talks normally. 

Right this second, I have the tiniest piece of meat caught in a back tooth, and it reminded me of a time Melissa and I were having dinner in Oshkosh --actually we were in Appleton for dinner -- and the same thing happened. I tried as discretely as I could to evict it with my tongue, but it wouldn't move. It was driving me nuts. Finally I confessed to Melissa that I needed to get up to go to the restroom and why. She instantly produced a plastic toothpick, I used that in one second and it was effective. When I finish writing this, I'll go crank up the Water Pik for relief.

Finally, here's Jody, posted with her permission. Today was a banner day in that she got to take a shower and wash her hair for the first time since last Friday. She also got to walk outside for a few minutes to breathe non-hospital air. And one last thing, as displayed in this picture, is that she got to sleep on her side, also the first time since the operation, instead of only on her back, which is something she was missing. It's incredible how much the swellling has gone down.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Yay for Jody! She looks very peaceful! Good thoughts going her way!