Wednesday, May 4, 2016

elder advice

I ran into the dear deaf internist who cared for both of my parents at the end and now claims me as a patient as well.  We've had lots of conversations over the past months several of them with me in tears and threatening to run away.  He is calm, cool and puts things in bullet points where a crazy ass crying woman can understand how to get from point A to point B.  And still...I drag my feet.  "Expecting rain?" he asked since I was carrying Daddy's UT umbrella.  In fact, it was left from yesterday's showers and needed a ride back to the Camry for the next monsoon.  I thought he was going to tell me to get that scope done and his words were "get out and have a little fun."  Just what the doctor ordered.

My friend Debbie is a librarian who has lived in Texas since she was 19.  About ten years ago she randomly selected me as " looks like a nice place to visit " and spent a few days on the hill with us.  She's the one who helped me put down out of control fire #1 from asparagus burning.  It was November, dry as a bone and crop stubble everywhere so there you go.  We both had a broom and it eventually hit the road in spite of ourselves.  I could just see me having to tell corporate I burned down the farm.  Which almost happened last year, by the way.  We haven't talked in like forever so yesterday afternoon's long conversation was a treat.  Her husband died last year following a long illness and we compared miseries concerning the vicious cycle of hospital, rehab, nursing home.  She left a long term job that she had come to hate and found great joy in an opportunity to blend her Christian beliefs with a love of books.  I just love that story!

Poor idiot Cruz will go down in presidential history as the one who smacked his wife in the face as he was giving up the ghost against the Donald.  That's right up there with Cheney shooting his friend!  The 3rd party idea is being tossed around ( again ) as if it's a new idea with all eyes on beating Hillary or else deciding she's better than Trump.  That's kind of a sideways conservative kind of logic but it is what it is.  There is and has been a 3rd party in this race from day one and his name is Bernie.  There has never been a more opportune moment to shake up the two party system and all the negativity that it promotes.  Vote for somebody and forget about partisan politics for once.  The right to elect our leaders is a valuable one and should be made with an educated mind.

I've put it off long enough and the floor must be mopped to prepare for open house on the Lane.  Hopefully I'll make enough to buy a swimsuit and new tennis shoes.

Namaste ~.


  1. I wish you the best of luck!!

  2. Perhaps you should invest in a fire extinguisher?