I've been running my ass off this week. I don't know why, but my calendar and to-do list are both bursting at the seams.
I had to take a pain pill before sitting down to write. The Torturer gets in these moods sometimes. He calls it ornery … I call it mean. The man damn near ripped my arm out of the socket before he taped me up and sent me on my way. I knew before I ever left PT I'd need at least one pain pill in the hours to follow.
Pain pills make me ramble. Pain pills make my brain scattered. Lucky you, you get to read the resulting randomness.
First of all, I apologize to those of you who were not able to access Twenty Four At Heart yesterday. There were a host of technical problems all of which have (hopefully) now been resolved. I think I was funny yesterday so if you missed out you may want to scroll down and read about James drilling my holes.
How pathetic is it that I think I'm funny? Sad ….
Second, yesterday I told you about my new TV stand. Apparently, the store that sold me the stand logged on to 24 yesterday during working hours. Someone read my post about James … aloud to all the employees including James. I'm told they found it "hysterical," although James did pout sadly and mutter, "James was a disappointment?"
I apologize James. I'm sure your drill is very … adequate.
Third, I'm going to be doing an extension of my PT at a local gym beginning next week. I will be working with someone who has both a physical therapy and personal training background. (I will still be working with The Torturer at PT also.) The goal is to rehab some of the muscles surrounding my arm that are no longer functioning well due to the prolonged loss of use of my arm. I'm sure being in a Money Town gym on a regular basis will be a great source for blog fodder.
Fourth, I had lunch with The Butterfly Lady yesterday. Do you wonder what women do for careers in Orange County? Well, at least one of them raises butterflies.
Do you remember when Briefcase invited about twenty people over recently without forewarning me? The following week one of the women who had been over that night brought me a thank you gift. It was a Painted Lady. Isn't it pretty?
That's right, she gave me my very own butterfly which she had raised since it was a mere egg.
The butterfly and a pretty purple flower came in a cute little decorated container. On the container there was a label that said, "I am a Painted Lady Butterfly and this flower is a Butterfly Bush. It is one of my favorite nectar flowers. To release me, take me outside at least one hour before dusk, make a wish, open the lid, and watch me fly away!"
I think it is one of the most wonderful gifts I've ever received. I was delighted!
I released my Painted Lady into the canyon behind our house.
Yesterday I met The Butterfly Lady for lunch. She explained to me how she raises butterflies year round. She plants things in her yard to attract them, collects their eggs and raises more butterflies than a person can imagine. Butterflies are sold to people for release at weddings, funerals and special occasions.
It was captivating listening to her. It would never, ever, occur to me to raise butterflies. She began raising butterflies initially as a hobby.
Talking with The Butterfly Lady made me think. I bet a lot of you have a wide variety of interesting hobbies too. What do you like to do in your spare time? Do you have a hobby or interest, or perhaps even an side business to occupy your time?
I can't wait to hear what you spend your time doing when you're not at work or visiting here!
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