Holy Crap! (And Other Words of Wisdom)

Yesterday, I visited The Neanderthal for my Monday physical therapy session.

In the last two weeks, as he’s been working on my arm/shoulder/upper body  –

(And, very successfully, reducing my daily pain level),

I’ve started having a sharp, NEW type of pain – in my back – south of my shoulder blade.

Parts of my anatomy are moving/being moved for the first time in nearly six years.  Those muscles, or whatever they are, are freaking out as a result.  (Imagine if you didn’t use your leg for six years and suddenly stood on it.  It would buckle from right underneath you.)

Yesterday, The Neanderthal decided to really dig into my back muscles to “work on them.”

Two hours later, I couldn’t move off the couch if I tried.

I’m sure those of you who’ve ever had severe back spasms understand.

I ate three Advil and a pain killer for lunch.

(And I repeated the same for dinner.)

Yum, yum!

I sent text messages to The Neanderthal too, and I’m not really responsible for what I might have said.

He appreciated it, I’m sure of it.

He told me to come right back in – but, hello!  I couldn’t MOVE!  Also?  Why would I want to?

(No offense, Mr. Neanderthal – I know you’re helping me.  I sincerely do.  But ….)

This broken body of mine is a project in progress – and not an easy one.  I think The Neanderthal is starting to get an inkling to that as well.  After all, if I was easy to fix – I would have been fixed right after the car accident.

I popped some extra Moxxor, and I’m comforting myself with the knowledge I’ll be feeling better in a day or two.

(Hopefully sooner!)

Remember last week when I drove up to L.A. to visit my friend, Neil?

Neil taking an iPhone photo of me, as I took this photo of him. 

I thought you might like to see a couple photos from my L.A. visit while I try to get back on my feet.

Neil likes old restaurants.  We don’t have a lot of “old” in Southern California, but Neil always finds it.

When we get together in L.A., Neil and I always seem to meet/eat at a new, old, diner.

I like old diners too, but Neil seems to collect them like some men collect women.

It’s one of the things I love about him.

 White Camellia – an aging beauty.

After my visit with Neil, I visited Descanso Gardens.

I went, specifically, because their famous camellia garden is blooming.

A pink camellia beginning to bloom.

As always, the gardens were beautiful.

Koi fish in a garden pond.

I discover something new every time I visit ….

10 Responses to “Holy Crap! (And Other Words of Wisdom)”

  1. Erica

    Old diners scare me since my stomach has gotten more sensitive with age. I just don’t trust them. They may not have served enough litigious customers to keep them hygenic. 😛

    I love the garden pool picture.

    • Twenty Four At Heart

      Thank you – I like that photo too!

      So far, the diners I’ve been to with Neil have been big and popular. I know the health department has been in regularly so hygiene isn’t a concern. (Any more than it is with any other restaurant!)
      : )

  2. Jan's Sushi Bar

    I used to feel the way Erica does about old diners, but Guy Fieri has changed my mind. Too bad the only one he’s ever really reviewed in my neck of the woods serves nothing but grilled cheese sandwiches. Yeah, wheat and dairy – the two things I absolutely cannot eat. Swell.

    And I love the koi photo.

    • Twenty Four At Heart

      Thank you Jan.

      I ordered eggs. Eggs are usually a pretty safe bet, right?
      Dinah’s is also “famous” for its fried chicken, but I’ve never tried it.

  3. Shari

    Beautiful pics. I wish my Camelias looked like that. Instead they look burned around the edges. Probably too much water. Grrr. I’m getting off track. I really need to get to LA more and get out behind the Orange curtain. I may be turning into one of THOSE OC women. Oy!

    • Twenty Four At Heart

      You should grab your camera and join me for a day trip sometime.
      The traffic gets frustrating, but it’s always nice to expand my world a little! : )

  4. Missy

    I have a beautiful pink Camellia bush in my backyard and it’s just starting to bloom now.
    Have you tried the Galley Cafe in Newport (by Harbor Island)? Opened in the ’50’s-very basic with good breakfast. Take Neil there if he visits the OC. Do you take your camera to Sherman Gardens?

    • Twenty Four At Heart

      I haven’t tried the Galley Cafe – I’ll put it on my list!

      I haven’t been to Sherman Gardens in years. I’ve thought about paying a visit. I know it’s very small, but I should probably add it to my list too!


Comments are closed.