I’m waiting for an electrician to show up.
This is the summer of costly home repairs?
I thought I’d Random Ramble to you while I’m waiting.
Here goes ….
First, I’m so tired of everyone wearing “cold shoulder” shirts.
This is just stupid?
It is ALL you see in the stores.
It is ALL you see girls/women wearing.
I think it’s ridiculous, overdone, and only looks good on girls about the age of 10.
However, if you own dozens of cold shoulder shirts –
- I don’t blame you because there’s nothing else available to purchase, and
- I’m sure you’re an exception and look wonderful in it.
Second, my arm/injuries/disability is a pre-existing condition.
I’m sure I’ll be dealing with the aftermath of the car accident in some manner or another for the rest of my life.
Just saying …..
Third, Paul Newman has changed up my routine recently.
I’m now with a new, more patient/encouraging/positive tech for strengthening activities.
I’ve also begun working on a pilates reformer for some of my arm/upper body strengthening and I’ll be continuing that in the future.
I think both of these changes are positive things.
It’s hard to feel good about pt when you’re working with someone who clearly doesn’t want to work with you and/or has an attitude of, “You could do this if you actually wanted to.”
(I’ve been on this journey for eleven years – I don’t have time for people with bad attitudes.)
Fourth, I’m loving yoga.
Or pre-yoga as I call it.
Pre is for pretend because there’s very little REAL yoga I can do with my arm.
I love my instructor … she does “therapeutic” yoga and loves working with people who have physical challenges.
I’m currently spending an hour with her each week.
We do exercises/stretches for my entire body but she’s concentrating a lot on strengthening and stabilizing my core and upper body.
In a way, it’s kind of an “extra” physical therapy session each week.
I feel like it’s a huge benefit to me right now as I try to get my body working again.
Fifth, The electrician just showed up.
He “loves” dogs, but is terrified of Fred and Frank “because they’re as big as bears.”
Frank requesting a walk.
I guess Frank looks like a panda bear, and Fred (quite obviously) most resembles a black bear?
Like most people, the electrician asked if he could take a photo of them because “no one will believe there are dogs as big as these.”
People’s reactions to my very sweet, loving, Fur Faces always makes me laugh.
Frank, on the couch, enjoying watching TV.
Fred did bark once at the electrician just to say hello.
The electrician grabbed his heart and said, “That bark was so big I could FEEL it.”
Fred currently weighs around 180 pounds and Frank, my puppy, is only 140 – 145.
OK, I’m off to answer electrician questions.
Have a wonderful day!