Jul 28, 2010
As lovely as it sounds, enforced rest can be stullifying. Yes, I love my recliner, but that was always knowing that I could tiptoe out and do stuff or see friends. It's two weeks now that I have been sitting around with my leg draped over my neck to keep the swelling down. It's a'gettin' old.
I got the walker I have been promising to get for lo' these many eons. It's not as much help has I had hoped. Maybe when the leg is healed and I can really get out and walk it will help. It's fancy, though. I chose the red one, with the big wheels, the seat, the brakes and the hemi. It needs the mylar spangles that come out of the handles, like the Huffy I had when I was little. I don't name everything, but, in my family things tend to get named. My mom calls all squirrels Cheryl. Don't ask. We don't know why. Her walker is named Charlie. It fits. Her old rigid, aluminum walker we referred to as her chariot.
As soon as I zoomed the house, taking my safe 4" steps, I realized that my walker was named Ferdinand. He just needs some horns. My mom suggested Texas longhorns, but I think the usual curved ones. I see myself bulling my way through stores and lines. Sometimes a poke in the derriere is what people need. Wasn't there a cartoon character of a bull named Ferdinand when we (some of us) were little?
I made a break for it and went to the store today. I asked if they had any.....I could not formulate the word for the electric carts....and asked the manager if they had any of those Ride'Em Mobiles. He laughed and had one brought to me. I've ridden them before, but this time felt justified and entitled. Whoopee! Those buggers are really maneuverable! Nothing like planting myself in front of a running, out-of-control 10 year old. Neh, Nuh, Neh, Neh. Back and forth through the frozen section - and saw that Haagen-Dazs was $1 off per pint if I bought 5. Five it was. Someone (unnamed) will surely eat them.
Childish? Who was it that noted that while we can't stay young, we can be immature forever? It felt good to be out and be able to load my basket with treats. It's my money and I do believe that chocolate has great anti-oxidant powers. So what if I have to eat three times the milk chocolate to get the same effect. If someone tries to tell me that the sugar cancels that out, I will cover my ears and hum.
I had cabin fever. We are back to the usual summer days of low 80's and a cool breeze, but with sun. These days I can endure.
I got my new copy of Dragon Naturally Speaking today and am going to learn to dictate my entries into the computer. This should make me much more prolific. Whoopee!
I'm looking forward to another ride on a Ride'Em Mobile. Shopping has just taken on a whole new attitude.