Car accident recovery – The hardest part is finding the courage to drive again. Especially when you don’t need to drive. If I went to work every day it would be a moot point. You do it and eventually you are ok with it. I have to drive somewhere every day to get over the fear. It’s getting much better. If you are in back of a little old lady in a smashingly gorgeous red sparkly SUV who is going at or under the speed limit that would be me. I also brake for almost anything – a leaf floating in the air, a squirrel who may or may not cross the road in this decade. You are warned.
Rain, rain go away – If you read my post last Sunday you know we got eight inches of rain and much flooding. That is extremely unusual for us. We really don’t need rain but another two inches fell this past week. All at once. We didn’t flood here but some areas did. They closed some major roads. I long for normal.
Disappointment – Do you change your opinion of someone based on something weird that shouldn’t matter? I do. There is a male barista at my Starbucks. He’s not drop dead gorgeous but he is handsome in his own way. He has a naturally smiley face. (Those of you who have a resting bitch face know what I mean!) He’s helpful and polite. Today I caught him smoking on his break. I had a twinge of “feel bad.” Perhaps it’s my generation. Many of my friends smoked in the 60s and 70s and they all struggled to break the habit. In today’s world, where the information on how bad it is for you is plastered everywhere, I don’t understand why anyone would smoke, especially a young smart person with a lot going for them. It’s almost (and I say almost) as if he slapped a puppy. I have no use for anyone who uses negative means to train any animal. None. Nada. Zip. You are dead to me.
Speaking of pets — I have four well behaved (sort of) cats. None of my furniture is shredded and they don’t pee on my carpets. If I can do it, anyone can. I am a soft pushover for cats but we connect in the right ways. We have the occasional hairball (always on carpet – their mothers taught them that) but otherwise all dodo is in the box. (Note to self: Go knock on wood so you don’t jinx yourself!)
More weird stuff – Over the past few years I’ve seen my energy and stamina level go down. Alarmingly so. Many days I would need an afternoon nap. After my accident I was worried I would lose more ground. At the six weeks mark, I started to notice that I have more energy and stamina. My mind is sharper. (In our house intelligence is gauged be how many Jeopardy answers we get or the speed in calculating sale prices in my head.) I even remember what I want when I walk into another room (that’s a minor miracle). My doc had ordered a broad series of blood work in the spring and it all came back normal. He said it was just part of natural aging. Something in me rebooted and I hope it stays for a long, long time. Nothing I do changed so I don’t know how it happened. Take that natural aging!
So how was your week?