I am in a much better frame of mind since getting rid of my giant purple cast a few days ago and replacing it with an enormous grey boot. If they need any extras for the next Iron Man movie I have it made! All bets are off now; I kept my promise to my kids not to use the stairs without supervision but now I’m free to take the plunge. That may not have been a good choice of words!
The morning after my doctor’s appointment I approached the stairs, looking down one flight of steps, the front door, then, another flight of badly in need of paint wooden stairs outside that would get me onto the sidewalk. I paused. Once more I looked at the first flight to the landing in front of the door and then, leaning over a bit, I surveyed the second landing that would take me to my office. Better to think about this over breakfast, I thought. As the day wore on I found plenty of things to do in the house and spent way too much time walking and standing and getting accustomed to my new awkward gait. Day Two I took my time and made it down into the office unscathed and ready to do six weeks worth of catch up. Now all I need is a little concentration and incentive although I guess I haven’t missed too much during my time of exile.
The year is starting pretty much like the last one ended. There are a lot of people we don’t really like trying to convince us that they should be our country’s leader and that THEY know best how to take care of us. So far I’m not impressed. Race has become a bigger issue than quality of performance regarding the movie and television business. We’re happy that gasoline prices are dropping at the pumps. We’re upset that the dropping gasoline prices are hurting the stock market and dragging down our 401Ks. The first female member of a NFL coaching staff has been hired,
After basking in a warmer that usual fall and early winter, many of us got hit with a giant blizzard. While the snowflakes fell, I stayed warm and cozy snuggled up with Shelby watching a Guns N Roses concert from 2002. I was indeed thankful to have a safe haven in which to escape the storm and appreciative of those whose jobs required them to be out in such nasty weather.
The start of a new year always brings a certain amount of uncertainty but 2016 may be a real humdinger. Will the entire world be wrapped in a freeze this winter or will the alien invasion promised us by certain X File investigators get here first? Who will fight their way to the top of the dung heap of both major political parties and become President of our country. You noticed I didn’t use the phrase “United States.” Will former New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg throw himself into the race as an independent and add more chaos and drama to the mix? Have you heard yet if your local Wal-Mart will be staying in your area or closing down? Who will be the final winner of American Idol? These questions will all be answered in 2016 along with many more!