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Saturday, April 09, 2005

Take Nothing For Granted . . . 

I posted on Wednesday how I was discovering that -- in life -- we often take so much for granted without realizing just how much we do without thinking.     That is becoming even more obvious as time progresses.

I've had several "people" ring my doorbell this week.     I have no idea who some of them were because there was nothing left on the front porch (no packages, no delivery notices, nothing).     Even though I'm on the main level, and I'm in the large family room that is part of an open concept design, there are columns, juts and jigs that block my view from the sofa to the glass entrance surrounding the front door.

I can't go to the gym.     I can't *pop* into the car and run quick errands.     I can't let the dogs in (and one - "Miss Dixie Leigh Belle" - has been barking, off and on, all day today!     I'm sure my neighbors are ready to kill one of us - or both!).     And, dozens of other things that we, normally, just take for granted.

And, the cravings . . .

I would love a huge plate of nachos -- with lots of jalapenos, and sour cream, and chili, and lettuce, . . . and cheese, . . . and . . .

also . . .

I would love some sushi . . . ebi and unagi . . . plus a bowl of rice -- or (and) -- some hibachi chicken with ginger sauce, hibachi vegetables with hot sauce, and fried rice (with ginger & hot sauces) . . .

also . . .

I would love a bowl of fresh pinto beans . . . with chopped onions . . . and buttermilk cornbread -- crispy, hot, and straight out of the oven -- loaded with real butter melting between the slices . . .

And, the everyday stuff . . . "Fuggetaboutit!"

showering is -- almost impossible!

dressing is -- almost impossible!

getting breakfast & lunch is -- almost impossible!

I'm alone from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. six days a week while my s.o. is at work.     Even though I have crutches, a wheelchair, and a walker to use, getting up is hard enough -- but, navigating is so difficult and painful, I'm only doing it when absolutely necessary.

I don't know how I am going to survive another eight-plus weeks of immobility!     And, with surgery scheduled for next Wednesday, I'll be going *backwards* before going forwards on the healing process.     The last seven days, and the next four days, will be down-the-drain once they cut my foot open and insert the plate and screws . . .

I think I'm going to be saying . . . "Ouch, oooow, oooow!" . . . a lot for weeks to come . . .

btw, does anyone know of a restaurant that will deliver all of the stuff I'm craving?!?!?

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