There is something to be said about the good that goes on in life in the midst of some other madness that does seem to permeate and reign otherwise. And trust me on this [will get to this later…but **** and others I am close to know about that in detail], it has been wearing. To the point of where I am happy that the spare hair does cover the fact that the natural dark auburn is now being mixed with shades of pepper gray. That is less age related [I am not so old that getting carded does not happen, which it still does :)] and is more connected to the fact that there is that stress of the issues mentioned in the last few posts seem to take a little toll. Which is why what happened on Thursday 6/13 all the more significant.
This was the ‘oilchange’ with Dr. Nall. As I may have mentioned in this space before, she took over for Nick and has been one of the main reasons why now going to the clinic is such a blast. We talk….but it is like old friends about what is going on, as well as other items of life. Here was the beauty of this last visit: the test numbers are not only stable, but show an improvement overall. No this is not perfect, nor does it mean I am free to do anything to jeopardize what has been invested. No way….after all these folks and others, as well as myself have way way too much on the line here to throw that away to follow the crowd. Yes, I know this goes against ‘conventional wisdom’ but that wisdom at times is not always right. And the ‘gang of 5 know a little more about what is going on here than others would care to even want to ask or even venture to find out, lest it goes to prove one can be ‘fulltime’ and not have the chemical cocktail at work in their veins.
In any event, we went over the diet [again another thing no one around here is going to let me get away with cheating on], the fact that excercise has been more and more the modus operandi of the BP being lower [this is the great thing about some of my trips. When the bank, Target and my fave Subway was far apart enough to make the walks worthwhile a couple times a month, that is great….except during the ‘omnifog’-pat pending…season] and that even in the face of all the stress…I am doing well. So that was the genesis for the thought of this now being on the 6 month plan. And to think, I was getting oh so used to taking either the LRT or the number 24 bus over there every other week and then hanging out at the Kroger after to decompress from what went on. But now…..well, in some way, shape or form, a new level of normality has happened. And I am comfy with that.
Granted it would have been great if **** was here to celebrate that news. But that is ok….an email was sent out about this event and that this was a major change in the medical outlook. But I look at it this way: should the fates allow this and be kind, there will come a time when there will be a mutual celebration In the interim, the cats were happy that their mom is on the road to what can at best be called ‘nominal status’. Rae in particular is happy because while both she and Marty watch over me, there is connection we have that goes back quite a few years. Hence she will watch over me like I am gold. For that, I am thankful. And…..because she and Marty have been putting up with all the other insanity around here….I did find this item on ebay:
Yes the new kitty condo for ‘ChezRoyalBadness’ . The other one was on it’s last legs, or is that scratching posts….hence it was needed. Plus they have been tolerating the rants and other colourful metaphors that have been bandied about due to the problems with the business back east. So they were owed. if the little ones were to run the place, it would be running like a logical business should, visi a vis being fouled with by someone who is not doing anything that is in a positive vein for anyone who is involved.
Speaking of the shop, we are now headed to D-Day II, which is all but guranteed to be a little on the ugly side. While it is not my place to discuss the strategy involved because I am a plaintiff, what can be said is this: the conditions that we have set forth are rather stringent, strident and when implemented will allow the family shop to regain it’s market share, as well as move forward, in the physical plant into the 21st century. That as well as placing into stone that the egg donor have nothing to do with the operations, day to day or otherwise ever again. In saying this, we..my sis, her kids and myself are not being monsters, we are more or less wanting to keep a legacy alive. Put another way, if we were of another hue, what is being done is or would be seen as being normal. But there are some who would see what we have set forth as being normal if this was a ‘socially acceptable’ business, like a McD’s.
There will be a post after the next hearing….and hopefully I will be able to detail more about what is on those lists, what the action plans are…within reason. After all, even though this is a funeral home, there is no reason to tip our hand as to what pitches are being made to the batters, I mean customers. Sorry about those mixed metaphors…a little baseball on the brain there.
So until that particular update, which will be soon after the next hearing…..from the land of the colourtini….enjoy the words as the pics fly through the air.