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SPAZ!

I blame it on my back. (It has NOTHING to do with my back, but that's the excuse I'm using and I'm sticking to it!)

We have done nothing but drop things today as a family. We needed to run some errands today, and right before leaving with the boys, Scott knocked one of my hurricane lamps off into the kitchen sink. Little bits of glass were everywhere on the bar, counters, kitchen and dishes. Thankfully, the base with the oil in it stayed intact. Scott went ahead and left with the kids and I spent a half hour cleaning up glass.

Fast forward a couple of hours. I was cleaning out the fridge since we are going to be gone for the next two weeks and out of the FOUR things I had in my hands, what dropped? The ONE glass bowl. Couldn't have been the tupperware or the two indestructable kids plates. Nope, the glass bowl hit flat and exploded into a million pieces spread around our kitchen. That took a good 45 minutes to clean up properly because it was under the table, under the fridge and under the bookcase. I'm sure I'll find more at some later date. I always do.

A little while later, I've relaxed on the couch working while the boys run around playing. (Side note - I've found my new love. Mr. Pibb has always been my favorite drink IN THE WORLD! It must be a southern thing. Anyway, I've just found Pibb Zero, and it actually still tastes like Pibb and I love it. And NO! DR. PEPPER AND MR. PIBB ARE NOT THE SAME THING. They taste nothing alike. So there.) I had a glass (ARGH! Can't you see this coming?) filled with Pibb Zero on the coffee table next to me. Matthew comes marching by, swinging his arms and takes out the glass. Brown soda everywhere across the table, dripping down onto the new rug. Yes, the new rug that I got after Michael spilled Diet Coke all over it! Thankfully, the rug being new it still was treated enough to bead up and wipe right up. Matthew got REAL lucky.

Do we just have SPAZ written across our foreheads today or what?

On a side note, I do have an appointment to go into my pain specialist on Monday. The facet neurotomies did wonders for my arthritis, but my disks are now acting up. I think one is herniated quite a bit and the nerve is getting pressure which is radiating into my left ass check. Each time I walk, or lean forward a certain way, some little imp stabs my ass with a knife. Sounds like we'll have to do the epidural again like we did last time. Can't someone just give me a new spine? I keep asking and everyone ignores the request. :)

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georgiaskydiver
Jul. 29th, 2005 01:03 am (UTC)
I don't see a problem. All that breakage and all those spills - sounds just like a normal day in our house. That's how it's supposed to be, isn't it?

And as for someone giving you a new spine, as long as you don't mind being the incredible shrinking woman, I promise to donate mine to you after I'm through with it.
georgiaskydiver
Jul. 29th, 2005 01:04 am (UTC)
lol. I just realize that the picture in my icon was snapped just seconds before I sloshed champagne and orange juice all over the inside of my BRAND NEW Lexus.
trshtwns01
Jul. 29th, 2005 01:09 am (UTC)
I remember you writing about that after it happened! :)
genebob
Jul. 29th, 2005 03:49 am (UTC)
well, Tuesday night I was getting ready to attend a meeting (running just a few Pintoseconds late) and popped a contact lens into the sink. Normally, no big deal .. but this time it landed UNDER the lens strainer .. barely. I tried to gently pluck it out, but nooo .. down the sink it went. {sigh}

Oh well, it's been awhile since I've seen the eye doc anyway. I now have a shiny new appointment for 9am Monday. Anyone have a seeing eye dog I can borrow for a couple days? Sure, I could wear my eyeglasses, just as long as I don't let Trish or anyone in her family NEAR them!
trshtwns01
Jul. 29th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC)
I'm doing so good I could probably break them from here.

Too bad about your contacts. Did that happen after dinner? Wasn't our dinner on Tuesday night?
genebob
Jul. 29th, 2005 10:01 am (UTC)
Tuesday, Wednesday .. it's all such a blur. Yes, you're correct (of course!) .. it had to be Wednesday, since I called the next morning to make an opthalmologist appointment.

Now 5am and having an odd bout of insomnia, so decided to waddle into my office, read some snail mail, update some software (RealPlayer 10.5 on the Sony PC) and generally wait for sheep to dance across my head ...
oddharmonic
Jul. 29th, 2005 04:25 am (UTC)
Laurel has SPAZ written across her forehead every moment she's awake.

I haven't cleaned out the fridge since we got home so I have to do it this weekend before going grocery shopping. I don't look forward to that.

Since you're a Pibb drinker, maybe you can answer this: is Pibb Xtra any different from regular Mr. Pibb? The Coke machine by our closest pool has it but I haven't been brave enough to try it yet.

When I find a line on new body parts, I'll make a post on LJ announcing it. I'd like new knees, ankles for my friend Stacey, and lungs for Vogon (he's had asthma since infancy).
trshtwns01
Jul. 29th, 2005 05:02 am (UTC)
I don't think there is much difference, and I wasn't able to find anything official about it. On the CocaCola web site, they say it is supposed to be a 'spicier' version of the original, but never says exactly HOW it is different. Most of the reviews I read said that it tastes more like Dr. Pepper.
genebob
Jul. 29th, 2005 10:16 am (UTC)
wanna be Pepper (not The Dog)
I did some nosing around, and wandered across fakeDrPepper.com which is obviously authored by a sociopath (ha!) .. the site is all about sodas which try to emulate Real Dr.Pepper and indeed .. I've encountered a few of these over the years. Click [Browse the Collection] once you're on that site. Ah, mindless distraction ...
gurdonark
Jul. 29th, 2005 04:25 am (UTC)
Who knows? Your granddaughter may can have a new spine. Science progresses so fast. Perhaps we should gather with spouses at a coffee shop some day. They say coffee is good for the spine...well, I'm not sure who says it, but it sounds good.
trshtwns01
Jul. 29th, 2005 04:40 am (UTC)
Oh, I think coffee would be GREAT for it. I think I remember my doctor actually saying I NEED to up my coffee intake :)

Sure - I'm out of town until the 15th, but we'll try to set something up after we get back into town.

I certainly hope that medicine advances to the point where my future family members will not have to put up with any of the hereditary medical issues I've been cursed with. I know it can happen within generations. My mother had polio as a child, and she lost a child at 13 days to polio a LONG LONG time ago. Yet, I was able to have a polio vaccine and it was close to eradicated within my mother's lifetime. You never know when that EUREKA moment in medicine is going to happen.
morzsa
Jul. 29th, 2005 06:29 am (UTC)
I'd be willing to give you my spine, but I doN't think you actually want and even more messed up one than yours. Actually itis mostly pain free, only aches at C-7 every once in a while.
trshtwns01
Jul. 29th, 2005 06:53 am (UTC)
It has to suck to have pain up in the C's. My problems are from L3 on down. Between us, we would have a good spine :)
morzsa
Jul. 29th, 2005 06:58 am (UTC)
Well, I am fairly sure it does hurt at T-10 with that injury not being as clean as the C7, but then again luckily I don't feel that.

On Mythbusters Adam Savage used a pork spine for something a while back. I am thinking of borrowing one. After all, when I feed myself I'm a pig.
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