Golden Lucy's Spiral Journal

Going on 87...Savoring and Surviving the Senior Years

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

No More Pictures of Lucy for a Spell

On your mark. Ready. Get set. GO! First tooth extraction this morning. Only six more months of oral abuse to a perfect smile. However, after seeing blogs that publish explicit photos and unsavory details of medical procedures I've decided not to keep you posted. Hold the applause.

I want to apologize to everyone for not wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving---On time, I mean. I wanted to do it at the right time but I have an excuse---sort of. I was all alone. By myself. Just me. My computer knows these things and waits until I'm all by my lone to be sick. Actually, I'm not sure it was my computer, Blogger, or me but I couldn't post anything. Normally I call Jack or Carole to fix things but they'd gone to FaRRRgo to spend the holiday with Carole's mother and family.

Of course I was invited---I always am, but the I opted to stay here with Auntie Sue and the animals. (By "here" I mean in the same town. Not, GD forbid in the same house.) Both Auntie Sue and I would rather be in hell or KMart than brave holiday travel. In any case, my computer and I were alone together most of the time. My computer knows this, of course and exploits the advantage. I feel even less empowered than ever when it does this---I also notice my arm and hand hurting more than usual!

So there you have it; all my rationalizations and excuses. But Happy Thanksgiving anyway. Jack and Carole are coming home tonight and I'm praying I can post this before they get here to maximize their guilt. An old woman, alone, in pain, with a diabolical machine lurking in the shadows. Shame on them!!

The FaRRRgo folks emailed photos yesterday. Carole's mother moved to a nursing home and the kids broke up her apartment over the holiday weekend. As far as I can tell there was no arguing about Clarice's belongings. I'm posting two pictures that seem to indicate the distribution of stuff was most congenial. Carole's family is certifiably crazy but they have a rare capacity for joy and laughter---which I think is reflected in these photos. Almost makes me wish I'd been there---not not quite!

I must rest my frenetic brain and toothless mouth---at least for the moment. I hope you are all well and happy. Talk to you soon!
Much love,
Your lucyd