Caution: I’m tired and not in a 100% proofreading mood.
I told Mom I’d help her with some shopping and stuff today. “We’ll be home by noon” = We’ll be home by FOUR.
She has arthritis and fibromyalgia and recently (mmm 3 weeks ago) had fallen on her right hand.
this is IMPORTANT.
Since then it’s been slowly degenerating where she can barely use her thumb and she hurts a lot.
So it’s off to the arthritis doctor for a 9 am appointment (an hour away, for those keeping score) and she sees that doctor, then another one that she somehow got in today for.
So I’m sitting reading my book (again.. as I read through it once) and looked over to my right and did a double take.
See, in Hutchinson, where the clinic was (and where I got my Associates’ Degree) there is an Amish community nearby (Yoder, KS). And I don’t necessarily FORGET it’s there – we even saw a h&b on the way into town – it’s just not something you see every day. We also have (i believe) Old Order Mennonites, who are a bit different from Amish (I think less strict depending on who is running it). Forgive me, it’s been a while – i had a friend in college that was Amish and even spent a weekend at their family farm. It was an amazing experience and to this day I am still grateful to them. They’ve moved and I have lost touch but still.
backtracking. I look up and see there’s an Amish girl sitting near me. Which is just astounding to me this morning, and it got me thinking… what else do I get to see that people usually wouldn’t associate with Kansas and/or seeing every day?
.. this is for another day, since my computer has rebooted 3 times since I wrote the last paragraph..
Anywho, we found out Mom probably sprained/strained her wrist, so she has to wear a brace, but she might not have to have surgery for a while.
And we bought a ton of bird food for the outdoor critters (because we have about 3-4 squirrels who have and will break any “squirrel proof bird feeder”. I challenge any company to make a non lethal squirrel proof bird feeder, send it here, and I’ll show you squirrels that can stump it.
But right now, this time change crap is screwing me up (because theoretically, I woke up at 6 this morning, and I haven’t done that since I worked early mornings if I didn’t have to..)…. so time to go read and bed.