The times are tough now, just getting tougher
This old world is rough, its just getting rougher
Cover me, come on baby, cover me.
(Bruce Springsteen, "Cover Me")
With all the stuff I've been putting on my itchy red bumps, they were looking and feeling better last evening. And then ... my mother called with another dose of her drama queen nonsense. I was brushing it off pretty well until she "thanked" me for doing something "for her." Well, I had no choice but to stop her in her tracks. "Mother," I said in my most grown up voice. "I didn't do it for YOU. I did it for ______." Apparently, that little dose of truth threw her; she started stuttering. Perhaps I should have felt bad about that, but I didn't. She's such a narcissist that everything has to be about her. It makes me insane.
Afterwards, my itchies started screaming at me with a vengeance. Evidently, they absorbed the guilt for me. To attempt to appease them, I went and got in the bathtub with a LOT of bubbles. During a thunderstorm. Double-dog daring lightning to strike me. As you can see, I'm still here. Absolution.
Later, I went upstairs to get something, not realizing that the dog had followed me up the stairs. When I headed back down, I didn't bother to turn the light on and there she was, lurking on a step about halfway down. I didn't know she was there until I stepped on her. To avoid hurting her, I stumbled down two or three steps -- and banged the living daylights out of my ankle. It's all swollen and bruised, with a big lump on it. The dog just grinned as she watched me put ice on it. It still hurts, but not as much as it did last night. I wasn't going to speak to the dog today, but how can I not? She's so cute. And besides, she gave me a good excuse to lay around with a book today.
I'm always fascinated by the way we look in different lighting. Lately, I've seen myself look unnaturally pink and, by degrees, unnaturally tan, vampire white, zombie gray, sickly yellow, fish-belly white, and plain vanilla white. And now, of course, with the bad ankle, I can add black and blue. I am a rainbow.
|Was last seen trying to do the macarena|
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