.......when you get ticked off, for no particular reason?
Early this morning--well 8:30, I looked out and noticed an ambulance parked in front of Pearl and Merle's house. They weren't there very long and brought no one out on a stretcher and were soon gone. I called to find out and Merle said that when Pearl tried to get out of her chair, she slipped down so her shoulders were low on the back and her bottom was hanging over the edge of the seat and she couldn't get up. Merle couldn't lift her, so he called for help.
By 9:15 Dar was rattling my still locked front door and wanted to know what was going on with the ambulance. I told her what had happened and she scoffed.
"How could Pearl allow herself to get in such bad shape she can't even get out of her chair?!"
"I don't know. It's very sad."
"Sad? It's stupid! She needs to get into physical therapy!"
Then she jumped into her "it's all about me" thingie and went on to tell me she is going back to the Psycho Therapist next Tuesday so he can work with her on bio-feedback and other methods to rid her of her (imaginary) pain.
"Are you going to have hypnosis? He said it would help."
"Oh no! I can't be hypnotized. I can't allow that control to be taken away from me."
"Control is not taken away from you. You aren't unconscious! You are just in a relaxed state--kind of like when you are sitting in your chair dozing, but you still hear the TV. You can stand up at any time you want."
"No! That scares me."
"That's very sad. You talk about Pearl not helping herself and you are doing the same thing."
I'm ticked off at both of these women. They complain and moan and groan and yet...won't do a thing to help themselves.
Then, there's Jackie, directly across the street from me. Nearly 80 years old, went in Tuesday for shoulder surgery, at 10:00, and home by 2:00. No hospital stay. No going to the rehab place for a few days. Came home, with a pain pump and her grand daughter to stay a few days. What a woman!!!
On Face Book this morning, there were 3 links friends had "shared". All three of the links were either from a "satire" or "fake" news company source. They just go along sharing these links without even considering if the "news" is true and thus, stirring up even more (usually political) anger from their friends that comment. I hate it when people start arguing with each other in the comments area. Argue with the person who posted the link, not with their friends that comment!
I am also ticked at President Trump. I just wish he would do The Job and quit with the Twitter. He talks too much and a lot of what he says is down right stupid!!
When he was rambling about how Andrew Jackson could have talked it out and stopped the Civil War and why was that war fought anyway. I just wanted to scream!!! Good Grief! Did he not have any history lessons in those schools he went too? Andrew Jackson died 15 years before the Civil War started. He has a bust of Andrew Jackson in the Oval office. He is one of his heroes. If so, shouldn't he know the history of the man's life?
I had to live through 8 years of Dumb and Dumber and now...4 years of Bozo the Yellow-Haired Clown?
There are a lot of qualified Presidential candidates out there. Why aren't they nominated?
Then I just read a quotation on a friend's blog. "Keep busy in your pursuit of all, in these last years. Do not expect much from others. Take responsibility for your own happiness, without depending on anyone else."
This is painfully true to me and reminds me, I haven't heard anything from my kids or my sister since Easter.
Ever have one of these kinds of days?
I think I'll walk up to Pearl's and talk for awhile.