Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Two on Tuesday: April 22

1. Yesterday I was hanging out at the hospital waiting for Mom while she had some tests. I got a coffee. Not a nice coffee, but rather, the yucky hospital coffee. I sat reading my book and took a sip. Well, I tried to take a sip. Before the coffee could reach my lips it spilled all down the front of me and inside my shirt. 

I noticed the spilling because it felt like burning hot coals sliding down skin. Maybe burning coals give the wrong impression because they are not liquid. The front of me felt like Viserys Targaryen from "Game of Thrones" when the melted gold crown got poured over his head. Yes, I felt like molten gold was sliding down my body, soaking into my shirt and bra as it proceeded.

Some cool water from the bathroom with no paper towels eased my trauma somewhat inefficiently. At least I had a mirror to assess the damage.  And, in the small victory category of life, I could continue wearing my bra without rubbing or further irritating my burn. 

So I continued to wait for Mom in my coffee-stained clothes as blisters formed in the affected area. Clearly the lid was not properly put on the cup. The worst part: I put the lid on myself.

2. Meaghan got one of those "All About Me" books for Easter. It has page after page of prompts so kids write about their lives. I love these kind of books. They not only give a bit of insight into the kid at that moment, but they are such a great memory keeping device created by the kid. I would love to return to my grade 3 self to see what I thought about my life at the time, my friends, my hobbies, where I wanted to live, what I wanted to be, what I wanted in a husband, etc. Of course, I have these memories, but they are tainted by the years that have followed. Nothing beats notes made contemporaneous with the event.

Anyway, I'm thrilled that Meaghan has been writing in her book just about nonstop since she got it Sunday morning. If her enthusiasm keeps up for it, the book will be full by the end of the week with a fabulous snapshot of her and her thoughts right now. The book costing a few dollars suddenly becomes priceless with the help of nothing but a pencil.

Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday!!

1 comment:

  1. Ouch! I hope that burn heals quickly. But let's hope nothing else Games-of-Thrones-ish happens in your life, eh?