Schedule Shmedule and the Dancing Queen

Yeah, about that whole schedule thing…it didn’t quite work out, did it? As with everything else I try to plan out, my great posting schedule was a bust. Oh well, I’m more of a write-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kinda gal anyway.

So what’s been going on with me lately? Let’s take a trip through my cell phone photos and see, shall we?

A couple of weeks ago, I was putting air in my tires at a local convenience store and fell into a shallow hole, rolled my ankle and went down like a sack of potatoes. It was a super graceful and dignified fall, and I did not utter a single bad word (this whole sentence is a lie).  When I fell, my knee landed on the metal fitting of the air hose. The bruise on my leg turned BLACK but I’m happy to say it’s nearly healed up now. Did you know that a bruise can itch like heck when it starts to heal? I know outer wounds will often itch when they are healing but I had no idea a deep bruise would as well. My ankle is still a bit swollen but it’s nearly healed also. This slight injury has put a halt on my Zumba, I’m sorry to say. Hopefully I’ll be able to get back at it soon.

Because I felt so bad, I bought myself a little trinket:20180418_094214.jpg

Isn’t she pretty? It’s a Buick Lacrosse – I love it so much! I didn’t really buy it because of my ankle – we’ve been looking at cars for awhile now because my old one was feeling it’s years. It was starting to have annoying issues and we were getting into that stage where we were tired of throwing more money into it than it was worth, so we traded it in for the lovely girl above. Going from that Yukon to this Lacrosse is like going from a rotary dial phone to a smart phone with all of its fancy features! I’m the kind of nerd who reads the owner’s manual, though, so I’ll get the hang of it eventually.

I don’t mind telling you, this week had been kind of really rough – we had an incident at work that had me anxious for a few days (a safety issue – all is well now), and my best friend was in a bad car accident – she fractured her foot, ankle, and tibia – so that had me super worried (she is on the mend – we are looking for some sparkly streamers to hang from the handle bars of her knee scooter), and the weather has been dull and gray and rainy and cold, which really messes with my mood. But today the sun is shining, and I woke up in a good mood finally. I actually woke up extra early and started my day with a luscious cup of coffee and a book (you can see I drained my coffee cup before taking this pic:

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and my Harvest Bag was delivered today:

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but most exciting of all is THIS:

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ABBA!! Dancing Queen was my first favorite song when I was like…five years old or something, and I had a CD of their greatest hits back in college – which my roommate (the bff from the above car accident) and I played ALL THE TIME. So naturally it warms my heart to hear that they are back at it. I may have to download that greatest hits album so I can listen to it in my new car. 🙂

That’s it for me today. I’m counting on this good day to keep going all day long. I mean, it’s not even noon yet so there’s plenty of time for things to go south. Fingers crossed they don’t.

Signed,

Cautiously Optimistic

 

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6 thoughts on “Schedule Shmedule and the Dancing Queen

  1. I like the seat of her pants Jill’s writing! ABBA!!! I love them too. Although I was a little older than you when I loved them 🙂 There was a girl who came to the gym on one of those knee scooters. I was so jealous of it 🙂 That was before I had my knee fixed. And the new car!! A new car is always so fun. I had a Buick Regal two cars in a row. The LaCross looks a little fancier.

  2. I seldom leave comments but I want you to know I always anxiously await your posts . . . . They make me smile. You have a wonderful writing style which makes me feel like you are sitting right across the kitchen table from me chatting it up. Have a great weekend!

    • Shelley Up I appreciate this so much. I sometimes wonder if anyone is reading me at all anymore (except Debbie- I can always count on her!) so it’s nice to hear that you are a regular reader too! Thanks for your sweet comment – it made my day. 🙂

  3. Glad your ankle is healing. I tripped on a hand weight & twisted my ankle. I just dropped on the spot. It was tough to exercise for a while. My father loved ABBA. Every time I hear Dancing Queen it reminds me of him.

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