Monday, June 21, 2010
“And no one thought to stop her.”
My darling sister, my darling daughter and I were sitting at the fabu pizza place in Dallas on Friday when Pebbles noticed my “sports injury”. My shirt sleeve had crept up, revealing the edge of the Ace bandage. Luckily, the pantiliner was staying put. Those wing thingies cling to the elastic wrap really well! My sister knew what had happened and had laughed her butt off, both at the story and at my chosen method of bandaging it up. I actually did buy proper Band-Aid brand bandages, but they were still too small and did not have enough flexibility to properly cover the wounded area, so I stuck with the pantiliner.
Cut back to the pizza joint…
“What the hell happened to your arm?”
Sister said, “Ya, tell her what happened to your arm!”
I launched into my story about crossing the railroad tracks and trying to teach myself to jump curbs and not having enough speed and momentum to clear the track, catching the tire and going off the high side.
Sister added, “Now tell her what’s under there!”
So I told the story of the pantiliner, Neosporin and the Ace Bandage.
“Mother, you are going to kill yourself!”
“Yes, but she will be amusing in the process.”
“I guess I can have that engraved on her urn = She was amusing in the process. And no one thought to stop her.”
Weekend was good. Another shorter ride on Saturday – it was later in the day that normal, so I just stayed in the park and just rode around the loop, the roads and the parking lots. I’m going to call those kinds of rides a “doodle”, as I just sort of doodled my way through an hour plus ride. It was wonderful. I saw a bunch of people getting kayak lessons on the river and that looked really cool. It was a good day.
Headed up to Bick’s to see how his day went. Turned out about as well as could be expected. She was released on PR, which is odd given that she was also charged with a failure to appear. A $50 speeding ticket has now morphed into fines totaling $880. Sigh. He did not pay her fines, but did spring for the $120 to get her car out. She will have to go back before the jp and work out a payment plan. While he was obviously irritated/disappointed, my understanding is that he handled himself well. Powerless over people and all that.
Sister is off in Dallas this morning for jury duty. The hilarious text messages have stopped, so I am assuming she in some sort of session.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Civics matters.