Tuesday, June 28, 2011
After completing my first week strapped to a PC solving roof connecting to walls and does that wall look right to you, my life went on hold. I forgot what defined me as a living person. Thankfully, I have people around me who knew I needed reminding.
My resident ghost was the first to thump my head. I guess he felt since I was in the basement the refrigerator was fair game. He helped himself to an entire Sunday dinner; roast, frozen peas, etc… Do I have the only ghost whom steals food?
The dogs of course had to chime in as well. My shepherds have decided, “Oh yes, we can fit in that 2’x2’ space under your desk, move your feet.” No wonder my knees are hurting.
Ms. Twister has a break in traveling, the timing couldn’t have been better. Finish work and am faced with, “What’s for dinner?” Not really, she is pretty good about eating whatever, “How about cottage cheese and hotdogs?”
The aliens that use to visit have abandoned me. Remember the ones who use to leave all that moon dust in my living room? Apparently if you have no time to clean their mess up they vacate the premises. Are they at your place?
Lastly, and the best reminder of all, is my grandmother. Last week we were discussing working and what I really had to look forward to as I got older. Her being 92 I figure she does know a thing or two. Know what she told me?
”Bible bumps,” you heard me, bible bumps. It seems as we age we get these bible bumps that even the best cosmetics cannot cover up. They are ugly, large and eventually will be all over you. I know, I asked the same thing, “What are bible bumps?”
“When you get older you get these brown spots all over like those people with bible bumps.” At her age the mind has dulled a bit and in trying to remember the word leprosy it came out bible bumps.
That was a life defining moment, a laugh shared. Regardless of what stress surrounds and tugs at you, trying to pull you down, there will be a moment to define the goodness. Smile, laugh and share it, my definition of life.
Now, off to strap myself in to the big monitor and rocket to buildable models. I’ll be around, but be patient; it takes a while to unstrap myself.