Pammie came by this morning and commented that she thought I would be made crazy by some of the comments yesterday - they clearly misunderstood what I was saying. I thought about arguing here. But decided against it. I do worry about reading comprehension though.
So, changing the subject... you might ask... "what's new?"
Well, A couple of you may remember that I am a big fan of American Idol. I am so disappointed to say that this year I don't care who wins. I just don't care. The only one I might have cared about left last night. He has a great amount of talent and charm, I think the structure of the show just crushed his art. So, best wishes to you Andrew Garcia, I hope you have a brilliant future.
How's my shoulder? Well, I finally went to the doctor again this week - 6 months after he told me to come back if it didn't get better.... He took an x-ray, diagnosed an impingement as well as rotator cuff issues, and referred me to an orthopedic dude. I haven't heard from the orthopedic department yet. I will call if I haven't heard from them by the end of today. The pain and limited mobility are really getting old. I hope, hope, hope that there will be an easy answer.
Yesterday I got a county clerk to accept my application for a passport. I stupidly let my old one expire - by years past what can easily be renewed. So I had to do the whole process over again. It is not as easy as it used to be. I thought I had all my "papers in order" on Monday when I went to a passport acceptance agency, and they just looked at it and told me I would need an inordinate amount of paperwork that would be ridiculously difficult to obtain. They didn't even like the looks of my state issued birth certificate. I felt that I had moved to some third world country where I needed to press a hundred dollar bill into a hungry clerk's hand. So, I managed to leave there without one cuss word leaving my lips. Yesterday I started anew with an application and took it to a different place and carefully explained why I don't have my old passport and why I have an addendum for all the frigging names I have had and that the State of Pennsylvania would only send me what they sent me for a birth certificate, etc. And she accepted my money, and stapled it all together and sent it off. If you currently have a passport, do not let it expire. In 1990 when I got my first one, it was not this difficult.
I have more news, but I am keeping it to myself for now.
And on message - no matter what happens, I trust God that all is well. Deep in my heart I know that. And no matter what, a drink will not make anything better, in fact, I can't think of anything worse than a drink... not even death.