Sunday, December 4, 2011

Angels Watching Over Me

I am back ..... almost normal again. My recent vacation from sanity was enlightening. I chose not to blog, as I tended to be viciously honest. My meds have been adjusted and I am feeling much better. Thanks for all the e-mails of concern.

This is not my first experience with my disease. I am bi-polar. They have some very effective drugs for this condition nowadays. The stigma that used to be affiliated with mental defects no longer exists (does it?) and I am happy to embrace my defect. Well, maybe not happy .......... but resigned and grateful to recognize what is happening and be able to seek help.

I am not 100% yet, but I can cope now until my brain decides to play nice. My friends and family have rallied round me, and shielded me from the world while I recover. It has been nice to be cocooned here in my lair. I have mastered spider solitaire and spent many hours shopping on-line. I shop to my heart's content, then delete the entire thing. I have noticed that even in fantasy shopping, I still looked for bargains. I found that to be interesting. Nothing is quite so satisfying as a good deal.

So today as I was half listening to an infomercial hawking a handy dandy slicer I heard them say it had a handicapped container. Really, that couldn't be right ...... I turned my attention to the TV and sure enough there stood a woman slicing a 5 lb. bag of potatoes ............. blindfolded. Really. I hit the button on the remote and backed it up. Why would you want to prepare food with blindfold on? And yet there she was pumping that lever and feeding another potato onto the slicer. Is this why the word "handicapped" was used? Was she going to fill a pan with oil and fry those slices blindfolded?

I had heard correctly. They did say handicapped . But they were saying handy capped. Like I said handy dandy. This handy dandy container had a handy cap. Poor choice of wording, I suppose. I wonder if anyone else heard it the way I did? Maybe they should have used the word "lid" instead of "cap". I wonder if I could get a job editing commercials ............ I wonder if I am as well as I think I am? Good thing my angels are still watching over me.

12 comments:

Rae said...

So glad to see you back. Your wit and humor have been missed.

Marlene aka Home Girl said...

I go through similar things with my brain...and it's no fun, but we seem to make it through.

So very happy you are writing and doing better. I agree, you have been missed!!!!

Sending big hugs.

Marlene from In the Heart of Happy formerly Living on the Spit.

Brian Miller said...

ha yeah some marketing exec got fired for that one...and i am glad you are doing better...

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

Good see a post from you today I have missed them, I also love to shop online and then just delete it all because sometimes I do not want to pay for postage and other times I really can hear hubby complaining about me spending money.......lol

Isn't it great that we can hit rewind and listen again to some of the things we hear on telly because I often hear something and think they couldn't have said that

jojo said...

Thank God for angels...it seems they've been on overtime over here lately too.
Glad the light is getting brighter. take care.

otin said...

I was wondering where you were. I hope you can stick around.

Jaime said...

glad to hear you're doing better and are back to writing.

Joanne said...

Good to hear from you. Good to know you have angels.

ellen abbott said...

I'm glad you are leveling out. We all have some sort of imbalance. Some are physical, some are mental, some are emotional. Ain't a one of us 'normal' unless we all are.

Forry and Char said...

Glad you are back. I've missed you and your unique point of view. As a full-time RVer, you've made me appreciate the people who manage RV parks a whole lot more!

Sextant said...

Glad to see you back. Looking forward to seeing your posts again.

Speaking of commercials, about 10 year ago UPS had a series of commercials where they were simply calling the company "Brown", I suppose due to the color of the trucks and the uniforms. We saw one particular commercial where they had a short video clip and then the announcer would say "Brown Knows". The commercial had about 4 of the clips and at the end of each "Brown Knows". Only saw it once.

Sandi McBride said...

Welcome back...your writing always makes me laugh...I love all that you do in here, so again I say...welcome back!
hugs
Sandi