Actually, my pain is a bit lower than that, but this photograph gives you the idea of what’s new in my life.
That’s why I haven’t been here on Tumblr for a while. It’s a big pain and a big bore. Complaining doesn’t help in the slightest. It’s just a bummer for everyone around me. And by not complaining (too much) I’m trying to set an example for my science experiments. Of course, if they are not feeling well they must tell me. But if we’ve established that they have a tummy ache because of something they ate, or they have a headache but haven’t taken any Advil or Tylenol — the actual complaint itself won’t lessen the discomfort.
Enough with today’s science lesson.
Let’s review the last few weeks: Reherniated a disc, “Frankenstorm” Sandy, Election Season comes to an end at last, Nor’Easter, the PetWell scandal (my nickname for Petraeus-Broadwell affair), the BBC scandal, and the Les Miserables trailers which — once you’ve heard them, stick like SuperGlue to the inside of your brain, which in my case is full of mind-numbing painkillers, so it cannot put up much of a fight.
Let me just say that like many of you, I am particularly grateful for all the hard work of the first responders, New York’s MTA, Governors Cuomo & Christie, Mayor Bloomberg, Occupy Sandy, etc. for helping those in need through nature’s temper tantrums.
Also thankful that the “Mean Season” of politics is over. During it I felt like I was stuck. Until the election was over — really over, including recounts, etc. — I wouldn’t be able to go on with the rest of my life. It just consumed me; and since I was lying in bed, I had plenty of time to read and read and read about the candidates, the campaign strategies, the lies, etc.
So I am shocked by how many conversations have already begun about 2016. I can’t believe there are so many people who are ready for it. Haven’t we decided that election seasons are too long as they are? (Maybe that was just my decision.)
It is Sunday, November 11th at 2 in the afternoon, eastern time. It is Veteran’s Day.
I want to thank everyone who has dedicated him or herself to serving our country. Service comes in many guises — teachers, doctors & nurses, social workers, the military, and volunteers. As even my youngest Exhibit figured out when she was in Lower School, helping others feels so good it doesn’t always seem hard.