I know that ya’ll have been wondering what my ‘typical’ day might look like. “How does AGMA pass the time?” is a question you probably ask yourself on a daily basis.
Let’s use today as an example of a typical, dysfunctional day in my life.
While my day usually starts around 6:30 AM or 7:00 AM, I slept in a bit. What?? But I had good reason. Last night Hubs and I went to see….
…wait for it…
Jon Stewart and Dave Chappelle! Yeah – THAT Jon Stewart and THAT Dave Chappelle.
With special guests Michelle Wolfe of the 2018 White House Correspondence Dinner fame and Chris Tucker of the Rush Hour movie franchise fame.
AGMA stayed up way too late gaffawing the night away. But it was epic!
At 7:20 this morning, our cats, Gux and Max, made it known that they were over this sleeping nonsense, and that I needed to get up chop chop and feed them. I went back to bed after depositing kibble in their bowls.
I got up again at 8:00 to clean up some food that Max puked up. On our bedspread.
Hubs and I discovered about 20 minutes later that the REST of the food expelled by Max was in a huge pile on our bed sheet in between our pillows. Glad I didn’t try to shimmy over to snuggle Hubs.
With the washing machine now swishing in the background, AGMA got ready for the day. This required I look in the mirror which is always a shocking proposition in the morning.
Washed, brushed, curled and flossed, it was time to take care of some work stuff.
My little Ebay business is picking up again so I needed to get a package ready to ship. 4 English china teacups and saucers. Scary. I know I used too much bubble wrap. AGMA’s anal in that way.
With the package sealed and labeled, now I needed to figure out if I had enough time to go to the USPO before my physical therapy appointment.
My appointment was in 40 minutes. I still hadn’t had breakfast, the post office is 15 minutes away, then another 25 to my PT appt.
Just enough time if I grab a banana, put in a mobile order at Starbucks for a mocha, and get all green lights.
Unknown…how long of a line there would be at the Post Office.
AGMA’s always willing to roll the dice.
All green lights? Not nearly, but there was no line in the USPO and I managed to avoid some accident brouhaha near Starbucks.
I got to my 11:00 AM appointment at precisely 10:59 AM.
It’s a charmed life!
My PT specializes in spine issues. This is good since I recently found out I have a nasty case of scoliosis in my lumbar spine. Really nasty.
But it explains a lot. Since February, running has caused me a lot of hip pain and, later at night, radiating pain down my entire right leg. Really ouchy stuff. Difficult to get comfortable. And I was limping like Chester on Gunsmoke (not everybody’s going to get that reference…)
This has been cause for concern. I’m supposed to run 26.2 miles in early October as a charity runner. Friends and family have donated over $2100 to the cause.
AGMA. Must. Run.
Exercises over the course of several weeks proved unsuccessful, so last week my PT tried “dry needling”. Yeah – it’s just like it sounds…
He exposed my cellulite infested right buttock and proceeded to poke needles into my hindquarters. It’s sort of like acupuncture, but the needles go deeper and into muscle tissue.
AGMA only yelped twice.
THEN he hooked some of the needles up to an electrical current. He let my rear end pulsate for 15 minutes. It felt like simmering butt stew.
But it helped immensely. There are still some sensations down my leg, but no hip pain during my runs. And my limp is still there, but it’s much reduced.
So AGMA showed up to my PT appointment today and said, “Bring it on!”
Because there’s been a bit of numbness in my right foot the past few days, he put even MORE needles in this week. And he turned the current up so that, every now and then, one of my lateral rotator muscles in my rear would start to jiggle. Like jello. Cellulite jello.
AGMA kinda wanted a cigarette afterwards.
I’d love to have a picture of the whole set-up, but couldn’t figure out how to ask him without him thinking I was a bit of a freak.
Maybe next week I’ll try a selfie. Of my butt with needles sticking out and little electrodes hooked up to them.
I am a freak.
And now I’m at Dancing Goats reading blogs, making comments, answering comments and writing this post.
Cats puking on the bed, speeding to the Post Office, shoving a banana down at a stoplight for sustenance, getting electrified needles stuck in my rear, blogging….
Pretty much a typical day for AGMA.
Aging Gracefully My Ass (literally…)