Today Was A Good Day

Writing... I haven't written anything but emails for the last week. I feel a little like the Tin Man, rusty and creaky. A few squirts of oil and we are off to see the wizard. Let's see how this goes.

*wonder twin powers, activate!

First, I need to say many thanks to Melissa for covering while I was gone. As Donald said, "she did me a solid." Yes Don, she did and for that I owe her. Melissa and I are Wonder Twins. We haven't decided who's Zan and Jayna, yet. But in that Wonder Twins way, we are a lot alike without the weird sexual tension or incestuous undertones.


Melissa did my 500th post.
She did it about my favorite meal.
One I have never blogged about before.

Namaste, my Wonder Twin!

Thank you everyone for your emails, kind words, prayers, and good thoughts.

And one special thanks to the Spelling 5-0. She knows who she is.

Snippets From The Hospital...

*sunset from a hospital window...

A couple thoughts from the hospital because, to state the obvious, I haven't cooked anything spectacular or even remotely blog-able in the past week.

MRI's... You can't beat Catholic Heathcare but Jesus... (wait, that might be the wrong thing to say) why don't you have a MRI machine on the premises? I know they are expensive and you have to have special crap to make it work, but and it's a big but, not having an MRI machine makes absolutely no sense in a hospital. Or maybe I've watched to much House and ER... doesn't everyone need an MRI? Isn't that like standard hospital procedure?

But if you are going to have those cute EMT's take my Grandmother to get her MRI, by all means go ahead and forget the above statement. I almost slipped them my number, they were that cute. And sweet... let's talk about sweet. They stopped by her room later in the day just to say hi. Oooorrr maybe he wanted to slip me his number?

Get me to a hospital STAT! I am suffering from delusions of grandeur!

So... the doctor says every day that my grandmother is alive is a good day. For some people, that's grim but for me it's hopeful because it puts things in perspective and funny because when the doctor said that the first thing that popped up in my head was this song. What my 84 year old grandma has to do with a gangsta rap song from the 90's is unclear to me at this point. She's never had to use her AK, I don't even think she knows what one is.

Also, when my Grandmother was doing physical therapy this popped into my head. It was literally... slide to the left, slide to the right. Can you go down low? I thought I could be a physical therapist. Then I thought maybe at DUI stops, instead of doing the fingertip to nose deal and the walk in a straight line, maybe they should have everybody do the cha-cha slide. See, then the cops don't have to do one person at a time. They can get a whole bunch of people together, do the cha-cha slide, pick out all the drunk ones and arrest them. Look at that... I saved tax payers millions of dollars and generated extra revenue because everyone would be arrested.

And the award for the post with the most potential to be funny but instead was way to random goes to... ME! Thank you! Thank you!

Wish me luck because today the Baking Goddess and I are going to meet up. It might get ugly, folks. I might have to use my AK. (I crack myself up! Actually, I groaned because I know how ridiculous it sounds)


Anonymous said...

I bet you anything she DOES know what an AK is.

Your favorite realtor ;>)

Stacey Snacks said...

Glad you are in good spirits.
Bake and Relax! ( good name for a new blog!).

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Kristin said...

Hey there, stranger. Much as I enjoyed those videos, I would rather see a video of the EMTs. Because I am an old (almost 29!) married lady and take my thrills where I can get 'em.

jack's utter lack of surprise said...

i was sorry to hear that your grandmother is unwell. i was also jealous because all of my grandparents are long gone. well, one only died a couple years ago but the other grandma died about 13 years ago.

SaintTigerlily said...

Welcome back.

giz said...

I'm so glad that you have a relationship with your grandmother and that you're taking the time to do what you're doing. I'm thinking about you.

jennyonthespot said...

Happy baking.. and however random.. it sure is nice to hear you sounding in happier spirits...

She Who said...

Welcome back Krysta. Enjoy your day with Baking Goddess.

katie said...

I offer my best wishes and healing thoughts for your grandmother, and yes, hospitals should have at least one MRI machine. However it is not considered an emergency test so not as bad as, say, not having a CT scan.

Anonymous said...

So you had your camera with you and yet I see no pics of the EMTs.

I'm glad things are as good as they are and I can't wait to hear about the baking goddess!


Happy 500!

MrOrph said...

Um random? Understatement! :-)

Is this how your thought process works Krysta? Wow.

Glad to have you back.

Now get in the kitchen - I'm hungry!

Cheryl said...

YOu have a great attitude, I bet your Gma does too!

noble pig said...

Oh Krysta glad things are looking better a bit. But somehow you were able to make me laugh so hard through this.

I bet she knows what an AK is...

Have a good day and try to relax.

phillygirl64 said...

still sending best wishes cross country

as for the MRI, I find it hard to fathom that a hospital does not have one...shoot, we have freestanding clinics w/them...but I remember when MRIs were only indicated for brain and spine concerns - not every one coming in the door

melissa said...

Thanks babe. But what do you mean no sexual tension? Huh? Huh??


Hope the Baking Goddess wasn't a total bitch. More to come in email...

maybelle's mom said...

my grandmother is very sick right now too--so I totally empathize. Good thoughts are being sent to you.

Jody said...

Glad to have ya back...and you don't just crack yourself up - you CRACK me up too!!!

Sarah said...

Glad you're back! I hope that you and your family have been able to have a thankful and happy T-Giving and that your grandmother continues to improve.

Caroline said...

You are doing a great job hangin' in there...no fun for sure! I am so sorry to hear about your Grandmother. Thank God for a sense of humor...I swear it's the only thing that gets me through the tough times. Like now...my hard drive crashed yesterday and I lost 2 weeks (and a vacation) worth of some awesome photos! What the fuck!? I am still trying to find the humor in that... Sorry, I just had to rant :)

The Yummy Mummy said...

Okay, I'm a horrible cyber-friend.

I was on a book deadline (still am until end of this week when it goes to the publisher) and just haven't been keeping up with anything...shit!

How is your Grandma? How are you? When you have a chance, shoot me and e-mail and let me know. I'm thinking about you, sweetheart.


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