Friday, January 14, 2011

Do you ever just feel like a nap?

I took a 3 hour nap one morning this week.  (When your life is one big sick day, you can do those sorts of things.)  It would be lovely to do it again today.  I had a hard time sleeping last night, and when that happens I know I'm going to hurt the next day.  And I do.

But here's the thing-- even those of us whose lives are one big sick day have to leave the house and do stuff occasionally.  On Monday I went to the doctor, and she filled out a bunch of paperwork to get some of my meds for free (hopefully) from the manufacturers.  Everything is all signed and ready to go; I just have to go somewhere to fax it.  We've had snow and bad weather for most of this week, plus I was recovering from Monday, so today is the first day we've had a chance to do it.

I just had a brainwave.  What if, instead of dragging myself out of the house every time I need to fax something (which is fairly regularly), I just BOUGHT A FAX MACHINE.  Between all my medical crap, and Dad's retirement crap, and Mom's Mary Kay crap, I think we can justify the expense.  I tell you what.  I may be a little slow on the uptake these days (shut up), but when inspiration strikes, it really strikes!

Anyway, back to the original topic of this post.  What was it again?  Um, I talked about napping....  I forget what my point was.  (I do this often, which is why there are many posts marked "draft" compared to what's actually posted.)

I'm going to the grocery store with Mom in a little bit.  I want to poke around and put things in the cart that I want.  Just asking for a particular brand of whatever isn't good enough.  Mom and Dad like to talk about when I was little, and I'd constantly say, "I do it myselpst!"  (That's "myself" for those who don't read 2 yr old.)  There's been surprisingly little change in that department in the last 34 years.  I hurt, and I'd really rather stay home in bed.  But the weather is supposed to turn foul again tomorrow, and this may be my last chance to go out for a few days.  And I want to do it myselpst.

I'm off to research fax machines now.  And then later, after I've had my excursion, I think I'll take a nap.


  1. Anonymous1:17 PM

    I wonder if they'd accept an email with a scanned document. You can get a printer that also scans relatively inexpensively (with a couple of extra "ly"s on the side). Just a thought. That way, you get a copy to keep for yourself.

    *comforthugs* to you, my friend.

  2. What Stormy said! I was gonna mention my awesome cheapo threebie canon--printer, letter size copier, scanner.

    Hope you feel better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Anonymous3:50 AM

    Oh naps are very important, especially as you are basically in "healing" mode all the damn time with this crap.
    As to fax/copy/scan machines, go with what anyone else has to say, I'm only an authority on sleep, not gadgets.
    (But ya know, as long as you actually order it yourselpst.)

  4. It turns out, my dad had been thinking about getting a fax machine, too! So we're all on the fax machine band wagon. One of those multi-function machines would be good, but my parents' computers are both so old and slow, I'm not sure it would work properly with either one. My computer is new and shiney, but some days there's barely enough space in my room for me and the cat. There's no way I could squeeze in even a little printer/scanner/copier/fax machine. Maybe someday when I get my dream wall unit, and have the storage space to empty the boxes in my closet and put away all the crap that's lingering all over my room.


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