Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis

Mum's the word

The funkiest side effect of all this crap these miracle drugs is that periodically, without warning and at the oddest of times, I'll open my mouth to say something only to learn that uttering anything is not happening.  Sometimes I just sound froggy - kind of a croak.  But, sometimes, I got nothing, literally - hand gesture only - nothing.  I never get any warning.

I was fine as a fiddle at swimming. I wasn't chatty but I did manage greetings and half sentence exchanges with zero problems.

I noticed this morning that my heel had managed to work right through my slippers to the floor.  I have this poor, sad Sears store down the street.  They don't have much in terms of inventory but they have always had a healthy slipper selection and I figured now might be a good time to get a good deal so off I went. I found a lovely pair for not quite cheap enough but then I found 3 pairs of loung-y pants in the mens section for a steal so that balanced everything out.

When I went up to pay, the nice checkout lady started asking me all kinds of questions - did I want to use my Sears card, did I have a points membership, did I have my own bag (here in Seattle, you carry your own bag or get charged for their paper one), and I opened my mouth to respond and got nothin'.  We finished off the rest of the transaction with nods and pointing.  Not really a problem.

But, then, without thinking, I got into the drive thru lane at McDonalds.  Fail!  I had to park and go in with pencil and paper...  Really funny.

Happily, I probably won't have to talk to anyone else today.  Oh, if those computer scam people call, I won't be able to jerk their chain... oh well.


My brother just sent me a note that he has stuck a deal with a really really good website guy.  Whew.  I feel badly that I'm not doing it for him but my skills are just not good enough.  I will likely help/take over the content/maintenance bit which will be great.  I'm just so glad he's put himself in the hands a classy outfit with a proven track record.


The laundry is done, folded and put away.  I'm taking the rest of the day off.
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