zird is the word (lizardek) wrote,
zird is the word
lizardek

  • Mood:
  • Music:

IF I WAS REALLY SUPER, I'D BE ABLE TO ADD

I'm lying in the big chair, hand on chin, thinking. Anders is typing away at something in the computer room. I suddenly think, "Good lord, it's the first of August. I have a birthday coming up soon." Then I make my brain hurt with trying to remember how old I actually am, which birthday is this, how old will I be in 10 days? The answer I come up with doesn't seem to be right. I count in my head from the last big one, adding for each year since then: one, two, three? Is that right? Three?

"Anders," I call, not moving my head from the arm of the chair. "How old am I going to be on my birthday?" Figuring he's lived with me and my math disability long enough, he'll take a question like this in stride, and he does.

"29," he answers, with absolutely no hesitation.

"Oh!" I start laughing and sit up. "I love you, honey."

***

This is the middle of my first week of vacation. So far I have read 3 books, painted 3 coats of paint on a sofa, table and 2 chairs, emptied and cleaned and neatly tidied the pantry, cleaned out and tidied the 2 big computer room closets, edited the recordings of 8 cassette tapes into their separate songs, gone for 3 walks, cleaned out the bill-paper holder and filed all the documents therein, transferred the content of one section from the old website to the new, gone grocery shopping, talked to my mom, my sister and my brother, and directed Anders in the removal of all the plants except 5 from the front garden bed. He dug the whole thing up today and dumped the top grass layer along with most of the overgrown weedy garden into a giant container that is hulking in our driveway. He's planning on laying down rocks and making it very pretty and best of all, weed-free. The to-do list on the desk in front of me has only 8 things on it!

What? This IS my idea of a relaxing vacation!

Really Great Writing Out There Right Now: Go Fish
Tags: beinglizardek
Subscribe

  • TOP OF MIND

    It's pretty amazing what our brains can do. I've been thinking a lot about memory lately. I've read a lot about the brain, but I don't really know…

  • HOMEFULNESS

    One full week of work down and we're on to week 3 of the new year. Which feels the same as the old year, still. My mom is out of her house, and now…

  • ONE DAY AT A TIME

    Two days of work and my shoulders are killing me. Oy vey. Karin has promised to give me a massage tomorrow. She's very good at it but she doesn't do…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 17 comments

  • TOP OF MIND

    It's pretty amazing what our brains can do. I've been thinking a lot about memory lately. I've read a lot about the brain, but I don't really know…

  • HOMEFULNESS

    One full week of work down and we're on to week 3 of the new year. Which feels the same as the old year, still. My mom is out of her house, and now…

  • ONE DAY AT A TIME

    Two days of work and my shoulders are killing me. Oy vey. Karin has promised to give me a massage tomorrow. She's very good at it but she doesn't do…