just great…

Got a call from the repair shop yesterday, and the insurance adjuster. That “small” dent on the bumper, and the slight flaring from the one side that popped free ? Not such a small amount of damage as originally thought. After opening the hood, they discovered the transmission is cracked thru, the A/C unit is smashed, and other assorted parts crushed beyond belief. How could it look so ok from the exterior, and be so jacked up ? They put it up on the frame adjuster and discovered it was over 10% twisted, which would explain the trajectory of my head and side body. I have the damned rental for at least a week, and I am just thankful they are not totaling out the car and cutting me a check. I am also really happy I did not raise the deductible to $1000 to save on the monthly fee… I am only paying $500 for about $3500 worth of work. And some of my friends think I am foolish to carry full-coverage on a car that is not new.


Today’s tidbit is an easy one… DRINK MORE WATER AND EAT A GREEN SALAD. I am feeling a bit like hell warmed over, so am taking it easy on my body for the next few days. More water always helps, to flush out toxins and keep you hydrated. During times of extreme stress, we tend to dehydrate, so this is a very real way to ease your body’s pain. I am a veggie lover, but rotate between salads, fresh smoothies and simple berries. Although my first instinct is to drink all my food, the act of eating helps get us on track as well. The chewing signals fullness and it is beneficial for your teeth, jaw and gums. So even though all I want is a tub full of Egg Drop Soup, I will eat some leafy, organic lettuces. With some seeds, tomato, and cucumber, I have a fresh meal with which to fuel my body. I have also had to take meds these past few days, and they always throw off my system. With a protein shake later, this should hold me until dinner and allow me the nutrients I need. I already had that cup of yogurt, to strengthen my bruised bones. =)

The Professor will be here for dinner tonight, and I have no idea what I will throw together. Something easy and good, my foxling requested. When asked for more specifics, she just shrugged. Ah… life with a teen. I dreamed last night that I was cooking in a professional kitchen, with a huge, yellow AGA stove. I was roasting marrow bones to make a bisque, and the counter was covered with freshly gathered leeks and root vegetables. Such a pretty scene, and I woke up with a smile only face. For all my grousing, I am a capable cook and do like to make beautiful food when the urge strikes. Apparently, my body is craving some nourishing soup. I will not, however, go in search of marrow bones on Easter weekend… the butchers are sure to have empty shelves.

I have nothing planned this weekend other than sleep, baths and small meals. I am having a hard time reading for any amount of time, as well as being on the computer. I will probably turn on the telly and fall asleep on the couch in the sun. Hey, there are worse things to do with your free time. What do you do when you are not feeling your best, and just want to be still ?


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. El Guapo
    Apr 18, 2014 @ 21:11:02

    How about a nice stew? I always find that to be a good pick me up.
    Hope you start feeling better!


    • tishmoon
      Apr 18, 2014 @ 21:55:36

      Ooh… I will have to try that tomorrow… I have some grass fed beef in the freezer, and a bunch of fresh haricot vert… yummy ! Thanks, Guap. =)


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