the things they told me

When I was very young a neighbor girl, I thought she was much much older, but she was probably 12is, I wasn’t quite 4 yet, was with me. We were looking through her fridge and I spied the ReaLemon awesome plastic lemon shaped lemon juice dispenser.
“what’s that?”
“it’s poison”
hmm, poison. I spent a lot of time mulling that over. I’m talking years spent thinking about this. Why would they sell poison in the produce section? why would they put poison in a food shaped container? Why would people need poison?
Where was the Mr Yuk sticker????
Around the same time I was told the bottle of Karo syrup in the cupboard was medicine. This also perplexed me, but to a lesser extent. Medicine wasn’t strange, I could accept that. I was the kid who frequently climbed on the kitchen counter to chug the Pepto-Bismol. It was pink and awesome! Also, I had a sister who got frequent colds and ear infections, the children’s prescription pink medicine…also chugged.
wait…Flintstone vitamins? eaten at every chance! Children’s aspirin! AWESOME!! Vaseline? peculiar but edible. Bowls of mayonnaise? Not what I was expecting but better than Vaseline. Dish soap? NOT AWESOME!
Why did I have so much free time? I mean we didn’t helicopter parents then, we were often left to play on our own. But, man, there was a lot of unstructured time there. I guess it’s lucky I didn’t overdose on something…I guess that’s why we have helicopter parents now.

owie ow ow ow

Yeah, as I mentioned before, got me a bladder infection. A whopper of a bladder infection. I will spare you the (intensely) gory details, but this is the second day I have not been to work because of the pain. The only thing that has really taken the pain away is Ambien, not because it is a painkiller but because it lets me sleep through the pain.
David brought me my meds last night, to be taken with food. I had already taken my Ambien and gone to bed. He woke me to take my pills and also gave me a piece of bread with peanut butter and def strawberry jam. I kept falling asleep and getting jam on my hand.
On the bright side I started and finished the Float Away for myself and started the Chanson en Crochet probably also for me, but I don’t know yet. Today I will try to take pictures and get things posted.
I also made a prototype corset style coffee cup holder. I gave it to Mary on the condition that she try it out, give me notes on what needs to be changed and also see how much interest there is in it. I am also going to come up with some patterned coffee cup holders, most likely some with pirates (people love pirates) or swear words or something.
I need to go take my pills and lay down.
PS the doctor warned me that one of the meds would make my pee orange. Okay, cool. OH SHIT! I did not even comprehend the definition of ORANGE until today. It’s like my bladder houses the cosmic orange color factory and is distributing the orange color to the world via my standard household plumbing! Every single thing in the universe, past-present-future, is getting its orange color from the cosmic orange color factory in my bladder. How does it color the past? Quantum physics!