Thursday, July 22, 2010

Perfect Peaceful Day


My alarm clock went off at 5 am, which in itself is unusual. It's normally set to the news radio station out of NYC- not the one affiliated with the company I worked for, but the other one- the one that gives "traffic on the eights". My ears heard strains of "Magical Mystery Tour" as my arm hit the sleep button. Through the sleep miasma I thought, "oh my gosh, something happened to Ringo or Paul". But no. It was an ad for a Casino I think.

Keeping up with the theme- I lumbered off for coffee and saw the Magical Mystery Cat had left a perfect hair ball on the old computer. Lovely.

I am feeling so much better. The pdoc gave me a script for Ambien, and I am actually sleeping. Not a lot, but five hours a night is better than no hours. The air conditioning is working a bit better. Amazing what happens when you hit it. And... a miracle happened.

I want to thank long time reader Stan, who used his journalistic skills conjouring up "Deep Penguin" to find out what I have been unable to find for over two months - namely my friend is alive. I guess he was just AWOL. Maybe, actually that is the reason I have been able to sleep. I cannot recall a time I cried in happiness in a very very long time.

Stan, you and I don't agree with everything, (but I don't agree with everyone-) but you are a good person to do this for me, and I respect how you take care of your loved ones in real life, and I have nothing but honor and respect for that. Family is big in my book, whether it's human or in fur.

So I give you this award, which was given to me by Merelyme years ago. I never got around to giving it out to anyone, but please, you deserve it. You and your Deep Penguin journo source.

And now, I am logging off the computer. I am going to have a perfect day. Go for a ride. Visit the Apple store and see an Ipad. Lust after it. Try on some clothing since I've dropped 20 pounds, and back to my weight I was at Christmas. Have a slice of pizza at the Mall. Maybe see a movie. Have a perfect day.

Holly's Magical Mystery Tour

9 comments:

NOS said...

I'm so glad to hear your friend is alive! You must be so relieved.

Enjoy your perfect day.

Wishing you well,
NOS

Kristin said...

Yeah! I love a perfect day! And, Susan, you deserve one just about now.
I am so happy for you that you located your friend.
Also, thank you for your in-depth post on Whitaker being un-asked to participate in the conference.
I hope things continue to improve for you,
xx kris

Stephany said...

I'm glad to know Pete is OK too!


Re: Whitaker...Pam Hyde, the director of SAMHSA is going to be the keynote speaker, at least that's what the online program says.

Stan's blog has a great You Tube up of Pam Hyde talking about recovery--and note that she is pro-med recovery, which leads me to believe this is a government censorship of Whitaker and his book---little does Hyde know, that recovery happens OFF meds too....and she did a crappy job running the housing for mental health in Seattle to boot.

WRITE HER LETTERS and demand they allow Whitaker to speak!

David Stein said...

That is great news! I hope you enjoy your perfect day you deserve it! And have fun looking at the iPads, I have been wanting one for months, but being a starving grad student I cannot afford one :(

Dave.

Stephany said...

OMG, thanks Susan! look at my blog.

Stan said...

Thank you for the award Susan.

And yes we disagree on much...lol

now tend to those tomato plants before I have to read a black thumb post in the near future.......

By the way, 12 year old single malt McCallan Scotch and Cuban Monte' Christo #2 cigars will be graciously accepted in lieu of awards....

susan said...

Stan- seeing I am a friend of Bill W- I try not to give out anything alcoholic.

I have a list of great cigars from PD- those are not on it, I will add to since every male I know besides my dad smokes cigars and Christmas is coming.

As far as I know- our only disagreement is over canines versus felines. But you have an amazing canine. I hope my therapy dog will be half as cool...
when ever I get him..... or her. ( I personally like girl animals.... is that OK).

Anonymous said...

Happy perfect day to you, Susan! I hope it was fantastic. :)

Littlewolf

Syd said...

Sounds like a happy day. I like my iPad a lot.

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