I had to do a FFF this week. I had several pictures/things that were my absolute favorites of the week! And, of course, Follow Friday 40 & Over is a fun meme, too! And, if you're stopping by from Flashback Friday, feel free to keep reading or scroll down until you see the button!
Hold on to your britches...here we go!
1. Y'all know that MS (the one that's 18) is working as a lifeguard at the local public pool, right? Well, he had a goal at the beginning of the summer: collect spare change that he found in the bottom of the pool so that he could buy this:
The other day I was in the driveway, and noticed a Victoria's Secret bag on the ground. When I picked it up, I saw IronMan underwear in it! I took it in and he said that his pool manager and another lifeguard bought it for him! They tried to get him to model them, but I think he drew the line at that...at least that's what he led me to believe!
2. I bought the most refreshing drink at the liquor store the other day:
3. We have a bridge in our small town that has been the sight of many egg fights during our rivalry week, and has been painted so much, that I think paint is the only thing holding the bridge up. This was on the bridge earlier this week:
It's a good thing I took the picture when I did, because it had been painted over the next day!
4. Don't let this picture fool you:
5. Since the 4th was this week, I have to include a picture from our get together at my brother's. I know I said I wasn't going to post a picture of family without asking, but....whatever!
Okay, just one more thing. Look at the icon under today on the weather planner:
Were you prone to accidents and injuries when you were growing up? Did you ever break a bone? Knock out any teeth? Get stitches?
I wasn't prone to accidents when I was growing up. The worst thing that happened was when I was 5: my parents had some old friends visiting from somewhere (or we had family in from Tx...I don't really remember who was there), and we were taking turns jumping off of the bunk bed onto a mattress on the floor. I jumped off and missed the mattress, knocking out my 2 front teeth. I led a very boring life!
Have you ever ridden in the back of an ambulance? Did you ever have surgery or spend any time in a hospital?
The only time I rode in the back of an ambulance was when I was 3 months pregnant with OS and was in a car accident. Someone pulled out in front of me and I t-boned him. The passenger in the other car was elderly, and the EMT's were checking her out. When they got around to checking on me, I told them that my chest was hurting (turns out it was from the seat belt) and that I was pregnant. They were on me like white on rice! While all this was going on, the counselor from school & her husband drove by and realized it was me. Ann knew that husband was away at an Army School and I was alone, so they stopped. She rode with me to the hospital. On the way, the heart monitor started going crazy. All I could think was, "So this is what it feels like to die", followed by, "Quit being an idiot! There's nothing wrong with you!" Turns out the EMT was stepping on the lead, causing it to go crazy.
I had no surgeries growing up. As an adult, I've had my gallbladder removed and a torn meniscus repair. The most time I've spent in a hospital was when I had my babies. I was suppose to have my tonsils removed when I was in jr.high, but I had no time for that. I still have my tonsils.
How did your folks treat injuries and illnesses? With lots of TLC or by telling you to get a stiff upper lip? Was there a particular home remedy that your mom (or dad or whoever!) used or any "traditions" involving injuries or illnesses?
We had very good professional care when we got sick: my mom was a nurse. She wouldn't let us milk it, though!
What's the worst injury (or illness) you had when you were growing up?
It seems like every winter I would get the flu along with tonsillitis. A high fever went along with it. The fevers were high enough that I would hallucinate. And, I would always have the same hallucinations: there were little people living in my closet. That's all I'm going to say about that! I think I've said
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