Thursday, February 4, 2010

Pants on the Ground

Hey, Y'all,
What a busy day this has been! It began at 5:15 a.m. when I got up and had an early breakfast so that 4 hours later, I could drink the barium sulfate vanilla shake. Yum! (Not). By 6 a.m. I had eaten a serving of grits and that was yum.

A little later, I was checking my blog and my facebook pages, and then playing a few rounds of Faerie Solitaire game on my computer. (my latest addiction). Then it was on to taking a shower and getting ready for my test appointment coming at 10:45. After I got dressed, I decided to pass some more time by working on BJ's quilt. At 10:00 a.m. I drank the 'stuff' that was required, and went back to sewing for about 30 minutes. By 10:45, I was sitting in front of one of the ladies who checks patients in for outpatient testing. After answering her questions and getting a patient identification band on my wrist, I headed back toward radiology admissions desk, where I filled out another paper, telling my medical history. You know they don't give you a lot of space to write down all the surgeries you have had and medications as well.

When the radiologist came out for me, she took me back to have a ct scan, which is a piece of cake, and not a problem. Then I went to another room and had a chest x-ray, followed by a sectional scanning of my bones, beginning with the neck. I had one of those gowns that covered me almost to the knees. However, I still had my blue jeans on and when it got to my abdomen area, I asked if they wanted me to slip my jeans down so the zipper and brads wouldn't show on the x-ray. Yes, they did, so I slipped them down to my knees, and each time I moved they slipped a little farther down.

When they got to x-raying my knees, I began laughing. They wondered what I thought was so funny, and I began singing, "Pants on the ground, pants on the ground, don't you look silly with your pants on the ground." Of course, you know that is the song that a fellow made up and was singing on American Idol a few weeks ago. Well, they began laughing too, and pretty soon, it was just hilarious. Yeah, I know, I am a silly person, and just can't help entertaining where ever I go. It is in my blood or something.

By the time I was through with the tests, it was getting on towards 1:00 in the afternoon. I left the hospital and went to Walmart and bought a few things, among them a new heavy duty Kitchen -Aid mixer which I have been thinking about for sometime now. From there, I stopped at Food City and bought a few groceries. On then, to Taco Bell for some fast food where I bought one of my favorites, a taco salad. Yum. By the time I got home it had been 8 hours since my measly breakfast. Gramps had just gotten up and I fixed his breakfast for him, and then he got dressed to go get our pictures made for the church directory. After I finished my taco salad, then I got dressed.

We left the house about 3:55 and when we arrivecd at the church, we registered and were greeted by friends and pastor. We had a great time with the photographer, Matt, and had our pictures made and later, the assistant, Greg, helped us make our choices for the pictures we wanted. You will get to see the results in about 4 or 5 weeks from now.

Tomorrow is supposed to be rainy, but we are planning on going into Knoxville for our movie day, anyway. After all, we have to eat, don't we? I guess it will be the Cracker Barrel. I am taking a baseball game movie called, "Talent for the Game". I have previewed the first part of it and it looks promising.

Right now, we are here at home and I am fighting going to sleep because there are some good tevee shows that I don't want to miss. I could nap between now (7:30) and 8:00. I can fold my hands over my belly, lean back in my computer chair and sleep for 30 minutes. I think that would do it till bedtime maybe.

Welll, that is about it for right now. Much love to each of you. This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for now. More later. Bye for now.


5 comments:

Serbian Mink said...

Tia Gwammeeee,

what type of Taco Salad is yer fave? they have a bunch of different kinds!

Sobrina

thesouthernlady64 said...

I bet you had those people rolling with that song. I hear it every time I turn the t.v. on it seems. It is a funny song but you lying there with your pants down singing it would crack anybody up! I just love your sense of humor. You make everything seem brighter. Thanks for a good laugh.

Clara....in TN said...

Pants On The Ground...Yeah, that was funny. Talking about hospital gowns. Do you know how hospital gowns and insurance companies are alike????????
YOU THINK YOU ARE COVERED AND YOU'RE NOT!!!!

Grammy said...

Dear Judy,
I was actually standing up because they were using a machine that moves up and down, the same one you get a chest x-ray with. That is what made me think of the song. ha ha

Grammy said...

Dear Judy,
I was actually standing up because they were using a machine that moves up and down, the same one you get a chest x-ray with. That is what made me think of the song. ha ha