Thursday, April 30, 2009

We All Fall Down...The Tale of Gimpy McGimpster

Ahhh…the bliss of the blog….I’ve missed Blogland and it's lovely citizens…I realize it was only a few days in “real” life, but it certainly felt longer! I was lucky enough to post most days, but it's no fun if you can't stalk your fellow bloggers. When I add in all the time during April that I have been unable to blog because of the horrendous computer crash of April 7th, Chilly's heart failure (in a scary..kind of repeat of last year way) the Sunday before my giveaway winners were announced, and now Chilly’s impending knee surgery due to his fabulous stunt moves on Sunday…it feels like I’ve been gone from Blog for years!

So what happened to turn Chilly into Gimpy McGimpster? A fall from plummeting blood pressure that resulted in a broken tibia, femur and knee cap! Chilly never does anything half-assed! No sir-ee! If he's going to injure himself, it's gonna be a big injury!

Oh, did I mention how delighted I am to be driving Gimpy McGimpster to work every morning? It’s a charming 40 miles one way…at 6:00 am because he is THAT dedicated to his job. Yes, I know...he should be home resting until surgery, but Mr. Type A has to work because it will literally kill him if he doesn't. (ahem...that's swell, Chilly...thanks for stomping all over my primo 6:00 am blog time...you know, when the kids are still asleep..oops..that was mean...you only have one working leg...I meant hopping all over my blog time...)



Heavy sigh….Anyhoo…let’s move on to more cheerful topics!

I was recently tagged by the ever delightful, Sassypants Wifey over at the fabulous blog, Sassy Secrets of a True Blue Desperate Housewife for this fun 8’s meme….I am using a wee bit of creative license and tweaking it a bit in honor of my post today. You are supposed to list things in groups of 8’s. I am going to share a list of 8 things that made me feel happy this month. (I know…this month has sucked, but I’m trying to turn this train to Craptown around and head back to Happyville!)

Happy #1 – Awards from Jodi at Jodibee Designs and Sue from Gossamer Creations! Both of these lovely ladies are fantastic artists! I was tickled pink to receive these charming awards! I am sharing them with all of you! I can’t possibly choose, so if you don’t have them, please enjoy them! Thanks Jodi and Sue!
Happy #2 - Extremely patient healthcare professionals who have put up with my husband’s weird sense of humor while administering top quality care for him....admin staff....not so happy with you folks, but we'll save your screw ups for another day!

Happy #3 – The renewal of the NBC series “Chuck”! I loved this line from Monday’s season finale…”Chuck Me!” I will be annoying my entire family with that line for years to come….Thanks, script writers! (thanks, Boob Nazi for the heads up! I think I was thinking "What the Chuck?!" while I was watching it! lol!)

Happy #4 – Winning my “purchase” at a local bookstore the other day! Woo hoo! My luck is definitely improving! Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!

Happy #5 - I always find that when life hands you lemons (or health impaired husbands), you should always listen to fantastic music, read a great book and watch “Love Actually” to set things right. Oh, and looking at the photo below...that definitely will put a smile on your face and a spring in your step! (yes, I know I just had his photo on a recent post, but hot tamales! I just can't help myself! He just so happens to be a central character in the book I read yesterday...) Happy to say, my world is brighter today because I did just those things yesterday!

Happy #6 – Handyman Hotties…for example, Carter Oosterhouse….man candy that can fix stuff….oh yeah….(be quiet, Gimpy....I'm your primary caregiver...don't turn me into a Nurse Ratched...)


Happy #7Nate Berkus, Peter Ishkhans (Peter Perfect), Paula Deen ya’ll, Sandra Lee, Clean House Team, and Dr. Oz…all who are going to come and do my lifestyle makeover….right? I'm the perfect candidate..seriously! Come do me! (well, not in "that" kind of way....sheesh!)
I saved the best for last...

Happy #8Tween Caveboy and Irish Dancer Girl…….They have been real troopers through all of this turmoil. They still smile and laugh even though it’s hard to see Daddy having such a hard time. To Tween Caveboy..way to jump in there when Gimpy was struggling...You dragged him across the room to safety like a soldier dragging his buddy from the battlefield. Good for you!

Irish Dancer Girl, awesome job of running for your doctors kit to bandage up the Gimp! You are simply the sweetest doctor around! You two are rockstars! Mama LOVES YOU!

Feel free to join in the crazy 8's meme fun! Check out Sassypants Wifey's post for the original 8's or feel free to take this tweaked version!

Well now, that feels much better! What makes you happy this fine Thursday?



p.s. I would like to thank "Chinzie" (sp?) for sharing the moniker "Gimpy McGimpster" with Chilly....you have no idea how much fun I will have torturing him with this...mwwoooohhahahaha! (also, thank you, Chinzie...for helping Gimpy up and down the stairs at the office and for making sure he arrives safely to our vehicle! You rock!

41 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Sounds like a rough week! And I see a theme here with your men.

Sassypants Wifey said...

I had to stifle laughter so as not to wake the finally sleeping Grouchy Goat (she doesnt feel good) My internal giggles must have been detected by the hubs, he was eyeballing me and wondering what I was laughing about. I am sure he would have only had pity. He just doesnt understand blog humor. Plus he has had double knee surgery. Twice. That whole been there done that would probably kill off any humor that would be there. Plus hes a man, he just wouldnt get snarky "I have to take care of your azz, so I will also make fun of it for the sake of my blog" vibe. Good on ya.

Oh and also "who wants a clean house" love that show! miss niecy though.

Becky said...

I love all your HAPPY's , but my favorite as well is that Chuck is renewed! I was a little worried when he didn't have the intersect anymore and what was going to happen with the show...but now he does kung fu! oh boy! And I loved that line too...Casey cracks me up! Anyways-Yeah for Chuck! :)

Amy said...

Love Actually, does actually, make me feel better. Really almost anything with Hugh Grant in it. He's on my "List." You know the one...

I'm keeping fingers and toes crossed for all of your lemons to turn into those delicious little candies shaped like lemons but all rolled around in sugar. I'd wish for you only sugar, but we all know that would be a massive crock of crap kind of wish.

Glad you're back wandering in the Land of Blog!

Beth said...

Men and injuries! You've got a great sense of humor still!

Hit 40 said...

Holy Chuck!

Down hubby the worst! They are like a child times two!! Maybe... you should leave him at work! Why bring him back to drive him again the next day. He could pull an all nighter for them.

Mother Mayhem said...

Sorry for Gimpy McGimpster. Sounds VERY painful. :o\

Our taste in men is very different. I like mine with a little more meat on their bones and with hairier faces. :o)

Kate said...

Poor Chilly!!! Poor poor Chilly. Well, you're a good girl for taking him to work. I know all about caring for ailing hubbys. Mine either tries to croak or breaks something every 3 years need it or not. My heart goes out to you!

Cammie said...

love your new prettiness!!

Mimi said...

OK, so the man had a heart attack, again & broke his leg severly & he's going to work!!

You & him deserve an award.

Em said...

Wow, my dear. May starts tomorrow, bet you cannot wait!

What I'm happy about - that crabby Hubs went to work - oh Chuck off Crabby McCrabbster!

Hey, that's fun :-) Thanks!

Jess said...

OH NO! Paula Deen has sucked you in with her fake southern accent! DON'T LET HER DO IT! DON'T!! I did meet ol Paula once in an elevator in the Courthouse. (Jury duty) She seemed lovely...but she doesn't really talk like that...none of us southern folks do! Plus I am a little bitter she took over one of my favorite bars and put a gift shop in its place. :)

Bobby G said...

You think Erik the vampire from trueblood is hot? Really? i see sam, or Bill, and even Jason, but Erik? Interesting

Joyce said...

Hope he is not a back seat driver:) I was laughing so hard from your post that my Mr. "A "type asked what was so funny and my response was that I was reading about his twin:) Hang in there and keep smiling.
Joyce

Jillene said...

So sorry about Chilly!! And congrats on your awards. And I LOVE CHUCK!! WHOO HOO!!

Cadance said...

I ♥ me some Chuck...did oyu watch the 3-D one? We got the glasses and DVR'd that episode!

hope your man is feeling better right away!

I am thankful I went to the gym already....something off my list for the day.

The Boob Nazi said...

The line was "Chuck me." haha I know that because I LOVE IT.
AND IT WAS RENEWED??????????? HOW DID I MISS THIS????

Dapoppins said...

Tween caveboy was helpful? Wow. I never would have imagined a tween being helpful! THERE IS HOPE IN THE UNIVERSE.

Sorry that your husband is hurt. You are a real trooper to drive him to work. I would look at my husband with my patented clueless expression and say, "So, who are you going to get to give you a ride?"

I hope husband chilly doesn't over do the working thing...stress can't be good for him.

Ummmm. Handsome me with sharp teeth.

enough said.

Dapoppins said...

did my comment post? are you moderating me? do you have a stalker? I DON"T have a stalker. It just isn't fair. No stalker for me.


I think I need to invent a stalker.

Tranquility said...

"hopping"... HAHAHAHA....

Oh, how I sympathize with your troubles, but you do have a way of wording things that makes me laugh somehow.
Just know, I'm not laughing at your woes, but at your wording! ;)

Lana@The Kids Did WHAT?! said...

Geez! Men will do anything for attention, eh? "Heart surgery the second time around isn't scary/stressful enough? Already been through it once so the "newness" has worn off? Think I'll go break my leg." Poor thing. And poor Chilly too!! ;)

pam said...

Yum!! Thanks for the large picture of Eric:) Do you realize the new season is quickly approaching!

I am praying for you and thinking of you, I get worried when I don't hear from you.

xox

Yaya said...

40 miles one way? Holy cow that's a lot of driving. I hope he gets better soon.

Tracy said...

Phew! One day off and I come back to a crapton of work... it took me like 3 hours to read your blog!

Anyhoo... I'm so glad that you are positive and really trying to hold it together. You are amazing and that is yet another quality I truly admire about you. That and you love "Love Actually". I heart that movie. Everyone should watch it. We actually just watched it the other night... it was on TV.

big hugs to the fam! I say McD's ice cream (yum my fav!) for the kids for doing their part. AND you can go back to that fancy schmancy McD's Tuscon has! hahahaa

Sherrlyn Borkgren Photography said...

Gessh what a week you have had. I try to think when things get bad then everything must get better right. When I first saw that pic of the man I thought it was yours. ha ha

MindyLew said...

Sorry to hear about Gimpy McGimpster. I feel for you with your 40 min morning drive - What a trooper!! Thanks for sharing all your silver linings with us - hope things get better with every day! :}

Randi Troxell said...

i think you need to buy another week so you can have a new one! lol... but i do looove your new look lots!

Kim said...

I had to laugh at your title, because a couple months ago I wrote about the Legend of Gray Tooth McGee. We understand the literary profundity that is achieved by sticking "Mc" in front of a name ; )

The Blonde Duck said...

You poor thing. I hope things get easier for you! And I know Chille gets better!

SO said...

Wow. April has been a hard month to you. With your attitude that Craptown train will be turned around in no time and you will be in Happyville before you know it.

And though I do love me some Carter my allegiance lies with Andrew Dan Jumbo. Mmmmmm....Andrew.....

Shari said...

Luckily tomorrow is a new month, and I always think new months turn things around!

Bobbie Leigh said...

Hi, I came over from Bobby G's blog. Great post!

Jenni Jiggety said...

What the Chuck and Chuck me...TWICE!

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

i tagged you too- yester'een; very informal. so i'm a slouch. When you're "gone", Dawn, Bloggerville is less than its potential. eat that choco-vooduon NOW!!!
:D
Smiles and a happy 0600 commute menana...

C.

Marie Reed said...

Darling Dawn! I am soooo relieved.... I've been thinking and worrying about that heart of Gimpy McGimster! Not that I'm glad he has a bum knee and is being a royal pain in the bootie but... phew... I am sooo glad that he is a pretty healthy hop along cassidy!

Tess said...

What a week! Hope May is better.
Please vote for my card this last week-Im almost there!

LadyStyx said...

Chuck's one of my must-see shows of the week. This week's episode was predictible but so flippin AWESOME!!! That was definitely my favorite line too. The expression on Casey's face was PRICELESS!!

Jenners said...

Your hubby sure keeps you on your toes! Good lord woman!

And at least this month is OVER. May MUST get better!

Megan said...

Yikes! Sounds a bit rough in your world lately! Hope it all gets better soon!

My hubby is happy that Chuck was renewed as well. It's not a regular in my tv viewing, but I do watch occasionally with hubby and it is a good one.

nikkicrumpet said...

Holy cow you need to swaddle your hubby in bubble wrap. He's a menace! I hope he starts taking better of himself!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Ohhh poor Dawn, oh wait I guess I should say Come on Chilly stop jumping one legged ... LOL just playing I hope he gets better soon and you get your mornings back.

Miss ya, take care! Muah

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