Monday, November 26, 2012

Stand up Straight Stupid

So I've been off the net awhile because, oh yeah, I didn't listen to my mother.

"Don't gloat Mom."

"Well I always told you posture was important."

I know, I know. "Stand up straight stupid."

"I didn't say that."

"You didn't have to but don't worry I've decided to blame Brat."

"What I'd do?" Asks Brat walking into the conversation.

"The list," I tell her, "is too long to atone for."

Her brows fly up and she looks from me to Mom. "Huh?"

Mom shrugs. "Her hands hurt."

Brat gives me an incredulous look. "How is that my fault?"

"Well you were always teasing me about ..."

"Oh," her head snaps back and she barks a laugh, "the watermelons."

"They are NOT watermelons." I say cursing the sibling shorthand. "They are not

cantaloupes. They are normal. N.O.R.M.A.L."

Maybe even subnormal but it turns out living life with your chin tucked isn't. My arms go numb, the nerves pop and spark and my grip is shot so I've stayed off the computer cause I can't do anything about the hours sitting in the car, the jumpseat or the airport.

Is this a pity party?

Nope. I'm thrilled I don't have arthritis, irreversible carpal tunnel or, gasp, the dowagers hump I'll earn if I don't stand up straight. I wouldn't even mention it but I haven't been visiting your sites and I miss your witty blog posts. Last I knew Dawn at Lighten Up was in the Walmart mens room and who could miss that?

As soon as I set up an ergonamic standing work station, realign my spine and learn to touch type I'll be back. In the meantime have a wonderful holiday season and don't let anyone saw into your wrists until you get a second opinion, a great chiropracter or physical therapist and learn to stand up straight.



















LIghten Up

23 comments:

  1. I've always thought good posture was important and always try to stand erect.
    Although I remember the first time I did that, Sister Estelle threw me out of Health Class.
    "Dowagers Hump."
    If it's a verb and not a noun: sounds like a party at the rest home. ;-)

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    1. Al you are a joy so don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

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    1. I can't wear that pretty purple number on your blog so I'm going straight to the donut recipe. Nice to see you Miss M.

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  3. I am glad you checked in and will willingly wait until you are back on a more regular basis.

    NORMAL is good, erect posture is good...tell your chiropractor and physical therapist to work on a quick fix.

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    1. Yeah! It freaks out the passengers when I hang upside down on the jumpseat. Must be a better way :)

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  4. I have a sister like yours...never a dull moment. Hope your hands mend soon- we need some of your good writing!

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    1. Sisters must be here for our amusement. I can't find any other explanation. Oh stop, I'm kidding.

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  5. I am sorry you have not been feeling well and yes, you have been missed. Putting a light in the window until your return. Take care!

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  6. I was wondering where you went. I miss the wit and energy of your posts.

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    1. Shoot, I can't keep up with you on a good day, but hey, just seeing your icon makes me happy :)

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  7. Chiropractors are the best thing ever, if only my insurance felt the same way!

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    1. Right! I think it would save them money in the long run. Enjoy the day Ms. A

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  8. May you be back in 'fighting shape' in no time!

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  9. I hope that you are not hurting anymore ( or even hurting less).
    You write good posts so I hope that you are back soon. Meanwhile I can read your earlier posts.
    Thanks for reading my blog:)

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    1. I'm happy, I get to go to PT and in one year I can leave the airline with my meager benefits intact. I was just browsing your posts and spotted the one on posture. I wish I'd paid attention earlier. Have a lovely day Munir

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  10. Uh-oh. I'm good when sitting at my desk, but when I bring the laptop to the couch, I start slouching terribly. As a survivor of three slipped disks, I'll have to start standing-up-straight-stupid! :-D

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    1. Ouch. I know I have nothing to complain about and I hope your back isn't giving you trouble. Whoops, time to get my butt off the couch!

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  11. Get better soon,Kelly. I miss you!

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  12. Well I haven't missed your silly stories at all Kelly! Just a lot! I have got to give you credit for blaming Brat this time, but how does old "Damn-it-Rob" feel about being left out and replaced so readily by a GIRL?

    Take care!

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    1. Well dammit,
      I didn't notice the similarities between Rob and Brat and now it's too late. Of course if you asked your sibs I'm sure they'd confirm the youngest is always total trouble!

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  13. Welcome back sweetie. Do what it takes to be well and witty!
    M

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