Monday, July 13, 2009

A Study in Contrasts

No photo tonight as I have not been taking photos - the "Immobilizer" does a lot more than stabilize my shoulder and aid recovery, it apparently immobilizes my spirit as well.   Using my good camera is out of the question unless I use a tripod, and even using the point and shoot is a pain.  I'll try to do better but I can't promise much for another couple weeks when I can lose the sling and drive our car again (manual transmission).  The motorcycle is out of the question until maybe September, unfortunately.

With the whining out of the way, I have actually been out and about and doing things.  I went to the Geology of the Aleutians lecture at the museum on Friday (Zoya, words fail me to describe how sorry I am about your loss - you are in my prayers), followed by sushi and a walk home with a friend.  Goldfish has been sick, to the point of actually missing a day's work, so things at home have been pretty low key.  Elaine and Bear are back from vacation - the island seems a bit "off" when they are gone, welcome home ladies.

Work is a bit painful, and very awkward, so the days seem to be dragging a bit for the first time.  I skipped the hardware store clearance sale tonight because I remember standing in the middle of some large stores in Boise last month looking around thinking I should buy SOMETHING while I'm here, but not seeing anything I needed.  I also thought "Wow, this is almost as good as the internet" - fellow islanders that shop largely on-line will understand . . . . . 

I had a thought that if I apparently can't come up with a decent post on my own until I can get out and do some photography, I can devote some time pimping the other island blogs that have sprung up in the last year, so I'll start doing that in the next day or two.  I am super stoked that my brother will be here in a couple weeks - can't wait to see you Bro!  

7 comments:

Bren said...

Hey little brother, you have a right to whine as long as it doesn't get you down. Being immobile during the summer is a real bummer. I bet Goldfish is sick from stressing out so much about you. Sorry to hear that. Hope she is well quickly. Enjoy big brother, I really miss him. Love ya

Gigi said...

Hey Steve, that sounds a little depressing, hope you are doing okay and that Goldfish is feeling better. I can totally relate to the online shopping comment! I am the queen of the internet when it comes to finding bargains. LOL And it is a good thing you didn't come to the sale--it was wall to wall people and your poor shoulder would have been jostled too much for comfort. Miss your photos, but hey, you can get all philosophical and discuss some deep thoughts instead. :) Hope to see you out and about and in good spirits soon.

Suzassippi said...

I hate that you are missing the summer motorcycle weather and down in the dumps to boot. That is really very typical after surgery--your body has no idea why it has been whacked on and responds the only way it knows how. Thank goodness, it does pass. Meanwhile, in addition to your wonderful pictures, I love the depth of the thoughts you express, too. You are not just a one-trick pony.

Lori said...

Hey Steve - haven't posted in a while, but just wanted you to know that I'm around and I'm always reading your posts - so post on with or without the pictures. You have always inspired me and kept me going, so now it's my turn to kick you (no where near that should, of course) and say, this mood is definitely temporary and you will be back to your normal self soon enough. Everything you mentioned is temporary, no bike riding, no fiddling with the heavy camera - so look at it this way, now you have time for other things! Like how about some new soap or just reading that book and getting to that goal? Chin up and I wish Goldfish a speedy recovery too!

Sending you hugs from warm, sunny FL! ~~Lori~~

Lauri said...

Hi Steve, Sorry you are in such pain....must be killing you not to be able to ride your cycle...and GF being sick? Oh, you poor things. I hope GF feels better soon, and that you heal fast! I will miss your photos, but your words make up for that.

Bren said...

Impressed that you are able to write so much with the shoulder.

unalaska said...

If you want to know the truth, I look forward to your photographs, but I absolutely anticipate your writing. So there...