no Halloween for me this year. Pixel gobbled a hank of hair out of my black wig, & really, who hasn't seen me dressed in my purple kimono?
i remember being young, when my mom was still a housewife & handmade all my costumes. waiting until it got dark & begging my dad to let me stay out with my friends til 8:30(!)
Halloween as an adult always equates to being drunk & dressed up. being drunk is out of my scope of activities these days anyhow. my brother & Mandy are taking the nieces to the mall for trick or treating, maybe i'll tag along. seems the thing to do, watch the kids enjoy it like it's supposed to be enjoyed.
in other news, i realized i really have to get on my hip replacement's revision before i'm out of kick ass benefits. this means within the next 6 months i'll have the whole damn thing renovated. it's like planning to be handicapped-- really, how does one best prepare? i have an appointment with the orthopedist on the 15th, so i guess that's as good a start as any. (eeeeek!)
on top of that, i'm working with a metabolic bone specialist to salvage whatever bone density i can in the meantime, before they go grinding more out.
i wonder if i was always destined to age & come apart so prematurely. i mean, i wasn't too careful with my health, but i have friends & family that really ravage themselves & their healthy as horses! it makes me feel a little bit like i've wasted a lot of time hymning & hawing around when i should have enjoyed the time i was trouble free to the maximum. one musn't waste more time regretting, but it's definitely a thought.
here's my future in a nutshell, just throw a herding dog or two in there.
c'est la fucking vie!