Daughter Susan and I were having
one of our frequent crazy telephone conversations. As usual, there was a lot of laughter. This time she was amused because I’m seeing a ‘Sports Medicine’ clinic for my ancient, arthritic knee.
It IS funny since Susan knows very well I’m not into sports. Nor have I ever been — not even as a spectator.
At school, we played baseball in the
summertime. I was the last chosen and usually ended up out in
field where I could contemplate the beauty of the daisies. I doubt I ever hit a ball. (I may have some attributes, but was always lousy at such things.)
Nor did I ever have a bike or learn how to ride one, although my husband and I rode a tandem which I managed not to upend. (But once HE did and I broke some toes.) I manage somewhat on my Exercycle, thank you, although I need to ice my knees later. It’s the only bike riding I do.
It may be I already had a vestibular disorder as a kid. Years later, I ended up being the co-founder, with Dr. Graham Bryce, of the B.C. Balance & Dizziness Disorders Society (BADD) and we managed to help many others with similar disorders.
In any case I was always a klutz, which was okay since I was also the first to be chosen for the debating team or class president (before said position was politicized) and renowned as the class artist.
So, after Susan and I cracked up on the phone about my non-existent athletic skills and my visiting a ‘Sports Medicine’ clinic, I received this photo clever Susan created. It is just too funny not to share with you. The face is mine, but that’s all I can honestly claim.
Hilarious, isn’t it?????
Hey, it’s son Rafi’s birthday today. I love him whole bunches! Wish him Happy Birthday!
You forgot to tell them what I said when you told me that we were going to have to respect you upon your next birthday, since you were surely going to achieve wisdom then, as it didn’t happen on this birthday. I said, “Hmm…I wouldn’t get your hopes up. You’re an athlete, after all, and athletes are not known for their brains!”
Nor am I known for my brains Susan: And on top of that, not for my skill as an athlete either. What to do????? Chuckle. Love ya, Maughm
Happy Birthday, Rafi! Have a good one. 💐🎂
How sweet of you Narendra: I’ll be sure to tell him tonight when I’ll be speaking with him.
Happy birthday, Rafi! Susan, you are fast coming up to Maugham’s ‘crazy humour’! Got to love this family 😁😁
Let’s face it Jaya: My kids don’t stand a chance. When sanity was passed around, they missed our house. We do have a lot of fun though. Thanks for reading. Enjoy your days.
Hugs through the miles……
Hugging you right back!
i was lousy at sports and was picked last too.
i pedal stationary bikes backwards for no resistance. hehe.
Is that true? If you pedal backwards there is no resistance? I’ll have to try that. And, thanks for admitting you were chosen last too. I’m sure I wasn’t alone.
Happy birthday to your son. And don’t forget to keep icing your knees. See ya!
No fear of me forgetting to ice those knees. If I don’t, they’ll keep me up until I do.
Thanks for your birthday wishes to Rafi. He’s quite a special guy.
Muriel, you look fantastic in your latest photo. It is amazing that you don’t need to use a walker and I swear you must have lost about 5 pounds. I’m nor crazy about the blue outfit as I feel you look better in red. You sure have changed since the last time I visited. Keep doing your exercise bike-it really works. Happy birthday Rafi!!
Hi Brian: You’re absolutely right! I DO look better in red, but when you win the race, what does it matter what you wear. Right? Love ya,
Brian — your comment completely cracked me up, and I’m sure my mom laughed out loud reading that one too!
Yer rite Susan: Brian did make me laugh out loud. He often does because he’s very funny. Is it possible he and I really like each other because we’re both a little, oh, you know. Giggle.
As one “non-athlete” to another, I’m so glad that we both have a sense of humour about it all!
I wonder if you’re seeing the same sports medicine physio as I am?? (I tore a hamstring muscle last month.) My appointments are on Zoom, in the comfort of my own living room. Enjoy your walks, and the daisies, too:) V.
As always, glad to hear from you Val: I’ve had two different injections in an old arthritic knee. Neither has helped so far….but I don’t give up easily. Take care of you. M