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I feel rather like a wrung-out washcloth this morning.

I spent a few hours in the emergency room last night -- not for myself, but for my wife, who is fine, so no one worry about her (I did enough worrying for everyone). I'm not allowed to share the details, so don't even ask. There was a fall and asphalt involved, that's all I'm sayin'.

ANYWAY, with my general wussiness, I got all light-headed and the nurses had to sit me down and I managed to not fall asleep (as I usually do after a near-passout incident), but waited until we were able to get her home and settled, then managed to stay awake a while longer until bedtime when I crashed and didn't move for approximately nine hours. I haven't eaten anything substantial since lunch yesterday, but I'm not really hungry -- last night "dinner" consisted of a rosemary cracker and a few petit fours left from Christmas. I know, I should eat something -- in a while I'll fix something with protein for breakfast.

It's interesting, really, the state your body can get into with emotional upheavals. I know I've certainly encountered it before, since I am such a fainting flower, but for some reason I'm always surprised by it and feel taken off guard. I guess it is true your body "forgets" trauma (allowing you to enjoy it time and again).

In other news, I found my Office CDs; unfortunately, it's Office 2003. I could install it, I suppose (and I have to admit I LIKED Office 2003, but I've finally gotten used to Office 2007, and I'm not sure I want to go back to the better one when I have to use 07 at work--not to mention half of what I'm working on currently is in the docx format); I know I got 2007 for Jonathan Strange when I bought him, but maybe because it was a package deal on the computer I never got discs, just the activate code (which I can't find). Because I'm dragging my heels on this, I don't have a word processor on this computer and haven't written anything but my journal in days. (Since I also keep my bank statement in an Excel spreadsheet, I have to keep Jonathan handy for keeping my balance current.)

I have been using this high-speed, wonderful new machine to play Tri-Peaks solitaire. Also installed Sim City Societies yesterday. People of the past, we will use vast computing power to look at cats on the Internet and play games! Be warned of the future!

Happened to catch Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure on TV yesterday. Heh, I'd forgotten how much I loved that movie. A lifelong passion for Billy the Kid was started right there.

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ljs
Jan. 6th, 2013 04:51 pm (UTC)
[hugs to both of you]
manoah
Jan. 6th, 2013 04:52 pm (UTC)
When the adrenaline kicks in after an "incident" you just move on instinct. Then the crash.

As we say in my family, poor baby! For both of you! I crashed on my bike (not saying that is what happened!) two years ago and spent some time in the ER...not fun at all. My hand still pains me when it's very cold out.

Again, with all sympathy.........poor baby!
wildrider
Jan. 7th, 2013 12:48 am (UTC)
Barb let the world know in her own journal, so I am no longer sworn to secrecy. :)

Thanks!
nutmeg3
Jan. 6th, 2013 04:59 pm (UTC)
I almost used my "ow" icon but decided hugs were better. And I send lots of ::hugs:: to both of you. Do eat, though. Your body needs fuel after nearly fainting, as I'm sure you know. Anyway, more ::hugs::
wildrider
Jan. 7th, 2013 12:50 am (UTC)
I did, finally. I don't know why it took so long for my appetite to come back! But I just ate a lot of veggies with blue cheese dip for dinner, so that's pretty good for a quick little "snacky" dinner.

*hugs back!*
dsgood
Jan. 6th, 2013 11:53 pm (UTC)
Word processing: Try the freeware program LibreOffice (www.LibreOffice.org), which handles docx and various other formats.

Good healing to your wife!
wildrider
Jan. 7th, 2013 12:47 am (UTC)
I can give it a shot. Freeware is always a little chancy. I'll see how it works on Windows 8

Thanks!
cornerofmadness
Jan. 7th, 2013 03:44 am (UTC)
that's a helluva day for you both
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