Monday, September 30, 2013


Separated shoulder trumps handstands....I don't think so! Although every thought the primate has, translates in to an action verb for my arms and legs, since his have been useless for almost 3 weeks, I have still found time to practice handstanding.

When you have a gigantic hole in your shoulder caused probably by a clavicle that shot unexpectedly upward piercing the skin and exposing muscle and tissue and fat this is what your bathroom counter looks like.

Doc says no worries, keep it clean, make a few figure 8's with your arm for therapy and you'll be back on your bike in no time.


A bottle of pain pills, 3 weeks and one day, and one hundred Curad stickless bandages later, and primate is back on a two wheeler. TINAAAA is officially off duty. Remember Diary of a Mad Housewife? Start the video around 43:23. See what's been on my plate. And in my defense to quote Linus himself, "they don't call me Lunkhead Lentz for nothing."

Meantime I have been strapping six pound weights to my ankles and practicing the handstand hop. Turns out for me the pressing off foot is more important than the swinging leg. Coordination is key and rather elusive. But I am getting closer and if I can convince Linus to film me I will post it here. He does not want me handstanding, he thinks it's unsafe!

A visit from a couple of Williston Park cheerleaders brought some levity to our situation. Football too!


An award winning sweet potato and a beer that kept on giving. John looks as if he has some misgivings about going ahead with this meal.
The 2 Clares and Therese and John @ Bridge over the River York
New Pillars a little Paint and O' those boxwoods!
#106 Trader Joe's Harvest Grains, Beets with Goat's R Us cheese from Nottoway County, Kale Salad with shaved Parmesan and Sprouted Kitchen's Curried Roasted Almonds and roasted butternut squash, plus a little chicken for the meat eaters, and rustic olive bread from Normandie French Cuisine in King George County for all.

Ireland's Flag colors in there somewhere. Must check with Therese. I forgot already.

#107 added the second butternut squash to Trader Joe's grains.
#108 Fine Cooking's Tomato, Avocado, Corn, and Black Bean Salad 

#109 Italian Food Forever's Pasta Fazool
Okay, maybe some of it was my own doing but after hauling and spreading 55 bags of mulch, window washing, bandage changing, lots of charwoman chores i.e. blood removal, and lawn mowing, at the directive of Lisa and Kimberly I am drawing the line at jacking up the car and changing the oil!