Flu bug still biting writer
We are still recovering from the flu. Paul is under a doctor’s care. I sure hope the antibiotic and other medicine will give him the relief that he needs now. Friday, a body scan is scheduled at Richard Roudebush VA Medical Center. During our visit, he has another appointment where he will receive the second of a series of injections in the knee. I am going to know this Thursday if the boot that I have been wearing since September can be removed. A month ago, previous to my office visit, my podiatrist told me the boot could come off. Then after looking at the x-rays this slow healer was told to replace it. I sure do hope Thursday’s visit will go well. Enough of this subject, I feel worse just thinking about the last few months.
I have something very different to tell you. If you read my Brazil Buzz last week you might have noticed a misspelled word. Do not blame it on The Brazil Times. I am guilty and very sorry. After this writer submitted my work, I sat back down to read it to Paul. The minute it came on the screen, I did not know whether to laugh or cry. I have done enough of the latter lately, so laughter was the best medicine to calm my jittery nerves. The word was meant to be groaning, instead this flu-bitten dummy typed in the latest new word that tumbled from my dizzy dome — ‘groining.’ What in the world does that mean and what was I thinking? Neither Paul nor I are familiar with groining, groins, yes, we all have them and we do know the other meanings. ‘Groining’ is a word but it was definitely used in the wrong context. If my parents were living and they saw that word this old girl would have been scolded. My mom thought raunchy was a bad word and dad threatened to wash my mouth out with bar soap once when I asked him about a word — that turned out to be bad — written on an old shed next to the grade school. I didn’t even pronounce it right. I never found a home for it in my vocabulary. So, here is what I am thinking; since new words appear in the dictionary ever so often, I’ll give it a meaning and offer ‘groining’ up for consideration. Could it be a new dance move or a cure for what ails us?
I am going to take my medicine now and tuck in the kids.
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