You know how when a room starts to take on a rosy hue so you open the door and then Bam, sunset.
Ho Ho Ho!
I went with Sharon for my first walk in three weeks. We stopped off at LA Louver to see an Edward and Nancy Kienholz exhibit. Edward died in 1994 and I don’t remember that Nancy was credited in the past.
I remember this: “A 1966 show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art drew considerable controversy over his assemblage, Back Seat Dodge ‘38 (1964). The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors called it “revolting, pornographic and blasphemous” and threatened to withhold financing for the museum unless the tableau was removed from view. A compromise was reached under which the sculpture’s car door would remain closed and guarded, to be opened only on the request of a museum patron who was over 18, and only if no children were present in the gallery.”
And his other big sculpture of the time, Five Card Stud (1969-72) was even more disquieting to me, both being defining experiences for me struggling with the big question, But Is It Art? (Answer=Yes)
This is my doctor, a picture from at least before 2005. He has Far less hair now, but he’s still a cutie and my favorite kind of doctor. He never overreacts and he wants what you want. I went in to check that for 100% sure I wasn’t contagious. 100% my doctor said, you are not contagious.
UPDATE! I left the hospital thinking I’d had a bladder infection which made me vulnerable to flu.
No he said, they have no idea what was the source of your infection because it was everywhere, which is what made you so sick. They treated it in the drip with multiple broad spectrum antibiotics and antivirals for the flu and you got better.
About this pervasive septic infection (a much more dangerous condition than I thought I had), why did it happen? What could I do differently? Apparently No One Has Any Idea! My doctor says drink more water.
I’m going to write this here so it’s somewhere, from my discharge papers. “You were hospitalized for Sepsis due to undetermined organism. Your diagnoses also included Mixed Hyperlipidemia, Flu, Abnormal Ekg, Cystitis, Metabolic Encephalopathy.” When they released me all tests were negative for that list of conditions.
Looks like I’m going home from the hospital in a few hours, oh YAY!
Advice: Get a flu shot. The reason is because IF you get the flu you will be harangued by ALL and sundry. ‘Did you get a flu shot?’ ‘You didn’t?’ ‘For heavens sake why not?’ You will hear this 10,000 times before it’s over so save yourself the bother and just get a shot.
Some hospital stories to follow as soon as I get home and clean up the remnants of my crisis.
In kind of random order (and btw it rained all day on the 4th so I finished unpacking from Saint Paul, did laundry, cooked food, etc. It was lovely.)
I’m with Kaitlin and Lilly for three days while D&A go to a music festival in Vegas or as Kaitlin says, Vegas Baby. We’re having FUN!
This morning’s Elves on the Shelf found their way to a Shelf!
Last night we ate down the block at the place that used to be an Indian place and then used to be another Indian place, we liked them both, and is now a much snappier and fully packed Italian place. And we even ran into Ken and Susie there!
Then we went to see Taylor and Tessa in the same play that Lilly will be doing on Sunday. They have enough kids to put together seven full casts and hence seven shows.
Here’s Lilly sitting with Tyler and Kaitlin sitting with Tyler’s sister Emily.
Tessa was over after school on Friday for some play time before dance class followed by her big show.
This is from spotless, in 45 minutes. And a fine time was had by all.
On Thursday Lilah came over after school and we had another fun afternoon and evening but it was a school night so we were in the regular routine.
Monday I spent the afternoon and evening in the valley where the weather was lovely. Tuesday Windy came over and we enjoyed a nice swing through the new Trader Joe’s around the corner from my house.
In honor of Trader Joe’s arrival and as a Welcome to the ‘Hood, I bought this orchid. I’m still not fully unpacked nor have I done the laundry. Sigh!
Happy Birthday Susie (back in October but we celebrate when the opportunity presents itself). We went to the Disney Concert Hall to enjoy Dudamel and the LA Phil performing a Rachmaninoff piano concerto and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. It was gaspingly great!
But first we ran into Ben and Bonnie at the opening talk! What a happy surprise.
Marsha was there too and the three of us walked down to Maccheroni Republic. Then Marsha peeled off to the train while Susie and I took the Angels Flight back to Grand.
To get back to the Disney Hall parking we walked through MOCA’s plaza where the airplane sculpture used to be and I was curious to see what would be in its place. Here it is, all glow-y red cubes. It looked cool.