Complete clarity! That’s what I had for the first time yesterday after conking my head and ending up with a concussion a week and a half ago. I felt so good that I actually ventured out and drove to the license bureau to renew my driver’s license and my car tags before they expire on my birthday onThursday. This was a monumental accomplishment for me, since it was the first day I had not had a headache or been dizzy.
You cannot imagine how hard it’s been to be cooped up inside a house doing little else but watch television and take naps. But all that “beauty sleep” seemed to have paid off for my driver’s license picture, because for once, it’s a half-way decent photo!
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I have a real aversion to having an ID that looks like a mug shot from a police lineup. Why do those license bureau employees always snap the shutter when you’re in the middle of a blink even though they tell you they won’t take the picture until the count of three? And how do you know if they’re going to take it that picture ON the count of three or AFTER the count of three?
Now, I’m sure you see all those strange wiggly lines all over my face... Well, the state of Ohio has recently implemented some new security features for driver’s licenses. The driver’s birthdate is printed over the photo, and there are all sorts of strange holographic images and lines throughout the license background- even over the driver’s face. Disclaimer: I really do NOT have protruding veins or deep frown furrows! I only admit to the beginnings of a few laugh lines.
At least for the next four years that this license is valid, I won’t be overly ashamed to show it, despite the chubby chipmunk cheeks. And since I plan on implementing a major diet and exercise regime after the holidays, I refuse to worry if the weight information on the license information is a little
a whole lot inaccurate. Ahem…. Does anybody need a dieting buddy starting in January?!
I told the clerk that the information on the expiring license was still correct. What I had meant to convey was that my address information was still correct. She must have inferred that I meant EVERYTHING else, because she kept the my same weight info that was on there from four years ago. Whoops… My bad.
Heaven forbid that the license bureau should ever become the weight police and determine the need to install a scale in their offices for the sake of accuracy! LOL Wouldn’t you just hate to have that information available for everyone in the room to see or hear?! I would hope it would never come to that! “Big Brother” knows too much about us, as it is.
So now that I’m finally feeling like my old self, I need to get busy and catch up on so much. I’ll be celebrating my birthday on Thursday and Mr. Sullivan and I will spend Friday bringing down the holiday decorations from the attic. We’d like to set up as many trees as we can so I can start working on them next week. It will be a whirlwind decorating spree!
Once again, I want to thank all of you for the get-well wishes and prayers that you sent while I’ve been laid up and looney. It meant so much to read them. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with your loved ones!
lots of hugs,