Mental Health. Remarkably, I'm now a convert to mindfulness and meditation. The last time I went on a walk I noticed that I was dwelling on the negative (losing Gary) and re-directed my thoughts to where I would live if I lost Gary (a warehouse loft that would look empty until I pushed a button and then tiny-house-style beds would drop down, origami-like sofas would emerge, tables would rise from the floor and yellow and white furninishings would unfold from all sides. Kind of like the end of Pillow Talk, but color-coordinated.) It's like I've won my Superego back on my side and it censors the negative instead of running a commentary on all my flaws.
Physical Health. I went for my yearly physical and two notable things happened.
First, for the first time in years I got a flu shot. I haven't gotten them in the past because of my bad reaction to raw eggs, but this year we decided to see what happens. And you know whhat? Nothing happened. I didn't end up in the bathroom. The doctor suspected that since the raw egg wasn't in my digestion, my digestion wouldn't reject it, to put it daintily.
Second, I gave a urine sample on the way out. I've given dozens - nay hundreds - of pee samples. You'd think I'd know how to do it. Usually it's without incident. For some reason this time I decided to read the directions posted on the wall. So I stood there reading the directions, unwrapped the towelettes, pulled down my pants and for some stupid reason - still standing - santized my area.
My area immediately said, "Wait? We're wiping already? I didn't even pee yet! Here, lemme catch up."
And I peed all over myself and my partially down underwear (but not my fully down pants) as I lurched over to the commode. I had intended to wipe, sit, unscrew the cap, position, and pee, but that was all happening at the same time now. Luckily I was able to fill the cup halfway, and luckily I had a zip lock bag in the car I could store my soggy underwear in.
It just occurs to me - that could have been my body rejecting the flu vaccine. Nah. Just me being dumb.