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Getting a bit of (oh-my-god!) exercise

church_exit1The dual Gs (gimpy and grumpy) do strive for a semblance of a normal life. Normal not by their old standard of a 6 to 10 mile run on Saturday morning. Or normal even by their most recent history of an outing where the male DG walked while the female DG jogged. Normal in their current status is – drum roll – a morning outing to downtown Menlo Park where they spent 90 minutes or so gathering content for InMenlo.
As they were winding up their stops on Santa Cruz Avenue, the female DG suggested they stop at the Russian Orthodox Church (link) on Crane St. – one of the hidden gems of Menlo. But this is where it got a bit interesting – the female DG decided to scoot there. She’s still learning how best to “drive” her knee-walker scooter, and there were a few challenges going down the slopes leading to cross walks – and step upgrades like the ramp in the the church which had no rail seemed too risky (it was easier to life the scooter up the two steps into the church.

On the way home, a thought occurred to her: She actually had a bit of exercise.

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Normal is far away but we can pretend

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The morning started with a kiss. Maybe that’s how many married households begin their day but in the land of the dual Gs (gimpy and grumpy), its a bit of a rarity. Not a whole lot of time for tenderness when it’s just a struggle to get out of bed and make your way to the bathroom.

But after the male DG’s walk (he reported extra wobbliness) and the female DG’s morning injection to ward off blood clots, it took on a semblance of normalcy, though nothing is really normal when you’re now together almost 24/7 and a marriage is used to breaks during the day. Work, lunch, more work. The comical clean up act performed in the kitchen because it really is the best sink to wash hair. And how many couples – gimpy or not – end their day getting dual manicures – and for the male DG, his first pedicure. With a few quick strokes Helen of SkyNails was able to disentangle his right toe nail, making him good to go. They couldn’t even contemplate what would happen if his right foot went south.

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