I received a letter yesterday stating that the Department of Motor Vehicles has been informed that I am unable to drive at this time; therefore, I am to turn in my driver's license and apply for one of those handicapped stickers so I can park in the handicapped spots.
Obviously, because the vertigo makes it impossible for me to quickly turn my head, I knew it was not wise for me to drive but at least I legally had the option to do so. I mean, if there had been an emergency and I wanted to get someone to the hospital or something, I could have jumped . . . okay walked slowly . . . to my car and then driven to the hospital. If I had to, anyway. I wouldn't have tried it without a dire emergency and, let's face it, if there were that dire an emergency in front of me, I could just call for an ambulance.
In any event, it is now official. The good thing is that now the disability people who were debating whether or not I qualify for disability can't really argue against it now. I mean, you can't get anymore proof than having your driving privileges taken away from you.
I finished reading M M Kaye's The Far Pavillions yesterday. Historical romance . . . epic story . . . political intrigue. I had debated on what book to take with me on my trip back in May. I eventually ended up choosing this one and enjoyed it but for some reason didn't continue reading it when I first came home. So earlier this week I thought about being halfway through the book and maybe I could/should pick it up. I figured that I would read three more chapters and if I was not caught up again in the story then I would just give up on it altogether.
I guess my finishing it says as much as I need to say. For what it is, the novel is a good one. The characters are interesting and memorable. The style of the writing is a bit frustrating and I kept wondering how an Indian person would read the novel and feel about it. Still, I can't deny I enjoyed it. A nice bit (long bit) of escapist fluff. If you liked Gone With the Wind or Shogun or novels along those lines, you'll like The Far Pavillions.
I was supposed to go out today with my friend Gina. We were going to do lunch and then go to my favorite little bookstore/gift shop. She is not feeling well. So it looks like I am home alone with Marc which can only mean one thing . . . We're going to watch Harry Potter!!! Yes, my son and I are watching all of the Harry Potter dvds in preparation for the new movie. I won't be going to see it but he will and, when it comes out on dvd, I will buy a copy. I also want/need to reread book six in preparation for the new book's release in less than a month but I don't have to start that now. I have two other books I am reading and can finish those first with enough time to get the sixth one knocked out before 21 July.
Yes, I am a geek. I don't deny it. I think it is important that one should embrace one's inner geekness.