Laughter as Brain injury medicine … smoothies anyone?

25 Sep

Laughter as brain injury medicine makes life easier.  Have you ever offered someone a treat, but found you didn’t quite have the ingredients?  All one needed were ice cubes or ice chips.  On a hot day homemade berry smoothies was just the refreshing drink.

After adding the ingredients one reached into the freezer only to find the ice-cube maker with the arm raised as though the cube drawer was full.  This has been an ongoing problem.  Not because no one makes the ice cubes, but simply because the drop of an ice-cube periodically seems too annoying to another.  As a result, everywhere there is an ice maker they lift the arm and stop the automatic ice maker from making cubes.

This backfired as expecting a luscious smoothie did not occur because it’s like baking a cake without flour … you need ice to make smoothies to one’s liking.  Well, things haven’t changed but if anyone thinks it’s normal to stop an automatic ice maker because of noise you might think it’s defective.

English: Natural ice cube in the snow Deutsch:...

English: Natural ice cube in the snow Deutsch: Eisstück im Schnee (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Who really believes a rare and subtle noise from a small drop of a cube makes too much noise?  Noise intolerance is common with brain injury … but this is definitely a cold topic … EXCESSIVE or maybe obsessive NOISE INTOLERANCE!

Soon it will be snowing and one wonders if the flakes will be too noisy!  Maybe it’s the noisy flakes that complain the most!  One can make smoothies with snow if the ice isn’t in the freezer! It just needs white and not yellow snow!  You look forward to these quiet flakes!

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3 responses to “Laughter as Brain injury medicine … smoothies anyone?

  1. Katharine Trauger

    October 3, 2013 at 2:30 am

    Cute and funny. Did you write this, Edie?

    • brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)

      October 8, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      I did but … I had a draft on ice and season changes and I “cut and paste” a small portion which was the last paragraph. Ironically and now I see it has a double meaning, but the meaning I had initially with “noisy flakes” was from melted snow and refrozen to hear crackling of ice.

      Ice is rarely welcome and often leads to injury causing many complaints. It’s beautiful to enjoy the peacefulness of falling flakes. First, we can find pleasure in the autumn colors and season. In the meantime, I’m trying to get drafts ready to restart writing on a regular basis. Take care and stay safe.

  2. The Laughing Housewife

    October 15, 2013 at 4:38 am

    I love that picture of the ice cube. I’ve never seen anything like that before.


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