To Distract Me from Wheezing

I found something to distract me from all the wheezing (which is not from anything wrong with my lungs according to my x-ray results – grr). Her name is Bloody Snow Princess (BIP), and those who are familiar with her call her Zippy Bippy.

She’s polar white with the blackout option.

It’s a car. And I am mentioning it in social media. That’s something I stopped doing about a decade ago when I was accused of bragging when I got the world’s ugliest Cadillac SUV. If I HAD to get an SUV I wanted a comfortable one, I’d thought, since I had to give up my beloved MINI Cooper (it was too low to the ground to drive across the pasture here at the ranch during the Great Drought of 2011 or the next year – it might have started a fire). Anyway, recently I decided to not worry about people judging me for living my life the way I want to. I’m doing my best not to judge them for things they do that I don’t understand, you see.

It must be a present, since it has a bow on it. And Lee’s even smiling!

So, yes, for my 65th birthday, I have a new car. This is the one I was expecting in a week or so, on January 5. I also have a new car because my old car had issues. I loved my old car, but no one but me and Anita and Kathleen (short people) were able to get into and out of it easily. So, Zippy Bippy is a bit taller. But she’s zippy.

She made it home in one piece

You might be thinking, wow, that’s a boring looking car for Suna. I would say, yes, I don’t like white cars, but it’s at least a swoopy-looking SUV. But, more important, the reason she’s a bloody snow princess is that she’s all red inside. Oooh, aaah. That and the R-dynamic badge make me forgive her for being a so-called SUV. She’s a tall car.

Yeah, baby, now THAT’S a Suna car.

I enjoyed driving her home last night, since driving involves sitting and not moving, so it counts as resting, right? I liked the adaptive cruise control, although it’s hard to get used to not using your brakes when a car ahead of you is slowing down. I did NOT like the thing that’s supposed to keep you in your lane. It kept moving the steering wheel on me and it gets confused by turn lanes. I turned that off.

She has a big butt and a big engine (not the biggest, but big enough).

In any case, this vehicle has the options my previous one did not, so I’m pleased. There are also things I did not expect, like a fancy coat hanger thing. Well. My jackets will be happy, I guess. And wow, the sunroof is huge.

That all makes the fact that my x-ray came out negative less frustrating. If there’s nothing in there, why are my lungs rattling and wheezing? And it makes it better that I also seem to have a sinus infection. At least the clinic would give me something to help with that. Let’s hope it helps with the other issue, or that the blood tests reveal something treatable. I just hate being sick and not being able to do a darn thing about it!

But I have Zippy Bippy. Even if she’s white, she’s icy cool, not refrigerator cool. Yeah. A practical luxury car. And I’m not ashamed to enjoy nice things. After all, just last week I was breathing chicken poop.


Author: Sue Ann (Suna) Kendall

The person behind The Hermits' Rest blog and many others. I'm a certified Texas Master Naturalist and love the nature of Milam County. I manage technical writers in Austin, help with Hearts Homes and Hands, a personal assistance service, in Cameron, and serve on three nonprofit boards. You may know me from La Leche League, knitting, iNaturalist, or Facebook. I'm interested in ALL of you!

7 thoughts on “To Distract Me from Wheezing”

  1. Wow!!! Zippy Bippy is a beauty, and I’d love to take a ride in it. Adaptive Cruise Control took a while for me to get used to, and I use it *but* I brake sooner than it does, especially approaching someone who is stopped. And Lane Control and I have a difference of opinion about which part of the lane to drive in. Wish you had better answers to why you’re feeling bad – and hope tomorrow’s better.

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