Monday, August 26, 2013

late sunday night

Just a ramble tonight.  I have no pictures to show, which is always a drag... but I just haven't been carrying my camera with me.
Been visiting mom at the nursing home from time to time.  Got a look at her bedsores, (2, not 1 as I thought) and was horrified by the size and depth of them.  Got me and my sister sick to see that.  I'm afraid for my mom, and how long this might take to heal.  She has lost all her nerve endings, so feels no pain from this.  I don't even know if that's a good thing or a bad thing, really.

Myself, I've got a busy (for me) week ahead.  Need to see a surgeon for a swollen lymph node under my arm, on tuesday.  Wednesday I'm going to get my hair cut, hopefully cutting off the last of the brown, so I can be completely gray/silver/white.  On friday, I'm scheduled for a mammogram, which I've never had, and am not particularly looking forward to.

Well, let me see if I can find any pictures taken by others (i.e. Melissa and her partner, JC)

Melissa and Logan holding hands

Logan and JC about to play soccer

Melissa (waving) running the Percy Sutton 5k yesterday

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

get rid of word verification!

To those of you who still use word verification, could you please STOP?!  It is hard to read, and sometimes takes two or three times before it goes through correctly.  Why not just moderate your comments, so you could head off spam.  The word verification isn't fair to your readers, and probably keeps a lot of people from commenting.  If you don't know how to shut off the verification, ask, and I'll figure it out again and tell you.

Meanwhile, I am trying just once to get past a word verification... after that, it becomes too much of a bother.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

old friends

I am blessed to have life long friends.  Of course there is Evie, who I've known for over 38 years, and luckily get to see every day.  Then there are my old friends, Amelia and Jeff... I've known Amelia for 43 years, and Jeff just a little less than that.  I don't get to see them very often... sometimes years can pass between visits.  But when I see them it is like we just take up where we left off.  There is no distance or time that can undo that.
I visited them earlier this week with Tree, Melis, and Logan.  Jeff didn't get home till late, so we didn't have that much time with him, unfortunately, but it was a great day all around.
Amelia worked on a pair of pants that I needed taken in, having lost 3 sizes since I last wore it.  She is quite the seamstress, and this outfit was for her daughter's wedding, come October.  I was going to take them to a tailor, but she insisted.  I couldn't refuse.
It was a day filled with love.  Their house is like that.  It's very refreshing.

sharing some good food, and pretzels, too!

Tree helping Logan with penmanship

Amelia at the sewing machine

Jeff playing Angry Birds with Logan

Saturday, August 10, 2013

yet another

A muggy August night, but the sun is moving slowly to the south, so the days are shortening.  Yay.