Saturday, January 15, 2011

Good News and Happy Times

It is still winter at our house.  A warm-up with rain is due at the first of the week.  If we believe the weather person the temps will be too warm to allow the rain to freeze.  Time will tell.

I hadn't mentioned on the blog that I had to have yet another needle biopsy.  There were a few tense days but it all ended well.  The lump is benign and not at all apt to turn malignant.  What a relief.  I finally complained enough about feeling weak and tired all the time until my medical doctor decided the problem wasn't my cancer meds after all.  He ran a long lists of tests and found that my thyroid was being really, really lazy.  I'm now taking meds for that and feel like I can climb a mountain.  I know that I can't but I really do feel good.

Schools here were dismissed all week.  The kids made the most of the snow and enjoyed every minute.  It is about to come to an end - and high time, I say.  Jesse is bruised in several places (knees, elbows, and shins) from sled wrecks.  He showed me one of his bruised knees.  I asked what happened to make a big bruise.  He said, "Well, the sled was going fast and I saw I was going to go airborne and land in the creek so I rolled off and hit a stump."  I asked how he realized what was about to happen.  He told me that the mother of one of the kids was riding a sled and did just that.  She landed "way out in the creek among rocks."  With that I just let the subject drop.  Talk about parents setting examples. . .

I've begun reading again.  I just finished "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."  There are two more books in the series but I think I'll skip them.  The book started slow but built after the first chapters.  All in all it's a fairly good book but just not my favorite genre.  I'm not going to buy any more books until I get my Kindle.  I believe it will be a good choice for me. I'll also get the light so I can read in bed and not disturb Harry.  I love the idea.  Once upon a lifetime (pre 2000) I read in bed every night.  Also, the Kindle will make it easy for me to carry my book/s with me when we go to reef meetings/sales. 

Time to fold up the ole blog and get on with something else.  Later, my friends.  Thanks for stopping by.


JTS said...

I love reading good doctor reports from your corner!! Glad you have a doctor that listens to you too! I know you will love your Kindle! So lightweight and easy to read and carry around with you! My mini-laptop has a Kindle download for free, haven't done it yet, but for sure will like it while John is in the hospital. He might enjoy reading from it too!

Cheryl said...

I'm SO glad that your thyroid is the problem. Welcome to Synthroid!

I don't know anyone who has a Kindle that doesn't love it. I returned mine, but only because I'm not a book-buyer and I mostly listen to audio books. You'll love it!

Jamie said...

I love that you are writing so much these days, and the good news----well, nothing better!

The weather is quite a pain in the butt these days, wouldn't you agree?

Many hugs, Mary. :)

Happyone :-) said...

Glad your biopsy resulted in good news! And glad you are feeling more energetic.