Thursday, May 13, 2010

Life and Stuff Like That

It's been awhile. Sorry about that. Life got in the way. Here's some of my life for the past several days.

The dietary supplement directed by my nutritionist tastes OK. However, it took a few days to adjust to the change. I'd rather have cream potatoes and gravy but such is life.

I managed to do a little bit of yard work but not nearly as much as needs to be done. The unfinished part is in the back yard so it isn't seen from the street. We can live with it.

One of the young men from our reef club put a new roof on the screened porch. (For a price, of course.) The old roof was translucent - the new roof isn't. I like the new roof much better.

Chipmunks are running rampant in this neighborhood. Yes, they're cute. Cute only goes so far when the little stinkers are digging up the plants you just put in the ground. The man who lives behind us tries to trap them in a live trap but so far has only caught birds. I need to suggest that he put his traps under shrubs not in the open part of his lawn. We catch then release a few miles away in a preservation area.

Mother's day was a success. Harry grilled and I did nothing. The local kids were here. Harry grilled "special pieces" for each little one. (Special pieces are large breast pieces.) To say they ate well just doesn't describe what the boys did to their special chicken. They gobbled it up along with salad. I love to watch them eat.

On Mother's Day Judy (our daughter who lives in Phoenix) called to say happy Mother's Day and tell us that we have another grandchild on the way. Tragedy struck. She lost the baby. It was early in the pregnancy but, never the less, we are all very sad. Her doctor assured her that she could try again in a few months. It's little consolation right now. Our house has a hush over it. . . sort of like a weight dropped on us. Time will heal and we'll continue on.

Now, everyone who is interested is up-to-date. Anyone else left reading is bored. I'll close for now and try to be back soon. Sending hugs and wishes for happy times to my blogging friends.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

"Coffee Break"

Sharing my thoughts along with my morning coffee.

Yesterday I had my meeting with my oncologist. My PET scan was clear. His words: "No sign of cancer." Instructions: Continue medications - next round of testing in six months.

Terrible weather all around us. Tornados on the ground from Albertville to Fort Payne, AL. That's about an hour southeast of us. Flooding in the Shoals about an hour to our west. Nashville downtown devastated by flooding. The Tennessee River (about 3.5 miles from us) is out of banks and the "landing" is flooded.

In our little corner of the world there's no weather damage. The birds are singing. The grass is growing. The flowers are blooming. We have so much to be thankful for.

Our youngest grandchild, Mav, who now lives far away is now two years old. We wish we could have him (and his mommy and daddy) here to play and eat on gathering days. We miss you lots of lots.

Our cat is laying in the backyard watching two chipmunks play. She is interested in everything but all wildlife is safe with her. Her mantra is "Live and let live."

The morning sun is shinning through the trees, the house is a monumental mess, the yard needs work, both cars are in need of cleaning, and I'm cancer free (at least for now). All is good.

Sorry for the disjointed post but that's just how it is with me this morning. I wish you well.