Saturday, August 28, 2010

Oh Happy Day

For a change I don't have anything to whine about. My surgeon released me yesterday. It's been a long time since I didn't have to see him at least once a week. There is no open wound nor is there any infection. I have officially cleared the radiation hazard course. I am on to other things - AT LAST!

Harry and I are going to take a short trip over Labor Day. It's, in part, a celebration of freedom from the past year and half. We are traveling to Orlando, Florida. Nope, Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World are not on our agenda. (We've both been there - done that.) We are going to attend a conference being held at one of the many resorts there. We are also going to make a short trip to the little town of Winter Park. It's a little village just north of Orlando. Lots of quaint shops, antiques, art, and a lovely town square complete with gazebo. Good places to eat and at least three breweries. Slower pace - just right for old farts.

Our oldest son, Joe, will be here running the ranch while we're away. He only has 600 plus gallons of salt water aquariums and one spoiled cat to care for. It should be a breeze. He has run this ranch several times and is an experienced rancher.

I hope everyone is well. Let me know if you're still reading this blog. I've been away for extended periods over the past several months. Bad blogger me.

My best to everyone.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Good Intentions

I tried to update my blog a wee bit. Why did I try? Heaven only knows! The whole effort didn't go very well. I intended to have the clam picture centered on the page. It didn't happen. I tried to move the picture OR the blog name to the left of the page. It didn't happen. Oh well, if nothing worse than this happens I'll have a good life. Maybe I can bribe Harry to work on the layout.

The picture is of my live Maxima Clam. I have a couple of other clams but this is the largest and most colorful of the three.

My problem with the radiation burn seems to be healing. I've been seeing my doctor every 5 days for a while now. It's been an ordeal but we can see the end in sight. A lot of credit goes to my private nurse. His name is Harry and he's the best.

This past Sunday''s gathering was like old times. I cooked a full meal, everyone ate, the boys played, the old folks watched golf and talked. We really enjoy gathering days. The only thing that would make it better is if Judy, Buddy, and their families could be here with us. Maybe someday . . . .

I hope I can/will keep my blog more active now that I'm feeling better. Until later, my friends, take care.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

An Old Woman Reports In

I've been absent from the blogging scene so long that I'm fairly sure everyone moved on without me. For what seems like weeks my days have been the same routine. I developed an abscess in the radiation scar that resulted from the deep radiation burn I received during radiation therapy. This is a royal mess!! My dressing has to be changed two times every day. There isn't a lot of pain but there is a whole wagon load of discomfort.

There was a few minutes of excitement in our kitchen this afternoon. I got ice from the dispenser on the frig and it wouldn't cut off. There was a regular hail storm in our kitchen. Harry and I were scootin' around trying to cut the darn thing off. Harry finally disconnected the motor and I swept up the ice cubes. I'm sure there is something else in this house that can develop a problem but for the life of me I can't imagine what it will be.

This is a lame post but it does demonstrate how quiet my life has been for several weeks. I continue to read along on your blogs and sometimes comment. If I don't it doesn't mean that you are forgotten. I value my blogging friends.