Thursday, October 11, 2007

Ups & Downs of the day.

I had a busy day today. Starting with fasting because I needed to have blood work done for the bi-annual tune-up and badgering session at the MD. As it turned out the nurse couldn't find one of my itty bitty veins so they had to write me a Rx for blood work at the local lab. Cowards! (kidding) I actually felt sorry for her-she was apologizing up and down for not getting the vein. Anyway-I'll take care of that next week. All in all not a horrible start to the day. I went to so some other errands and to the grocery store and came home to have my Futomaki lunch in peace. While I was lunching at the counter in the kitchen I was watching the delightful goings on in my garden. It looks like the chipmunks have had babies. They poked their tiny heads out from the stone wall and run like crazy back and forth. The goldfinches are on the last fill-up of the feeders. They must have had babies recently as well since there are some that are so tiny and even more adorable than the rest. They'll be gone soon and I'll miss watching them.

I was going to take a trip to Target for some necessities. It seems that our local grocery stores have some sort of deal with the company that makes Tide. I like Era. Era is the only thing that gets out the remains of my sons working around gasoline and oil and the various smelly stuff that comes from his job. I can't get it anywhere except Target, KMart or Walmart. I really don't go to those places often but in this case I need to. Unfortunately it has turned into a major rain and thunder storm out there. I'll include this in my Monday trip to the bloodletting. It's coming down in buckets. Sounds kind of nice since we haven't had rain in months. It smells really good too. I love the smell of the rain.

If I don't loose my Internet connection I will finish this and go work on some sewing while I make dinner.

I hope your day is as peaceful as mine. I think I better get off this computer now it's loud and scary out there now. Talk to you tomorrow...I hope!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Go Google yourself!

I was reading a blog that I enjoy, With Heart in Hands, and she talked about Googling your name. I did this a while back and was kind of horrified to find that the main entries for my name were for a woman sex therapist in Scotland. I tend to put an inner voice to things like this and so, of course, amused myself with the Scottish-accented conversation that one could have with this woman regarding such matters. I know, such a child! My first reaction was that I was horrified and then I just laughed. Google is an amazing tool-amazing and a little scary. There were some other entries that appeared often and one was a football player-also an amusing thought-although if I don't return to Curves and a diet soon I may fit the Linebacker profile really well.

Yesterday, my whole darn day was blown with Dr. stuff. I have this very unusual thing that appears on my face from time to time in the form of watery blisters and swelling. It seems like a really bad sunburn and the blisters open and yuck I don't want to spoil your day with the rest. Anyway. I had a bout of it before the vacation and...ta's back! The only answer it to take a biopsy and so far, it keeps appearing in a part of my face that the Dermatologist doesn't want to cut for fear of scarring. She said she is sure its a benign thing with a long name and since there is medicine that gets rid of it really quickly-I just have to go with it for now. I can take Benadryl to stop the awful itching but then I'd be sleeping all day so I'm trying to be very patient(I can hear Roger laughing about that one right now). I've been a lucky woman in the illness department and so it has resulted in my complete lack of patience for anything that gets in my way of doing what I want. This stuff on my face looks like I have severe acne on top of a sunburn and I'm ashamed to say that I'm vain about my face. There is only one positive thing about this stuff-it results in a peel-just like a sunburn and the new skin is really nice. Sort of like having a chemical peel at the Dr. If there is an upside-that's it. In a week or two, instead of looking like this guy-

I'll go back to looking like this!

See you round the bell tower