0727/26th September 2021 Sunrise this morning matched my mood. The Sun fought bravely to penetrate thick layers of dark cloud and morning mist lay in the valleys. . For such an oppressive beginning, it has turned into a spectacularly bright Fall day, warm but not hot. The sort of day that should inspire. Yesterday was … Continue reading Fall funk
1706/20th September 2021 It seems like a lifetime ago that I walked down to my favourite tree, just as new leaves were beginning to sprout. Indeed it feels to me that it's been a long Summer. Which is curious because mostly as I've grown older, time seems to fly. Why is that, I wonder? This … Continue reading Outrageous!
1845/22nd September 2021 0635/23rd September Sometimes our evening sky is not all that different to the dawn. Either one is always worth watching. This morning the horizon was ringed with fast-moving dark clouds. As the sun rose, it cast an interesting light on the distant hills. Fall is officially here, though the days are still … Continue reading Gone?
Sasha, 21st September 2021 The escape artist. Yesterday afternoon I went out to take pictures of the milkweed and when I came back, Sasha was loitering by the door. She can be very determined but it was too late in the day to be chasing walk-a-bout cats. So I pushed inside saying "No, No, No!" … Continue reading Mind readers
19th September 2021 There were one or two (or ten) more conversations that took place behind my privacy curtain, that I would prefer not to have heard. I've worked hard to purge them forever from my brain. One stuck, however. "Gammy" woke, the day of my escape, with a weepy eye and a cough, which … Continue reading Avoiding Covid
1902/16th September 2021 This next part of my medical woes story will require a degree of tact. I don't wish to appear indelicate. You'll see what I mean as we go along... What with all the noise and the absence of a needed medication as well as a fairly sharp pain in my middle, I … Continue reading THE VOICE
1907/16th September 2021 When I called it quits yesterday, I was attempting to get some rest after a somewhat shocking day which ended with emergency abdominal surgery. It had not remotely featured on my daily plan, but there it was and I had come through, shedding another small piece of my anatomy. It made me … Continue reading Here a beep, there a beep
....and more of the riveting saga.... There I was, in the ER, drugged with morphine and awaiting transport for surgery, but it had been breakfast that triggered the reaction which landed me there, so a fasting period was required. In the meantime I had developed intense thirst but had to make do with ice chips. … Continue reading Surgery…
15th September 2021 Yesterday's fierce storm gave way to an interesting sky today, alternately boiling clouds to clear blue. . Another episode of Healthcare woes: An experience I share as a story of our system. Happily, it did "also pass".. . 16th September 2021 If what I have written so far about being admitted to … Continue reading “This too shall pass”
0713/15th September 2021 Today's mail brought the survey promised after my recent hospital stay. Like everything else in the USA, the questions are multiple choice. That won't do it for me! Surveys arrive here on a daily basis and in my opinion, they are not worth the paper they are printed on. Except to the … Continue reading Admissions