Yes, I know I'm late. I couldn't find the camera cord so I could download my "Funny Monday" picture I took. Is that a good excuse? Not really. Actually, my cousin came into town and is staying with me while she looks for a place of her own since she's moving here. Of course we have had to catch up until the very wee hours of the morning and then sleep in until the very late morning hours. Anyway, I'm back.
I had hoped to get this picture posted for "Silly? Monday". Looking for things we've kept well after their usefullness or any common sense would suggest. Since I've had this since the 1970's I thought it would fit the bill. (See how threadbare it is. It's almost see through in places). Remember when you could go into any McDonalds and recite this within I think it was 10 seconds and you could get a free coke or something. I can't remember all the details except that I can still recite this with gusto and well within the time limit. I talk fast as anyone I know can tell you, so this contest was no contest for me.
Wild Geese at the Pond!
Last Friday, I took my grandson to the park with Myrtle (before Myrtle went camping with my husband). We had a wonderful walk together and a a four year old has alot to share when he wants to. He noticed so many things and wanted to explore everything. It's was extremely hot and so we stopped under every tree we came to and watched the wile geese on the pond. I took some fun pictures, of course, and later he got to play on the playground equiptment for awhile. When we left we went to the store and got a treat to end the day just right.
He's my swinger!
Then, the next day I took my granddaughter to the nature center for a long walk and we both took our cameras and had ourselves a photoshoot. An almost seven year old has a good eye once she got used to looking through the lens and framing her subject. She does a great job too. I gave her one of my first little digital cameras awhile back and so she can take pictures to her hearts content. When her memory card ran out, she even took some with my big digital professional quality camera. We then, of course, had to be sure and go to the store and get a special treat just like little brother. It was another good day!
Me and my youngest grandson!
Yesterday we went to Denver and I finally got my Hickman line put back in and the nuisance PICC line removed. I am so happy. Everything went well until we left the hospital parking lot. I felt a coolness under my arm and of course it was blood. My new site was bleeding steadily. I tried to stop it with McDonalds napkins but no luck. So, I kept tight pressure on it and we headed back to the hospital. I'm glad we weren't already half way to Colorado Springs by then. The docs couldn't get it to stop at first either. They finally shot Epinephrin and Lidicaine around the site to make it stop. Finally I was all put back together and we had an uneventful trip home. I am sore today but that is to be expected and I can handle it fine. I'm just happy it's all over.
My husband came back from camping for a few hours on Sunday to switch vehicles and bring Myrtle home. She had a great time but she was homesick and cried for mama. He was also worried that when the other families showed up, Myrtle would follow some kids fishing and fall into the creek that is swollen with snow melt. She is still not afraid of water and in fact loves it. She jumped in to her neck deep already and should have gotten a shock from the literally ice cold dunking. Anyway, the current is really fast in some areas and she could be swept under. She is happy to be home I think and I am happy to have her.
Fledgling Robin or Sparrow
Well, my shoulder is giving me fits, so guess I'd better leave this one a little shorter (bet you can deal with shorter for sure) and just point out that each day is a good day if we look for something to be happy about or to appreciate. My day has been (despite some frustrated moments) a really Good One! Hope your's was too.