What’s going on around here? June 8th – June 10th
So the midweek post is usually boring because I just go to work and come home and do chores. Okay so the weekend post is boring too.
Healing Process: Last night, Wednesday the 9th, I spent the night at a sleep disorder clinic, I was attached at 25 different points to evaluate the quality of rest I am getting. I took a photo but I am certainly not going to post it. The doctors explained to me that healing from surgery and now being Type 2 diabetic and whatever else… that the quality of sleep I get is important. I slept. I will go back in 2 to 3 weeks for them to tell me the results. I will tell you, where I once thought I would live to be old, like 80’s and 90’s, I’m not so sure any more. I think the prednisone has done a lot of damage. So my new policy is to not waste a minute, enjoy and value each moment. Spend time with those you love and that love you and don’t waste a lot of energy on trying to please those that don’t love you, don’t care or that you can never make happy no matter what you do anyway. I think that is a good life policy.
Just for fun: Today is Thursday and it is my knitting day. At noon I usually meet up with a ‘grandma’ group at the mall and my latest favorite lunch is the barbeque place. They have a slider special: three little sandwiches, one with pork, one with beef and one with chicken and a side of coleslaw which I add to each of the sandwiches. Those buns are probably more carbs than I should have so I may rethink what I get. That’s another thing. My cholesterol is high and I am eating more meat than usual because I am cutting back on the carbs. After lunch I have a couple of errands to run and then I will go to my Seattle Yarn Shop to meet up with some more knitting friends. The shop has gone to summer hours, which means they close at 6 instead of 7 and so I should be home early and get packed for tomorrow.
What's up at the dental office? One of my patients this week had a really funny story and she told me I could share it. It all started because we were eves dropping on the conversation in the next chair. The Dr and patient were discussing a dental problem and the patient said, “should I get ‘proactive’ about this…..” and my mind went to the yogurt called proactive and I wondered what the yogurt would do for her teeth. (We do recommend it often when people have to take antibiotics for infection.) In her case she was asking how soon some dental work needed to be done. My patient and I had overheard this and I mentioned that I thought about the yogurt. She laughed and said that is how rumors go and that they had a situation at work just the day before that almost got out of hand because of misunderstandings. She works for a water treatment company in the area and this is what happened. Her company was digging up someone’s front yard to lay pipe, they were contracted by another company and in all there was another company involved in the process also because they were going to be putting something in the ‘ditch’ as well. So the person whose front lawn now had a big trench in it was very unhappy that he had not been informed that this was going to happen and he came out to the crew and was telling them just what he thought about it. So the crew chief (person #1) called in (person #2) and said: we have a home owner out here who is hotter than a pistol about the trench in his yard. Person #2 called the company he reported to (person #3) and said there is a home owner out there mad at the crew that is digging and he has a pistol. Person #3 called the company that he reported to (person #4) and said there is a home owner out there and he is waving a gun at the crew and telling them off. Person #4 called the company that was digging the trench, my patients boss, and said; Call the police we have an enraged home owner that is holding a crew at gun point. That is when my patients boss said: what on earth I was just out there talking to him and he was asking why he had not been informed about the trench ahead of time. I called the ‘communication’ company that had contracted the trench and said we have a home owner that is hotter than a pistol…… My patient said this whole thing went full circle in less than half an hour. How funny.
What I am reading: I am still working on The Orchid Thief and it is really interesting. There are so many details about orchids. I wish there were photos to go with all the species I am reading about. I can see a library trip coming. Oh what am I thinking, there is the internet now.
My thoughts for the day: The news every day is so depressing about the oil spill in the gulf. When man thinks he is smarter than God something like this is bound to happen.
In the news: I started thinking about Grannies Diary and how she mentions the world news as she knew it from time to time. All we have been hearing for weeks now is about the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven men died from the explosion and oil has been pouring into the ocean ever since. I listen to talk radio some in the car and those guys seem to have all the answers and the ‘government’ is certainly not doing anything right. I don’t know if anyone really does have the answer. Do you remember when the Russians let those men in the submarine die because they would not allow any help from outside governments? Some how this event in the Gulf makes me think of that situation again.
I also listen to country radio some and the channel I listen to is talking about the flooding of Nashville and what it is taking to rebuild Nashville. I have family that lives in Nashville so my ears perk up when I hear this discussion. This local channel is raising money to send to Nashville and giving away tickets to a concert in Nashville called ‘Nashville Rising’. Many country stars are participating to help raise money for the victims of the damaging floods there. Today at the yarn shop I was talking about the damage in Nashville and another knitter said this is happening in Poland also. An area there the size of Washington State has been badly flooded 3 times now and whole neighborhoods have washed away and many have sunk into holes, thousands are without homes, water and food. It is also very hot after the floods there also and toxic molds are growing everywhere. I had not heard about Poland. Bill and I heard a television program the other night predicting a level 9 earthquake for our area. I don’t think anywhere is safe.
Grannies’ Diary: Bobbie Ann Maxwell 1945: For a few years now my grandmother’s (my mom’s mother) diaries have been sitting on a bookshelf above my desk. Now that others are reading this, I think I will take things from her diary and tell you what was happening at her farmhouse also. I have started with the first complete looking diary and the year is 1945. I am telling her story, in her words as best I can.
June 8th - Friday No letters today. Lovie, Hilly and Nancy all came by and ate supper, brought my bile salts medicine by that I called and told Sam to send this morning. Mr. and Mrs. Bowden came by this eve. I was picking beans and had to stop. Dad ploughed the maize out here.
June 9th – Saturday Well Dad didn’t get the money for his two calves. Had a letter from Nored and Hutchin that they would hold them over and sell them on Monday’s market. Made me so d--- mad, the blamed crooks. Gay’s got the check for 3 head $139.20. I’ll bet we don’t get $100 for ours. I’ll sure write the devils a goodun. I didn’t go to the shower for Billie D and Yvonne. I must get them something. Mrs. Gay asked me to go with her but I canned 7 quarts of beans, 2 of beets and 1 pint of plum preserves.
June 10th – Sunday Well nothing doing today. We ran up to see Mr. and Mrs. Lewis and Mr. Lewis looks real well. Nelda was there, said she won the rodeo queen. We stopped to see Mr. and Mrs. Gay. Lovie and Hilly came over tonite and ate supper with us.