Saturday, September 30, 2017
We've enjoyed another nice day with friends. We went over to another friend's to see their wine-making setup. It's a home deal, but they are very organized and enthusiastic about it and are currently making wine from blackberries, apple (hard cider?) and muscadines.
Friday, September 29, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Today we went to the dermatologist in Memphis. The construction on our way in is complete. The view reminds me of the Jetsons when I was much younger:) We both came away bandaged. The part where my dad had melanomas and I've had one means I have to go for a check on a scheduled basis. The doctor reminded me to remind my kids to use sunscreen and no tanning beds. She took a biopsy from my chin and said I will have the lab results in a week She said I shouldn't worry as it is probably nothing. Well, that is exactly what she said when the spot on my thigh turned out to be a melanoma and I had to go back to have a bigger hole dug in my thigh.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Monday, September 25, 2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Usually we have good neighbors. That may be because we try to be good neighbors and don't really interact with other people much. But we had people nearby who had the sheriff out several times removing people. It was impossible to determine who was living there at any given time. I'm glad they moved. It doesn't mean somebody better will move in.
Saturday, September 23, 2017
The Riyia Chronicles is a sword and sorcery series. It's by Michael J. Sullivan. I've listened to it before, but it's been a while and I'm enjoying listening to it again. The characters are good, the plot is good, and it takes me away from boredom.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Today I picked out glasses. It will be a couple of weeks before they come, but at least I'm that far along. A couple of days ago the back side of my head started hurting. I thought maybe I should go to a chiropractor or a neurologist. In case it was an aneurism, I told my husband I love him and not to be too upset if I died. Then I managed to get an immediate appointment with a chiropractor. He said it is apparently the trigeminal nerve and thumped me in the head with an odd syringe-like thing. He said to come back Monday and we'll evaluate the treatment. I apologized for being a hypochondriac and he said it's better to take care of small things then letting something serious progress. He was very nice and so far the pain is gone and I'm not holding an ice bag on my head.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
I finally finished cutting back the peonies and weeded a little more. I have a new 18 volt black and decker battery for the battery-operated hand chain saw. It's charging now. Pansies are going to be in two baskets so they can adjust to their new environment. When I take down the angel wing baskets, I'll have the pansy baskets ready to hang.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Today I went to the doctor because it's a month since my cataract surgery. I got a prescription for new glasses. I had intended to eat breakfast at a diner after that and then go to pick out new glasses. But my eyes have been burning and the doctor said the antihistamine I'm taking adds to the dry eye problem I'm having. The doctor also told me to start back on one of the drops because I'm showing inflammation cells in both eyes. So instead of going to a diner and having a nice breakfast and then picking out new glasses, we came back home so I could dig through the garbage. I'd tossed the drops and put them in the outside garbage container which is picked up on Mondays. We got home in time to find the drops (expensive!) and retie the little plastic bag for the garbage pickup.