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If we were having coffee, I would be having my second cup. I had a first cup then a fruit smoothie and now I’m ready for a second cup of coffee. I’ve got plenty of fruit if you’d like a smoothie. Today’s had mango, dragon fruit, strawberries, and orange juice and was so good I am fighting the urge to have a second one.
If we were having coffee, you would find me yawning and looking very sleepy. I had Anderson spend the night here last night. After he went to bed, I stayed up reading until my eyes would not stay open anymore (around 4 am). Then, in the next instant I was wakened by someone touching my arm. I jumped up, gasping, sure that someone was in the house. Well, of course, it was Anderson. He woke up super early (was up before 7 when he normally doesn’t get up until 10). So with less than 3 hours of sleep, I made sure he was entertained until shortly before 11 when I figured his mom and dad would be up. He got dressed and we walked to his house, stopping at a few yard sales (this weekend is the annual community yard sale for our mobile home park). Then I walked back home. It’s pretty hot out there. We are supposed to have our highest temperatures of the year to date this week. It’s ice cream weather so I might have to venture out and get myself a soft serve cone at McDonald’s…just $1 so maybe!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the doctor has given me a “no restrictions” release! I do have to go back at the end of August for another exam then again in November and every 3 months after that. As for that “spot” on my liver that the tech reading the CT scan mentioned, my doctor says it isn’t anything to worry about. He thinks it is because I didn’t have a full prep and proper contrast for the imaging. He says he took tissue samples of all the surrounding organs and everything was fine with the exception of the one ovary on which the cyst was growing. He will repeat the CT scan again in 6 months anyway, as it is standard for this kind of surgery.
My dad’s memorial service has been scheduled. I will be going out of town the week after next. I am both anxious and reluctant for the trip and service, if that makes sense.
The trip I am looking forward to will be at the end of July. Anderson and I are driving from Portland to California. We’ll be stopping in the SF bay area to see my daughter and to attend a multi-class high school reunion barbecue then we’ll go on to see my mom in way far southern California for a few days before returning to Portland. We made that trip when he was 3 and he was a perfect traveler. I’m hoping for the same perfection this time.
This past week I babysat the boys 2 days and they went to the babysitter 1 day. When I dropped them off at the babysitter yesterday, neither of them wanted to stay. They both wanted to come back with me. And here I was worried that they would not want to stay with me after having so much fun with the babysitter! We had fun, too. I took them for a drive one day and the next day we went to the park for a picnic and to play at the playground. That was a treat for them because we really have not had playground weather until this week! And I took them for ice cream twice this week!
That’s about all here. I’m thinking I may go to a movie later so I can get out of the heat as I have no air conditioning here and it will be very hot. I also want to finish the book I am reading. It’s called Blue Hotel. I’m slowly getting caught up with my reading challenge after the long break from reading.
Your turn! What is summer like where you live? Does the end of the academic school year effect you in any way? Are you reading anything you’d recommend? Will you be traveling this summer? And movies…have you seen any at the theater recently? If you’re like me, you don’t go to the theater often. I haven’t been to the theater for anything but kids’ movies in about 4 or more years!
I hope you enjoyed our little chat as much as I did. May you have a wonderful coming week! See you next time! And now I think I will go get myself some ice cream or maybe a milkshake! That’s one good thing about the summer…ice cream weather!