Thursday Thoughts

You’re Getting Old When….
The other day Bill and I did some errands outside the house. I honestly can’t remember where all we went, but I know our errands involved getting out of the car and going into a place of business. When we got home, I went immediately to my closet to take off my shoes and put on my slippers. Oops. The task went faster than I anticipated, because I looked down at my feet and noticed I had worn my slippers out as we did our errands. I’m always looking at ways to save time. Maybe no one noticed?…..


Up, Up, and Away
When Bill bought his first drone, I was entirely puzzled. What would be fun about flying something like that around your back yard? A couple of years later, when he bought his second, slightly larger drone, I thought, well, he must want something a little sturdier with which to play, er, practice his flying skills. But the other day, when an even larger drone showed up on our front doorstep, it took every ounce of my being to keep my mouth shut. After all, he never says a word when I come home with $100 worth of yarn or a new kitchen utensil. I’m pretty sure the next stop is a real-sized helicopter…..

Just how much fun can one man have?

Does It Hurt When I Do This?
You might remember that I have been complaining about knee pain. Actually, it is pain BEHIND my right knee. I have been dealing with it since the beginning of December. I went to my primary care doctor’s office in Denver before we headed here to AZ. The P.A. diagnosed it as a Baker’s Cyst, and told me that it would eventually go away. It didn’t. So I went to a primary care doctor here in AZ. He told me it wasn’t a Baker’s Cyst; instead, he thought it was a meniscus tear, and he sent me to get an x-ray. I later learned that an x-ray wouldn’t show a meniscus tear because it’s not bone. The x-ray came back showing, however, that I had no arthritis in my knee. Good news, but the pain didn’t go away. My knee felt a bit better, but some pain was still present. So I went to an orthopedic surgeon’s office and saw an orthopedic P.A., who took a look at the x-ray and said, “You have a great-looking knee for someone in your age group.” He really did say that, but assured me he was talking about the inside of my knee and not the outside. He told me he didn’t think it was either a Baker’s Cyst or a meniscus tear. In fact, he pretty much told me he hasn’t the slightest idea about what is causing my pain, and offered the option of getting a steroid shot, involving a really long needle. Bottom line, I have no idea what is causing my pain, but I’m hoping it just goes away. Needles are not my friends. Many, many cumulative years of education, and that’s what I end up with!

Sunrise, Sunset
We went to our niece Maggie’s house for dinner last night. They moved into their new house late last year. The house is lovely, and one of the really nice things it has going for it is a western view, all the better to enjoy really magnificent sunsets. Like this one, for instance…..


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  1. You should live in a collage town. Your slippers would blend right in. The students wear right out pajamas with slippers to the grocery store on weekend mornings.

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