Saturday, August 28, 2010


Can Autumn Be Near?
My husband would never say I am short on words...only if he were unconscious. However, these days he controls what he wants to hear by wearing, or not wearing, as he so chooses, his hearing aid(s).

This morning we celebrate: I arose at 6 a.m. to 56 degrees!!! We had several days of much lower starting temperatures, hopefully an early sign of fall. Hooray!

Otherwise I am not writing a lot as I am experiencing some health difficulties we are trying to straighten out, plus I found out my primary care doctor is leaving for brighter opportunities, which is upsetting. I'll have to find and "train" another physician.

I try not to dwell on continuing depressing news.

I love the Dallas Cowboys,
But I reverence the American Flag!
AND it is FOOTBALL season, especially NFL. I do have a favorite team, but I watch every game my cable TV carries whoever is playing. Other than Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans, I have no preference. I do dislike unsportsman-like conduct, and trash talk about going "after" somebody like a target, but generally, I just love the game and strategy.

However, there is a Great Physician which will lead me to where I need to go. I just have to listen! LISTEN is a key word. One of my favorite inspirational writers is Max Lucado who has a book named "When God Whispers Your Name." 
     Although a minister/teacher, Lucado's writings are in general inspirational with everyday scenarios. I have friends of diverse belief systems who read his writings which are short, easy reads as opposed to a several 100-page novel.

I just loaned "When God Whispers Your Name" to a friend in a care facility rehabilitating from a stroke, while her husband is struggling at home with terminal cancer. I figured she needed it worse than me. I have several of his books so will pull out another and read. Oh for a Kindle where everything is in one place. But then I could not easily share, could I?

Mr. Sammy doesn't need to worry
about my indebtedness being
inflicted upon him!
Just a reference to one of my more infamous dilemmas--as much as I can remember, I still only owe for one "spaying (or neutering) a cat." See How Did I Get Into This.


Linda said...

Sorry you're not feeling so well. Bob is stuck in A-Fib. A pacemaker is in his future but not yet. The process of heart disease is slow but steady.

Glad you're having some cool weather. It makes a lot of difference in my energy level.

Sorry you're going to have to find a new doctor. That's the pits. At least you know enough to be able to steer your ship, many people do not.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear you are not doing well. Enjoy your reading, I also have some of his books, very inspirational. Praying for you. Hugs

Terry said...

Howdy Sweet Lady
I am so sorry your not feeling well ,will pray for better days starting now !
Training a new Dr. ,well the bright side is you get a fresh start and can use what you have learned in the past to train this one a little bit faster :)
Take care and have a blessed week .
Until Next time
Happy Trails

Patty said...

Hope your health problems are all soon behind you. I'm the same with my hearing aids. LOL, drives Abe nuts. But it's so nice, to have some quiet time. LOL At least when Abe's TV is too loud, I can take them out. We had to find a new doctor. Ours was going to go to Calif. but then that fell through, so he went to Troy Ohio to work in a hospital. The new doctor is female, she is ok, Abe loves her, but she's still not the one we had for 20 plus year. Good luck with finding a new one, that is good and that you like. Glad you got the neutering thing all figured out.

faye said...

Hope you are feeling better each day.

Too much computer time leaves little time for reading. That was a passion
for me since I was taught how to read
at age 5 by my older sister. I keep
collecting books and one day maybe I can return to reading instead of

Sandi McBride said...

I am hoping and praying that you gain full recovery and that your training of a new Doc doesn't take to long. DOn't know what I would do if I were in that same sticky situation!! And I know what you mean on the Spay/Neuter problem...I have three now who need it soon...Lord help me! Been gone for a while myself but am back and have so much catching up to do!!!

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

The cool mornings are wonderful aren't they? Sorry you aren't feeling well and that you are losing your doctor. It's always a chore to break in a new one.

Arkansas Patti said...

I am so sorry your still are struggling with health problems. Sometimes a new doctor can be a good thing. New eyes to look at an ongoing problem may see a better course.
You nailed the ONLY problem with Kindle. You can't share. I'm sure in time they will over come that problem. Otherwise, after my pets, it is the first thing I would save in a fire.
These cool mornings have been such a treat.

Lorna said...

When I was moaning about the heat yesterday, someone reminded me that in a few months we'd be at below zero temperatures and that it would last for 7 months. Every bit as good as a cool morning...

jeannette said...

Looks like you have lots of stresses on your plate.
I liked Max Lucado when his books first came out, but lately I haven't kept track of his writings. Dear lady, you need some more support than books - really hope you'll search for some more support -You'll see things in life are are easier carried when there are some people walking beside you-
take care, dear friend!