|'Boss Hog' Rests on Railroad|
Tie Framing the Renovated
Bed in Front of our Deck.
Nor am I planning a Pig Roast-Believe Me!
It is an energy draining effort to keep appointments. Monday was a good example. I had a dental appointment with the dental hygienist. An early morning phone call asked me to come Monday, instead of Sept. 1 which was earliest date given me when I called; the hygienist is having hip surgery and an leave of absence for recovery.
There was a cancellation , so I accepted it.
Thankfully, no cavities or other problems were found. In fact the dentist has said many times, I would take my teeth to heaven. My retort, is I won't need them there, as I'm supposed to be made perfect. We have a running commentary as I've known him for over 30 years. I enter the office saying, "I am here--my most un-favorite place to be." He, of course, will not let that pass, so he retorts something like this: 'And you are my most favorite patient."
|This Sailor Steers a Front|
Right Section of Our Yard
Renovation, Near One of
Two Repainted Windmills.
Previous nurses would send me on my way, admonishing me to call immediately, if a reaction develops. I also have a Epi-Pen at home, which is reversal of an reaction. Not this one!
I read my Kindle for 20 minutes. What am I reading? The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte; I already read Jane Eyre. Soon, I am on my way home without having fumed over the waiting.
Then I had a 2:20 p.m. appointment with a gynecologist for test results to determine curent status of osteoporosis. I had been off medication over 2 years due to digestive problems. [THIS IS 3rd MEDICAL APPOINTMENT IN 1 DAY]
I also had seen an endocrinologist who found Vitamin D deficency which affects parathyroid function and absorption of Calcium and Vitamin D. This had been corrected by titrating oral Vitamin D into the normal range which corrected the parathyroids. Meanwhile my ANP made adjustments to my thyroid.
|Cherub Sleeps in an Area|
in Front of the Concrete
Block Building near Street.
Taken in the shade, at high Noon
the Cherub Is Much Lighter Gray
Then Photo depicts. Camera
failed me and I am not adept
at the advanced features of
PhotoShop Elements yet.
The net result or all these changes was my classification of degenerative bone disease has changed from osteoporosis (which is indigenous in my biological family) to severe osteopenia. This may seem minor, but it shows the hormone gland deficiences many have been to the root to my bone density decline.
The net result is the gynocologist wishes to continue only my calcium/Vit. D medications and not add any of the bone density drugs to my already extensive arsenal of pharmaceuticals. Talk about a happy camper!!! I nearly toe danced to my car in the 100+ degree heat.
Then it was on to Staples for Inkjet cartridges (5 different) for my new HP PhotoSmart AIO C410a e-station printer. So far photo prints are brilliant. My other printer was 8 years old and the six required cartridges were beginning to be scarce to find.
Afterward it was a quick trip to Wal-Mart and a swing by KFC for 2 small boxes of 1 grilled and 1 crispy dark meat chicken for supper. I have been ordering grilled, but truthfully I don't think it is any healthier that original or crunchy.
|This Gorgeous Eagle Holding a Brown Trput.|
Was Added to the Patriotic Plaque I Repainted.
He Is a Handsome Addition, I think!
Tuesday I sprayed the Dwarf Holly for fungus. I am not sure some are going to survive the heat. They were not planted deep enough. Even though a very hardy plant, 100+ heat is not in their everyday life cycle. I cannot tell if they are water-stressed, or dry-stressed. They do have some black and/or yellow spots, hence the WalMart organic fungacide/insecticide/miticide spray .
Actually, I have a return policy for any plants that don't survive a year. We both watered and watered, I am glad the water/sewer/solid waste bill is paid via EFT (electronic fund transfer); somehow it is not as painful as writing a check.
|The Plaque Before|
Wednesday I wshed a small load ofclothes to keep Friday, my usual wash day, from being so heavy. I decided weiners for supper. I usually eat two, but only one bun. I buy Sunbeam low calorie whole wheat buns. We had fixin's of chopped onion and tomatoes, sweet green relish and mustard--no chili--fairly simple to fix. I went to the gym. It was not much cooler than Tuesday. If they the gym is better heated and cool soon, they may not get my annual fee. Hot air is twice a hard to breathe as cooler air.
|This is an overview of the Renovated Area Near the Eagle/Plaque.|
The Unidentifiable Black Matter in Background Is NOT a DEAD
ANIMAL, Just Tools and Unknown Material Still Needing to
to Be Cleaned, Return to Storage or Discarded.
|Handsome Football Player|
Will Soon be a Dallas
Cowboy When I
The football player (a dog) will become a Dallas Cowboy by the time I finish my personal touch. And we do have to water and water. Hopefully, watering is all we have to do. Photos were taken at near high noon so highlights are harsh.
Next year there are Naked Ladies on other parts of our property; I may dig up a few and plant, but that will be all we plant---no annuals and hopefully 95% fewer weeds. I will still do the hanging baskets and a few pots I set around, but that can be done on the deck and moved as needed.
Everyone take precautionary measures to avoid heat stress or heat stroke: plenty of fluids, light clothing, stay in air conditioned housing or at least have plenty of fans. If you have chronic health conditions, follow your medical team's advice precisely!!!