Monday, October 08, 2012

LONG RECESS & SABBATICAL



Bagpiper, U.S.S. Henley Reunion
 Memorial Ceremony
Plattsburgh NY 09/2012
SOOC (Straight Out of Camera)
Since I last posted, August 22, most of you may have either quit passing by or may have quit blogging....I shall soon find out. Thus is the life of blogging as Facebook/Twitter/Google+/etc. have gained in popularity; the consensus  the digital age seem to prefer "microwave' zap-sizzle-pop media to longer, thoughtful sharing.

Bagpiper in 'Pipes & Drum band
1812 Land War Enactment
Plattsburgh, NY 09/2012
Thanks to Lorna of Lorna's Land of Wonder, for inquiring by e-mail of my whereabouts and health.

To refresh memories like mine, I last blogged about my husband's lack of a legal birth certificate for passport purposes as we wanted to view Niagara Falls at the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side.


Drummer in 'Pipes & Drum band
1812 Land War Enactment
Plattsburgh, NY 09/2012
Drummer in 'Pipes & Drum
 band 1812 Land War Enact-
ment Plattsburgh, NY
 
09/2012
Due to state government red tape  time ran out so Niagara Falls was chopped from the itinerary and 100+ mile Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park was substituted, followed by a brief visit in North and South Carolina with Husband's family, before returning home. A reunion of the U.S.S. Henley in Plattsburgh, NY was the beginning, and main attraction of the trip. The leaves were barely beginning to turn. I'd love the same drive this month.

This tour covered 11 states and over 4000 miles and was followed by a my long awaited heart procedure. Luckie is miffed at her long sabbatical at the local vet boarding spa, despite the entire staff spoiling her.

Bagpipe & Drum  Ensemble - 1812 Land War Enact-
ment Plattsburgh, NY 09/2012
Bagpipe and Fife Corp in Plattsburgh, NY
1812 War Parade. Sorry I Missed the
Fife row somehow.
Since the procedure has left this soon-to-be-next week 76-year-old lady in recovery at a slower rate than a much younger person. Some days I simply don't want to even dress; others I dress, to simply do a few chores, then I sleep.

Whether the procedure is successful will not be known for about 3 months. I have had some minor A-Fib episodes, not nearly like I was having. Supposedly this is normal until the scarification has healed that is at the heart of the ablation. Rather than bore you with my impatient grumping, I chose to endure silently. The procedure has a 70/30 percent success rate.

We arrived home Sept. 19, my procedure at Baptist Health in Little Rock was Sept. 27. and YES, WE FINALLY RECEIVED HIS AMENDED LEGAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE, OCT. 4!

Yes, this severely cropped photo is my favorite. This unpretentious lovely little lady so wanted
the friendly dog of another person attending the Plattsburgh NY War of 1812 Parade. Why
wouldn't a dog lover like me love this shot, even though the best photograph so far is the
first one in the post. --NitWit1
However, from time to time I have 100s of shots--none spectacular--from our trip. I may post a few with less comment than usual. Obviouslyy I am enchanted with the bagpipes, because unlike those I've encountered in the South, I actually could NAME THAT TUNE!!!

I will begin visiting some on my bloglist as I regain my strength. I will also try to remember to post on my wall in Facebook.

PHOTOS: All photos by NitWit1 unless otherwise attributed.

11 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i am glad you made your trip. sorry the birth certificate didn't arrive, but glad you could make other arrangements.

i REALLY hope your procedure will be successful! i can only imagine the fatigue and aches you are battling to heal. take care of yourself!

Miss Dazey said...

Love, love, love your posts and pictures. Embarrassed to admit I don't way your procedure was. Did I just overlook it, sometimes I read too fast.


Take care of yourself.

Beth said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Lisa said...

I'm so glad your back! I stopped by a couple of times but I never left a note. I'm so glad someone did! South Carolina!!! shoot I missed you! right at my door and I didn't know. I hope you enjoyed your visit! Your photographs are so great! I see you have the hang of the new camera :) I too love the picture of the girl and the dog best! It;s so great! Hope everyday you gain more strength. Poor Lucky! to be so neglected without his mom. ;) Dogs are so funny!

Feel better soon!

Lisa

Sandi McBride said...

So glad the procedure is over with and have been praying it is a big success, too...still wish we had been able to get together while you were in South Carolina...maybe next time, okay?
hugs
Sandi

Arkansas Patti said...

Now I understand your comment about patience on my post. That is hard when we want our health back--NOW. Hope your are on track with the healing process and the proceedure opens up your world again. Do take care and I will check in from time to time.
Loved the picture of the girl and dog.

Justabeachkat said...

Well, although I haven't been by in awhile, it's not because I'm switching to Facebook instead. I like Facebook, but it will never take the place of blogging for me. Too superficial for me.

I'm so glad your heart procedure is behind you and I pray you continue to improve daily.

Big hugs,
Kat

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Hi honey
So good to hear from you. My blogging has only been replaced by hard work out here on tHe North forty and my short vacation to Maine.
I really do feel bad about not keeping up with it especially the visiting my friends part but not enough hours in the day for me.
I very rarely open up facebook.
So many of my friends out here in the blog world have quit. Like Patti I do miss her.
Sorry about you not getting into Canada but sounds like you still covered a whole lot of beautiful states.
I too missed the leaf peeping on the east Coast and like you would love to be driving thru there now.
Please take care of yourself and I do pray you heal quickly and feel like a new person when it's all over with.
I do think of you often even if I am a bad blogging buddy.
Love
Maggie

Dimple said...

I'm glad you have completed your procedure, and wish you a speedy recovery!

Although I like your first photo a lot, I agree that the girl and pup are irresistible. The emotion it conveys makes it a prize winner, I think.

Blessings!

Honest Abe said...

Glad you are out of the coop and beginning to lay eggs again. I like the little girl hugging the dog the best. But that is because I am a dog lover, I guess.

Lorna said...

I'm a sucker for the skirl of the pipes.