Sunday, May 29, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Some of them actually maxed out their credit cards, living high because what the hell, tomorrow we'll all be dead. Then there were those who ran for the hills or did other things that they will never be able to undo.
Well, here we are. The sun came up this morning. We're slowly getting our garden planted. A passing T storm has made it necessary to finish up tomorrow which we will indeed live to see.
And for those who put it all on the line thinking the predictions were accurate? Well, comedian Ron White said it best, "You can't fix stupid."
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
How does one refute such logic? She got the popsicle!
Friday, May 13, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
This past week has been quite an eventful one. A royal wedding, the capture and killing of Osama Bin Laden, and the removal of a seventy-seven year old body part known as a gall bladder.
Take it from me, if you’re headed for surgery, laparoscopic is the way to go.
The Open Cholecystectomy is a thing of the past. No more three week recovery periods in the hospital. Nobody can afford it anyway. Just four small incisions are required, which, I might add, heal quickly and allow for a continued wearing of your favorite bikini.
But as with any surgery, there are risks and down sides. Your surgeon will be more than pleased to run down the list from misplacing your clothing to a Med. Insurance screw-up, which could cost the freedom of your wife and children.
I was in at 7:45AM and released to a bright new beautiful world at 5:30PM that same day.
The next five days were not without some discomfort or tenderness at the surgery point, together with some shoulder pain as a result of a gas used in the surgery. How well one deals with the anesthesia is a matter of individual differences.
The staff was just wonderful. Thoughtful, patient, and sensitive to my fears and needs.
Giving oneself over to strangers is not easy. But as Mommy would say, put trust in the skill of the surgeon and your faith in God.
As for the Royal wedding, I wish them a long and happy marriage. It sure cost enough.
Bin Laden’s ending was final justice. Though I might have wished he had the surgery I underwent without the benefit of anesthesia!
Monday, May 9, 2011
Our trip to the airport Sunday morning was smooth sailing. Check in at the airport? No problem.
Boarding the plane fairly efficient. We even got off a bit early and arrived in Westchester, NY ahead of schedule.
Pete picked us up and the ride home was without delay.
But today I went to the post office at around noon--it's busiest time--to pick up our vacation mail. Two people were at the counter when I got there. When I was about two people away from being waited on, one of the counter clerks announced she was taking a break and left one person there.
The line quickly extended out the door.
The one clerk who was there repeatedly called for assistance. Several postal workers walked by, peeked in, looked around--and left!
Finally, after a great deal of grumbling by people waiting, someone came to help out.
Yes, it's time. There's nothing like a little competition to streamline an operation!