I wrote in yesterday’s blog that we planned to spend the day at home getting some work done, and I had hoped to figure out how to insert the page numbers on Terry’s cookbook Miss Terry’s Kitchen to have it ready to submit for a print version, as well as a couple of my travel books. But that didn’t happen.
I had an appointment scheduled with my primary care provider at the VA hospital on Thursday for my annual checkup, but I got a call yesterday morning telling me they had a last minute cancellation and asking if I could be there by 2:30 p.m. That would give them time to find another vet who needed care for my original time slot on Thursday. I told them no problem, I’d be there.
We actually arrived about 2 p.m. and I only had to wait a few minutes before they called my name. After a nurse took my vitals it was in to see the doctor. The goods news is that I’m pretty healthy for a fat old guy and it looks like I’ll live another year. The bad news is, I’m not going to get any better looking.
For the last few years the pain in my hands has been getting worse and worse, but until now the doctors have just prescribed aspirin or ibuprofen. This time around my doctor decided that maybe we need to look harder at it, since I have family members with rheumatoid arthritis. So once I was done with her, she sent me downstairs for a blood test to measure my Sed Rate, as well as x-rays on my hands. By the time all that was done it was about 5:30 when we left the hospital.
We decided that since the day was shot already we’d run by cousin Beverly’s apartment for a while. We took her to dinner and then used the laundromat at her apartment complex. It was about 10:30 by the time we got back home, with just enough time to answer a backlog of e-mails and get the blog written before bedtime.
It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time to kick off a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Dog’s Run, my latest mystery. Set in a small town in Ohio in 1951, it’s grittier than my Big Lake series, but everybody who has read it says it’s my best work yet. I tend to agree. All you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Today we’ll stay at home and try to get the work done that we had planned to do yesterday. Unless the telephone rings.
Thought For The Day – Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is because you’re stupid and make bad choices.