Another Chapter Done

 Posted by at 12:59 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 282022

We were up and out the door early yesterday morning, or at least early for us. We started the day by going to LabCorp to get blood and urine draws for doctor appointments we have scheduled next week. A couple of weeks ago when I had my colonoscopy, the nurses at Advent Hospital had to stick me two or three times before they were finally able to hit a vein. But the young lady at LabCorp nailed it the first time, and I didn’t even feel the needle go in.

When we were done with that, we went to the UPS Store in New Smyrna Beach to drop off an Amazon package to be returned. We used to be able to drop them off at any UPS drop point near our house, but Amazon changed that for some reason, and now we have to go to an actual UPS store.

We weren’t supposed to eat anything before our lap appointments, so when we got home, Terry made us both small bowls of mixed berries, along with half a bagel.

My back has been kicking my butt for the last couple of weeks now, and I had hoped I would get a call from Doctor Creamer’s office in response to the message I left on Monday. I know there’s no chance he can get me in to do anything until after we return from our trip out west, but at least I would like to get on the schedule for when we return. I guess I will try calling back again today.

After answering several e-mails I wrote another chapter for my new John Lee Quarrels book, which proved to be rather difficult because I was tired and kept nodding off. I finally gave up and went and sat in my recliner and napped for close to an hour, then wrote half of the next chapter.

While I was doing that, Terry was busy finishing up a weaving project on one of her big Glimakra looms. I think she said this one is going to be a blanket for Kenny, our son-in-law. I don’t think she’s ever happier than when she’s weaving or knitting or doing anything that involves fiber. And I just love to see the look on her face when she’s doing it.

I haven’t had much chance to use my Quest 3D headset the last few days because my back has been hurting so much that just getting out of a chair or walking is enough of a challenge, let alone virtual boxing. I wanted to find some kind of storage case for it, and someone recommended the BOBOVR C2 Carrying Case by the same company that made the BOBOVR M2 Pro Battery Pack Head Strap I ordered a couple of weeks ago and have been so pleased with. The nice Amazon driver delivered the case yesterday, and everything fits in it perfectly. I will be taking it on our trip because I know everybody wants to try it out.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

It’s Thursday and time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an autographed copy of Terry’s cookbook, Miss Terry’s Kitchen. If you have been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know what a fantastic cook she is. The book has recipes for everything from appetizers to main dishes to desserts, along with lists of all of the ingredients and supplies you need to be a hit at your next family dinner or campground potluck.

To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) 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. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.

Thought For The Day Bacon is 73% fat and very salty. Me too, bacon, me too.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  One Response to “Another Chapter Done”

  1. When you were having your Colonoscopy they were using a thicker needle making it harder to hit the vein.
    Miss Terry looks like she’s having fun at her loom.
    It’s hard to concentrate let alone stay awake when you are in pain. Hopefully he can fix you up before you leave.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

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