I was fasting this morning so got myself ready to leave for the lab in very short order. The waiting room was crowded - usually I go in the middle of the day and get in within 5 or 10 min. But once they take you back it goes quickly - 3 vials of blood doesn't take long!
I watched Keira today as Joe is attending a Respiratory Conference at Lake Tahoe (what a location!) until Friday, so he dropped her off and Sarah just picked her up. I asked him if he was taking his snowboard, and he said "I wish".
Here is a pic I snapped of Keira. The two small notebooks with doggie pictures on the cover are sitting on the table, and note that the rings are on the right side. I kept flipping the books over because in my mind the front cover has the rings on the left. She kept flipping them back and then I realized she is a "leftie"! When I showed her the picture she immediately noticed that she put on mis-matched socks this morning. Three year olds are so much fun.
I tried to take the picture quickly before she noticed, and it isn't the best quality. Click to enlarge. The old area rug in the background isn't supposed to be there, but one day when the rain was blowing every which way I found a lot of water under the swamp cooler vent. I left the rugs there ever since because I know we will have more rain.
I made an appointment to see my doctor on Friday about the hernia - man, is it ever enlarging fast. I still don't think they often do surgery on umbilical hernias so I'm hoping I can avoid it. Under no circumstances do I want to be anything other than an out-patient. I hate hospitals and can't eat while I'm there, which led to my exaggerated weight loss a few weeks ago. On my way to the gym this evening I'm planning to stop at a Rite Aid and get a wide ace bandage; if it holds it in and I am comfortable, then I've solved my problem! This thing doesn't hurt by the way.
It has been overcast all day, but we might have sun for the next 3 days. Even with a shower now and then I want to see the sun. But then we go back to rain. I don't know why the "experts" are saying that all this rain and snow doesn't help with the drought conditions, but maybe it prevents an even worse drought. Flowering trees are in bloom everywhere and weeds are growing like crazy.
Thanks to Jo for the comment mentioning Spectricide. I think I will get some tomorrow and try it out. Last year I used Roundup, and then a homemade mixture of vinegar & salt, and I think the weeds are worse than ever. That's going to be a lot of backbreaking work, and the park police start their lot inspections around April 1st. It seems like they just finished - I didn't do half the stuff on their list!
DON'T MISS HIS SENSE OF HUMOR
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