Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Retirement is the most lovely thing.....there is no way to convey how much I appreciate waking to my own body's time clock - 6:22 am, and slowly getting up to join Teddy downstairs as he eats breakfast and gets ready for school. I can choose what I'd like to do for the day, and when, and even not to do anything! We've had a run of the most glorious late summer/early Fall weather, so most days I am bound and determined to be outside as much as possible. I have a walk planned tomorrow, if my foot is less painful. Nearby, there is a very nice park with a waterfall/herring run, and the woods there are glowing with Fall colors right now, so, I am hoping to get some photos and do a little exploring. Yesterday, I had a little surgical procedure done to remove a tumor from my foot. It was a weird, ugly purply thing that would erupt in gushing blood about 1-2 times a week. Both my primary care physician and the surgeon thought it most unusual and that it need to be excavated out and off my foot. It is now gone and has been sent for analysis. Most likely benign, but the home of many blood vessels, thus all the bleeding episodes. Meanwhile, the crater is stitched closed and in the healing process, a bit painful but it will heal quickly. Last night we were honored with a brief, but fun and welcome, visit from my brother, Ev. He was in town on business from MD. We shared a nice dinner of swordfish and fresh veggies, followed by apple crisp. He was most happy to spend some time with Teddy. I miss all my brothers and sisters so much, thus our visit opportunities are precious and filled with lovely family memories around the dinner table. So amidst the beauty of Fall, life is wonderful in Ms G land, although I feel duty-bound to report that the inimitable Ms G had a very traumatic event in her life last Saturday. Teddy was visiting at LM's house for the day - we took him on his first salt-water fishing excursion to great acclaim. Meanwhile, back at the ranch after the fish were exhausted from evading our flies and lures, Ms G was sleeping ever so peacefully in her secret lair upstairs, and Teddy decided to go on a hunt for her royal highness. She was abruptly wakened when Teddy touched her and she recoiled uttering a HUGE HISS. Poor Teddy was very scared and came downstairs, eyes as big as saucers, to tell me the whole sad saga. Meanwhile, chicken-cat, was hiding somewhere and not to be seen until all evidence of the child-alien was gone. It took a lot of Nana's patience to explain that Ms G was merely frightened, thus the hiss. Trauma, trauma!! Sending love and peace to all...... the new header photo was taken by LM a few weeks ago at West Dennis....sunset in all its glory, while fishing, of course. PS. Even though there are paragraphs, etc, in what I typed on Blogger, when published it appears as one long paragraph. I apologize. Maybe Blogger needs surgery, too!


Judy said...

I sure do love the new photo for the header. Do you realize how lucky you are to live in that area? Poor Teddy--he must learn not to sneak up on Ms. G--if I were awoken from a nice nap, I'd probably hiss too. Ms. G. is not used to children being around. Retirement is ALL it is cracked up to be, isn't it? Hope your foot heals fast as can be!

Balisha said...

The picture is so pretty. A treat for us who are land locked.
So glad that they took that thing off your foot. It must have caused you some discomfort. Hopefully things will be OK with that and you can walk with ease.
Have a nice day....Balisha