Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Surgery, Siblings, and Sniffles

This is me tonight, in my jammies early, drinking a cup of echinacea tea and looking through my photos of the day. I'm lucky to blog once a week these days but I am enjoying my Instagram photo challenges.

I was sick all weekend coming down with this cold. Mom arrived at my house Monday morning promptly at 6:00 a.m. I took her to Outpatient surgery to have a cataract removed from her eye. She came home with me for yesterday and today.

I had been looking forward to having her but this whopper cold put a bit of a damper on things. I barely slept last night and whenI came downstairs at 7:30, Mom was waiting for me wondering when I was going to get up. Groan. I forced myself into the shower. We drove over to the Amish bakery which she loved but I was too tired to go to the gardening place.

After lunch we took a stroll over to the shop, where my sis-in-law, Judy, was waiting for her brother to return. I got a great picture of her.
Gotta love that iPhone.

Mom's doctor appointment wasn't until 4:00 so we drove to town and asked my brother to go for an ice cream.  He decided to ride along to the doctor.  There was a little pond across the street from the eye surgeon. Mom declared that she could go in by herself so Steve and I sat on the bench, watching a duck and a creepy moving reed (you had to be there:). For an hour we chatted and laughed. Those moments went in my nightly journal for my favorite of the day.

When did those two kids who used to play marbles in the back yard together grow so much older so quickly? Still young at heart. Not a bad day feeling as bad as I do. Silver Linings. Its been a while since I've thought about those.


  1. Oh uh. I sure hate summer colds. They are the worst. I feel your pain. Mine started just this morning.

  2. Well, it sounds like you made lemonade, and it was delicious! ; )


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