Aunt Ginny has cabin fever so we took her on a little trip today to Savannah, TN, about 25 miles north of here. Tommy's office is there and we picked him up, drove a short distance to Toll House for lunch. It was a beautiful sunny day, a little cool, but a pleasant day to be out. Aunt G said she hadn't been to Savannah in years. We passed the Pickwick Golf Course, where she and Uncle Wendell (most Wen-Wen) used to play golf. Brought back memories to her. We enjoyed our time together and will do it again. Next time we'll visit inside the office, when AG can get around better (without a cast!). Also, tomorrow is my birthday...
I sent the above to Carol, away at school, and she sent me one back.
As Paul and I were about to get ready for the trip to Tupelo yesterday morning, his doctor's office called and said the biopsy he had done last Friday was NEGATIVE! Praise God! We were encouraged by what the doctor said at the time of the test, but still, you don't know until you know. We didn't have to go to Tupelo after all and he has to follow up in six months. Aunt Ginny is doing well. Her x-ray on Wednesday showed the ankle bone still stable and she doesn't have to return for three weeks. Now that things have settled down somewhat, I do need to go see about these two teeth. I have a cleaning appointment on the 12th, so I'd like to tell Dr. Gillespie I at least have appointments (or working on them.) I need to see the oral surgeon and orthodontist hopefully the same day. State of my bones (for possible implant) and extent of braces on bottom... or another implant. I do not want a root canal. I really don't want a partial or whatever it's called - I had not thought of it de-stabilizing abutting teeth, but did know that those teeth have to be filed down if caps are put on. I just don't want to be caught with a broken tooth or an absess. Abcess. Abccess. I don't know how to spell it. Abscess. Guess that's right; it isn't underlined in red. Have done the bare minimum this week, and been fine with it. Housework, that is. I've cooked more lately; take Aunt Ginny supper or lunch 3-4 times a week. Get her mail. Call and check on her. She asked the doctor about driving! Driving! He very calmly said he didn't think that was a good idea. She doesn't realize how much she would use her left foot, plus getting in and out of the vehicle alone, plus dealing with the walker alone. This Wednesday Paul and I are taking her to Savannah to eat lunch with Tommy. An outing. Haven't heard anything about my truck. Probably be another three weeks or so. Waiting...
What makes me happy? Sunshine and tolerable temperatures - say in the sixties. Chilly enough for a housecoat. Outdoors. My camera makes me happy. My woods make me happy. My cats. My dog. After the extreme cold at the first of the month, it's hard to believe there are tiny green things just waiting to explode into their spring and summer glory!
Paul's biopsy went fine - easy for me to say. I mean, we were in the doctor's office about an hour total and he said the biopsy procedure itself took about 15 minutes. We stopped to get coffee but decided to eat lunch before coming home. Paul wanted to go to IHOP so we did. I had Belgian waffle, scrambled eggs, bacon and he had strawberry/bananas on pancakes. It was a perfectly beautiful day and I drove back. After taking Oscar out for a walk and getting the mail, I got my grocery list, stopped by Aunt Ginny's (Ilene was there) and then on to town. AG didn't need anything today, said Glenda was going to get her groceries (very few items) tomorrow.
Paul is tired and maybe has a little chill, he's had the gas heat on Blast a couple of times tonight. Probably from the pain. Cousin JoAnn texted me a picture of Aunt Margaret at Valentines Day at the nursing home. She's so pretty - I made the scarf for her last time I was at Sher's. Morgan's (niece) birthday is today (2/21) and she had posted this picture of her, Steven and Tyler (great-nephew) a day or so ago - looks like a Valentine banquet - he will be three in July - already looks four! And little Tuesday (great-niece) is eating peas and liking them! Three months old. So fast... Just occurred to me - There is Aunt Margaret and Morgan is her great-niece with Tyler, her great-great-nephew and Tuesday, her great-great-niece. Generations...
I've taped the new Tonight Show this week, every night, and have watched them. I've enjoyed it - I like Jimmy Fallon - funny, smart, seems genuinely humble and just a good guy. He reminds me of someone I know but I can't think who... I always like Jay Leno, too, but just never got into the habit of watching - on too late. I wanted to just see how Fallon did, and now it's so easy and takes such a short time to see an episode.
Speaking of episodes: Season finale of Downton Abbey this Sunday. I hope we are not left hanging again with Bates's future unresolved! Parenthood returns February 27. And finally...
When I'm so busy I can hardly turn around for having to do something else, I long for days like this! This is what retirement is! The choice - the ability - to sleep till 8:30, have coffee, let Oscar do his business, feed him and the cats and then go back to bed. I've been in pjs all day. I don't have to be anywhere till around 6:00, and will take Aunt Ginny some supper on my way to town. Paul got us pretzel dogs at Sonic for lunch. He's out driving around a bit, just to get outta the house; I'm here, Oscar is asleep for the 3rd or 4th time today; the wind is blowing and we're supposed to have bad weather about the time I need to leave. So we may not have our Sunday School supper tonight after all. Tomorrow we have to be in Tupelo at 10:00 for his prostate biopsy. His PSA was high in January; the doctor prescribed antibiotics for 30 days but also scheduled this in-office biopsy. Praying it is inflammation only. It's a long time to have to think about it. I notice the "yellow gal" bush (forsythia) blooming at the west side of the house this morning! So good to see signs of spring - color! We've had various bulbs sprouting up since before the snow. From last year's District III photo contest. We needed a picture for the scrapbook (2013).
All these pages...
Jo and Maxine - organization and page layout.
I do some of cutting, backing, captions.
The second snow of the week.
He and his buddy (not shown) taking their morning walk.
Club meeting. Ruth Ellen on the left, long-time member, drives from Eads, TN almost every month. She moved back to TN after her husband passed away.
Fredda, Zenobia and Bren. Fredda, Bren and I were classmates.
Sue and Vicki.
Maxine and our speaker Maxie South. His mother is helping Aunt Ginny with house work while she's incapacitated with her ankle.
Bren talking to her daughter-in-law Cindy.
Tulips were the doorprize; Jo won them. I was supposed to have the meeting at my house but was kind of overwhelmed there for a bit, so they pitched right in and did it.
Me, Z, and Bren. Zenobia is 94 years young!
Amy sent me roses, chocolate and bath fragrances for Valentine's via ProFlowers. They are still beautiful!
Paul was glad to get out on a warmer day. Trimming trees. I have to watch him closely at times - he likes to use the clippers!