LILACS OVER OUR ARBOR
Concerned, Kelly phoned her Doctor’s office this morning to find out how soon it will be before she can get in to see the Specialist in Stratford. She told the lady her condition is not improving. The Doctor’s office told her she should have the appointment 'sometime within the month'. Having not needed any real medical assistance over the years we had only heard about Canada's long medical waits & never paid much attention to it. We are both finding out first hand right now about those 'waiting lists'. My hip X-ray was well over a month ago & I’m still waiting for an appointment to be set up to discuss my options………….My kidney stone situation was taken care of pretty quickly last year but that was a different set of circumstances. The hospital in Tucson Arizona faxed my Doctor their test results last winter well ahead of our arrival home in the Spring. By the time we made it to Ontario a series of further tests & appointments had already been set up by my Nurse Practitioner & I moved through the system fairly quickly culminating in the laser procedure on May 28th. I suspect the size of the large kidney stone & where it was lodged helped speed things up as well.
HEAVY OVERNIGHT RAINS PULLED DOWN A LILAC BRANCH, TOPPLED MY WOOD PILE, & BROUGHT A BIRD’S NEST TO THE GROUND
Years before we were the Bayfield Bunch we were the 'Dreamweaver's'. No idea what made me think of that this morning but I recall back in the late nineties living on the old farm near Fullarton Ontario we decided on that name after buying an old & aging 17' Class C Dodge Centurion. It was our first RV. We were very new to computers in those days but I do remember putting some kind of site together even then. It was probably 5 years or so before we even knew about Blogger. In fact I'm not even sure if we knew what a blog was back then. I remember having a few pics on the site along with some kind of blurb. I don't think anyone ever saw it except Kelly & I but at least it was a start to something we knew nothing about. Those were exciting days. But I did have a slight inkling even back then maybe something just might come out of all that darn fancy new space age computer stuff. Digital photography was new to me & had re-newed my lapsed interest in a 35mm photography hobby I had dropped years before. Traveling has always been in my blood, & another long lost interest from years gone by made it's presence known again. Writing:)) Kelly's son made up some lettering for us & you can see our Dreamweaver name & website on the back of our rig in the photos below. The whole RVing thing was new to us but we were eager to learn & get out there & be a part of that daring lifestyle. We began weaving our dreams into a plan & that is how our first name came about. 'Dreamweavers'. It wasn't long before large pieces of the giant jigsaw puzzle started falling into place & we began to realize how to tie all our interests of Traveling, Photography, RVing, & Writing together. Yes indeed, those were exciting days. You can see how young we looked back then & our dear boy Max was only a year or two old. THOSE WERE THE DAYS
I didn't do our morning walk. Hip felt fine when I woke up & I didn't want to agitate it with a long walk & end up like I did on Monday. Kelly & Pheebs started out on the trail but had to turn back because Kelly said Pheebs kept stopping to look back for me. She just wasn't into a walk this morning without Dad coming along. What a truly sweet little doggy girl she is. While watching late night TV she lays on the couch near my chair & when I get up to go to bed she comes with me & lays either on or beside my bed. If I get up in the night & relocate back to the living room she comes right along with me & will often jump up on my lap & we'll both fall asleep again. Yes, what a truly sweet little doggy girl she is.
JUST HANGING OUT WITH MY DAD TODAY
AND PLAYING WITH MY TOYS:))
SITTING AT OUR SUNROOM COMPUTER WE CAN LOOK RIGHT OUT THE WINDOW AT OUR LILAC TREE >>>
Dell from PRETTY THINGS, ODD THINGS, JUST THINGS joined the Bunch as our latest Blog Followers. It may be a slow growing list we have but at least it is still growing & we here at the Bayfield Bunch welcome you aboard Dell:))
A shorter post tonight because I am taking myself out to the movies. Haven’t seen a movie in years but I’m going to take a chance on the new ‘Star Trek - Into Darkness’ movie. Read & heard some good things about it so we’ll see. I am a very critical movie goer & it’s generally pretty hard for me to be impressed or wowed by anything up there on that big silver screen anymore.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( I don’t think we get wiser as we get older, we just run out of stupid things to do
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.