Pulling on my best pair of red plaid pajama bottoms I slipped into my spanking brand new gray/black corduroy slippers and threw on a silky short sleeve pizza patterned shirt. I then walked myself out into the cool morning air, hopped in the Jeep and promptly drove myself to the Clinton Hospital. Although feeling quite fine I had to have myself at the hospital by 8 o'clock for a bone density test. Lady on the phone had told Kelly if her husband didn't want to wear a hospital gown he could wear pants as long as there were no metal buttons or zippers. I decided pajama bottoms fit the bill perfectly and in order to be properly dressed I chose bedroom slippers to go with my jammies. I was careful on my way to and from the hospital hugging the speed limit all the way. I didn't need to be pulled over and caught cruising along in my red plaid pajama bottoms, gray/black bedroom slippers and short sleeved pizza patterned shirt. I did get a few sideways glances in the Hospital waiting room though……………………………..:))
MY MORNING’S ‘BONE DENSITY SCAN’ ATTIRE
Twenty three minutes after walking into the hospital I walked out of the hospital again, hopped into the Jeep and drove my gray/black slippers, red plaid pajama bottoms and pizza patterned short sleeve shirt home whereupon I had a decision to make. Still feeling a bit pooky I could either flop myself into my recliner or drag myself back out the door and toss myself into the Jeep again. I chose the latter so with cameras and doggy on board we headed out the driveway for some fresh country air.
SEEN IN CLINTON THIS MORNIG WAS A 1960 CHEVY IMPALA AND A YELLOW VOLKSWAGON OF UNKNOW YEAR….WISHED I HAD A DOLLAR FOR EVERY MILE I PUT ON VW ‘BEETLES’ YEARS AGO
Despite heat and humidity already building we had a very welcome and refreshingly cool brisk breeze coming in off Lake Huron. With all windows down we picked us up a Tim Horton's coffee and carrot muffin in Clinton and straight away headed northeast out into the countryside.
No point stopping at the Hullett Marsh because of all the biting insects in the air so we just kept rolling along thoroughly enjoying all the beautiful rural scenery surrounding us. Decided to head on up through Amish country and see if the folks had begun harvesting wheat yet but they hadn't so no wheat sheaves stacked in the fields. Maybe by this week-end.
ONE OF OUR LEG STRETCH STOPS ALONG THE MAITLAND RIVER
NOW HERE’S A NICE SIGN OF THE COMING AUTUMN:))
Passing by Amish farms I quickly came to the conclusion Monday must be laundry day for these folks. Farm after farm I went by had long lines of clean clothes hung up flapping in the wind. Saw kids playing and womenfolk tending to large gardens. Again, what a serene setting I found myself in and I couldn't' help but wonder what these peaceful people would think if they knew about all the manic chaos going on in the world right now whether it be political or otherwise. I'm sure what we take as today's unfortunate normalcy would be absolutely terrifying and incomprehensible to these hard working Amish folks. From events I have seen and heard on TV this past week to what I saw in the countryside this morning I couldn't help but make comparisons to living on two entirely different Planets. Maybe that's part of my underlying desire to live in the countryside. Put a big locked gate at the end of the long laneway, throw the TV out the window and grow vegetables so we wouldn't have to go into town again. It's quite a dreamer I am……….
FOR 1 HORSEPOWER THIS FELLA IS TOWING QUITE A LOAD
We stopped at Lake Wawanosh or Lake Wawasmash as Pheebs and I call it and again had the place to ourselves. Small lakes like this are not necessarily the norm in these here parts and I figure based on it's cold clear water it must be spring fed. How nice to be standing by the water's edge with birds singing and a warm westerly wind ruffling across Wawanosh's rippling surface. All this madness in the world can't be real can it????
LAKE HURON WINDS RIPPLE THE WATERS OF LAKE WAWANOSH
From the quiet waters of Lake Wawanosh we began our slow trek homeward stopping here and there whenever a photo opportunity presented itself but again most of today's pics were drive-bys. And once again I took so many photos this morning I will again have to space them out over the next few blog posts. I wonder maybe if I were to get myself a set of horse blinders and strap them on my head I might not see so many beautiful photographic things every day.
I’M THINKING THESE WAGONS ARE USED IN THE ANNUAL FARMERS CHRISTMAS PARADE
Still not out of the woods in the 'not feeling well' department but I did feel better today than I did Sunday. Probably just some little bug or something that got under my skin. In the long run and in my 71 years on this Planet I have been very fortunate to have spent the majority of that time in relatively good health. (except for the bad old drinking days that is) So far so good and I will continue to keep my fingers crossed...........................
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Points To Ponder::
- Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand.
- I am in shape. Round is a shape.
- Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.
- Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; Professionals built the Titanic.
- Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.
- Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.
- Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly and for the same reason.
- An optimist thinks that this is the best possible world. A pessimist fears that this is true.
- There will always be death and taxes; however, death doesn't get worse every year.
- In just two days, tomorrow will be yesterday.
- I plan on living forever. So far, so good.
- If marriage were outlawed, only outlaws would have in-laws.
- It's frustrating when you know all the answers, but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.
- Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever.
- Age doesn't always bring wisdom. Sometimes age comes alone.
- You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stopped laughing.
- People who wonder whether the glass is half empty or half full miss the point. The glass is refillable.
The headlights, taillights and bumper on the VW look about 1968 but the Hubcaps look older. Like most older cars these days they are not always untouched by a miss-mash of parts from different years.ReplyDelete
Be Safe and Enjoy!
It's about time.
No Sir, that VW-Bug is a 1974, I had exactly the same a few decades ago.Delete
Nice blog. Nice pics. Well done my friend. Keep us posted on the BD results. Drink more milk maybe, or ice cream? 🍧🍨ReplyDelete
Good grief Al, you scared me. Thought maybe you were driving yourself to ER. It's going to be a hot week. Time to put your feet up and read a book or two.ReplyDelete
Love that outfit! Very nice set of pictures tonight.ReplyDelete
You could have stopped at Walmart and gone shopping dressed like that, nobody would have noticed lol....Nice looking Beetle, I had 4 of them, fun to drive and easy to fix great cars.ReplyDelete
Ok, I already commented on the VW-bug being a 1974, so now I have to say that your hospital arrival must have been hilarious. I pictured you wandering across the parking lot... Those Amish farms look just too nice.ReplyDelete
You looked very spiffy in your BD attire! Love the farm photos this morning. Funny how all the survivalists think they're so ready for off grid living when there are communities that never got on it, and are doing just fine. The Christmas trailers look like toys :-)ReplyDelete
Enjoyed the Amish pictures as well as all the blog. The Amish work soReplyDelete
physically hard to maintain their life style..... Puts me abit ashamed.
I have a clothes line , which I love sheets off the line, but so often I take
the easier route.... The dryer. Lol
Are you and Kelly able to buy Amish home baked goods. Yum, must be good!
What an outstanding collection of photos! Really good, Al, including the one of you in your go-to-the-hospital attire!ReplyDelete
The perfect attire for a bone density. I will remember that for my next one in 3 years. Hope you didn't shrink as much as I did :)ReplyDelete
Hospital garb - Two words popped into my head: GOOD GRIEF! That took guts, Al. I just had to laugh. Sorry and Thanks.ReplyDelete
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