As much as I hate washing windows, washing windows is what I did today. Well at least the gray foggy ones I simply got tired of trying to look through. I figure the more dirtier a window gets the greater the instant ‘see-thru- reward one has when it’s all sparkly clean. Well that’s my poor excuse anyway.
WE HEAR ABOUT BIG TEXAS, MONTANA, AND ARIZONA SKIES SO HOW ABOUT A FEW BIG OLD ONTARIO SKIES
More rain in the night but it was under gradual clearing skies Pheebs and I headed out with each passing hour becoming clearer than the hour before. Standing on the shores of Lake Huron this morning it was an icy blast of wind coming down the lake from the frigid North. We didn’t linger at Goderich’s Rotary Cove doggy walking area very long and were soon back into the Jeep with the heater going and Pheebs window down of course. It wasn’t a long drive in the sunny country side we took though. I just could not seem to get myself into my normal beautiful countryside mode this morning. Maybe it was the early morning cold air reminding me of Winter. So home we came. Think we got up into the low 50’s today.
A BOARD WALKER STOPS FOR A REST AND A PHOTO OF THE LAKE
SPOTTED A FEW COLORFUL TREES IN AN OLD GRAVEL PIT
No phone calls by noon so Kelly called her London Doctor’s office again and at least this time she got hold of the Doctor’s secretary who was able to enlighten us a bit about what’s going on. We already knew that Kelly’s doctor had submitted her scans to a Tumor Board and that board met last week. Secretary said the Doctor does not have the report from the Tumor Board yet and until he does there is no point in him calling. So we are not much further ahead today than we were a week ago today. We have no choice but to sit tight and await the Doctor’s phone call maybe tomorrow, maybe a couple weeks. Until that time everything is kinda on hold for us. Hey, it’s Canada eh………………
It’s funny how this indecision has disorganized me. I’ve got two busy lists of things to do with one being a ‘staying home’ list and the other a ‘going away’ list. Although these two lists do overlap in a few areas I cannot seem to get myself focused or interested as to where to start. My enthusiasm level for either seems to be in the dumper and I figure that is my mind working away to protect itself from disappointment. Also in there overshadowing everything is my overall concern for Kelly’s health. I haven’t been in this exact situation before and these are uncharted waters for me. Unlike the past eleven years at this time I am not bustling about with my usual energized excitement and straining impatience to get the big wheels rolling South. Yes, things are definitely different this year…………………….
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Two young men were out in the woods on a camping trip, when the came upon this great trout brook. They stayed there all day, enjoying the fishing, which was super. At the end of the day, knowing that they would be graduating from college soon, they vowed that they would meet, in twenty years, at the same place and renew the experience.
Twenty years later, they met and traveled to a spot near where they had been years before. They walked into the woods and before long came upon a brook. One of the men said to the other, "This is the place!". The other replied, "No, it's not!". The first man said, "Yes, I do recognize the clover growing on the bank on the other side.
To which the other man replied, "Silly, you can't tell a brook by it's clover."
"Alaska to open the door again."
Ha! Create that third list with the Overlappers and get those things checked off. Always heard an idle mind is the devil's workshop. Glad to know the reason behind the dr not calling, but makes me want to tell him we are not mind readers.ReplyDelete
We have been in your position and it is hard. We all handle it in our own way and there isn't a correct way. Try to just let it unfold and take one day at a time. Good idea to make list of overlappers and get them done. Peace to you both!!ReplyDelete
This happened to us 12 years ago. Looking forward to winter in the south and pooooof no go. It was hard at first but it gets easier with every passing year. Hang in there. I hope that Kelly is OK in any case. Good luck.ReplyDelete
Oh dear. Here's a cyber hug for you and Kelly (((()))). Hang in there!ReplyDelete
Hoping for a call sooner rather than later, and good news. It really was a cold morning today.ReplyDelete
Hate waiting for important news. But hopefully it will be good news.ReplyDelete
I'm enjoying your autumn pictures since we don't have that here in Tucson. The pictures tonight brought me a huge smile, thank you Al
Whatever happens regarding travel, if you end up wintering in Bayfield, try to get out to capture all those places we’ve seen, but never cloaked in frost, snow, ice. Getting outside regardless will be good for the three of you. Tumor Boards weigh many considerations, not just financial or resources, and solicit best treatment options for stage, age, other health factors. Most of us someday face these decisions. Fortunately, Kelly has you, Pheebs, and that loving extended family. All will be there for her — along with thousands out here in blogosphere — rooting for a great outcome.ReplyDelete
Not knowing is really hard, hopefully you will soon here the good news and you can tear up one of those lists and move forward. Good luck.ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures Al. So glad you are doing that while you wait. Waiting is THE worst. Sure hope whoever sends out those reports gets back to work.ReplyDelete
Prayers with you all. I just read a week or so ago where high dosages of Vitamin C has been used to shrink tumors. Perhaps a trip through google land to read about that may be helpful. Vitamin C also helps our livers a lot.ReplyDelete
Must be a difficult time for you both, do hope everything works out in the end. Would sure love to meet up with you guys down here. So here's hoping all will be well and you can look back and laugh about it later.ReplyDelete
Al, if you don't make it down here this winter, I am POSITIVE you will thrill us with your winter photos. Sending good thoughts your way for Kelly. I'm finding that I have so many things to do here at home, I don't know how I EVER had time to work!ReplyDelete
~Cheryl Ann~ (((BIG HUG)) to you & Kelly
Al, the only advice I can give you is to take one step at a time, one day at a time. I wish you and Kelly the very best, and hope to be reading about your travels in the southwest soon.ReplyDelete
Your photos today are simply gorgeous!
That has to be tough to get through. Not only has your normal travel routine been disrupted but the not knowing of medical results. I am hoping for the best for both of you and the hounds and I will keep a keen eye to the north to see what happens. Life is constantly changing and that's the hardest part to get along with. I'm not into surprises too much unless it's a great photo waiting for me after a wrong turn. Here's hoping will be heading down the highway soon with all of this behind you.ReplyDelete
Thinking of you both and sending positive thought out to the Universe.ReplyDelete
The hardest part of aging is knowing that nothing is forever..Sending hugs to the Bayfield Bunch and good Karma for travel plans this Winter..One day at a time, yep, that's all we can do...ReplyDelete
Beautiful colors and reflections on the water. That walker looks like the temps are definitely dropping!! Waiting is the worst. I know "they" have to get the information right, but it's really cruel to let people wait so long for health information!! Hugs to you both.ReplyDelete
You do a wonderful job painting pictures with your camera. Always enjoy your blog postings. Sure hope Kelly gets good news. My doctor seems to only have bad news for me.ReplyDelete