A cold, cloudy, depressing morning found Pheebs and I jeeping ourselves around a few country roads. Not too inspiring but I do enjoy listening to my Sirius Satellite Radio along the way. We were back home by 9 a.m.
PHEEBS MEETS A NEW PAL THIS AFTERNOON
Later, under partially sunny skies, it was all three of us in the Subaru by 11 a.m. heading for London's Victoria Hospital where Kelly was scheduled for her fifth plasmapheresis treatment. Pheebs and I dropped her off at 12:20 and headed the short distance to our 'Serenity Acres' spot behind Parkwood Hospital.
STORMY-LOOKING SKIES THIS MORNING WITH THE WEATHER CHANNEL SAYING 'A CHANCE OF SNOW' HEADING FOR LONDON BUSH LINES ARE BEGINNING TO COLOR UP AFTER WINTER'S GRAY A SMALL GATHERING OF HOMELESS PEOPLE IN LONDON'S EAST END
With flecks of snow in the air, Pheebs and I set off on a walk in an area where there are two large baseball fields. It was cold enough to make me wish I had brought my mitts. At the southeast corner of the ball fields, we found a small obscure trail leading off into the forest so we followed that until it petered out and we saw a broader trail ahead.
I HEARD KELLY SAY TO PHEEBS....'SEE YOU IN A COUPLE HOURS' IT WASN'T MUCH OF A TRAIL WE DECIDED TO FOLLOW PRETTY SOON THERE WAS NO TRAIL AT ALL LUCKILY, WE SPOTTED A BROADER WELL WORN PATH WE HADN'T SEEN THIS POND BEFORE PHEEBS SCOUTS THE WAY AHEAD
I had a feeling this was the 'dog leash' trail I had seen on a sign a couple of weeks ago. I didn't have a leash with me but because of the cold gray day, we luckily didn't encounter any people. The trail eventually led into another trail and we took that one in what I figured was the direction back to the ball diamond area. I figured right but we really got ourselves into some muddy spots along the trail where I nearly got myself a couple of soakers. I had my cane with but I didn't have to use it regarding my hip but it certainly came in handy while making my way down a slippery slope on the trail.
IN A MONTH FROM NOW THIS WILL ALL BE GREEN MAKING OUR WAY THROUGH A SWAMPY AREA
|THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF LONDON IS NEVER TOO FAR AWAY|
|PHEEBS GOES RIGHT THROUGH THESE MUDDY SPOTS WHILE I HAVE TO TRY AND PORTAGE AROUND THE EDGES|
|GOING DOWN THIS MUD-SLICKED LITTLE HILL WITH MY OLD NO-TREAD SNEAKERS WAS TOUCH AND GO|
|HERE COMES PHEEBS RACING DOWN THE MUDDY TRAIL DOING ABOUT 185 MPH| AHHHH TIS THE COLOR OF SPRING IT TIS AND IT WAS HERE PHEEBS MET A NEW PAL WHO WAS OUT WALKING WITH HIS MOM AND DAD
|ALMOST BACK TO THE CAR|
It was close to 2:45 when my cell phone rang with Kelly on the other end saying she was ready to be picked up. Pheebs and I scooped her about ten minutes later and we began making our way north up Adelaide Street on our way out of London. Kelly was feeling hungry so we made a stop at Wendys where Kelly got a baked potato and chile. A small hamburger for me and we were soon back on the road again. It was a quiet drive home with moody skies overhead made up of a few slivers of sunshine and heavy clouds. We rolled into our driveway shortly after 4 o'clock under a solid cloud cover again. However, we did later end the day under bright blue sunny skies:))
PICKING UP KELLY AFTER HER TREATMENT AT VICTORIA HOSPITAL
Feeling better today, Kelly said she thinks the plasmapheresis treatments are finally taking hold. She has had two nights in a row with no itching which has allowed her to get some sleep. Her next and hopefully last treatment will be this coming Wednesday. Tomorrow (Tuesday) is Pheebs turn for a medical appointment. She has been shaking her head a lot and one ear has become swollen again so we will be at the Zurich Vets at 10.30. Thursday and Friday it is my turn with blood work at the Dyancare Lab Thursday morning followed by X-rays of my right hip at the Goderich Hospital Friday morning. Next week I have an appointment with my Urologist to go over the results of my blood tests regarding the PSA numbers in relation to my past prostate cancer bout. My numbers have been excellent for a couple years now so I'm hoping that trend continues.
HERE COMES THE PRETTY LADY WITH THE GRUB WE CAME ACROSS THESE MAYAPPLES ON THE FOREST FLOOR TODAY
|MOSSES OR LICHENS.....HMMMM|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Trying to control her frizzy and dry hair, Kay treated her scalp with olive oil before washing it. Worried that the oil might leave an odor she washed her hair several times with strong soap. That night when Kay went to bed, she leaned over to her husband and asked, "Do I smell like olive oil?" "Why ?" he asked, pulling back. "Do I smell like Popeye?
I THINK SOMEBODY JUST WOKE UP
- What do you call a guy in a Nascar screaming slurs? Speed Racist.
- Confucius say: "Man who run behind car get exhausted, but man who run in front of car get tired."
I have a walking staff that is over 40 years old left over from my rough country hiking days. It is a wonderful feeling to have it along on longer walks in the outdoors even though I seldom need it yet. But we are wonderful old friends.ReplyDelete
Hey Barney, I fogot to get the mileage numbers of our Jeep Liberty you asked about so I will try to do that tomorrow and post them here.ReplyDelete
Good news on Kelly's having some relief from the itching. Decent sleep is worth a lot! And Pheebs sure had her eyes open more than I've ever seen when she's face to face with that dog! Wishing you the best for the medical week ahead for everyone.ReplyDelete
Lol. I knew her face looked a little different. Went back & checked. Yep - her eyes are big.! So cute - and I love how she gets so very far ahead of Al on those trails. What a loving sweet family the 3 of them make.Delete
Glad to hear that Kelly is feeling better!ReplyDelete
Sure hope the itching problem is solved for good!ReplyDelete
So glad Kelly is finding results. Hope for more.ReplyDelete
I am so happy to hear that Kelly is a bit better. I love her coat!ReplyDelete
Elaine at Salt Air, Vancouver Island
Fun to find a trail to yourselves crunching through some leaves. That grass is SO green :-) Pheebs mad dash back to you makes me smile. Hope Kelly continues to get relief. I know how debilitating itching can be :-( Love that furry green log.ReplyDelete