Friday, September 11, 2020
Kidney Stones, Lily the Mouse and Doo-Wop Music to Soothe the Beast
As I start this post this morning, you might get photos and you might not. Google is running rampant today and no matter how hard I have tried to upload photos, it is not willing to participate.
Just one of life's little aggravations.
Speaking of aggravations, last week at about 1AM on Monday night, I had a BIG aggravation with excruciating pain each time I took a breath. What the heck was my first thought? Covid was my next thought and pain reliever was the last thought.
I made it through the night with no sleep and had little pain during the day Tuesday. Then Tuesday night and Wednesday night were a repeat of Monday night. But, by Wednesday the pain had localized where my kidneys are and due to the intensity of the pain, I went online to Mayo Clinic and read about kidney stones.
My son John had had them about eighteen years ago or so and a few times more since then. Always extremely painful. His doctor had said to drink lots and lots of water.
According to Mayo they will usually pass, the kidney stones with drinking lots and lots and lots of
water. I was doing that like I have never before and finally the culmination and passing happened on
Thursday. By then I was a basket case but grateful for the "outcome". Then no pain since!
In the meantime, one block over at the house of my son and grandchildren, it seems that Corazon the Cat had brought into the house a newly born baby mouse. Matilda managed to extricate it from the jaws of Corazon and save it from certain death. She and her Dad fed it, and lo and behold, Corazon wanted the baby mouse, who was by now named Lily to sleep on her stomach. The pictures are absolutely adorable. I give up. Can't get photos on blog, argh.
The "outside" world continues to intrude, whether it is wanted or not. Even though I limit my exposure to news to thirty minutes at 5:30PM, it seems like the whole world is teetering on the brink of all those things we never imagined could happen!
To counter all that, last Saturday or Sunday night while looking for something to watch on PBS,
there was a Red White and Blue concert from several years ago that was playing two or three hours of doo-wop music and blues. Those "of a certain age" were enthusiastically dancing in the aisles and clapping along to all those WE listened to in our teenage highschool years. It was on PBS Seattle.
How wonderful to see all the groups who had many hits and a few that only had a couple of big hits. Heck the Everly Brothers and Connie Francis both sang! I must admit my toes were tapping and I know I was smiling as almost every single song brought back memories. Later I wrote to the group of friends that played a part in those memories. Some of them also had seen it and had the same feelings. What a nice surprise and a wonderful way to escape the mayhem of the world for a few hours.
We've had much, much, much rain this past week. Lots of it has been electrical storms with big booms of thunder and lightning strikes to light up the skies all night long. Whew. Here in the semi-arid part of Mexico we never complain about rain because we know in another month or so, the rain will stop and then no more til next year!
The flower gardens are glorious at this time. Yes, I have many photographs to share, but you'll have to take my word for it.
If you have read any great books lately, with no violence, please forward your suggestions. I'm ready to order a few books.
And, to end on a funny note that only people living outside the USA will understand I think. I found cornmeal this week in Mexico! I know that is insignificant to most but it has been the bain of my existence to have to bring it from the USA for the past twenty years! NOW, HEB, forty-five minutes away has it. Yee ha. Many other things too that might make you laugh. Fritos, Leseiur peas, Bisquick just to name a few. No more Miracle Gro plant food in Mexico, so now I either have to find another plant food by Vigoro or have someone bring Miracle Gro from the USA for me. Right now I'm using coffee grounds, banana peels and egg shells.
Life is always an adventure!