Friday, June 4, 2010

Keep Your Eyes on the Kid With the Mitt!

There's a penguin somewhere in Pennsylvania.

Sorry...I borrowed that line from Debby. Keep reading.

The summer months must be busy ones for most of us. I've noticed that many of my fellow bloggers are skipping days, writing short posts, bemoaning their lack of words. The truth is, we're enjoying summer.

Except for Debby, who is slugging it out trying to keep her nose above water while taking a summer class in Anatomy and least I think that's the class...A&P. With the pressure of school, job, home, she's getting delusional. This week she spotted a penguin in a tree while driving down the highway. In Pennsylvania, no less! I don't know what to say about that except that she just finished up a psych class and I'm certain that had nothing to do with the penguin sighting.

As for me? Last night I had one of those recurring dreams. In the dream I am getting dressed to be somewhere important and I'm rummaging through the closet trying to find something to wear. I find plenty of clothes but they are either dirty or one size too small. Last night I found several nice skirts, none of which were familiar and none of which fit!

And what is this important event that I'm attending? This morning I'll be spending four hours in a recliner while Nurse D administers a series of drugs. Carboplatin. Paclitaxel. Avastin. Plus several more drugs that prevent nausea, fever, allergic reaction. Plus the Benedryl. Which knocks me out for the duration of the four hour infusion. I don't worry about sleeping the night before because I know I'll get a good rest in the chemo chair.

Other things are happening in our lives, of course. Granddaughter M visited from Oregon and brought Great-grandson Marcus. He plans to play baseball in college and told his mom he needed a glove so he could start practicing Now! I've seen some little kid-size gloves but never one so small (and so cute!)

As for my reading of Kevin DeYoung's The Good News We Almost Forgot, I'm enjoying it very much. I'll post about it soon. So keep tuned.



Debby said...

I'm glad that I made you laugh. Shocked the poo-diddly out of me, to be sure.

I'm thinking of you and yours on this day, and I am sorry that I am such a darn poor correspondent.

*walks off chanting 'July 1st. July 1st...'*

Glenda said...

I always enjoy your posts and your style of writing! I pray that as the medicines go through your veins that you also feel His strength flowing through you! Have a blessed weekend!

Love the cute little mitt!

Kelly said...

That has got to be the cutest little baseball glove I have ever seen!! So tiny!

If reference to your comment about the words for grandmother... I really wanted to be called "grammy", but my granddaughter decided on her own that I would be "Meme" instead.

S. Etole said...

blessings of healing for you and peace ...

Grahamn Kracker said...

I never stop blogging - except when I am in a place where I cannot log on. Maybe I should stop now and then and go hang out with penguins.

WhiteStone said...

Grahamn Kracker, this next post is for you. Check in on Paddy Paws.