|Beautiful Westeria Flowers|
at Dioditians Palace, Split Croatia
Taken on our cruise to Italy 2009
The most amazing thing happened yesterday and today - we had RAIN!!! We haven't had any rain since May, and the ground is so parched that you wonder if shrubs, trees, and plants will ever bounce back. We didn't get much - possibly 1/2 to 1 inch or so, but it was such a blessing to see. i felt like being a kid again and run outside, do a dance around a tree, and back in the house again. Of course, there is something wrong with this visual picture, because I can't run anymore! But it was fun to think about it. For all of June we would watch rain come close on radar, but then dry up before it ever reached us. The rain gods must have been watching over us today. he he
This was another week with another doctor's appointment - family doctor this time. I do wish all doctor's would be as easy to talk to as this one. He always listens to what you have to say. If you have any suggestions, he'll listen. Might not always agree with you, but he does listen. And, he agreed that I could take more pain pills than what I've been taking. I can take 2 Tramadol 3 times a day along with 2 Tylenol 3 times a day. That is helping as I didn't hurt as much this past week.
I'm not a candidate for back surgery nor do I want to go through back surgery.
Don has an appointment with the neurologist this week. He's doing okay. I think he has remained about the same and has not slipped any in the past year. He's another year older and I can see where he has slowed down some.
I sure do hope the extreme heat and humidity go away for the remainder of this week. Green Bay never did see 100, but 99 is close enough for me! Parts of Wisconsin did see 100 tho and happened only about 45 miles away from us. Too close for comfort! It was miserable, and I'm tired of being cooped up in the house in the summer. I shouldn't complain because we are fortunate enough to have central air and many people don't have any air conditioning period. Even Mario was begging to go outside. We don't let him out when it's this hot either so he had to dream about getting outside.!
Hope you all are having a good week. Stay healthy and keep cool. In 6 months we'll be complaining that there's too much snow and it's too cold. The saying in Wisconsin is "If you don't like the weather, come back in a couple of hours - it will change!"!
Until next time,