These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Health News

My health is good. The ankle has not serious damage. In fact, it isn't even bruised except for just a blue mark right where it hit. When I asked why there wasn't a bruise, the reply was (and this makes sense) there isn't much tissue to bruise there. Huh. How 'bout them apples. And there is still a little swelling, but not the half-of-a-golf-ball that was there the first day. Nothing is broken, chipped, cracked or otherwise in need of fixin'.

I also got my shingles vaccination. Hopefully, this will prevent a recurrence of that icky stuff. Would you believe that it took nearly three months for the lesions to heal? That was a prerequisite for the vaccination. It took forever for the one place to heal. But I'm glad I got it and can look forward to no further outbreaks. That sucker costs $180!!! But my insurance paid part of it. I only had to pay $168. HA!!!! Oh, well. I don't know if it was because I haven't met my deductible for the year or if it allowed just that much.

Yesterday morning when I woke I was greeted with something fun. I got up, brushed my teeth and took the dogs out for their morning constitutional. When I opened the door this is what we saw:

It was just a smattering of snow. Well, actually, I think it wasn't snow, but some of the end of the rain from the day before that got frozen just before it hit the ground. I know, I know, snow. But it was a bit crunchy under food, like "frozen rain." I know I'm splitting hairs.

You can see the dogs little paw prints here on the steps. Before they went down, there was a set of tracks going up and down. We apparently had a visitor in the early AM. The tracks were smaller than my babies', so probably something like a raccoon. I don't know if you can tell the difference in the sets of prints in the picture. I haven't seen one here, but it is probable. BTW, I've seen some rabbits around, little cottontails and a couple big ol' jackrabbits.

China was enjoying her morning stroll. She really loves being outside. Yesterday, I "lost" her, and I found her stretched out on her tummy at the end of the deck just looking out at the world.

Snow on my truck. Oh, c'mon! You knew I just had to show the truck, now, didn't you???

But the real treat for the morning was the sunrise that was occurring at the same time that I was snapping snow pictures. Just look at this. It was just another awesome morning at Mariposa.

Have a good week ahead, all.


  1. Glad to hear that the ankle is doing well, Lynilu ! Good news there...

    And good news about the shingles vaccinmation...
    I suspect depsite insurance not covering much of the cost, it is worth it in the no-more-pain department physically !

    That smattering of snow or frozen ice with the paw prints would have intrigued me too !

    Your new home has lots of visual pleasures to deal with !

    Enjoy it all !

  2. Annie - I do enjoy it all! Even the bad days have redeeming parts, and I focus on those. :-)

  3. I am glad your ankle is better and nothing is broke.

    I figure we will get another snow this season. Man put away the snow shovel this weekend.

    I love the picture of the sunrise! Stunning!

  4. GD - LOL! Tell Man he knows better than that! You keep the snow shovel out till at least June!!


  5. Glad to hear your ankle is okay.
    Snow - Snow! and it was near 90 here yesterday.

  6. That is snow I can deal with. Beautiful pictures. GREAT TRUCK.

  7. Pepper - I don't mind snow of any amount, as long as I don't HAVE to go any where. Retirement is wonderful!

    And my truck ... ahhhh, yes. Beautiful. I'm enjoying it more than I can say. Don'cha love the color?


If you have something to say about it, just stick out your thumb, and I'll slow down so you can hop aboard! But hang on, 'cause I'm movin' on down the road!!! No time to waste!!!