I'm a negligent blogger of late, aren't I? And I will be for a while, then I will be back to normal. Normal is a relative term here, of course, because you all know I'm not exactly the poster child for normalcy!
My sis is here with me, and we've done a bit of sightseeing. We will be able to get some more in, too, because the rain has now been lifted from the forecast. Good for sightseeing, bad for the little plants I put in the ground two days ago. Guess I'd better get out and water them.
Sightseeing with my sister is interesting. She is a non-stop talker, and I mean NON-stop. She doesn't need me to have a conversation! LOL! I have to interrupt with an apology to point something out to her, followed with a bit of miff from her for the interruption! Don't get me wrong .... I love my sis dearly, and I understand her reason for the irritation, because she has some very early dementia, so when she loses her train of thought it is hard for her to get back on track. But as the Elvis song says, "A little less conversation ..." is sometimes preferred! I've brought some audiobooks along for our long trip coming up, so that we can take some breaks! Yes, I'm a bratty little sister!
Yesterday I woke with a broken blood vessel in my right eye. Nothing to worry about. It happens occasionally to me, and I have had it checked by doctors who tell me it is not for concern. It can happen when I cough hard, but that isn't always a component. Anyway, about half of the white part of the eye was bright red. It looks awful, but no pain is involved. Last night I found the positive part of it. My green eyes look really, really green next to the red! LOL!! The irises of my eyes are green with just a little amber around the pupil, but they appear hazel from a few feet away. Don't know why that is. At any rate, my right eye is obviously green now! I like it!
Today I have to take a break from entertaining my sister to attend a funeral. Remember my friend Gail who lived here for several months in 2007? Her brother, who was two years older than we, passed away on Wednesday, rather unexpectedly. He had congestive heart failure, but didn't tell many. I suspect he wanted to simply live a normal life without feeling people felt sorry for him. He was such a nice man. He taught history until he retired a couple years ago, and his passion was New Mexico history. I enjoyed talking with him about history, since I'm a little bit of a history buff myself. He will be missed.
Tomorrow Sis and I will go to the Iris Farm to see the spring splendoflora! Yeah, that's my own word, "splendor" and "flora" combined. This is my fourth spring here, and every year I've missed it! duh! I would plant to go, then something would cross my thought process and it would be gone. I'd remember it next when the blooms were less prominent in the heat of summer. So this is a big adventure for us both. We are both fond of irises, probably because our mom loved them so much. She had a wonderful iris garden with special as well as standard tubers, and it was, well, splendoflorifulous! So tomorrow will be a wonderful day for us, I'm sure.
Monday's schedule is still up in the air. Sis wanted to go to the town of Lincoln where Billy the Kid hung out, but much of the town is closed on Mondays. We've decided to not over do it, and wait till her next visit for that. Lincoln doesn't lend itself to a quick or incomplete tour. One needs to take time and see it all for the context, so she has decided it is best to wait. I agree. And it is something to look forward to, as well.
OK, I gotta get ready to scoot over the mountain and down the other side to Alamogordo for the memorial service. I hate to say goodbye. Never easy.