Monday, March 05, 2018

March: The Lion and The Lamb Already

The rain clouds finally left us, after days and days of very windy wet storms. We are having a few days of sunshine before the next deluge, and yes we are loving every warm bright minute of it. A few weeks ago Roger started a new morning routine. He heads out for a neighborhood walk at 7:00 am, after our first cup of tea and toast. I didn't join him until the morning looked like this.
I love a sunrise with crepuscular rays, the perfect reason to get out of the house and go for a walk in the brisk almost freezing temperatures. Now we are walking together before sunrise every morning. It's a wonderful new ritual, at least until the next rains show up. I won't go, but Roger will. He doesn't mind, and I really do!

We also took the opportunity to head out to the marsh, of course. I love the reflected clouds in the bay.
It had been a while since the skies were this blue and full of cumulus clouds. And of course the Green-winged teal were out and about, floating in the reflections.
After all the days and days of gray, this was a breath of fresh air, literally and figuratively. It's been good to get out of the house and enjoy the coming longer days of spring. A balance to everything else.

And here is everything else: I had my wrist xrayed. It is not broken, but there are some abnormalities. My doctor never called me to explain the results, so I have no idea what's going on. I do know this, I am going to find another doctor.

My mother moved in with my sister on Friday. The caregivers are incredibly kind and supportive. My mom is not doing well, but I don't have any details. I think she is going to have the pleural catheter placed this week, which will provide her with much comfort care.

I don't really need to mention politics. You know us. We live in a state of shock, orchestrated by the shock master himself.

We really love blue skies in the morning!

22 comments:

  1. That sounds a good ritual to be adopting. Glad to hear that your wrist is not broken; my brother worked with a painful wrist for several days before getting it x-rayed and finding that he'd broken a bone.

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    1. John-- Yes! We were out this morning at it was freezing cold, but so clear and beautiful. Sorry to hear about your brother. Sure hope his wrist heals quickly and well.

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  2. Glad of your good and semi-good news and the nice skies (but I don't think "crepuscular" is the word you want here).

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    1. paullamb-- Mmmm... I wonder what word I wanted.

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  3. Walking is so good for you! So I tell myself as I bundle up for doing what always turns out pleasurable!

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    1. Barbara-- Yes! We try to walk everyday. It's both pleasurable and so good for our bodies.

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  4. Wonderfully illustrated update, thank you.
    I'm getting out on more walks, too, even by myself.

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    1. isabelita-- Glad you are out walking. It is so good in every way. (So, you glad are healing well in all ways too)

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  5. Such beauty, seen through your eyes. Thank you!

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    1. am-- When the sun comes after a long time of gray, it's simply beautiful.

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  6. I love the photo of the reflected clouds! I walk the dog every morning, so I know what you mean about the refreshing effect of a morning jaunt. (I even take her in the rain, if I can convince her to go!) Your mom is so fortunate to have you and your sister to organize her care. Let us know what's up with that wrist, when you find out yourself!

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    1. Steve-- I am so glad you like that photo. There's just something about those cloud reflections that I love. We went out really early this morning when it was 31 degrees. Brrr. We loved it. If I ever find out what's up with my wrist, I'll post about it.

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  7. Great photos! What a beautiful place to live. I hope your wrist heals quickly, and you find out what's wrong with it.

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    1. Colette-- So glad you like the photos. It really is beautiful here, even if it does get a bit overly gray for way too long. Well, my wrist has been bugging me for a month, and so far not so much healing. I'm hoping to find out what's up, if I can find a doctor.

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  8. Crepuscular (as in crepuscular rays) is the right word to refer to what you saw, which was sun rays shining out around a cloud.

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    1. Mark-- I think Paul was teasing me! I was playing back. LOL!

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  9. Lovely photos, as always!

    I'm sorry that things are on a downward slope with your mom, but hopefully in a way that is comfortable and warm for her. xoxoxo

    And, don't know how I missed your wrist, but yeah, your doctor's a jerk for not explaining this. xoxo

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    1. kathya-- My mom is having the pleural catheter placed tomorrow. It does require a visit hospital, so she has to go off of Hospice for a few days, even though it is palliative care. She had a rough day yesterday, but managed to hang in there and even get out of bed, go get an EKG, and eat some homemade granola that I sent the other day. She is one tough woman.

      I am so bummed out about the medical care up here. It's a bummer. My wrist is still swollen, and I NEVER heard from the doc at all. I don't even know how to proceed. Most docs here aren't taking new patients and the ones who are... well you know... aren't the best.

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  10. Paul? Teasing? I -guess- that could happen!

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  11. glad the wrist is not broken, and that you will take matters up with a new doctor. i hope your mom settles in well with your sister. it may take time.

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    1. 37paddington-- If I could find a new doc, I would be so happy. One thing about living up here, far away from the any major city is that not many doctors or nurses want to come here. My mom is in major decline as I type this. Sigh.

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