Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Still Wednesday

See below a measure of success in that four pictures posted together but words were - apparently - forbidden.
It's the garden yesterday - a magnolia carpet, a camellia carpet, a lime green variety which I like - I'll leave you to name it - and:
'There's rosemary - that's for remembrance.' Will the Shake as dear Hoss christened him. Hoss, (Old Horsetail Snake see my 'resting' side bar) for those of you who didn't have the pleasure, was an old timer from Oregon, sadly no longer with us but remembered with affection.

This week is dragging its feet, possibly because tomorrow we see the surgeon. I got it wrong : I thought he was doing a procedure but it is just a consultation. A couple of weeks ago the oncologist dismissed us and we hope for the same tomorrow - within reason. Everything has been put on hold until after Thursday.

Last October we cancelled our holiday - as a safeguard, which means it's about a year since we had a break. Goodness knows we are fortunate having a leisurely life and living in a beautiful area but I'm a simple soul and have always lived by the mantra : work hard and then get your reward, which to my mind has always been a holiday. They have been many and varied from doing a rock climbing course in North Wales to traveling round the world.

These days our horizons have shrunk, airports eschewed and are content with a trip to a cottage over the border. The one we have had most often recently is booked up till October but I have my eye on a couple which might be possible in May/June- as long as it fits in with family visits. Not much longer to wait now.

15 comments:

The Cloudcutter said...

Fingers crossed for Thursday, and I hope you can take your holiday soon!

Pat said...

CC: thank you.xox

debra said...

All digits crossed for a positive result. When you take your holiday, it will be absolutely wonderful!

Pat said...

Debra: thank you. It would be good to have something to celebrate;)

Guyana-Gyal said...

Mm-hm, still Wednesday or "Woden's Day" if my best-best friend is telling me the truth about the olde names.

This is my belief too, work hard and then get your reward...but these students of mine keep cancelling lessons. But at least I've got one lesson so I'd better git goin'.

Lots of good vibes for Thursday x x

Jimmy said...

May your God go with you the moro hen. Good luck.

Eryl said...

Fingers and toes crossed, hell I'll even plait what's left of my hair, for tomorrow. Hope you can get away for one of your lovely, photogenic, trips soon. October's too long to wait.

Pat said...

GG: cancelled lessons - that must be irritating. Thanks for the wishes:)

Jimmy: hey I thought you didn't believe. But thanks:)

Eryl: don't you dare crimp your hair. Fingers will do. Thank you.

Granny Annie said...

My husband ends his first (hopefully last) round of treatments on May 10th and we were hoping to attend a ship reunion on May 11th. Looks like that is out. Yes, it appears we are following you guys down your well beaten path. Hope you get a good word today.

Pat said...

Granny Annie: that's a shame. The treatment seems to be culmulative so they are pretty whacked by the end.
The word is good - see tomorrow's post.

Mike and Ann said...

Pat. Try Picasa. Mine seems to be working.
Regards, Mike.

Mike and Ann said...

Sorry Pat. Picasa seems to have packed up on us again. Should have said earlier - do hope all went well for you today.
Best wishes to you both, Mike and Ann.

Pat said...

Mike and Ann: you had me all excited for a moment there. At least they seem to be trying. It will happen I'm sure. All went well thank you.

Mike and Ann said...

Latest bulletin on Picasa, Pat. I've just put up three blog entries successfully on Picasa, so I think it's probably worth a try.
Cheers, Mike.

Pat said...

Mike and Ann: thanks for that. I'll be trying it out quite soon.