Good 54º clear sunny last day of July morning. Yesterday still only double digits... we hit 97º.
Hard to believe, 5 months and then a new year!
So, I took a few days off from writing my blog, and at this point I may not do it daily yet. For nearly 2 weeks my shoulder hurt and I thought I had pulled a muscle. Sitting and typing hurt. Bestie Linda TOLD me to go to Urgent Care and see what is really wrong... so I did on Thursday.
After an exam and x-ray ...
Diagnosis was mild osteoarthritis of the acromioclavicular joint! ( http://eorthopod.com/osteoarthritis-of-the-acromioclavicular-joint/ )
So, they gave me lidocaine patches to put on the shoulder and Ibuprofen, both to reduce the pain. Slow process! Still lots of pain. Still can't throw a football, use a baseball bat, box, or swing on the bars.... just in the bars!!!
Funny that within one day Dude had an x-ray and then I did. Both falling apart!!! Ha ha ha.... both of us the same age... he as old as me in dog years~
Everyone at Grants Pass Asante Urgent Care was super nice! From Ashley, nurse assistant, to Gabrielle, nurse practitioner, to Becky the x-ray tech. As it turns out, Ashley is a wine lover like me, even has some of the same shirts, and my Brian is her insurance agent!
Late yesterday I found out a dear friend of mine had passed away on Saturday evening. Pat Goslin, a close friend of mine since 1975.
Pat and her husband Jack, who passed away a few years ago, were Godparents to Jerry's oldest son Aaron. Jack was Avalon Fire Chief, Jerry was working Catalina Island as a Deputy, Aaron was born on the island. Jack and Jerry were very close friends.
Pat and I became close. She was the one who taught me how to make the BEST spaghetti. She and I chatted often and exchanged mail and photos. She was a super nice lady and will be missed so much. Love you Pat. Rest in Peace girlfriend!
Pat and her Clancy:
I am praying her Clancy gets a good home.
Pat had been on dialysis three times a week, for several years. LOL, here she is on her way for her treatment on Halloween 2014:
Historically this date....
1941 – Holocaust: under instructions from Adolf Hitler, Nazi official Hermann Göring, orders SS General Reinhard Heydrich to "submit to me as soon as possible a general plan of the administrative material and financial measures necessary for carrying out the desired final solution of the Jewish question."
..........there are just no words to describe what sick monsters these
people were, Hitler in particular.
2007 – Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and the longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an end.
And births this date include....
1929 – Don Murray, American actor
1965 – J. K. Rowling, British writer
I was watching our local news and there was a teen hiking on Mr. Shasta that got lost and after 3 days was found. She is from Laguna Niguel.
Now if you are from So. Cal. you know Laguna Niguel is pronounced "Laa goona Nigg gell". And I suppose if it is not familiar to you, you would pronounce it "Laa goona Nigh gel" !! Well, that, among other cities in Callie have been pronounced wrong by the newscasters up here. I called them to fill them in on the correct pronunciation.
So. Cal folks, remember our (dumb) LA Mayor Sam Yorty pronouncing Los Angeles as "Los Angle leeees" ??
Yesterday morning, about 2am, I heard a noise. Looked out and a bear had turned over the big can I keep filled with cracked corn. I yelled and slapped the sliding door window and he got scared and ran away. I went out, turned the can upright, and sprayed it with WD-40. I had the same problem 3 years ago with a bear turning over the can and getting inside to eat the corn... I took a picture and that scared him away...
and the WD-40 kept the bear away after that when he came back, moved the can slightly, then ran away. I had forgotten to re-spray the can after that, for 3 years, so that's why this one yesterday wasn't repulsed.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday Bill Paying Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Cotton Candy Day