Sunday Myriad of Thoughts

Good Sunday fellow bloggers. I hope this finds you well and able to embrace the day! I am embracing it, but in slow motion. It is quite chilly in my house and I just finished a bowl of cold cereal topped with blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries and oh yes – a smidge of local honey! None of which was going to warm me up inside, but it was very good.

There is still a lot going on in my world. I still have not received the referral for my knee. I will call my doctor tomorrow as instructed to try and move this along.

Fellow blogger and dear friend Lauren (lssattitudeofgratitude) is scheduled to have some rather serious surgery Tuesday. I am holding lots of positive energy for her and hope her recovery path is a speedy one. 🙏 Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

My great-nephew is in ICU. He has been in the hospital for almost two weeks now. He has Dravet Syndrome – a severe form of childhood epilepsy. I made a promise to my sister before she passed away that I would always be here for her children as much as is possible. I have been in frequent contact with my niece and am forever hopeful her son will get through this latest challenge and be back home to enjoy the holidays. It has been very hard on him and his entire family.

My brother had another PET scan last week. They discovered a new spot on his lung we are all waiting for the results and hope it is not something menacing. He is a fighter and has been such a trooper through all his treatments.

We have a wedding next weekend. I found out rather late in the game it is a formal affair. After six years of retirement, do you imagine the possibility of formal attire existing in my closet? I will be scrambling this week to rectify that.

I stumbled on this actor from the UK that records short videos of himself listening to American rock music for the first time. I watched one of his videos yesterday as he listened to the Moody Blues “Knights in White Satin”. I had not heard that song in so long! I was suddenly whisked back to my Air Force dorm room. Every minute detail, every smell, and every memory of that space and time came flooding back. Maybe I need to listen to more of the music from earlier eras of my life to help open up the synapses in my brain. Has that ever happened to you?

The interior of the house is decorated now with the exception of the tree skirt and the train around the base of the tree. Hubby has been working on the exterior decorations and hopefully that will be completed soon. Most of my shopping is complete so it will soon be time to focus on holiday baking and meal planning. We will have my son and his children here for Christmas day which makes me so happy.

We had a couple of visitors on the game camera. The black bear showed up rather early in the day and a little late in the season. A small buck also roamed around eating grasses around the base of some of our shrubbery. There is never a dull moment in these parts!

How are things in your part of the world?