* Tomorrow is new doctor day -- finally! -- and I have a whole list of issues for him/her to address. And I'm ready to go to war if they are not taken seriously. I'm also considering a change in doctors and am working to make that happen.
* I was in ER over the weekend. When I returned from Toledo, I fell on my front steps while I was unloading my car. My ankle hurt and I've been hobbling around but I ignored it and hoped that it would go away. It didn't, but I put off doing anything about it because I knew I'd be seeing the doc soon. I finally went to the ER and am now sporting a brace on my left ankle for a severe sprain. Needless to say, it's slowing me down a lot. The worst part is that this is my good ankle. Sigh.
* Tornado season is here and we're under a watch as I type this. In Ohio we just change the type of lousy weather to put us crazy -- or is that crazier? I looked at the map online and I think if one hits, it will be south of us.
* The picture below is of my baby brother, First Sergeant Mike (and yeah, we look a lot alike -- just like my dad.). It was taken as the Army Reserve's 762nd Transportation Company prepared to leave for a year-long deployment to Iraq. He has been in the regular Army and Reserves for over twenty-eight years and is a veteran of Desert Storm. He is active in Rolling Thunder -- an organization started by the Vietnam vets/motorcycle enthusiasts to honor those who gave their lives in 'Nam and to support our troops today and the issues of POWs/MIAs. (They're the guys who ride to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial every year on Memorial Day.) One of their members chronicled the 762nd's Departure and my brother here. I thought it a lovely tribute. Please pray to whatever God you believe in for their safe return to their families. [Notes: a) Mike and I don't have the same last name because my stepfather adopted him when he was twelve. b) There's more to come on this story. My world has more twists than pretzel!]
That's it for now. I still am trying to get things organized for some new posts.
I'm hoping to get back to a regular blogging/visiting schedule soon. Many thanks to all y'all who keep visiting. You have no idea how much I appreciate your comments.