Not a great photo, I took a million shots, but this is the best of the hair hat. This is with the grey hair. (I don't know how people take those great pictures of themselves, extending their arm and snapping the pic. It sure doesn't work for me!)
I took the hair out (it's attached with Velcro) one day and wore just the visor, which I really liked.
New Years Eve was a quiet evening, spent around the fire with the Dingbats. We have a few new people who have arrived - the more the merrier! One of the women organized a little gathering and some people brought wine, champagne and nibbles for everyone. I'm not much of a wine drinker, and champagne is too dry for me, so I brought along my Irish Coffee in my traveling mug. It was perfect for drinking around the fire.
We had clear skies, with the moon making it's way across the sky as we sat outside. Katie and I were in bed early, but I read one of my library books until after midnight, so we heard the noise at midnight, and were awake for the beginning of the new year.
I like the sound of 2012. Do you say 20-12, or 2000- 12? I keep saying 2000-12, but I'm hearing it pronounced in the media as 20-12, and I like that.
On January 1st, the Dingbats gathered around an afternoon fire and shared BBQ hot dogs, potato salad, beans, etc. It was a beautiful day, and the food was delicious!
On Tuesday morning I woke up early with bad stomach pains that lasted all day (and I felt like I had also come down with the virus going around). I was worried about the pain, and finally I checked on-line for appendicitis symptoms. It was kind of a toss up - I had the symptoms, but they could have meant other things, too. I decided to adopt a wait and see attitude. Most people that listed their comments on the MD.com site waited at least two days to head off to the doctor.
I was awake most of the night, not in great pain, but not completely comfortable, and finally dropped off to sleep. Katie and I woke up at 11:00 this morning, and although the stomach pains have decreased, they are still there, maybe 30 percent of the pain the day before.
Finally in the late afternoon today I went over to talk to Hazel, who is a retired nurse, to check my symptoms with her knowledge. I also wanted her to know that if I took off in the middle of the night, or sometime tomorrow, I was heading to Kaiser in San Diego, and I wanted her to know I'd try to be back for the Big Tent show. If the pain is worse, I'm not going to be walking around the campground saying goodbye!!
I did nothing today but sleep and lay on the couch reading. The funny thing is, I don't seem to have the virus - I guess it was just allergies after all, because it's not bad at all today.
I'm pretty confident I'll feel better tomorrow. Hazel gave me some Pepto Bismo, and I just started taking it. Cross your fingers for me.
David, one of my followers, and whose blog I follow, was going to stop by for meet on his way through Quartzsite to Mexico, but unfortunately I had to cancel. I was more worried about giving him the virus, but as it turns out we were probably okay there, but my stomach pains would have made for an uncomfortable visit. Sorry, Dave, we'll meet again down the road.
Our moon rising late this afternoon:
A little earlier these machines flew overhead - it's so fun watching them power themselves across the sky.
From Me and Katie, have a great Tuesday evening, everyone! :)