All my appointments are getting done. I finished up at the dentist on Tuesday - I go back in six months for another cleaning. Next week I have my annual physical, then I'm done for the year with scheduled medical appointments. I like to get them all done in one month. My new glasses should be in next week. I ordered bifocal glasses for computer/TV, I hope I like them.
On the way back from town the last two trips, I snapped more bird photos. I was parked on the side of the road with my camera in front of me snapping some ducks when a giant "thing" flew into my vision and landed right in front of me:
I refocused and got a couple of shots, when another one flew in and forced this one out, and away he went:
I FINALLY got my laundry done on Wednesday. I had literally not done laundry since December when I was in Quartzsite! Everything needed washing. All my clothes, bedding, towels, rugs, everything. I just haven't had the energy, and wasn't sure I'd be able to re-make my up-bed with the pain at the incision site I had been having. Then I felt better on Tuesday, and when I woke up on Wednesday, I felt really good, and knew I'd better to the laundry while I was feeling so good. I put everything away, hung up the clothes, and piled the bedding up until later in the afternoon, then I made the bed and all was good.
But doing all that laundry really wore me out, and I didn't wake up until 11:00 am on Thursday! I was really out cold. I've taken it pretty easy since then.
This morning I made Valentine cards for my grandkids, got them ready to mail, and drove to the local post office to get them off in time for delivery on Valentines Day - I think they'll make it on time. Other than that, total resting for me the last couple of days.
More Snowy Egrets. These birds crack me up. Doesn't he look like an old man - a curmudgeon?
(Thanks to my commenters: This is a White-faced Ibis.
Almost indistinguishable from the Glossy Ibis.)
Early this evening when I was stepping out of The Palms to take Katie for her walk, a car slowed down in front of the rig, and I knew right away it was a blog follower. I had no idea who they were, but it was obvious they knew me. So funny. :)
It was Jim Murphy and his sister, Jean. Jean lives in Santee, just a few blocks from Santee Lakes, and her brother, Jim, is a blog follower who has been reading Me and My Dog since the very beginning. He recently sent me a message, and when I saw them and he started telling me who he was, I immediately remembered his message.
Jim's an avid follower of a lot of your blogs, too. We follow a lot of the same blogs, but he reads blogs I've never heard of, too. He isn't a blogger yet, but hopes to someday be a full-timer, and if he actually does it, he'll be an expert.
They had two dogs with them and we had all the dogs on their leashes, so we walked to the lake and alongside it for a while. When it started getting dark, we came back to The Palms and had a nice chat. I haven't met many followers yet, but one thing I'm finding happens with each meeting I've had. The conversation does not stop, sometimes we don't even finish sentences before the other person interrupts with their comment, then the other person says, "Yeah, I know," and interrupts with their comment, and it goes back and forth, each finishing the others thoughts. (Does that happen with you guys, too, or is it just me and my visitors?) Jim and I went on and on about other blogs, and things he's read in mine. I'm sure Jean thought we were crazy, but not too crazy because she invited me to her house for a visit. Super nice people.
It was really nice meeting you both, Jim and Jean! I hope we do get together again!
From Me and Katie, have a great Friday evening, everyone! :)