The way I do everything these days. I walk slowly, I work slowly. I even talk slowly — a new phenomena for me. Nowadays it seems to take my brain some time to sort out the word order for what I want to say.
The only thing I do fast now is to fall asleep when I sit down with something in my hands to read. Unless it’s a real adventure tale, I’m soon zonked out in the recliner. It’s rather pathetic now, but morning, afternoon and evening, you’ll find me in the recliner having an hour-long nap.
Yesterday was a real case in point. We got home from the city at 6 pm and I slept most of the evening. However, I class that as “trauma recovery time” after my CT scan in the afternoon. The scan itself was easy enough, but first they had to put in an IV and my veins kept breaking. The one technician tried on one arm, then another fellow came along and tried three different spots on the other arm and hand without success. Three nice sticky cloth bandages marked the spots.
So they sent a young lady in with two flannelette sheets to wrap up my arm, which, she said, should help to bring the veins more too the surface. The she tried again in the one hand. Nope — another sticky bandage. Each effort hurt like a bee sting! So I told her, “Just one ore try.” She was really nice about it, but she pulled off the first bandage and slapped and rubbed the inside of my elbow awhile, then tried again in a different vein close to the first poke. Finally that worked and I went on to have my scan.
When I left that area of the hospital my arms were splotched with bandages and I wasn’t stepping any too lively at all. And I really haven’t been since. So, as far as I’m concerned, Word Press has picked a very suitable word for today’s prompt, perfect me to write about.
After we left that hospital (around 3pm) I was finally allowed to eat dinner, so we stopped at Grainfields, a pancake restaurant much like Smitty’s. I ordered a plate of pancakes with strawberry topping, and they were so good! Three huge fluffy pancakes, so easy to eat! Just what my tummy needed after my ordeal. I took my sweet time, ate them all and called it supper!
I see that heat has been an issue in a lot of places this summer. In the CT scan waiting area yesterday there was a TV screen showing scenes of drought and weather maps for different parts of the continent. According to the weather folks, Ontario is in for more scorching weather and parts of the US were suffering the same. I’m so thankful our weather has been moderate this summer and always cools off at night.
Actually our weather has been very un-Saskatchewan-like because we’re getting severe thunderstorm watches and warnings almost every day, it seems. Hubby told me there’s another one for this evening, and I see our sunny skies have clouded over now. It hasn’t rained every day, but far more often than one would expect here in July, with some real downpours on occasion, with some tornadoes touching down here and there.
Last week a storm system south of us, traveling east, produced a tail that touched down about 70 km/40 miles SE, as the clouds fly, and ran around the ground a ways. The one that passed over us thankfully kept its fingers to itself. I’ve been doing a lot of cloud-watching in the past few weeks, which takes no movement on my part.
Just got a notice that the library books I’ve ordered are in, so I’d best head off to Delisle (our closes library) to pick them up. I really appreciate our online library service, which now offers e-books for downloading as well as inter-library transfers of hard copy. “Long Live Libraries” is my motto.
Wishing you all a great weekend.