Sunday, April 13, 2008

So Much Fun.............






What a weekend! First we rescued a turtle from the highway - poor thing was lumbering along and stopped - I pulled off the road, put up my hand as a sign for the traffic to stop, and ran out and lifted him up. We put him in the wading pool until we could find a place away from a four lane highway for him. Today we located a wonderful place, a large acreage with ponds, and it was fenced as well. When I picked him up for transport, he was strangely still. He didn't make it - perhaps he'd been hit - yet one part of me feels like a murderess or something for interfering with nature - but I could not stand driving away letting him get smashed.

We had a baseball game, a trip to Target where I found a couple of things on sale to fit, the boy had crawfish at a buffet and chocolate eclairs. We moved on to Albertsons to pick up a prescription for a new non-narcotic pain med for me and Lean Cuisines (under 300 cal) for my meals. Next, came the ice cream store which I navigated through managing not to get ice cream.

The first dose of the pain med felt like three Martguerita's - which is nice - but, hey, most of my life is spent needing to function on all cylinders. Oh well, the pain was like 65% reduced. Now, I realize how bad I really was hurting as I'm on my second day of meds. I hope the "woo woo" feeling will pass. Apparently the med was/is used for seizure control and they found out it also controlled nerve pain. Ok, we'll give it a whirl.

Today was Missions Conference day and I met up with many old friends and folks I had assisted while they lived on the foreign field, and old friends from school days who came from all over the country to participate. I will go to a luncheon Tuesday to spend further time with some pastors and the missionaries - these were nine years of my life.

I was particularly intrigued with the talks from the folks in Nepal and then in a town in Chechnya, which was southern Russia. It is only a few miles from some "hot spots." I would like to go there in July. I'm going to look into it. Maybe it'll work out, maybe not. That's not much time in which to raise money.

The top photo is a fella that is completely nuts - in a good, fun way. He's worked in England, Philippines, and South Africa. He makes everyone laugh - he was on a TV show in England and had people rolling on the floor with laughter.

I also burned up my heavy duty shredder. Grandson inherited the insides and tinkered all afternoon with it.

Then last we did more gardening. Still have so much more to go - but I'm enjoying very consciously not "thinking" but being in the now with the dirt, the silence, and the war with the dollar weed!

10 comments:

Hattigrace said...

You sure stay busy!!

d34FpUpPy said...

topamax???

tshsmom said...

LOL! I stop traffic for turtles and baby ducks ALL the time! My family thinks I'm nuts. I'm happy to know that I'm not alone!

Your grandson reminds me so much of Z! He's had his own toolbox, full of tools, since he was 5. He LOVED it when something broke, so he could take it apart and see how it worked.

Gardenia said...

Yas, I'se a busy woman - maybe I'm not tired from old age, but business?
We're nuts - I pray our epitaph will not say, "killed on the highway protecting ducks, etc." R.I.P.

d34FpUpPy said...

bye

tweetey30 said...

Hope all is fine. Glad to see you are keeping busy. My dad suggested we put in a tomato garden for the girls but I dont have much sunshine around the house. We have three big tree's and they give lots of shade...

Red said...

Oh, that is sad about the turtle. I know how you feel -- partly responsible. However, you can take comfort in the fact that he probably had a more serene death than if he had been left in the middle of the road.

We came upon a rabbit in the middle of the road once and stopped traffic to pick him up and put him on the grassy verge. It turns out he had myxi (sp?), so perhaps by putting him in a safe place, we condemned a whole colony of rabbits to a horrible death.

But what can you do? I couldn't just drive on and/or let other cars just squash him. But there might be something to be said about not interfering with nature, I guess.

Ya Think? said...

oh those people who own those ponds are gonna love you if they are stocked with fish. LOL

I am glad you saved the turtle and I am glad you had a good time.

Milla said...

Awww poor little kostenurka! But then again, there are probably another million like those...

Candy Minx said...

Your rose is gorgeous...and what a schedule you managed this weekend holy!

Don't forget to put your feet up!

Hugs...