I have not written in a while and so this will be a catching up post. There has not been a whole lot going on but I will try to hit the highlights for you.
Thanks be to GOD that the hot hot weather is over. Right now we are having highs in the 70's. Next week we're supposed to have a couple of days when it's 84 and I dread those days but oh well.
Mother had her first appointment yesterday with the cardiologist who also sees me. This group is about 10 minutes from the house and you can park at the door and walk in. The other pacemaker folks were at Northside and that's 20+ minutes and I have to park in a deck. That may not sound bad but I have to get mother out and put her in the wheelchair, then go park, then walk back and get her up to the office. Afterwards I have to again leave her at the curb and go get the car from the deck, etc. It's just a pain. It also entails navigating I-285, which I hate. My cardiologist is a great guy, very approachable, and Mom likes him. He will see her every six months. Yesterday she did really well with the pacemaker check at the office, and she liked Dr. S - who told her since she made it past 80 she may well live to see 100! She just glared at him and said I DO NOT WANT to live that long! I think he was startled..
I was tempted to say "Doc, she has shoes older than you," but I didn't.
I am working on some blogs for business clients, and also still doing some creative writing. I have several fiction stories now, short stories, which I think are fairly decent. I am still honing those short story skills, however.
Michael is going to start a little business painting designs on tennis shoes. He is such a talented artist. I am pretty excited about this. He may also paint some caps, tee shirts, aprons - we shall see.
I called yesterday about refinancing the house, since interest rates are lower. The bank must have notified another bank that has our home equity line of credit, because today I got a letter form them saying they want our business. It came UPS and was left at the front door. When I see an unexpected letter like that it does NOT fill me with joy and excitement. Quite the opposite. It worries me. I opened it and read it and thought nope, you're not getting my business now, even though I am shopping around a bit. Jeez louise...
I keep a running To Do list on my desk and I am so happy that starting next week I can go to the Tucker Recreation Center and go ahead and vote. Early voting ROCKS! I hate doing it on election day and standing in some horrible long line.
Like many of my friends, I am also sick to death of political ads and political squabbles. I turn off the ads. I couldn't watch 10 minutes of the last debate. It has gotten very, very ugly and I hate it. What I pray is simply Lord, let the right person get elected, and give them wisdom and good judgment. I think that's really all that can be done at this point...
Michael and I watched the newest Tom Hanks movie A Hologram for the King the other night and it was a disappointment. Hanks was great, but the movie was just sort of disjointed and weird. It looks like, on the previews, a comedy. It's not. Very few laughs are in it. It's a character piece, but the Hanks character is just out of focus and odd. I didn't care for it.
There's a new World War II movie coming out soon called Allied, with Brad Pitt. I like WWII movies and this is a spy story and a love story, so win-win as far as I'm concerned. Bruce told me the movie Fury was good and I didn't believe him. I didn't really want to watch a movie about a tank unit in WWII but I watched it and thought it was really excellent. Pitt usually chooses well-written projects. / I am really tired of all the news coverage of Pitt's divorce. Leave those people alone. Divorce is painful enough, especially when there are kids. Just leave them alone already. I'm tired of that story.
That's all the news I know..