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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Sounds of Silence

Silence here doens't mean that I've fallen in a hole.  I just haven't had the energy to do all that I need to do in real life (whatever that is...) so I haven't blogged either.  So, quick re-cap:

Two weekends ago I went to Las Vegas for 4 days.  Big surprise there, eh?  One of the highlights was meeting two sisters from Australia on the bus going to the north Outlet Mall.  They were a lot of fun to talk to, had done a meet and greet with Donnie and Marie Osmond among other things.  Hearing they like shows I offered to use one of my monthly sets of 2 tickets to get them into another show.  I've not used any so far anyway.  So, we met later and they ended up going to Legends.  I'm still waiting to hear about it (hint, hint if you are reading this :) ). A couple of times I ended up in conversations with folks on the bus.  Seems I've been there enough that I can provide directions to the new folks.  I drove up this time, and didn't lose much at all.  Since I get a free room, and I use points to pay for the majority of my food, it is a cheap-ish vacation.  I also got a free purse because of some promotion. 

Last weekend TurtleLady and her husband Bill and a traveling companion Dennis stopped by for 3 days.  We had fun catching up.  There were on the tail end of a 6 week driving  vacation the included Northern California down the coast visiting National Parks, swinging over to see me, and they should be home now.

The same evening that TurtleLady showed up, Favorite Neighbor and her son and daughter-in-law also showed up.  It was FN's 89th birthday, so the list above also ended up including Mom and Rod and we went to Organ Stop to celebrate her birthday, then went back to her place and had cake and ice cream.  She was totally delighted to have so many to celebrate with, and I'm so glad that it worked out that way as TurtleLady also really likes FN.

(hint to anyone around Mesa area:  we will celebrate Rod's birthday Sunday evening.  Email if you want to join us)

The other thing that is gong on is that my statement that I got a clean bill of health was a bit premature.  The further investigation of my thyroid issues had me going for a needle biopsy yesterday.  I have nodules on my thyroid that feel like a lump in my throat (which it is...) and it part of what sent me to the doctor after so many years.  I have a prescription for synthetic thryroid hormone (I'll get well versed in knowing it's real name, I'm sure) that I'll get filled today.  So, most likely I'll take this the rest of my life.  Surgery is not on the table for at least 6 months, depending on what the biopsy found.


  1. I have been taking thyroid medication for years and years and still doing fine. Hope you find the right amount of medication to make you feel healthy. Too little and there is no help, too much and it makes your heart beat too fast.

  2. I discovered you through Going Gently John and liked what you said.

    Sounds like you have lots of fun.

    Have a great weekend.

  3. By the way, I only take the natural thyroid medication. Mine is Armour and my wife takes Naturethroid.

  4. So nice that you were able to take a short vacation and met new people.

    Your FN sounds like a delightful person. Glad she was able to spend her birthday with a lot of people.

    Good luck with the biopsy...sending good vibes your way.

  5. Your trip sounds like wishes with your medication...

    ~Have a lovely day!

  6. I'm hoping for the best outcome on your thyroid issues. I've never been to Las Vegas, but I can tell you I absolutely can't stand Reno! I'm not a gambler at least where money is concerned.