Day +703: Clouds and storms will in time pass away…

“The sun again will shine bright and clear.
Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side of life.”

11/2/12: I woke up this morning expecting to feel much better with the drains out. I did feel better physically but bluer than ever emotionally. I sat in my chair and decided to spend the day dozing and feeling sorry for myself and was successful in this endeavor until midday.

Then my friend, Sugar Sorbet (name anagrammed to protect the innocent), called and offered to come and get me to go back to his place for a Dexter date. We’ve been watching the show together since its inception in 2006. I don’t have Showtime so we always watch at his house. He kindly accumulates all the episodes but waits for me before he watches. On the way out, I grabbed from the freezer a pint of the delicious ice cream that my donor, Mary Lou, sent me from – this is some seriously good stuff! It turned out to be a terrific afternoon. Dexter ended on a potentially awful plot line last season but took a turn for the better with the first two new episodes we watched today – they were both very good.

Tonight, Michael treated me to a belated birthday dinner at Josef’s, our local hangout. Surprisingly, with the help of lots of water and hot tea, I was able to enjoy their homemade liver pate on toast points AND a reasonably sized piece of veal piccata. Being the foodie that I am, this was a very big deal. Veal turns out to be a good texture – thinly sliced and not stringy or crumbly like other meats. We always sit at the bar, and I hid discreetly behind my napkin so I wouldn’t gross anyone out with my slightly contorted chewing.

All in all, a good day!


  1. Glad the day ended on the upbeat. I can picture you at Josef’s. Love you, me

  2. good morning. Im at the library picking up their month supply of newspapers to bring to the boyscout recycling bin at st marys church in abingdon. Every penny counts considering the yearly fee is now $150.00
    just to BE a boyscout. Glad you were able to eat at JOES!!! sorry I couldnt be on last night but one of the boys was camping at Broadcreek and I had to drop him off. We camped fri-sun there with cubs and camped in Joppa mon-wed in home (beds make a huge difference as do walls) and now Chris has no electricity for 3 more days. he complained “mom Ive had power for one day!”
    Glad you got a much needed UP LIFT. xoxoxox

  3. Hurray for having the drains removed and also for having a wonderful caregiver and friends to lift you up when feeling down. And not to forget your most generous donor who continues to support you.
    Hope you had a wonderful dinner out for a belated birthday dinner and that tomorrow is even better.
    Many hugs 🙂

  4. Glad you had such a great day. And that you have great friends!

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