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Feel My Pain..

First, I want to stop and give a shout out to all my friends and followers along the Caribbean coast and especially Houston. My prayers go out to you good people. I hear a lot of good stories of all sorts of people helping each other out amid the flood and destruction.

Second, I want to try something I have never tried before, writing a blog post on drugs.

You see I just am shedding my sedation from a scheduled double hernia repair this morning. It seems all went well in the out-patient surgery. I have about 3 days worth of pain medicine to take yet, including tonight. So if this post gets a little loopy or not proofed well, after I chased the meds with a Bud Lite, you know why.


No beer will be consumed this week in my house it appears. But I did get these stylish hose as a parting gift from my hospital.

If I only had some white flats to go with them.Β 

Sooooo, with lots of time on my hands this week I thought I’d crank out an overdue blog post or two; and maybe leave some sordid comments around WordPress to kill some time.

Looking back to last week, I guess you all heard about our Total Solar Eclipse?

And we almost had one here.

And I was all prepped for it too! Here I am at 9am, ready and raring to go!

And then again around 11pm…

But you see the sky was starting to get crowded

By the time the Solar Eclipse was ready to take place, this is all I could capture with my handy-dandy android camera.

And we were about to get some real weather by solar eclipse time (with all due respect to Houston)

I don’t think the solar eclipse visitors saw this storm coming!

By the time the actual total solar eclipse took place in our area you could not even find the sun! Ah, in more ways than one.

Didn’t I tell you it would rain?

Still, it was pretty cool as it got completely darkΒ  eventually. Two minutes later all the nighttime creatures came out (toads, crickets, owls) and you could hear them singing their happy nocturnal songs.


Two minutes later, it was over.

Those toads and crickets must have been so confused.

It was really something to witness, from the eerie nighttime darkness in the middle of the afternoon to the rare celestial event to those poor confused nocturnal animals. It was sad that it didn’t last longer

But.. one of my peers did fare better with the weather up the road and captured these great photographs of the eclipse.

You know, if I had not witnessed the solar eclipse starting to happen I might take these pictures with a grain of salt. I mean we have all seen similar ones, right?

But there was something very, very special watching it happen through our fancy glasses that did make it really miraculous to me. You got to witness part of this great creation of God’s.

Anyway, that was my most recent overdue post. Stay tuned this week for more outdated events πŸ™‚

Its about time for me to dose up again so I must go.

There were a few fun stories from my celestial hernia event this morning, like the nurse who wanted to give me a numbing shot….so I wouldn’t feel the prick of the IV needle go in….and then she couldn’t get the needle to stick, but not nearly as funny as my cancer experience.Β  And, while I entered the hospital with a double hernia scheduled, I actually left the hospital with three hernias repaired. I begged them for a Bud Light in the recovery room after hearing that news!

But no deal.

So tomorrow I have some movies planned in the morning and then in the afternoon head out to my favorite chair

….with my margarita…

Thanks for dropping by 3D knuckleheads!

I will try to do better next time



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12 thoughts on “Feel My Pain..

  1. I’m pretty over craft beers. They are too overpriced and just fill me up. I know when I’m thirsty a good lite beer is the most refreshing for me. . There’s something crafty in a light crisp refreshing beer that you can drink more than one of and not feel like you just had dinner

  2. johnm983 on said:

    Why not a more flavorful craft beverage? it would be a better reward.

  3. Amen Sister Betsy! Especially when you wake up to bad news. Or you are just thirsty. πŸ™‚ I’m feeling a wee-wee bit better now. πŸ™‚ Thanks for dropping by Betsy! I hope you are a having a great weekend…

  4. Bud Lights should be made post-op standards.

  5. I believe I got the triple hernia putting palm trees in my backyard this summer.. Have probably had them for two months now. As for a VGA monitor and keyboard, mouse and lg screen tv I have no idea what you are talking about. I guess I need to know more about the Au league. πŸ™‚ You will have to come here and show me. I hope you are doing well!

  6. Hi Sandy! I guess I was late in getting the vacation invite to you this time. πŸ™‚ I hope you are doing good Sandy! Have a good weekend!

  7. Triple hernia? what have you been doing to get that?
    Good luck with the recovery.
    You would have had some angry customers if you had charged for the eclipse.
    You still use vga for your monitor? wired mouse-keyboard? come on, you could use the big tv as monitor. Add to that some decent sound system-headphones, and something less noisy if you dont need a powerful computer.
    Welcome to the Au league, where you have plenty of time to write, yet is never enough.

  8. Great pics of the eclipse. We didn’t see much of it here in Nova Scotia. Hope you’re doing better.

  9. Why not? Light and refreshing yes… I was using the close of the week as my carrot on a stick for today.. Some fun things to look forward to.

  10. Well good luck in Texas Ms Jad. I heard good stories and heard how much rain has been dumped on you. I will pray for you and your fellow Texans. Yes the bud light would be more enjoyable but the gas has me too bloated.. maybe just a sipping shot to put me to bed. πŸ™‚ Thanks for dropping by Jad. Best of luck to you this weekend..

  11. johnm983 on said:

    Enjoyed the read but…………..Bud lite? really???? Sounds like a good schedule of events for the week though.

  12. Hope your recovery is quick, looks like you have the perfect chair for it.
    It is tough in Texas at the moment, I am outside of Houston but still close enough to have been affected. It was actually quite a surreal experience for me personally and a little scary riding out a hurricane in my little cabin in the woods, so thank you for your thoughts!!
    By the way, I would have skipped the pain meds and gone right for the bud light!!

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