Golden Lucy's Spiral Journal

Going on 87...Savoring and Surviving the Senior Years

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

A Little Bit of This...A Little Bit of That






I hope those of you with weak hearts or nervous constitutions aren't too awfully shocked at finding another post from the erstwhile Lucy so soon after my last major effort. However, Claude had a great idea. I can write less more often. Yes, I can do that. I find I'm often intimidated by writing my blog asking myself, "Is this important or interesting enough to mention?" I then decide I should think about it for an eternal while.
So there you are---a sterling excuse, if you ask me. Carole suggests I get more graphic and post pictures and casual comments. "For Heaven's sake, Ma!" she exclaims. "It's no big deal. You're not terminally unique in blogdom." Darn.
So I'm giving it a try. Here are a few recent pix sent by my family. Now for the casual comments---though I strongly suspect nobody will be interested. Samthedog was justifiably attacked by a chow/pitbull after an invasion of that dog's front yard. After three surgeries (thank GD for pet insurance) Sam is back to being a mosquito in the crack of everbody's butt. (Sorry for being so unrefined---I didn't make up that oh-so-apt metaphor.)
In any case, after surgery Sam was very inventive and used his E-collar (that lampshade thingy) to scrape off his scabs and stitches. Inventive Carole stuffed a bunch of old underwear in her favorite socks and tied the whole contraption under Sam's E-collar. It worked----he couldn't reach his butt. Not surprisingly he frantically hurled himself against the floor and walls but to no avail. The gaping wound finally healed. The picture of doggies and moi on my last post shows the newly recovered Sam.

The family picture was taken last month at a dear friend's ranch in Gunnison. I was cultivating my winter pallor in the house while everybody else played with dogs and horses. Aaron and Van weren't able to be there but I'm sure they were sorry. I certainly hope so in any case.

The Lovely Sarah and her beau Allen had a great Northwest Pacific holiday this spring. She certainly deserves it. She's been working full-time at the Hospital for (orthopedic) Special Surgery in Manhattan and simultaneously going to school full time to be a pediatric NP. I'm so proud of her!

I'm really tired of writing. I'm not sure I'm writing any less---though it's apparent I'm not saying much. But I do like posting pictures. Just not of me. I send best love and hope to you all---even if I don't know you yet.

17 Comments:

  • At 6:02 PM, Anonymous millie garfield said…

    I came by to reread your last post and boy did I have a great surprise. Another post!!

    Good idea - more pictures - that's a good looking group of people.

    Enjoy!!

     
  • At 7:41 PM, Blogger bunnygirl said…

    What a nice-looking family! And that's too funny about the dog. Some are smart enough to know when you're trying to help, and some obviously have trouble figuring it out, I guess.

     
  • At 8:26 PM, Blogger kenju said…

    Good looking people there, Lucy! Thanks for the photos and the update.You are NOT boring!

     
  • At 9:57 PM, Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said…

    So happy to see you blogging again my dear dear Lucy!
    I LOVE your Doggies face...so sweet...Truly...Even though he may be a pain in the butt...He is adorable, and so are you....you dear funny lady!

    Lucy, thanks so very very much for the wonderful Birthday wishes...I'm so happy you came on by, my dear!

    And yes....Post Pictures! It's fun!

     
  • At 6:00 AM, Anonymous naomi dagen bloom said…

    lucy, it is so wonderful to read another of your posts. wish i could take your blog in my pocket to meetings with women here in the we're-so-with-it big apple who do not at all get what you know very well about the connectedness of blogging.

    and what else you could teach us: having a life beyond limits. thanks again for your spirit, your honesty about ups and downs.

    yours, naomi

     
  • At 6:15 AM, Anonymous AlwaysQuestion said…

    Now this is what I call a good blog post! Thank you for sharing, Lucy!

     
  • At 12:00 PM, Blogger Chancy said…

    Always great to cya Lucy, my friend.

     
  • At 6:58 AM, Anonymous Claude said…

    Can't believe you followed (sort of) my advice! One cannot say that this is really a short post, but I did enjoy it thoroughly!
    I loved the expression: "back to being a mosquito in the crack of everbody's butt". You know what? That is exactly how I feel about my blog at the moment. I don't seem to find any way of making it work the way I want to.
    Anyway, I have moved it to http://blogginginparis.wordpress.com
    just if you feel like visiting...
    Lots of love
    Claude

     
  • At 8:31 PM, Blogger Suzann said…

    Hooray - so good to see you blogging dear Lucy. Love the pictures. Love you.

     
  • At 9:21 PM, Anonymous Maria said…

    Just keep writing. You do not have to be the World's Best just be the Lucy we have all come to love.

     
  • At 2:26 AM, Blogger joared said…

    Good to see you back how ever often you write. Like seeing all those pictures. I've got to learn how to get some up on my blog. I like that idea -- more pictures and fewer words. Your dog picture reminded me of when our dog was wearing a collar -- what a time, so can know what you mean.

     
  • At 8:38 AM, Blogger Miss Cellania said…

    I'll read whatever you put here, whether its stories, just a hello, or pictures!

     
  • At 12:19 PM, Blogger Joy Des Jardins said…

    Hi Lucy...nice pictures dear lady. We'll take whatever you want to give Lucy...pics, posts, stories...whatever. Thinking of you...

     
  • At 4:15 PM, Anonymous notdotdot said…

    Don't listen to yourself. Listen to the rest of us. We know better. You are the best! Believe it. And that family of yours isn't half bad either!!

     
  • At 8:04 PM, Anonymous Lucy said…

    I don't believe you could write a boring post - even if you tried. It's an absolute joy to read everything you write --

    You make me smile...

     
  • At 7:49 AM, Anonymous Freda said…

    It's great just to see you blogging about so-called ordinary things....the stuff of life.

     
  • At 12:23 PM, Blogger Kay Dennison said…

    You are nevah, evah, boring, dahling! And the photos are awesome!!!!

     

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home