Monday, January 28, 2008

So much Mexican food to be eaten - too little time

Annette is here visiting today - going to a meeting tomorrow and then on home. Whenever our kids come, we go to the Mexican place here in town to eat. This requires a little more time than lunch at home, then usually requires a nap - you know the drill. We are enjoying the visit and I am getting a new dress out of the deal.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

New Beginnings

At the first of the month our YW President asked if I would give a 10 minute talk on "Beginnings at their program on the 30th. I said yes, wrote it on the calendar and forgot about it in the hubbub of things happening with the sewer flood, etc. Then the other day I noticed something written on that day besides "work at the Temple" and lo and behold I had a talk to give. So now when I lay awake in the middle of the night, I get an ice bag for my back and lay there and think about beginnings in my life. When one is 72 years old, there are way too many beginnings to think about. I am glad I only have to talk for 10 minutes. Happy beginnings to all of you. You are all young enough that you have many before you - Enjoy!!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Grandpa's ear w/squamous cell

This is a picture of grandpa's ear with a cancerous spot. It is the very small dark spot you can see inside the upper curl of the ear. The doctor noticed it, took a little piece of it and the result was the surgery grandpa had yesterday morning. It turned out to be very aggressive and much larger under the skin.
Dr. Burr was very thorough and did a fine job of repair. He grafted a piece from behind the ear and at the top of the neck so that the ear would not be too deformed. It took about 4 hours to complete and we thought we were just going to be about an hour at the most. We have an appointment tomorrow morning (Sunday) to go have the dressing changed and the wound checked. Dr. Burr told us we were to go to Sacrament meeting and then to his office. So that is what we will do. Dr. Burr also called grandpa on Friday evening to see how he was doing. He was given an rx for pain med but has not had to use it yet.

Random pics

The other picture is Jeff and Stephanie's daughter Zaylee, who decided to try out Muffin's dog kennel while they were visiting a couple weeks ago. It was too cute to pass up.

Grandma's going on-line!

I thought this might be a good way to keep in touch with my grandchildren. I always e-mail my children, and I read the blogs of my grandchildren. We don't always have a lot of news, so this will not be an everyday thing, but hopefully it will keep you all in the loop.