It’s Sunday. Where is summer?

  1. Progress :: Energy.*
  2. Wife :: partner.
  3. Denim :: jeans.
  4. Wow :: -zers.
  5. Jacket :: potato.**
  6. Studio :: draft.
  7. Boyfriend :: teenager.
  8. Tablet :: broken.***
  9. Hidden :: secret.
  10. Closer :: baseball.

   * A stock my inlaws used to own. I still get statements from the company for some reason.
 ** Apparently I am British.
*** Just got off the phone with Younger Son, who dropped his tablet and cracked the screen. 

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I am counting down the days/hours until surgery on Tuesday. Had a update on pre-op physical, all systems are go.

Deer tickphoto credit: Kriatyrr via photopin cc (NOT my hand)

Then I found what appears to be a tick bite on my stomach. We are at ground zero for Lyme disease so I am holding my breath. The blood test for Lyme is not given until 6-8 weeks after the bite; the bull's-eye rash typically does not appear for 7-10 days according to the CDC website. 

Let's all keep our fingers crossed, m'kay?

Do y'all believe me when I tell you about my many surgery delays? I am starting to feel like a girl I knew in college who had an imaginary boyfriend who attended college in a different city. *Jim* always called when she was alone in her room, never when there was anyone else around. She would come running downstairs to where others were gathered and report happily on everything that *Jim* was doing. She talked about him a lot. 

Eventually someone figured out that *Jim* did not exist. I no longer lived in that house so I don't know the details; I do seem to remember she had some kind of mental breakdown and dropped out of school.

Anyway, let me just say that my ailments are real — unlike *Jim*.

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I see that the weather on the Right Coast is extremely hot. Here it is the opposite, either cool and rainy or cooler and sunny. I have not knit on the deck for days weeks.

Summer, the imaginary season.



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0 Responses to It’s Sunday. Where is summer?

  1. k says:

    Frost warnings for tonight. Wait for the first full moon in June, remarkably just a day or so after the first day of summer.
    It is not a tick bite. It is not a tick bite. It is not a tick bite.

  2. Heather says:

    Fingers crossed!!

  3. mary lou says:

    Good luck with the surgery! Sending thoughts for healing and patience your way. And anti Lyme disease.

  4. Big Alice says:

    I believe you! Best of luck and I hope it all goes off well tomorrow. Good wishes that the tick was lyme-free.

  5. =Tamar says:

    Best wishes for good health. Note: many people do not get a bull’s-eye rash. Do not assume that you are safe if you don’t get one. I’m reliably informed that an “ordinary” seven-day dose of antibiotics isn’t enough to get rid of Lyme.

  6. Lorette says:

    Best wishes for tomorrow. I’ll be thinking of you.

  7. gayle says:

    Go, kat, go!
    And hoping it was a mosquito or a chigger.

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