Smokey update.

  • He was discharged on Friday with a long list of follow-up appointments.
  • Feels fine, slightly better than when he went in.
  • Basic questions remaining to be answered: why prostate so enlarged, why hemoglobin so low. All other symptoms stemmed from those.
  • Complicating matters for me was the fact that Saturday night was to be the annual dinner for our county party, and as co-chair, I am heavily involved.
  • I had planned to spend Thursday doing all the last-minute stuff that couldn’t be done earlier, with Friday to clean up any loose ends.
  • That plan went out the window.
  • Friday became the day to do my stuff — finalize the PowerPoint to accompany the candidate speakers, figure out Mail Merge to print 100+ name badges, print sign-in sheets and miscellaneous signs, etc., etc.
  • It all got done by 1:30 Saturday, 10 minutes before I had to leave.
  • Dinner went off perfectly, in spite of last-minute changes in the speakers, mainly thanks to my army of volunteers.
  • The Skype call with a candidate (projected on the wall) worked, the video from our US senator worked, the PPoint worked.
  • When was the last time ALL the technology worked?
  • When I texted that to a friend a few minutes ago, she recommended that I buy a lottery ticket.
  • Today is reserved for Netflix and knitting,  perhaps accompanied by an adult beverage later in the day.
  • To top it off, the snow is melting!


(Before you ask, that black square is a Post-It note stuck on the window to discourage a persistently determined bird last summer. It was pretty sure it could fly through my office and out the other side of the house.)

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10 Responses to Smokey update.

  1. Kathleen Walsh says:

    Happy Earth Day! Your efforts on behalf of the Earth seem to have come back to you as many blessings of everything working out smoothly. Well done!

  2. Kat says:

    I second the purchase of a lottery ticket! Or maybe Smokey should buy it! XO

  3. gayle says:

    Hurray for the dinner, hurray for the technological marvel, but most of all, hurray for Smokey coming home! May the followups be helpful and not scary!

  4. Sparrowgrass says:

    Ask a question, get an answer! Hope everything goes well.

  5. pocodemchair says:

    You and Kim did a great job organizing the dinner. Thank you!

  6. k says:

    Congratulations on all of it!

  7. So glad he got discharged ! Happy event pull off. SOunds like you rocked it!! Hugs

  8. Nicole says:

    Yay! So happy the weekend got better for you and that everything seems to be doing better. Here’s hoping it all continues that way!

  9. Kym says:

    I’m so glad things lined up perfectly for you this weekend! Rare – but deserved. And here’s hoping for some answers for Smokey. (Because it’s never fun to wonder . . . when your health is what you’re wondering about.) XO

  10. Chris says:

    Yeah, definitely hoping for answers for Smokey!
    It’s crazy how the only snow left here is the piles from plowing. Last Wednesday, I parked my car about 7 feet away from the property fence (instead of the usual 2 feet) because of the GIANT MOUND OF SNOW. Today I went out to use my car and gosh, it sure looked like I abandoned it halfway to the middle of the parking lot, because the giant mound of snow was gone…

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