Yay! Another day of voting. There are so many to choose from. We grabbed this chance. I’m home from the hospital. Jennifer was going to the library. I was ready to read the Voters Guide. So I did and we did. It’s a great day.
I’m obsessed. I’m breakless, mostly. Part of my lung is missing. I miss it. On the other hand, I no longer have some blood vessels bursting and flooding my airways with blood. So now, for instance, I can safely go scuba diving. Yeah, right. As soon as I gain enough lung capacity to make a dive. Note – it’s not required to be able to swim a mile. Though I imagine it does not hurt.
It is something to look forward to.
Three Days without Hospitalisation.
Yes, I’m counting.
On the good side, I now weigh 197 pounds. My next mini-goal is 195.
On the surprising side, I find it very difficult to walk. No 10 mile walks on the path to a half marathon. I’m not shooting for a single mile.
Big Reasons to Go:
- Clyfford Still MuseumYou’re a fan of Still’s work
- In-house art-making space with encouraging and helpful staffer
- The museum shows a progression of Still’s work – this is a great help if you don’t “get” abstract expressionism but are curious
- Quarterly rotations of the displayed works
- Great gallery rooms with beautiful lighting
- The most helpful museum staff I’ve ever met. The guards aren’t there just to scold you away when you get too close.
- They’ll fetch a chair if you want to sit and contemplate when the benches aren’t where you’d like to sit.
Find out more about it on their website, Clyfford Still Museum. I went last summer and remembered the pleasures.
If you are familiar with a place that works, that makes things, you are perhaps familiar with the sing X Days Without an Accident.
I am starting a sign at my house. As of today we have
One Day Without Hospitalization.
I was up to 366 days. It is time to work on a new record.
In the hospital. But this one is especially quiet. No tests, nothing but being under observation. Tomorrow is the big day. The day of getting cut, in a very advanced way.
I like to say I used up all my bad luck last year. We all hope this is true.
If you have ever worked in a factory, you know the signs. X Days Since Last Accident. I’m going to add one of these to
my wall. X Days Until Last Hospital Vist.
It was 366 days since I was released from my TAVR/Heart_Attack/Stroke/etc visit. I was preparing to take my car into a mechanic, walk the six and a half miles home. It was part of my healing, rebuilding life.
And then I was up early, about 3:30. I coughed up something that didn’t feel right. So I spit into toilet paper. I will leave the description
Less than 24 hours later it was back. Jennifer called her friend Billy and he saved us a call to the ambulance. I’m back in. More consulets today. Probably surgery on Wednesday. We will see.
When I get home I’m putting the X Days Since sign. Shooting to keep it incrementing.
Jennifer had a library book on hold for months, three or four. It was finally available. While she was in Salem. Could I pick it up for her? Certainly. As I drove home from Salem I decided to stop at our local branch. I wanted to check on the availability of a prescription. I didn’t want to go home and drive right by the library.
I thought, “I’ll use one of their computers.” It seems lots of other people had the same idea, the computers were taken. OK, I took the books out to the car. I got my laptop and brought it back into the library. There were open
Yay! for the library. I had what I needed. Even better there was a milk crate of empty paper bags. Just what we needed for the kitchen garbage. Books, a connection to my email, a newspaper, and paper bags, this library provided quite a bit today.
At least when it was exhibited in 1879 it was seen as such. There is much to be considered. I