May 21st - Happy Birthday Again, Nicholas, our grandson
May 22nd - Happy Anniversary, Tom & Renee
Okay, so let's get to the pictures & the "real" story.
This was the last of the Texas Longhorns we saw on May 21st as we headed to Oklahoma. They kept watching us as we sat & ate our picnic lunch at a roadside picnic area. With those horns I wasn't about to go over & ask them if they wanted to share some of what I was eating. No way! One swing & those horns would have had me sitting on my behind! Pretty neat from a distance though!
Friday Bill & I got to Judy M's. mom's home around noon. We visited a little bit with her mom, her sister & her great niece. We took off for parts unknown to us, but very familiar to Judy. We started out at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Here the wildlife all roams free as a bird. The speed limit is no more than 45 & at places I only crawled. You never knew what you would see in the woods or crossing the road. Here another car had stopped & we did too. They were watching this tom turkey & hen in the woods. He was strutting his stuff, but she didn't care! Sound familiar???? Darn trees keep moving when you want to snap a picture!
That wraps up our Friday and THANK YOU JUDY!
Saturday we went to a lumber yard to get some boards for leveling our trailer. We've split everything we had, including the plastic levelers. Lets hope these work for awhile. Then we spent time at Walmart while I got a manicure & some other things done.
Last night we spent reading. No TV & I didn't dare stay on the computer with the storm.
Thursday & Friday we got the following updates on all our friends & family:
Ray, our friend from Michigan, is doing much better after his emergency appendectomy (ruptured) on Sat., May 16th. He had a very miserable week.
He turned the corner, Thurs. and hopefully will come home from the hospital Sun. or Monday, 24th or 25th (if all the plumbing is working properly).
Good news is that Tom, our friend from Iowa, got to come home Friday!! His kidney function is getting better (not quite back to normal...but that might take some time), his swelling is decreasing every day, his heart is ticking good with the new stent, blood sugars are adjusting, and blood pressure is pretty good. Tom is on a very, very strict diet and is limited to 60 oz. of liquid a day....this includes soup, jello, ice cream, water, ice, pop, tea...anything that melts). He is also on a low carb, low potassium, low sodium diet. A doctor convinced him that he needs to take the sleep apnea test and at the present moment, Tom said he'd do it. Building up his strength will be a challenge as he can only be on the exercise bike 5 min. at a time and should do it about three times a day. He called me & talked for a bit last evening & he sounds really good! Was good to hear from him.
My niece, Donna, said that Larry was up & walking with the walker because his legs are still weak. The walker helps him to get around & work his legs at getting them stronger. She is going to Pittsburgh & stay with Larry. They are going to put a cot in his room. So she was staying the weekend with him. His counts are up & that is good. They said that maybe he could come home Wednesday but that is not for sure & they have to wait & see how he does. Keep up your prayers for Larry!
This afternoon, Sunday, we went to the Chisolm Trail Heritage Center Museum her in Duncan. I'll write about that tomorrow. I haven't found anything anywhere that says they have a Memorial Day Service, so I guess we will remember our veterans in our own special way. Here is a of site that I hope you take the time to visit. It is very meaningful. That being said, have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend with family & friends. And remember, thank a vet for the freedoms that we enjoy!
Until next time............The Traveling Cardinals