Cave Dwellings: Getting old ain’t for sissies!
Cave Dwellings

Buckhorn Creek, Lake O' The Pines, Jefferson, TX

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Getting old ain’t for sissies!

OK…I KNOW! I have been very bad about blogging lately! It seems like ever since we came back from Florida this April, Dennis and I have been in the revolving door of a medical mystery tour…BOTH of us…I am doing fine after a little tweaking of my Thyroid meds…I do, however , still have 2 kidney stones lurking, and bothering me on occasion!  Dennis had a cyst removed from his eye, and then a colonoscopy (I’m next!), then liver enzymes and a CT of his liver done…and another colonscopy for him in November, just to be on the safe side.. And I, for one, am darned tired of Dennis and I seeing anyone with M.D. after his name!!! I know growing older is better than the alternative, but it can be very scary sometimes…

Since my last blog, we have watched our annual July 4th parade!


Our weather turned VERY hot and humid..Hey!..If I wanted that in the summer, we would have stayed in Ft. Myers!! (still not a bad idea!) We had a couple storms roll through here too…


Sometimes after those storms roll through, it makes for some pretty neat clouds!!

My flowers are not doing as well this year…not sure if it’s the heat, rain, humidity…or my insistence upon pruning my Hydrangea bush..I got one lonely flower this year!


There have been years when this bush was COVERED with flowers!!! Not this year…only one…but DAMN, it’s sure beautiful!

Our grandkids are starting school already…The Wolff Cubs have started already in Zionsville ,IN…


Maddox is in kindergarten this year, and Aiden is in second grade…They ride the school bus together…THAT could get interesting…

The Heiser kids don’t start until August 24th…I took their family out for lunch before school starts..Once that happens, I hardly see them..Taylor is in poms again as a Senior this year, and will try out for any and all theater projects!!. Peyton is a Junior and in Varsity Cross Country and Track…And Campbell is now in 7th grade, and getting involved in theater in middle school


The whole darn family came to lunch..including Taylor’s boyfriend, Joshua…Peyton did a selfie of us all and almost missed Campbell!

So, this is a brief rundown on our July and part of August..I am very sorry about my lack of blogging discipline..This has been a few very scary weeks, medically, but we are finally settling down here…This growing old stuff is beginning to wear on us!!



  1. You're doing better than me on the blogging front. I think I needed a break. Fingers crossed your medical tests and issues are over soon. I look forward to hearing about a winter sojourn.

  2. Thanks, Ingrid...It was a week of realizing how very short we are actually here for...a gut check to live life fully! We were thinking we weren't going to get away this Winter...but we might just do what WE want to do for a change!!

  3. Sorry to hear you've been dealing with the docs so much. I hope you will soon be rid of the medical mystery tour and you will have good health.

    Nice to have family activities to distract you.

    We know EXACTLY how you feel regarding medical stuff. Bob just finished his two neck surgeries to remove basal cell cancer with plastic surgery reconstruction. Plus he had catheter ablation for his atrial fibrillation a couple of months ago. So far no return of the a. fib since that surgery.

    My work had a change of ownership and we have new medical insurance. Because it has been 1-1/2 years since my last exams and check up, I have had an appointment with a Family Practice doc for lab work and a general exam. He, of course, wants me to have a colonoscopy. AAAACK! I am scheduled on Tuesday. Not looking forward to it. He says he won't bug me about another one for 10 years. Sigh. I reluctantly agreed.

    Next week I am having my mammogram. But then, hopefully, I'll be done with docs for another year!

    Here's to a medical-free coming year for all of us.

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  5. Hate to hear of all the medical issues of late. I can sure relate!! I've had a tough year and they plan to test me off and on for the next five. My colonoscopy (first one since a year ago and my medical mystery tour) is this Wednesday. I'm more than a tad nervous.
    Hope all your MD visits are behind you now and you guys can get on with things!!

  6. Hate to hear of all the medical issues of late. I can sure relate!! I've had a tough year and they plan to test me off and on for the next five. My colonoscopy (first one since a year ago and my medical mystery tour) is this Wednesday. I'm more than a tad nervous.
    Hope all your MD visits are behind you now and you guys can get on with things!!

    1. Gerri..the prep is not fun but doable..and this test can save your life..I think it did save Dennis's..If he hadn't had it, the bad polyp would have developed into full blown colon cancer...YOU GOT THIS!!

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