I may not be blogging much lately but I’m still here and still reading all your blog posts. My friends here are very important to me and I am grateful for your friendships.
June is always a busy month for us. My daughter-in-law Kristi's birthday is June 4th, Tom’s birthday is June 23rd (yes tomorrow!) and of course we celebrated Father’s Day this past Sunday. In between all that Tom and I both have had several medical and dental appointments and we have had people we hired to come out and do some work around our house. It’s been kind of crazy around here!
We hire someone to come out and clean our gutters around the roof of the house twice a year. There are many trees in our neighborhood and the gutters seem to fill up quickly. Tom used to do that job but it is much too dangerous for him now with his balance problems. Last year we found a very nice man that is a teacher at the high school here. He has a gutter cleaning business on the side for additional income and he has been a blessing to us.
This month we also had tree trimmers come out to trim the trees in both our front and back yard. We have a row of Osage Orange trees at the back of our yard and they grow quickly plus the winters here can be damaging to their branches. About every five years or so we have them trimmed to prevent potential problems. Some people say we should have them cut down but I love having trees around the house.
Some of you may recall in my last post I was concerned about some medical tests I was going to have done. I had both an upper & lower GI test and they were not as bad as I thought they would be since I was sedated for both of them. They did do a biopsy from each test and it took two full weeks before I got the results. Fortunately, both of the biopsies were benign however the one from the colonoscopy was a precancerous adenoma. I was told I have a high risk for colon cancer so I will have to repeat that test every five years instead of every ten. I am, of course, thrilled both tests were benign and I feel quite fortunate I did not put them off any longer. A colonoscopy is one of those tests we never want to have done mainly because the prep the day before is not a fun thing. However, I have learned the importance of having that test done because it truly can prevent cancer.
We are hoping for things to slow down a bit for us in July and maybe I'll even come up with a more interesting post than this one! Take care everyone!
Cat pictures just for fun:
|Sophie says Hi!|
|Zeus says I'm sleeping, don't bother me!|