It HAS been a good day.
My friends, Sandra and Kirk, came to visit this morning (and I hope they come back tomorrow). They live in IL so I don’t get to see them nearly as much as I would like.
Something between two of my toes has felt strange for a long time. When I’ve asked someone to check it out, they haven’t seen anything. I don’t bend that way to check it myself. Whatever it was has been there a long time and when I’ve asked nurses to check it, they haven’t seen anything. Finally, I remembered to tell my doctor about it last week. He found it and didn’t want to touch it, and rightly suspected it might be another melanoma and sent me forthwith to see my podiatrist. If those things are malignant, especially where mine was located by the pinky toe, they remove the toe. Standard procedure. That was a rather worrisome thought to ponder over Christmas.
Much to my surprise…and amusement…the nurse who looked at it before Dr. Bill arrived, pulled it right out, It wasn’t attached to anything. It looked a little like a round toenail clipping that had been there for a long time. Daily showers didn’t dislodge it and I couldn’t stand on my head to see it. Ally’s comment was: you better start flossing between your toes. It was good to be able to laugh about it.
That was on top of a biopsy last week on my nose. Not a problem there either, except I look like I got snagged on a fish hook.
Ally and I went back to Wood Fashion Cafe today for lunch. I had the last serving of squash chili and found it a wonderful meal full of exciting flavors. William served it with homemade wheat bread slathered with butter. Ally had pork quesadillas and black beans. William is going to be closed for 10 days or more to completely refurbish his kitchen. He’ll also have an entirely new menu. He requested more of Ally’s mustard sauce and is hooked on it too. He had some with his lunch, he said.
Tomorrow I’m fixing another big kettle of veggie/beef/barley soup. It’s going to be the staple for the weekend…and for anyone who shows up to watch the K-State game tomorrow.
Tomorrow, I’m looking forward to meeting one of my longtime blog readers from Austin. We’ve shared some nice letters back and forth so it will be fun for us to finally meet. He’s a dentist, his wife has relatives here and they have a young son I’ve heard a great deal about. Holidays are great for bringing people together.
The forecast is for a beautiful day tomorrow…sunny and 55…with the bottom dropping out on Friday. The weekend won’t be a good night to travel. New Year’s Eve will be a good time to stay home, away from bad roadways and those who imbibe too much and then get behind the wheel.
Thanks for tuning in…