Yes, it has been twelve days since I last posted! I just didn't have anything very interesting to post......still don't, really. It's no fun to post about negative things, which I seem to be doing more and more lately, but darn it, bad things just keep happening to me.
We did go to Nancy's in Huntington Beach for Thanksgiving and there begins the sad tale. We always park in the alley behind their house, because they are only three blocks from the ocean and from downtown Huntington Beach, so street parking is NEVER available unless you get there very early or very late in the day. They always save a place for us back there so of course that's where we parked. We had two huge pumpkin pies and a big cassarole of candied yams to bring in, so Dick asked me if I would be okay on my own so that he could bring some of it in. I, of course, said sure, I can make it on my own. After he let me in the back gate, I was greeted by Jazzy (short for Jasmine), their beautiful golden retriever, whom I just love. Jazz has been recovering from a very serious operation on one of her back legs. I can never remember what it was she tore. I think it's the ACL. Anyway, she hasn't been able to get any exercise so was really fat since the last time I had seen her. On the way up to the stairs that go into their back door I was scolding her for being so fat, "You are going to have to go on a diet" I kept telling her. When we got to the stairs, she went ahead of me and climbed up on a very narrow ledge of bricks on the side of their house so that I could give her a big hug, which I have always done. It's her special way of greeting me. After I gave her a hug, she jumped down and went into me and knocked me down the stairs..........Yes, I landed, half of me on the bottom step and the other half on the cement walk. As I was going down, onto my left side, I thought to myelf "this is the way I'm going to die". I honestly thought I would land on my hip and break it. I have never known anyone my age who has broken a hip to really recover. It is a slow painful death. I actually landed mostly on my left thigh and had a huge hematoma a bit bigger than the flat of my hand. It is still very swollen and black and blue as many other parts of my body are. I fell with my right arm and shoulder into the dog house, which Jazz never uses as she is an indoor dog. Oh well, all I can say is that I am ever so grateful that I didn't break anything. I do have prettty strong bones, thank heaven.
Needless to say, I haven't done anything or gone anywhere since it happened. I do try to walk around the house as much as I can. At least my legs work. Both of my hands are in bad shape which makes it hard to type as a couple of days before Thanksgiving I smashed the top of my right hand between my first and second knucle on the top. I also hurt my left hand when I fell, so for a few days, I could hardly use either hand. I do feel that I am improving a bit every day though. It could have been SO MUCH worse. But enough about all of that.
I do hope that all of you who do celebrate Thanksgiving had a wonderful day. I qualified that because I have four blogging friends, out of my even dozen bloggers, who live in different countries, Linda in Scotland, Pam in Australia, Tima, who formerly lived in Canada, but is now living in Lusaka, somewhere in Southern Africa, and my photographer friend, Rune, who lives in Norway. They have reminded me that they don't really celebrate our holiday.
We certainly did have a big feast and it was truly enjoyable. We had planned to stay all night, but we went home at 7:00 because all I could think of was getting home and being able to sleep in my own bed. We meant to take a little bit of turkey home with us so that we could have a big turkey sandwich the next day. I actually eat only a couple of bites of turkey on Thanksgiving Day, but I do love my turkey sandwich on my homemade oatmeal bread the next day. When I called my friend, Verna, to tell her that she needn't pick me up to go to church Sunday, I mentioned that I had forgotten to bring some turkey home with us. She came by anyway with a nice big plate of turkey!! So we did get to have our wonderful sandwiches for two days, and how we did enjoy them!! I am so thankful for wonderful friends. We do have so many of them.
Speaking of wonderful friends, Sue and Jim Pike gave us a couple of really neat CD's today. Dick went over there to pick up the latest CD of the Reunion, "It Must Be Love", that we had ordered. They also gave us a CD of the oiginal Lettermen's Christmas album that they recorded for Capitol Records. Then I'll be darned if they didn't give us a DVD of the Reunion that they often show before a concert, to acquaint the audience with the three members of the reunion, Jim Pike, Gary Pike and Ric deAzavido. It gives a nice sketch of the history with clips from various shows that the Lettermen did in their hay days. They were on so many different T.V. shows etc. It is VERY interesting. So now, of course, we are not only avid fans of The Four Freshmen, but also the original Lettermen, And the REUNION! !
I think I've run my limit, so will sign off...........maybe, just maybe I will post earlier next time......................my love to all,.......................Darlene