Sunday, February 11, 2024

IN A WEIRD SORT OF WAY

 MOURNING DOVE RESTING ON OUR BIRD STATION TODAY
Kelly had a book to be dropped off at the Bayfield Library so Pheebs and I had ourselves a mission.  Having successfully completed that mission we took a Jeep ride around the outskirts of Bayfield before heading home again. 

DESPIIE THIS GRAY SUNDAY MORNING, I WAS ABLE TO FIND SOME COLOR

 A SHOP WINDOW ALONG BAYFIELD'S MAIN STREET
 'SELLER'S ROW'
Spent the afternoon doing laundry and gathering together most of the things I will take with me when I head for the Sarnia hospital about 4 a.m. early Tuesday morning.  If it's snowing and the roads are not the best I will have to leave earlier.  My check-in time at the hospital is 6 a.m. with the hip surgery slated for 8 a.m.  I am eagarly looking forward to getting this done so that I can get on with the recovery phase.  I don't anticipate any problems other than the normal ones.  I have always been a fast healer and I look forward to the challenge of getting myself fully mobile again.  In a weird sort of way, I am feeling excitement.  And, excitement is always good, even if it is a bit painful at times.  Hmmm, in less than 48 hours I may regret having said these things:((  Par for the course I guess.  I do have a habit of saying things I regret at times.  Hey, at least I will have something different to write about in a few days and I am looking forward to that.  Another adventure:))   

 I AM GUESSING THIS FELLOW IS A RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER
 HEY, WHO THE HECK PUT THAT DUCT TAPE ON THERE!!
 STAND-OFF
 'OH GO AHEAD BERT, TELL HIM TO GET OUT OF HERE
 'PSSSST, COULD YOU PLEASE GET OUT OF HERE DOVEY
 'I DON'T THINK HE IS LISTENING BERT'
A Blast From Our Past
::  Rawlins Wyoming To Monticello Utah With Rain, Snow, And Wind Along The Way  Monday, October 13th, 2014 finds us on the road traveling from our Bayfield Ontario Home to our Congress Arizona home.  We were about three-quarters of the way to our destination.  There is a lot of nice scenery in this post.

Al's Music Box:))
 Allegheny Moon 
is a popular song written by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning and published in 1956.  The song is best known in a 1956 recording by Patti Page. This recording was released by Mercury Records.  

 A TOUCH OF BLUE IN OUR FRONT YARD THIS AFTERNOON

GROANER'S CORNER:(( There were two evil brothers. They were rich and used their money to keep their ways from the public eye. They even attended the same church and looked to be perfect Christians.  Then, their pastor retired and a new one was hired. Not only could he see right through the brothers' deception, but he also spoke well and true, and the church started to swell in numbers.  A fundraising campaign was started to build a new assembly.  All of a sudden, one of the brothers died. The remaining brother sought out the new pastor the day before the funeral and handed him a check for the amount needed to finish paying for the new building.  "I have only one condition," he said. "At his funeral, you must say my brother was a saint."  The pastor gave his word and deposited the check.  The next day at the funeral, the pastor did not hold back. "He was an evil man," he said. "He cheated on his wife and abused his family." After going on in this vein for a small time, he concluded with, "But, compared to his brother, he was a saint. 

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“Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.” 


When you’re right, no one remembers. When you’re wrong, no one forgets.


A jellyfish has existed as a species for 500 million years, surviving just fine without a brain. That gives hope to quite a few people.

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17 comments:

  1. Hoping and praying for the hip surgery to go really well. Mary

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  2. I wish you the best on this new adventure with your hip. Likely you will find many stories to keep us all entertained during the next few weeks.

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  3. Mend quickly ..... keep those pictures coming that we so enjoy🌟🌟🌟

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  4. (Kawartha Gal) Wishing you a very speedy recovery.

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  5. Yes! At last. You can get it over with and see what happens. Along with everyone else I am of course wishing you the best. And meanwhile, that photo of the dove with the feathers fluffed out a bit is simply spectacular. Took my breath away. Just a stunner.

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    1. Al, lots of luck on Tuesday, I'll be praying for a successful surgical procedure & a quick recovery ;God bless! πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€

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  6. All the best on Tuesday and to a speedy recovery.

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  7. You'll do just fine with the surgery. You seem to be a tough ole' coot! You're going to feel so much better very soon! Positive thoughts to you.

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  8. Good thoughts and prayers will be with you on Tuesday, Al. Know that Kelly and Miss Pheebs will hold the fort down for you. Take care.

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  9. My husband had hip surgery five years ago. He said that the minute he was fully awake after surgery , he felt instant relief . The pain was GONE. The recovery was a piece of cake. Al, you will find the same results!!

    Emjay

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  10. Wow that came up fast! Hope the recovery is just as fast. Knowing how you don't like places like that, you'll be raring to get out of that hospital quickly too! I could imagine you saying just give me a walker and let me outta here. Prayers to you guys and the surgeons hands & all those folks involved. Love & Hugs! Barb in FL

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  11. Good luck. I have no doubt all will go well and you will soon be crumungingly yourself again but with a better hip.

    Deb

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  12. Hope all goes well with your hip surgery and recovery and healing. Beautiful bird photos Al!
    good-times-rollin.blogspot.com

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  13. Wishing you all the best tomorrow Al! Will be thinking of you!

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  14. Expect you and Pheebs will be enjoying our walks with your new hip.

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  15. Sending best wishes for a successful surgery and easy recovery. Hope you are pain-free soon!

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  16. Good luck with your hip surgery today. Maria had her hip surgery a year ago in Owen Sound. She is back to normal and no pain.

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