Back, Sorta

Didn’t mean to be gone this long, but the body and I have been arguing a bit the last two-plus weeks. Been glad just to make it to Church. Sunday saw me get a bit of a boost courtesy of a young man who has now hit 17 pounds, who joined me in going up to venerate the cross and receive some blessed bread. Bit of juggling, but we both were blessed by the priest (who seemed highly amused), though afterwards I did get my mustache tugged for the first time ever.

To be honest, I saw him reach up and was making a mental bet if he was going to go for the glasses or the moustache. A couple of fairly gentle tugs and he got distracted by all that was going on. The new shoulders handled things well, so all was good.

One of the things I enjoy about the Church I’ve been attending is the children and the reaction to small children. The older teenage girls often all but kidnap the babies at the start of service, and the older ladies more or less demand their turn as well. When a newborn came for the first time a few weeks ago, the line-up by the women was almost scary, and none of the men dared get between them and the newborn. Not even the dad. 🙂 Everyone more or less rides herd on the toddlers and somewhat older, though the grandmothers seem to take pride of place in such.

May finally be on track to get with the cardiologist I want to see. If that happens and all goes well, strongly considering switching over. Not happy that it was more than two weeks before my primary care physician’s office got back to me. Getting rumors that there may be some issues there, and noticed that his reviews have taken a bit of a nosedive of late. Looking into other possibilities just to be safe. With the new cardiologist, hoping to get a second opinion on everything, and to deal with the “mystery” diagnosis from the last hospital stay. Still can’t get anyone to tell me where that came from…

More soon. Did manage a small experiment in regards preparedness, and have made a note that I need to discuss the three types of “emergency”: inconvenience, emergency, disaster. For all that I’ve got what can happen down to four basic things, not sure I’ve discussed that the proper level of preparedness hinges on what level of emergency you face.

With luck, will get up the experiment later today or tomorrow. Your patience is appreciated.

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