Remembering Jake — It’s been two years since Jake, our cantankerous old black cat, passed. He is still missed. I still have his pee towels.
What’s up with this? – It’s pumpkin time. I like my pumpkin in baked goods rather than coffee. I had my first pumpkin muffin this week. It was delicious except for some healthy seeds or something scattered on the top. If I’m going to be naughty, I want to be naughty. Don’t sprinkle something on it unless it nuts! And definitely not something healthy!
Aging stinks – The past few years I have been getting sties in my eyes. (If you don’t know what that is, it’s a painful, ugly pimple on the margin of the eyelid. Very gross!) I get them in the fall. Sometimes it’s one. Other times it’s a marathon. I got one this week. It looks like a bowling ball sitting on my lower lid and is quite uncomfortable. I didn’t have any for the first 65 years of my life. What has changed? (Yes, I do all the things you should do to prevent them.)
New treatments – I recently saw advertisements for new medical treatments. One was for leukemia and another for Muscular Dystrophy. One cost $475,000 (yes, that’s almost a half million dollars!). Not many people can afford these treatments and I doubt whether any health care companies will cover them. I’m not sure what the point is. Going forward do we take out mortgages when we contract a catastrophic disease? Or perhaps move to Europe where the same drugs are cheaper? (Meanwhile back at the yacht, big pharma is celebrating their new products with champagne and bonuses all around!)
Project surprises – We recently redid the flooring in a bedroom. I’ve done a lot of these projects but I am always surprised at the surprises. We found a bedroom door that didn’t close at all. The latching mechanism didn’t line up with the notch in the door frame. It must have been like that for the 14 years we’ve been here. None of our guests who stayed there, mentioned it.
So how was your week?
Our thoughts and prayers to all who are experiencing hurricanes or fires. Mother Nature is feisty this year or perhaps she always is and we are more aware.