Wednesday, May 26, 2010
It is HOT here in the state of Maine and I mean HOT! It's supposed to hit 92* this afternoon which is unusual for us especially in May. Good grief we had a frost just a couple weeks ago! I haven't put my annuals in the ground yet as I am waiting for the full moon to be gone as then we shouldn't have a frost. I bought lots of pretty flowers plus my cucumber plants and the kiddos giant pumpkin plants. They are ready to be in the ground, they are starting to flower. Now these pumpkins are supposed to get between 400 and 500 pounds.........pictures will follow in the fall........what are the chances they get even a gazillionth of that size? I'm a sucker for a pretty picture, I must say the pumpkins on the package were amazing. I didn't read the fine print though......time will tell.
Mom and I had a busy day yesterday. She had to have a heart harness thingy put on at the Cardiac Center so we went over in the morning. Only has to have it on for 24 hours which was a relief for her. She has been having some dizzy spells so her PC wanted to check things out. The people there were so nice, they explained everything and even gave us a box to mail the thing back to them so that we wouldn't have to make another trip over.
I have been having some problems with rosacea for the past year or so and it seemed to be getting worse so I decided to have some laser treatments to get it under control. So Mom and I hopped in the car again and off we went to Ellsworth to the dermatologist's office. There was a lot of road construction so we left early so we wouldn't be late for the appointment. We got through relatively fast so was a bit early for my appointment but had brought some magazines and I had some paperwork to do so we were all set.
Have you ever had laser on your face? It's a bit stingy when they do each vein individually but not bad. When they use the thing that does a little section at a time it hurts! Yikes! It wasn't as bad as electrolosis but I did have to grit my teeth a couple of times. The worst part for me was the tight little glasses that they put over your eyes to protect them. It made me feel a bit claustrophobic at first but the stinging took that feeling away...
When we left I looked like a bright red tomato and we were thirsty so I stopped at a little roadside store to get us a bottle of soda and sure got the stares! I think they must have thought I had gotten a horrible sunburn on my face or was a burn victem. I just smiled and walked out like there was nothing amiss. This morning I have a lot of swelling so look like a chipmunk with peanuts in his cheeks but it seems to be going down as the day goes on. I have to stay out of the sun today and wear #50 sunscreen from now on but if it keeps the veins at bay I will gladly do it.
Dad surprised me last week with a sign to put up on the road that goes to Buddy and Skip's graves. He had it made by a local sign maker that we have known for many years. I was touched by his thoughtfulness and had no idea he was having it done. We are going to take it down in the winter as the wind and snow blows terribly hard up through there. I want to keep it looking really nice for years to come. Well Picassa won't let me copy and paste so I will have to figure out something else and put it in the next time. Grrrrrrr.......... Well I got it in there but it's a bit blurry.
The boys are sure enjoying being home and pampered! We opened up a new pasture and they were like kids in a candy store running down there and back eating the nice green grass. I was worried that they might eat too much so I only left them in there a couple of hours and then shooed them out and took my mower and cut the grass. As you horse people know too much lush grass can be deadly for horses and they don't have sense enough to stop eating it when they should. Sounds like me and pizza.........
Posted by Midlife Mom at 12:14 PM