Did anybody else NOT give a damn that yesterday was Pi Day? I got e-mails and Facebook posts about Pi Day all day long. A million idiots all jazzed up because it won’t happen again in our lifetime. So what? Last Monday won’t happen again either.
We had hoped to spend the week after Escapade getting caught up on rest and paperwork, but every day has been busy with medical stuff and other commitments. Maybe we’ll get that downtime once we get up to Apache Junction next week. No wait, that will be family time with Terry’s parents and sisters. We’ll do it when we leave there. Oh, that’s right, from there we will go to Show Low to spend time with my daughter and her family. Hmmm… well, someday we’re going to go someplace and sleep for a week.
In other news, the CAT scan of my head did not reveal anything abnormal in there. Yeah, that surprised me too. I know what’s in there and trust me, there is nothing normal about it! I’m thinking that I may want to get a second opinion.
While I was at the VA on Friday I got a shingles vaccine. Everything I had heard about shingles said that anyone over age 50 who had had chicken pox as a kid should get the shot, but my doctor said the latest thinking is that anyone age 60 and over should get the vaccination. It won’t necessarily prevent you from getting shingles, but if you do, it will lessen the severity and duration of the outbreak.
After reading the handout my doctor gave me, Miss Terry decided to get one, too. Mine was free at the VA hospital, but Terry’s was $225 at WalMart. It’s well worth it to spare her from the misery of shingles. That stuff is nothing to mess with. No prescription was required at WalMart, and neither of us felt any discomfort or ill effects from the shots.
I’ve been getting a lot of good feedback on our Overlooked America series, in which we feature attractions to visit in your travels around the country. Several people have asked if I could do one on a state they plan on visiting soon, but I’m doing the series alphabetically on a state by state basis. I’m not going to jump around or I’ll lose track of which states have been done yet and which are waiting. Sorry, I’m just not that organized (or smart).
So far, over 280 readers have entered this week’s Free Drawing for an autographed copy of Terry’s popular cookbook, Miss Terry’s Kitchen. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn this evening.
Thought For The Day – Natural stupidity is better than artificial intelligence.