|Trimming this evening - yardwork in the late afternoon - my Zen time|
Today was one of those rare treats....perfect weather. The rains fell just about all day yesterday. This after a long, hot dry spell. After yesterday's rain, everything seemed to "pop" up. The greens were greener, the colors were brighter. Yes, the plants love a big drink of water from the heavens. I can water them with my water pail but nothing sets newly transplanted plants in the ground that a good soaking from JC.
So what is going on in my world? Well, I had to work today. Normally I work two nights a week, 3 pm to 11 pm. Yesterday one of my full-time co-workers called and asked if I could take her 7 am to 3 pm shift today. I consented. Working day shift is totally different that the night shift. For one thing I open the hotel, set out the breakfast, collect the newspapers, and put my hospitality personality on full display for the manager and owner of the hotel, who are in during the day. Yes folks, working the day shift is totally different and I am exhausted.
|The lobby at the Inn in the early morning daylight - a rare sight for me|
Why am I exhausted? Mostly because of my continuing radiation treatment (seed implants). I've been following discussions on the medical website Inspire.com which is a group discussion of folks like me who are dealing with cancer and other medical issues. I've been involved the past two weeks with a couple of discussion groups of other men like me who underwent the brachytherapy surgery. There is good news and bad news. The good news is that I'm not the only one having these after effects. The bad news is that I am having these after effects which could continue as long as 18 months or as long as the seeds are radioactive. What are the after effects? You know but if I have to remind you, bowel movement, urination, fatigue, burning sensations, all the "fun" stuff. Oh well, I guess it's better than the alternative.
Today after work I asked Bill if he wanted to go with me to the Rehoboth Diner. Since I didn't have lunch (very difficult to eat lunch at work so I skip it) I was hungry and thought a good, greasy Eggplant Parm would hit the spot. He acquiesced (Bill hates to go to restaurants) and we had a 4 o'clock dinner. I'm still digesting it at this hour of 8:04 pm. Be careful what you wish for.
|The eggplant, fries and roll were good. The cup of pea soup awful. Bill's milkshake good but expensive $4.50. We won't be getting that again. We'll get a half gallon of ice cream and make our own milk shake (or two, or three, or four)|
I'm not watching much TV these days. I used to watch MSNBC but since the Repugs are on a "It's worse that Watergate" witch hunt and the news media are all getting hard ons eager to oblige, I have no interest in following that phony drama. I'm more interested in following the real drama of our local Republican politicians who got elected to office with the promise to "stop the gay agenda" and all five of them voted against the Marriage Equality act in spite of the fact that their county (Sussex) has the fourth large gay couple population in the United States. Yessiree folks, we have some work to do right here in
See here for today's column by Dan Flood recent our recent local election for state senator and state representative where both gay candidates lost to the straight "family values" candidates. Those darn gay candidates, they should leave there gay agendas at home.