Wednesday, September 30, 2015


The last day of September has arrived and I don't have a single blog post to show for the month. Pathetic!

Painful knees, allergies,
Overwhelmed by both of these.
Family doc and orthopedist,
Keep chin up, don't be defeatist.
On the walker, limping yet,
Dentist visit, dog to vet,
Mammogram again this year,
Flu shot season once more here.
Make appointment, not too late,
Make one more, coordinate,
Make the phone calls, make the lists,
Rub my eyes and clench my fists.
Headache, headache! Blow my nose.
Take these pills but don't take those.
Knee replacement coming soon.
Back to bed to sleep till noon.


  1. Love the poem but hate the content. I'm so sorry it has been a rough month for you; sounds like the dreaded knee replacement surgery is looming. I'm going to email you separately because Scott and I plus two friends are driving to Florida at the end of October, first week of November. We are staying overnight in BR and wanted to get a chance to see you. Details to come. I'm also sending you a care package for your aches and pains. Love you.

    1. Got your email and answered it. Looking forward to the visit and the care package. You're SO thoughtful! Love you, too, lady.

  2. Replies
    1. Yeah, that "chin up" thing is the hard part.

  3. Oh, my goodness, that poem could be MINE except you know I had the knee replacement already this yea! Have just been on phone changing appointments because of conflicts. October slipped up on me and thus far everything is scheduled on top of each other particularly adding in my husband's appointments and probable neck surgery. I like the last line of your poem and considering it seriously.

    1. Nancy, I have a bunch of questions about knee replacement surgery and am looking forward to picking your brain soon. Neck surgery doesn't sound like much fun, either.

  4. Sept 30th Velvet....this is now 3/4 of the way through Oct...Where are you and what in the world are you doing?

  5. I hope all is well in your world - miss your posts. I always loved your daughter Kim's work - miss you both!!

  6. Hey, Linda! Hope you are feeling better. I miss your posts and hope to see new ones soon! Wishing you all the best!

  7. Hi Linda,
    Thinking of you and hope you are getting better. Miss your posts. Love to your dogs.

  8. Wake up, open your blinds, I want to peek in your world again in 2016.


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