Sunday, June 04, 2017

Off Topic: That Was the Week It Was - June 4, 2017

Good morning! Welcome to my weekly off television topic reflection on the week gone by in both words and photos I took along the way. I have a bit of a blogging rest before Big Brother starts up. The premiere for that is slated for June 28, but the cast information and such should start coming out a week before that. I'll be watching for news. Stay tuned right here!

We had more rain around here this past week. We're expecting more rain this upcoming week. Well, I must say all is green and lush. But ...! Although, I certainly prefer the cooler temperatures rather than heat waves. So, that's good.

I had the follow-up visit with my vascular surgeon on Friday. As expected, the most recent Doppler ultrasound showed nothing alarming. He's very pleased with the progress ... even though I stopped wearing that horrible thigh-high compression stocking after the first week. It kept rolling down and cutting into my skin. I have been faithful with the knee-high compression socks. I can definitely feel and see a difference in the leg. I no longer have a bundle of veins like snakes sticking out on my calf and the pain level after standing and walking has improved a lot.  Thanks go out to Leonia and her husband for driving me to the appointment!

Today would mark my brother Gary's 63rd birthday. He and I were the middle children of four, only 14 months apart. He passed away at the age of 59. Time marches on.

Other than that news, nothing much is going on here. Work, work, work. Sigh. Onto this week's photos ... clicking on an image will bring up a larger version in a gallery setting.

The Magical Marigold

What's so magical about it? Beside the opportunity for alliteration, all of nature is magical and wondrous!

The uncooperative bee

This bee just wouldn't pose for me! He's missing out on becoming famous on the internets! Bridgewater, NJ

I see dead people

... with feet on seat! Ack! Why can't people just SIT? You don't need to sprawl all over the place! It's not your home! It's a commuter train! I personally don't understand the sleeping on the train line -- I think from end to end it may be about an hour, perhaps an hour and fifteen minutes. I always think if I fall asleep in a public place, someone will steal my stuff. Or worse, take photos of me and post them online! New Jersey Transit, Raritan Valley Line.

Pretty in purple

It's bigger than his head!

Well, not quite, but it's quite the "crumb." Y'see, I was sitting there eating a Dunkin Donuts sausage and egg on a croissant when part of the croissant broke off and fell on the ground. I tossed it out to the birds and this one snagged it.

Colorful Coleus

There I go with more alliteration!

Plainfield Police Pink

Pretty flowers growing in front of the window at at Plainfield Police Station.

Rainy Day Blues

I'm sure we'll hear cries of drought come August. But, enough already. The month of May had more than 33% more rain than the average around here. Yeah, it's supposed to rain again tonight, tomorrow and into Tuesday.

Small bird, long shadow

Bird is the word

Vincent resting his weary self

Because he works so hard, y'know.


Petals said...

Marigolds are kinda magic - you can eat them! Not sure of the nutritional value, however...

Russ said...

That marigold shot is incredible!

Anonymous said...

Marigolds are good for digestion & inflammation. Smell good, too. Just pull of the dead flowers as they turn to seed & drop anywhere & they'll grow. Can't wait for Big Brother. I missed most of Amazing Race cause of the day & time slot. I work early mornings, 3am, can't stay awake! only til the end of this year, yeehaw.

Dolores in Hollywood, Fl