Wednesday, September 27, 2017
In The Greenhouse
My undergrad studies were in education with a science endorsement centered around botany. I had my first commercial garden at nine years old. I went door to door selling every item for a nickel. I encouraged my children to do the same and they are very active gardeners also. We often share the labor canning and preserving vegetables plus love for the land.
This has been a bumpy week for me, with a variety of setbacks. I had to go into the hospital for heart problems that have plagued me for years. As I write this I am still in bed, waiting to have another angiogram and stent placed into my heart. An update is they put two stents in me and I have hopes of going home.The care has been marvelous and I have told many it is a spa treatment. Yesterday I joked in the lab I was like a secret shopper who goes and reviews a business. I told them I might come down early today just to chat with all of them and see what is new.
On another thought I am getting married this Saturday. I have lived by myself for the last sixteen years and this is going to be a remarkable event for both of us. We were introduced by the library ladies this last year, their warning her I had avoided all previous advances by others.
I had booked a cruise out of Miami into the western Caribbean back in March. I found an exceptional bargain not thinking it was because it was during hurricane season, a gamble one must take. All the areas we will visit are relatively unscathed, so I look forward to enjoying a nice trip.
So with a few bumps in the road I have a positive outlook to pursue a shared life with a lovely lady. I never say I can't do anything without giving it my best always. The preparation has sometimes floored me, the last time I did this was in 1983. I had parents and family still around to do a lot of the work. My happiness spreads to all of you, carried on a gentle prairie breeze.