June 10, 2016
Good morning. Today is supposed to be cloudy, but at the moment the sun is shining. My flag is softly waving in the breeze and the temperature will be right around 70 today. Gorgeous!!
Well, yesterday I met with my orthopedic doctor. My big toe does have an infection, but I have stuff to put on it every day until it is better. But that was not the problem with my foot. The new xrays of my foot, showed quite a bit of inflammation, tendinitis, arthritis and several spurs.
The good news is that my foot will survive. I will keep on soaking it nightly in Epsom Salt. I am quite wimpy when it comes to cortisone shots or surgery. I'd rather get along without either of these choices.
While the doctor was checking my hands and wrists (arthritis and carpel tunnel), he looked at one of my palms and said "I can tell you that your background is Northern European." Really? Now how does he know that just from looking at my hand? I will have to do a bit of research on this. Here's a photo of my left palm.
To be honest, it makes sense if you follow the journey of the passengers on the Mayflower through England, Scotland and Holland and then on to America. These were my ancestors, so I guess I am Northern European. But I really do need to do some research on this "hand" stuff.
My movie "Yankee Doodle Dandy" arrived Wednesday evening, so I sat and watched it yesterday afternoon. Oh my, what a joy!! Even though I've watched it so many times in the past, it still gets to me. I love my flag and country, and obviously Mr. George M. Cohan did too. If you have a chance to watch this movie folks, please do. You'll love it!
Now I really must get busy here. In a little while, the guys from the furnace cleaning company will be here to replace the smoke pipe on my furnace. So, till Sunday, Y'all have a magnificent weekend.
Hugs, Edna B.