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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Bits and Pieces

I took the day off yesterday. Didn't write a single word. Read most of the day. I'm sure many of you have got locked into a good novel and refused to set it aside...well, that's what happened. It felt good, too.

And, I must admit my laptop wasn't working very well...allowed Little Bit to use it to play computer games. When she gave it back she had surfed the Internet for on-line games and had downloaded so much junk my computer was next to worthless. I held my tongue. Took me several hours to clean out the mess. She clicked and downloaded two different tool bars...little booger.

My good friend, Duke dropped by the house this morning and we chatted and jawed for over an hour. Sure was a nice visit...I've missed him. We had a good talk. When my shop is open he'll drop by at a moments notice, jerk a cup of coffee, and we'll talk for hours. Since I've been stuck here at home for the last month he hasn't had the opportunity to just pop in on a moments notice. We spoke of many of our fellow bloggers - don't worry, he didn't bad mouth everyone....
He fled when the day nurse arrived. He's squeamish.

Oh, 45er, Duke dropped off the nice package...thank you very much for the nice gift. I'll tear into the jerky very soon. Like I said, I owe you one. 

Isn't this gun blog community filled with nice people. During my illness I received some wonderful support and many very nice gifts. I've received beautiful homemade candy from my friend PISSED and his lovely wife. A bag of coffee beans - some of the best coffee I've had in many years, from my buddy, mmasse that lives in my favorite state, Idaho, and so many other nice gestures I've lost count. Thank you all very much. Like I said above, I owe each of you one...if help is needed, just yell.



A few days ago one of the nurses arrived with a drippy nose. Didn't wear her mask. My immune system, now, is very compromised. Guess what. I haven't had a good nights sleep in two days. Cough all damn night. So as not to disturb Sweet Wife's sleep I left the bed this morning at 0200, made a pot of tea and sat and drank about six cups, with honey, to ease my affection. Fell asleep in my chair about 0500. Long night. Little Bit asked me way I 'looked funny,' this morning. Gave her my story.

"Papa."

"What, Honeybun."

"You can have one of my teddybears, it'll help you sleep, Papa."

You've just got to love little girls.

   
Now, if you'll excuse me I've many comments to answer and a good novel to read. I'll see you good folks later.

By the way, the nurse said I should be released this coming weekend. I can smell the cordite.

Stephen

28 comments:

  1. If you ever find your way up here drop me a line. I will set up the welcome mat for you. I am glad that you enjoyed the coffee.

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    1. I swear I replied to your comment, now it seems to have go missing...anyway, thanks, and I will.

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  2. Glad you enjoyed the chocolate :) and like mmasse said, if you ever get up the New England way, let me know.

    I think you will enjoy this Teddy Bear picture:

    http://isviral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Sleep-With-A-Teddy-Bear.jpg

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    1. Thank you my friend...Little Bit loved it too. And, the picture is great...that's why the little ones need teddy bears.

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    2. In my house, duckies get to do battle.

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    3. I think she has a few of those too...thanks, Auntie J. Come back and hang around a while...

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  3. Oh, I wish. When you're self-employed you're married to your work and travel is limited to areas within easy reach. Having said that my wife wants me to take her to Italy soon.

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  4. Have you tried taking a bit of zinc to help with the cold.

    And - how about partitioning your hard drive. That way when Little Bit is there she can use the other half, and leave you business / pleasure side pristine for you :)

    Feel better.

    P.S. Honey is good :)

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    1. Yes, taking zinc all along for the wound. I do love my honey...thanks.

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  5. I'm glad to hear you're about to be sprung - that's good news.

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    1. Yes it is, my friend...yes it is. Thanks.

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  6. How can the nurse tell you that you risk losing your health care coverage, when your self employed, and you pay for it ??? Tell her off, You know you want too.

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    1. Because it's true. I'm on my wife's insurance, cheaper that way. I did check and yes they will drop your butt stone cold if you return to normal before the powers release you...thanks, Rob.

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  7. dear friend, Dani is right. try some zinc. and then right before bed, make honey-lemon tea. just boiling water, fresh squeeze of lemon and a dollop of honey. also, try sleeping on your stomach - it will help with the coughing.

    other than that, this little internet community that seems to have built itself up, is something else. there are lots of good people here and i am proud to call them my friends.

    Little Bit is right - try sleeping with one of her teddybears - it will make you think of her, it will calm down your circulatory/pulmonary system and then you will finally rest!

    i hope that you can be released on the weekend, dear one, but promise not to overdo it, k?

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Oh, don't worry, I will overdo it...been locked away too long. I'll be careful..really. Thanks, Sweet One.

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  8. Enjoy every minute of fresh air and freedom!

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    1. I will, Sweet Brigid. Can't wait. Hope your knee is better too.

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  9. We need to plan a shoot soon. Would do us both good.

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    1. Let's do it. Thanks, my good friend.

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  10. You're so welcome and you are required to cut a piece of that off for Little Bit.

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  11. Ahh, a good book will draw me in and I forget about the world at times. Glad to hear you are feeling better & will be released soon.
    Little ones have a way to make our world perfect don't they? What a sweet child to share with you. Sending healing prayers your way

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    1. Books do it to me all the time. Yes, the little ones are my weakness. Thanks, Katidids.

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  12. Glad to hear of your wound improvement, now you just need to get over that cold! Hunker down with that good book, a hot cuppa tea with lemon and honey and a warm blankie...you'll be as good as new soon.
    Glad to also hear that you will be released. Take care and don't over do it.
    Blessings!

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    1. Wife has me on lockdown...she's scared I'll get worse before better...can't wait until the weekend. I've things to do.

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  13. Stephen,
    The "specialists" sent my daughter home yesterday to wait on another still birth. She is 27 weeks pregnant. Sebastian has a hole in his heart and a nearly microscopic aorta. He grew one ounce in the past two weeks. Weighs 15 ounces. Needs surgery within 8 hours after birth. Boston (we live in NC)will do the surgery if he weighs 32 ounces. All other hospitals say 3 pounds. Specialists are convinced he is not going to make it. Please ask your readers to continue praying. We need a miracle. Continuing to pray for your full recovery. Glad you are well. Hugs and kisses (tho I know you give them freely and often!) to Little Bit.
    Mammaw B

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    1. oh Mammaw - i am so sorry that she has been sent home. the waiting through all of this must be killing all of you! you, your family and especially baby Sebastian are in our prayers and will remain there until all of our prayers are answered. miracles do happen! i really believe that!

      kymber
      xox

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