Today was the day for Dear Wife's oral surgery. We left the house before 09:30 and just got back. She's recuperating in the recliner, I'm at the desk. She's on a diet of soup and smoothies, etc. for at least three days. So I made some soup for her (from a can, OK?) and she had one of those yogurt smoothie things, and is trying to recuperate from the painkillers, etc. (It's after 2 p.m. and I haven't eaten at all since last night, but I've always been one of "those" who doesn't get hungry until well into the second or third day. Used to drive my mom nuts). I'll make sandwich or something in a few minutes.
The procedure went well, she wasn't in their more than half an hour. This guy is GOOD! Fortunately, the antibiotics had worked well and he didn't see any remaining signs of infection, so that's a good thing. And, also real good, our co-pay on this is about $300 LESS than what would have been the case had our dentist done it! I don't understand that, but am grateful for it.
Tomorrow around noon, we have to set out on another trek to the lower edge of the county just south of us, so she can make the appointment with the rheumatologist. Hopefully, he will OK the refills on several prescriptions she is out of. And then, Friday morning, we get back on the road and head a good 15 miles west of here to see our new (we hope) Primary Care doctor, the one to replace the one who up and left the area on short notice. With any luck, he'll OK the refills on the other meds she is out of. We'd strung along, cutting pills in half, etc. to stretch them, but several are now empty bottles. So we shall see. And then, next week, the gastroenterologist and the endocrinologist, separate days, but a good haul in both cases.
Tomorrow night, as mentioned before, yet another funeral / memorial service for someone she once knew Getting to be quite a few of these.
Last evening, we spent time outside with Niece, great-niece, and great nephew. Great Niece as having a Great Time on the "bounce house" in the yard between their place and ours. Niece had gotten the thing at a garage sale for a song, maybe $30 or so, she's an eagle-eyed shopper. I learned for the first time that we had paid for the blower to inflate the thing, also bought at some yard sale / garage sale / flea market. The kids enjoy it and haven't managed to hurt themselves in it, so it's good deal. The amount of time in the year that kids can run around outside without freezing to death is altogether too short by my standards, so let them enjoy the few months of it that they get, before they're too old to play like this or there is half a foot of snow on the ground.
Our reading from the Old Testament is Psalms 25, 26, and 27
From Psalm 27 we get our "song of the day" "The Lord Is The Strength Of My Life". Amen! Ain't it the truth? This, like some others, is one I've been blessed to sing while part of moderately large choral groups in several states. It means much to me. Not least because it is true.
The day's reading from the New Testament is verses 17-38 in chapter 20 of the Acts of the Apostles. Paul is setting off once again on a tough journey. Nearly as tough, is saying farewell to those to whom he had ministered and discipled, knowing that he would never see them again on this earth. A hard thing, some of us have reason to know. Very hard. But duty called.