The family reunion went well, and it was wonderful to see everyone. I wish we could have had a little more time together, and that a few folks who couldn’t make it had been there, but in all it was great to get together for a few days, catch up, get to know my aunt and celebrate her birthday, and just have a good time. This was my first trip to Tennessee and it reminded me a bit of Georgia but with more cowboy hats.
I made one tactical error and forgot my biking glove. While the folding cane might be easier for travelling, I think next time I’d do better the bring the S-cane- my right wrist is pretty miserable.
Oh- also I had my first-ever “swabbing” while passing through airport security, because my orthopedic shoe is mysterious. The lady was super-nice and it was over quickly.
The cats have forgiven us for being gone (after the liberal application of soft food) but the house needs to be vacuumed desperately. I see the podiatrist tomorrow and I’m really hoping for some good news. It still aches occasionally, but I’m hoping that I can move back to sneakers. I also get my ant venom test tomorrow, which I can’t really say that I’m looking forward to. In good news, I have a new book to read while I wait to see how much I swell up: Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. How could it fail?
(I have since learned that there is another fiction book where Lincoln himself is a vampire. I think the authors need to have a little sit-down. Maybe the second is a continuation of the first? Although it would imply that he wasn’t a very successful vampire hunter, unless he’s a vampire that hunts other vampires. I think I’m overthinking this a bit much.)
(Oh. Apparently there are dozens of books like this now. How… unimaginative.)
I am seriously considering an electric blanket for days when multiple places ache at once. Yes, I live in Florida and it is over 90F out. What’s your point?