November 5, 2019


·       That little cottage once on the corner of Narragansett and Sunset Cliffs is gone now.   They bulldozed down the cottage, the trees, and the ambience of old OB, and replaced it with 1990’s stucco.  You know I don’t approve.
·       The 10 some new meds they gave me have altered my world.  Nothing smells the same, tastes the same, or acts the same.  Dear G complains that I never finish my morning coffee anymore.  It doesn’t taste like coffee.  My hair is getting straight again.  I miss my curls.  My driving is erratic too.
·       I aimed to take a shower this morning.  In the end, at almost ten AM, I was discouraged by the 9AM water shut off time.  Can’t you just see me all lathered up and ready to rinse just when they finally turn off the water.
·       A group called the WE Group is having a Thanksgiving potluck.  Just the sort of people we like and know too.  “We could do that,” G tells me.  Sounds like fun to me.  Now what do we bring.
·       Monday G had an appointment with our orthopedic guy.  Now a MRI is the next scheduled thing.  (I’m so glad he is doing something.)  In the evening was the Spring Roundup Committee meeting. I begged off and didn’t feel guilty at all reading and watching Antiques Roadshow…a two hour special.
·       Tuesday is my heart doctor appointment.
·       Wednesday is that defining CT scan.

  • Himself:  Working till noon.
  • Myself:  Taking a book.
  • Photo:  Sketch done on site.
  • Reading:  Number 3 of the Penny series.
  • Gratitude’s:  George.


  1. I can stop putting sugar in your coffee and see how that goes.

  2. Eat and drink as much as is healthy and do not worry if you do not finish stuff. It is hard to eat when things do not taste right. Our body tells us to avoid off-tastes, so it is hard to convince it otherwise. Hang in there as this will come to an end...all good thing do. Love the colored art sketch and I am sure it has captured the warmth and memories of that time.

  3. Having the water turned off while showering happened to my wife once when she just finished latherig up and she was not happy. Hope your results of your tests are good. The sketch is beautiful, did you do it?

  4. Love the cottage, Mage! Great piece!

    Thinking of you this week! Hang in there!

  5. That has to be frustrating to have food taste odd. Hope you aren't going hungry avoiding the weird taste. I look at food like medicine sometimes. Just chew and swallow.
    Hope your heart doc appointment goes well and let us know about the CT scan.

    1. Really well. I don't have to come back for 6 months.

  6. Beautiful sketch. I did some of other people's houses but not my own. I wonder why? Keep on truckin' Mage.

  7. A sweet cottage. Is that you or George, snapping its picture?

  8. Those meds must be so difficult on a body.

  9. Love your painting... actually, I love all of your art. I can't believe the number of meds you're on. No wonder your morning coffee tastes like anything but. :/ I don't know what I would do if I had to give up my morning coffee. Horrible... Love you... T

  10. I love seeing your artwork, Mage. I'm sorry about all those meds. They do seem to all come with side effects but in the end, when we need them we have to just take it.

  11. Spank me. It’s the only way I learn. Hey, i am looking for an online sexual partner ;) Click on my boobs if you are interested (. )( .)




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