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Olympics Opening Ceremony -- Basically Quiet Day 
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Marilyn had to get up early to take sister Sue to her doctor appointment. The bad news? Sue isn't doing well right now. She had so much water weight gain that the doctor wanted to IMMEDIATELY put her into the hospital! But Sue resisted and promised to take her medication properly. They're giving her a couple of days to lose a bunch of water weight, but if that doesn't work she's going to have to go back to the hospital (again). Marilyn was pretty upset about it, as this is about not doing what needs to be done to stay healthy. Marilyn puts a LOT of her time into helping both Sue and me to stay healthy, so I feel she has a perfect right to get upset (even mad) with us when we fail to make an effort.

This took almost the ENTIRE MORNING today, by the way! Sister Sue wanted Starbucks -- via drive-through -- so Marilyn took her to get something. But Marilyn doesn't care for getting her own Starbucks that way, as she almost always wants to 'doctor' her drink. (Yes, she's told people this, so everybody knows.) Anyway, she later took me and we both had Starbucks (in St. Johns).

While she was gone I'd been sleeping in, but the phone rang early and woke me. It was a referral for me to set up my appointment to get my ultrasound and see what's going on with the pain in my upper left side (maybe spleen and maybe pancreas). I took the number to call, as I need to figure it out with Marilyn when she can look at her work schedule.

Anyway, I got up and started doing some cleaning in the living room. I dusted everything -- and moved everything to do it. I took every single book out of the writing books bookcase to dust them. And moved everything on the TV stand. It might not sound like much, but it's a big room and has a lot of surfaces to dust...

When Marilyn got home I threw on clothes so we could go out and get our prescriptions (and Starbucks, as I already mentioned). Then we came home again.

We were watching the lovely 2003 movie Girl with a Pearly Earring," that's so beautifully filmed. Every scene is like a painting, I swear! If you haven't seen it, it's well worth watching just for the quality of the light and the staging of the scenes, aside from fine acting and a wonderful sense of the time period. It's based on the novel and about the painter Johannes Vermeer (and obviously the actual painting by this name).

Marilyn took a nap and I did a few things before also taking a nap. We were up for a while after that, but we both took naps prior to the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics which started locally at 7:30 p.m. Well, actually, they didn't really start until past 8:00 -- but as I'd been dead asleep and hard to wake, it was a good thing they didn't start exactly at 7:30. Hahaha.

They ceremonies weren't all that, but it's okay. We still watched. The best parts include the Parade of Nations, bringing in and raising the Olympic flag and the lighting of the torch (of course -- always true).

We had popcorn tonight during the Olympics -- and a light beer. And we finally ate our berries, too. Yummy, all!

I think I mentioned that I've been reading "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," the new play by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. I'm about a quarter of the way through it and really enjoying it, so far. It's very easy to like Albus Severus Potter and his friend Scorpius Malfoy!

Marilyn and I recently decided to buy all of the books for Kindle, seeing as there was a very good price per book. The wonderful thing? They are NOT packaged together, which is the annoying aspect of most books you buy as a set for Kindle. Each is a stand-alone book! Nice!

This is so much easier than dealing with the books in paperback and hardback. (Actually, I think most of my Harry Potter books are at the beach house in Seaside. All the hardbacks, anyway! And they're a pain to try and read in bed as many of you probably know...)

Yes, still re-reading my Dan Brown book, too. But you know me: I love to read several books at the same time and go back and forth from book to book. Hahaha.

Well, Marilyn and I have a Memorial to attend tomorrow -- plus a bunch of errands to get done. So I should head to bed soon (it's well past 1:00 right now). Jeff will be at that memorial, as well, as it's for Bill...

I had wanted to get my hair cut tomorrow, but totally spaced trying to get in to Kathy (my hair dresser). Oh well...

Marilyn and I are both LOVING our new furniture in the kitchen!!! That pantry cabinet honestly looks like it was custom made for us. And we like the idea that some other person used and enjoyed it (and took good care of it) prior to us. There's something so special about vintage pieces...

Sleep well, dear friends!
Comments 
August 6, 2016 (Saturday) 11:47 pm (UTC)
Hope things get better for Sue!
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