I love Fall in Minnesota. The cooler weather makes it easier to hike, fall colors are beautiful, and the produce and fall flowers add extra spice. (No, I do not get pumpkin spice coffee! LOL)
We had a cool overnight bike trip planned. We had new windows in our porch, and we were going to do a big paint job, and stain some of the windows. (“We” meaning Mr. UT.)
But like Collette, life had other plans for Mr. UT.
Turned out, after an ER visit, we found out he had a big kidney stone that was removed today by surgery. We are home now, and it will take a some time to recover.
Now Mr. UT is the kind of guy who never complains when sick, and in fact I can’t get him to rest.
However, an operation always takes a bit more out of a person, and he is actually resting today. Hopefully he will tomorrow, too!
Canceled bike trip, pushed back painting project until spring, adding doctor appointments.
But here’s the thing. I can’t get over how grateful we are for getting to the ER, seeing a urologist, and having the surgery, all in one week.
I am reading the newest Stephen King book, Fairy Tale, and in it the character talks about the amazing things in the fairy tale world. Then he goes on to say someone from 1910 would be just amazed seeing our world today. The world we take for granted.
“You get used to amazing, that’s all.”
The tools surgeons have now to fix us up, all the machines that help the doctors and nurses, the new techniques, the computers that monitor our vitals, these are amazing things.
I never want to take for granted all the wonderful treasures we have right now in our life.
Summer Lingered, By Wendy
Warm and fair,
By Fall’s crisp air.
Fall dons her coat,
Of blazing fire,
While Winter waits
For her to tire.
Winter’s ice and
Snow so deep,
Make us wish for
Spring to peep!
With a Water Logged Husband,
On Day 2942,