Hello and Good Morning!
It's Friday the 13th! I can't believe it is in the 50's outside. Such weird weather (again...or continuing).
My first week of medical appointments went well. As I mentioned, my visit to the dermatologist early in the week was a good one (no spots of bother found). On Tuesday I called to schedule my mammogram and was amazed that I could get an appointment the following day. Even more amazing is that less than 24 hours after my mammogram my doctor's office called to say the results were in and everything looked fine. Woo-Hoo! I'm always very fretful at mammogram time. My Mom had breast cancer and my paternal Grandfather also did (back in the 1940's!!). I'm glad to be good for another year.
I had a Field Vision test yesterday and I have a follow up appointment with my eye doctor on February 2nd. I'm sure that is ok. And, next week is the dentist.
Yesterday was a grey January day. Not very inspiring, but it was mild and the forecast rain ended early. so, I decided to get out for a walk along the River Trail after lunch. There were a few people on the trail. Not many which is the way I like it. About a mile up the trail is an abandoned railroad station on the other side of the river. Trains still run along the tracks, but no passenger trains.
Bare trees and cold looking water - a winter scene for sure. About the same place on the trail is a tree that I always look for. It is covered in a HUGE trumpet vine.
I'm pretty sure there are poison ivy vines wrapped around the tree as well. I don't look all that closely.
On my way back I spotted some very pretty fungi on a rotting log.
The white one on the right almost is like a flower. I love the shades of green in the other ones.
All in all, a very enjoyable walk. I had to remove my ear band and my fingerless mitts as it was so warm. I walked 2 miles and my back was fine! Progress my friends, progress. If I can get out today I will. I think it is raining now and more is forecast. I have a conference call at 11...will see what the weather is like after lunch.
Oh, I made a new (to me) recipe last night. Bang-Bang Salmon in the air fryer. It was quick, easy and very tasty and I forgot to take any pictures. We had some spicy yellow rice to go with that (and veggies). A friend sent me some red saffron from Turkey (bought at a bazaar in Turkey this year). I had never heard of red saffron - only yellow, but I added some to the rice along with extra garlic and cumin and it was delish! Tonight is home-made pizza - yum!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend - do something fun!!