Fritchman Thompson Diary
of 5 June 2006
Latest Update: Sunday, 11 June 2006 2:40 p.m.
Bob transferred my pictures from our trip to
the Bilbrey's. I chose a random few from the 60 or so pictures leaving
some for Brian
in case he would like to post a few on his page once Bob beams them
The first rather dark picture was taken at the Green's next door the
day before we left. Daddy bluebird was feeding the babies in the
birdhouse. Unfortunately for me, they left the nest/house before we got
back from Maryland.
Malcolm getting some attention from Brian while Bob is relaxing.
Lucy and Brian being cute, Brian with a very relaxed Duncan on the
foyer rug, and Brian playing tug with Malcolm. As you can guess, my
dogs love visiting with Brian and Marcia. Lots of extra attention.
The "gathering" for the Memorial Day picnic. Malcolm with yet
another mouthful of toys. The dog in the second group picture belonged
to one of the visiting families.
And of course the wonderful Molly. Always a happy dog. A rare photo
of Bob and I together. Finally Malcolm and I having a snuggle.
Happy Birthday to Bob! We had planned
to eat at the Chinese restaurant but he changed his mind. Instead we
ate at the little diner. You can read on his page
what he ordered for his birthday present.
It has been a busy week at work and at home and it is only Tuesday.
Last night I went straight to the gym from work. Tonight we ate out.
Tomorrow night, straight to the gym from work. Thursday I have Friends
meeting. Today I officially closed out the year 2005 Destruction
Project. Jackie started the process last September. I took it over in
December. I now have roughly a three month break before the process
starts again. With that out of the way I have three months to finish up
another project I am in the middle of.
I am still reading Bluegate Fields by Anne Perry. Her books are a
little longer than some of the other mystery series I read thus they
take me longer to finish depending on how much time I have to read and
how late I can stay up at night without falling asleep.
Lovely weather again. Temperatures dropped back down to the 50's at
night with high's in the 70's and low 80's. We may get a stray shower
or two this evening. Stephanie was not home last night to walk plus by
the time I got home from the gym, fixed dinner, walked the dogs, and
checked my mail it was well past 8.
Over the last several months I have been
having increasing problems with the thumb on my right hand. It seems to
be progressing to the point where I am loosing dexterity when trying to
turn pages, etc.
Yesterday I called the Wake Forest Medical Center Orthopedics
Outpatient Center to make an appointment to have it looked at. Holly
Cow, they had an opening for this afternoon so I took it. I thought I
would just get a consult and x-rays,etc then go back to work or if it
was too late just head on to the gym. I was out of there by 3:30. BUT,
the doctor shot my thumb full of cortisone. Apparently I have an
inflamed tendon causing all the problems. I elected not to go back to
work but instead came on home. I am typing with nine fingers which is
not very efficient for work purposes. The shot caused my thumb to swell
and go numb which makes it rather difficult to do things like grab file
folders from boxes, type, etc. I was afraid I might bang it at the
gym or it would start to really hurt more than it does right now.
Hopefully the shot will take care of the problem. If not, I may
have to have outpatient surgery to fix it. The doctor was
fairly confident it would take care of the problem. I had shots in my
elbows a long time ago and they worked for the same problem.
I sat up last night and finished reading the Anne Perry. Next up, a new
Nancy Martin. She writes the very funny Blackbird Sister's series , the
new one is Have You Cake and Kill
My thumb was pretty much recovered from the
shot by this morning. The numbness is gone and most of the swelling. I
kept ice on it early last evening and took an Aleve for the pain.
Tonight it is a little sore from work today although I tried not to
over use it.
Bob has another radio interview this evening starting about 7:50.
Afternoon thunderstorms have left the skies clear and temperatures back
into the high 70's. I will site outside on the front porch with the
dogs and read while Bob does his interview.
Friday, 9 June 2006
After a very busy week both at home and work
I was happy to see the weekend arrive. Last night we had dinner with
our friends Paul and Mary. They entertained us with stories from their
recent trip to England.
This morning I woke up about 7:10 but convinced myself and the dogs to
sleep in until about 7:45. After the weekly house keeping chores were
completed Bob and I took off for a Costco. On the way home we also
stopped at Wal-Mart. Bob picked up some DVD's while I shopped for some
After unloading our purchases and eating a quick bite of lunch I
mowed and edged the lawn, pulled weeds, etc.
Later this afternoon we are heading over to our friends house to drop
in on a graduation open house for their son and pick up take out on the
way home. Although it is only 83 it seems warmer. I need to water
plants this evening after dinner.
This morning around 3 am I either heard
thunder or dreamed I heard thunder. Around 4 I knew I was not dreaming.
We had a helluva storm with lightening so bright the entire bedroom lit
up. Malcolm barked at the thunder while Duncan tried to crawl behind
the bed. I am not sure if Bob woke up or not.
I was just getting back to sleep good when the alarm went off at 6:20
for golf. The skies looked threatening. I checked the Weather Channel
radar on the Net to see the massive blob of green, yellow, and orange
had moved east of us.
Dad I teed off around 7:20. About 9 am it looked like it was going to
come up another shower but it must have passed north of us. Then the
sun came out hot, hot, and hot. After lunch I mowed and edged dad's
lawn before coming home.
Now that I've had a shower I shall sit down to read the paper and watch
the NASCAR race from the Pocono's. This is the first week it has been
on a channel I can watch thus the reason I not been talking about
watching them for previous weeks.
Friday night I watched a Masterpiece Theater, Under the Greenwood Tree based
on a Thomas Hardy novel. Sort of chick flick...no violence, no sex,
etc, just a great period piece with some great scenes featuring a very
smart and handsome Border Collie who saves the day.
Last night Bob and I watched Coupling, a British
TV comedy. Very funny, sort of Sex in the City but with more of the
relaxed British censorship for sex, language, etc. We tried to watch
Father Ted, another British TV comedy set on some remote island of the
Irish Coast. We lasted about five minutes before we turned it off.
Yuck, not our cup of tea at all.
More storms forecast for this afternoon and evening.
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