Monday, January 31, 2011


Sunday -- feeling a bit better.  And my legs are getting somewhat stronger.  For a while there Cliff had to pick me up to a standing position, and then lift me into my wheelchair.  Now, most of the time, I’m able to stand on my own, and with me gripping Cliff’s arm, position myself to sit in said wheelchair.  The next step, literally, will be when I’m able to walk with my walker.  Looking forward to the day.

One of the things I really like about my family doctor is that I can reach him by email.  Over this weekend I have asked him several questions that he has answered almost immediately.  He notes that his response comes from his iPhone, which I think is neat.

I think Pepper is going into egg-laying mode, though not completely yet.  Last evening she got on my finger and let me put her in her cage.  Chipper pays no attention whatever to any of this.


I've got some animal photos to post one of these days -- 4-legged ones, birds, and sea life.  Coming up.

Cartoon -

The teacher graded it and the child brought it home. 

She returned to school the next day with the following note: 

Dear Ms. Davis, 

I want to be perfectly clear on my child's homework illustration. 
It is NOT of me on a dance pole on a stage in a strip joint surrounded by male customers with money. 
I work at Home Depot and had commented to my daughter how much money we made in the recent snowstorm. 
This drawing is of me selling a shovel. 


Mrs. Harrington


  1. Thank you, Cliff. Glad you're doing some better, Don.

  2. LOL Loved the drawing!
    Even more, glad you are getting stronger again :-}

  3. Slightly off the topic of cute kids, I made a happy little kid happier today--I gave her the toy that came with my Happy Meal. No, I don't usually go to McDonalds but I went to see the teatime show of Hereafter and then grabbed a quick bite before my night class. I didn't know what to do with a plastic igloo, but the nearest kid was all smiles. Alison, it's not a finger puppet and the kid wasn't melting down, but it was fun.