Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Circling

Double El had chemo a few years ago. Her oncologist pronounced her Free & Clear the other day and suggested she get her port removed. (A port is an implant that enables drugs, the chemo and others, to be injected and blood to be drawn without individual "stabs." It makes it painless too.) You can see the lump from it just below her clavicle but it's never caused any discomfort. The removal is one of those "rites of passage" I want to be there for so I'll return (to ABQ) on the 7th. In the meantime, Smith & I are working hard at finding a serendipitous route that's maybe a bit warmer.

We're in Wilcox, Arizona on Interstate 10 thinking of dropping down to Cochise Stronghold in the Dragoon Mountains. Then maybe over to Tombstone and up to Benson to Beat-feet it back. OR...we could go down to Douglas and then head up toward Rodeo. I haven't been to Tombstone but the prospect of Benson and the long haul back on the freeway doesn't appeal. So, this is where that stuff about whim (I've written about) comes in. The goddess'll provide....she hasn't failed us yet


Smith's lookin' pretty sleek these days, dontchyuh tink?



6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice plans. Smith looks wonderful, she's a beauty. I used to have @ cat like her, her name was ' kitty ' - creative naming her, eh ? The only difference between Smith & kitty was the latest had a large white marking on her chest. She was a rebellious cat, she did as she pleased. She lived to 21 years of age. Strong & opinionated she was !!

Allison said...

She's a beauty. So glad you have such a lovely traveling companion.

hannah jane said...

Smith looks like she's not missing a single meal ; ). And she looks quite pleased about life.

MFH said...

Anon, What?!! You're currently catless? How can this be? How are you managing without a supervisor cat? Ask anyone and they'll tell you naming cats is nothing more than convention. Kitty sounds like a perfect name -- They're cats if you please; and they're cats if you DON'T please. (Thanks for stopping by!)

MFH said...

Ah Allison, I ask you, have you ever SEEN an ugly cat? Beneficent, gracious, patient, self-effacing, cuudddllly, all the wonderful qualities one looks for in a traveling companion. She's taken to leaping from the dashboard onto the side of my face at 3:00 a.m. to let me know she's ready for breakfast. Such *considerate* animals. I don't know how I managed so long without her.

MFH said...

Yes, I tease her that she's pandering to my German appreciation for Zaftigness. She stoutly (pun intended) rejoins she hasn't pandered a moment in her life and never will!! And supper better not be late, either! She recently moved from a small to a medium size walking jacket by Hyendry.com