Hello there dear friends! I hope this post finds you enjoying the beauty of Summer. Even though we are mostly confined to our immediate family and surroundings, still, or are mostly on the inside looking out due to endless days of heat, humidity and nothing inbetween! We will choose  beauty and the love we have for each other.  We can see it, touch it, feel it. I am so thankful that I live where I do! I just can't imagine how awful it must be for those living amidst lawlessness!

My time since I last wrote has been mostly tied up with medical appointments. The appointments themselves, not an issue,  but the parking and walking, very much so. We have huge hospital complexes here. The one closest to me is St Luke's Bethlehem Campus. This is what it looks like. As the crow flies it is about 5-10 minutes from my house. Traffic lights, well, add another 5-10 minutes.😏  

I headed out the other day to have an xray of my knee and some lab work done. For this I needed to park, go to the hospital entrance, go through Corvid temperature check queue and then up to second floor.  Valet parking was  not in service so it was drive around, in and out of the parking lots, decks, then up and down the near by streets. Finally, give up on that and head back on campus to wait for an available spot. Three hours  from leaving the house I was trying to remember where I parked the car, wandering around inside the parking garage.

The following week my appointment with the orthopedic surgeon went better. It was in the Physicians Pavilion but on the same Campus. Roger took me, dropped me off at the entrance and I was swallowed up into the world of Corvid prevention once again. After finding parking Roger joined me in the waiting area but stayed there when I was called in to do the initial things you have to do when seeing a specialist for the first time. I saw his nurse, his resident, him,  was given an injection, lectured on the importance of losing weight, then through check out. I don't know how much time went by but dear husband obviously thought too much because as I  was going through the final check out to schedule physical therapy I hear my name being called and a nurse? was looking for Susan Zarzycki. Her husband was worried about her! Now, that's a first!  Dear husband usually talks to his neighbor in the waiting room, reads, or falls asleep. I feel we may have turned a corner.💖 Although, it could be because people don't like talking through their masks for any length of time and he became bored. 😏 

I think this might be a good spot to insert some funnies I saw on the internet.

Speaking of taking care of business...

Aside from appointments, we have had maintenance going on here. My car has had a lot of work done on it, the last being the sensors on the side mirrors that let me know when it is safe to pass cars. I love this feature! I can't tell you the number of times it has stopped me from possible accidents on the interstates I travel between Maine and Pennsylvania, especially in heavy traffic. 

The other issue is the poor internet service we have at our house lately. The wiring in the walls is very old. Our house is downhill from the road. The loop that goes from the pole, underground down to our house, inside, through the walls, etc. is defective somewhere. We will have to have new underground wiring installed and an "internet wrap around" done to the house. It's a bit complicated but the end result is a much better service for us. Right now half the time we are unable to connect with our service provider.

Rose of Sharon


The light is strange but ,this mama and her little ones came right up to our back patio munching away before they saw me looking out with my camera.💖

Something to think about,



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