Friday, November 15, 2019

He's a Will Do Sort of Guy Weekly Link Round-Up

I'm still on house arrest and still healing. It's wonderful to be able to ease into my old routines because I'm feeling better and have more energy. There's nothing much interesting to talk about. Reading. Knitting. Watching the hummingbirds. *yawn* So I thought I would praise the most important person in my life, my husband Denis.

The face that brightened my hospital stay.
I never thought I would marry. I was never much interested in the whole matrimonial thing, but when I encountered this Englishman, my preconceived notions took a nosedive. There's something to be said for a first marriage at the age of forty-seven. I had my head screwed on straight. I knew what was truly important to me, and I knew the personality traits in others that meant the most to me.

Of course, there was a learning curve involved. The house of one now contained two and someone else's opinions had to be taken into account, but that was relatively easy. Denis made it easy, probably because this was his second marriage so he had a better idea of what to expect.

We've had so many adventures together, and I'm looking forward to many more.

The hospital fitted me with a "pic line" (a mini-catheter) in my upper right arm before I could come home. I had to inject myself with antibiotics every morning, and you can see in the photo the line-up of what had to go into my arm. Denis walked past one morning and watched me for a few seconds. I could tell he was a bit squeamish about it, so I did my antibiotic thing a little earlier so he wouldn't have to see. I also timed the dressing change on my leg for when he wasn't around because that made him even more squeamish. (My leg looked like something out of a nightmare-inducing sci-fi movie. It was awful! It actually looks like a leg now, thank goodness.)

But you know what? If I'd needed Denis's help with injecting the antibiotics, if I'd needed his help changing the bandages on my leg, he would've been right there, doing what needed to be done. (He'd helped me once with my leg when it was at its worst, bless 'im!)

I love this wonderful man for his intelligence, for his sense of humor, for his sense of adventure, for his can do/will do attitude. I love him for so many things. But I also love him for his compassion. He is, without doubt, one of the most caring human beings I have ever met.

Do I know how lucky I am? You bet I do!

Now let's get out to that corral. Head 'em up! Moooove 'em out!

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄

►Fascinating Folk◄
  • Craig Johnson on the enduring popularity of Longmire and its deeply human characters.
  • Women scientists were written out of history, and it's Margaret Rossiter's lifelong mission to fix that.
  • A new biography spotlights Jo Bonger, the sister-in-law who helped rescue van Gogh from obscurity.
  • How Madame Tussaud built her house of wax.

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►I ♥ Lists◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!


  1. That is good news about your leg. Antibiotics are amazing. I would say you are lucky you are not allergic to those antibiotics, but that they helped kick that nasty infection.
    So glad to hear about your very happy relationship and wish for your and Denis to have mamy more blissful years -- and of mutual reading, too.

    1. They tried out quite a few antibiotics on me before they settled on the best one to kick my infection's butt. They did have an effect on me but it was very slight.

  2. You and Denis are lucky to have each other, Cathy. I'm very happy for you that he's such a good guy, and yes, it's amazing the way people who love each other will really take care of each other, whatever is needed. Good for both of you. He's more of a treasure than that Viking treasure in your links...

  3. Cathy, I enjoyed your piece about your Denis. Yes, you guys are lucky to have each other and I wish you many more years together. Glad that leg is healing up and hope you'll soon be released from your 'prison'! :-)

    1. Next week is another round of doctors' appointments. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to getting out and going someplace that isn't related to the medical field!

  4. Having a supportive husband is a treasure, and I'm glad to hear your leg is improving. Again, thanks for the links!

  5. Wonderful story! You two are a perfect fit. Hope the healing finishes up quickly.

    1. So do I. I only have the worst two spots left... and the healed skin is itching like crazy!


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