Hello Monday . . . a meme started by Lisa Leonard.
Hello Heart Shaped Stone . . . a gift from my wonderful friend Deb Turtle. A heart shaped stone in a "substitute item" in this year's Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt. If you're participating and having trouble finding a bride or a hammock or something else on the list, you can search for one of these instead. Here's what I wrote in the original hunt post: "Substitute Item (new this year): If you find any of the above too hard, you may substitute a photograph of either a heart-shaped stone or a four leaf clover for one item; however, you may not substitute this item for #21."
Hello Opportunity to Do a Good Deed . . . Deb's mom Marti is going through cancer treatment and feeling a bit lonely. If you'd like to brighten her day by sending her a card or little something, send me an email at rinda1961(at) yahoo(dot)com, and I'll send you her address.
Hello Worry and Uncertainty . . . Paul had a bad reaction to his chemotherapy over the weekend and had to go back in to the hospital. It's not an unexpected reaction, but it's troubling nonetheless. We hope to have him back home this week. Good thoughts and prayers always appreciated. His condition will affect some of the other "hello's" for this week.
Hello Students . . . I start teaching on Wednesday. Luckily, I just have the one class scheduled this term.
Hello Eye Surgery for the Girl . . . she's had a small lesion on her eye for about eight years and we've finally decided the time has come to remove it. It's scheduled for Thursday. She should have the eye patch removed before she starts school on the following Monday. Because we don't want her having to start school doing the "full on Pirate," with both crutches and an eye patch! On the other hand, she'd really like to start school without the lesion.
Hello Detroit . . . I have a quick business trip scheduled for the end of the week. We'll see if it comes off.
Hello Book Group . . . this month we read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I haven't quite finished it yet, but I think I will in time. It's a very intriguing book. Anyone else read it. What did you think?
And, I'll leave yo with a little levity. Clara decorated her crutches with colored duct tape. She found the idea on the internet, and I think they turned out pretty well:
What's up for you this week?