Friday, April 6, 2012

Yesterday A Visit To The Big City

Appointment with rheumatologist yesterday.
Meeting a new doctor it is always important to me
that you feel a bond with one another.
I was not disappointed.
The young woman with the flawless creamy skin
 and beautiful long black curly hair opened the
door to the examining room and greeted me
with a big smile.  Immediately I liked her and it
seems all my new doctors are the age of my children.
Outcome - examination and a number of blood samples.

So, hopefully next week I will have an answer if
Sjogren's is visiting me in some new ways.

I was told to stop prednisone and only had one more pill and to
rest  (I really do not know what this is)
and a reminder that stress plays a big part in our health matters.

I did not take the rural transportation.
The day would have been much longer then 8 to 3.

On the way home I drove through one of my favorite old neighborhoods.
German Town.   Before building in the big city and returning to the country
I use to walk the streets in this neighborhood and wonder if I would like this
lifestyle.  Then maybe yes but with the massive building surrounding it
going on - the answer is now "no".

 Stopped at the small hot dog place and
ordered veggie on whole wheat bun, covered with his special cole slaw and a special
drink I have found no where else.  The youthful owner is from Chicago area.
So nice to walk in and my name called out by this young owner.
I remember when he opened and I was one of his first customers.
He still remembers me even though my visits are not often anymore.

I might add why I think he remembers me.  I ask the young woman with
the baseball cap on  as she took my order
if the owner was her father?   Oh my they could not
stop laughing as he was her fiance.   He said I made her day....

I shake my head as a giant condominium complex  covering a large
area is being built by out of state investors.
 Looks like a hundred units.  Street was filled with equipment
in this small quaint neighborhood of a lot of small unique homes and
some large very old homes.
The thought comes to mind - how could they do this ?

There was a time a few years ago I knew what was going on in
the building world of this surrounding area.
Not anymore and I wonder with the economy as it is - how will this many
units rent.   But then it is very near the downtown business area
and maybe young and older professionals want these condos.

As I walked down the brick sidewalk to my car I noticed the
home I was parked in front of and the unusual tree beside the
home - very old with gray bark.
I wonder what type of tree it is?
Just did some research - Is it a Beech tree?

Enough rambling.....


lil red hen said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your "ramblings" this morning and it was as though I was with you. I'd never fit into a big city atmosphere.

It's always so nice to be noticed by younger people isn't it.

Sky said...
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judemiller1 said...

I love the Beech trees with their silvery, grey smooth bark.

Sky said...

sounds like you had a nice little adventure. :) happy easter weekend! and, since you have not learned in all these years what "rest" really is, i vote now would be a good time to learn. better late than never if you want to enhance your healthy days on this earth! :)

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Charlotte, Judy, thanks for visiting and yes this tree was a beauty.
Sky - your are so right - send me wishes to fulfill that :)

Balisha said...

Hava a Blessed Easter, my dear gardening friend.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Balisha, thank you and the same wish I return to you...
Sandra and Darlene, thank you for the special cards...

Tabor said...

It does look like a beach tree and the architecture on that home is really interesting. I love the look of old, well kept, neighborhoods. What a nice, nostaligic visit for you and I am so glad you like your doctor. Good docs are hard to find.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Tabor, thanks for taking time out of your beach trip to visit me.
Safe travel wishes for returning home...

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

We need a hot dog date with the girls when school is out! :)