On My Way Back Up

This is the first day in two weeks that I can say that I feel better then the day before. I don’t know what I had, but it threw me for a loop.

Lilliam has been an excellent caregiver. I don’t know what I would do without her.

She took over the duties of checking on the stroke victim. He probably thought she was easier on the eyes than me anyway. He may be disappointed when I see him next.

I am not 100%, but for the first time in a while I am optimistic about tomorrow.

I haven’t been a complete shut-in as I did get out for a noon lunch last Thursday with some good friends at the Terra Resturante. Maybe that was what I needed and it may have been the start of my recovery.

It has been a while since i had been there and the food was great. I should mention that there is remodeling going on there and they are building a wood fired pizza oven outside and I can hardly wait to try a wood fired pizza.

I need to be 100% soon, because we are planning to be in Texas in October. My grandson’s football team suffered their first loss of the season last night. I am looking forward to see him on the field.

Lilliam will get her first taste of Texas High School Football. She will also get a small taste of Texas fall weather.

I haven’t forgotten about the posts I promised. I have over 200 photos related to Tom McCormack that I am sifting through. His next container should be on the way and may even be in Colon now. I don’t have much time to get his post up before I leave, but I will try.

I intend to do a better job with writing when I get back from Texas. I obviously am in the mañana frame of mind.

I have over a year’s worth of time into a book I have been working on. It is based on my experiences since I moved here and lessons learned from my volunteering as a Warden for the U.S. Embassy in Panama City.

I actually intended to have it out by now, but, like other things, it has been over taken by day to day living. Maybe I will also put that an a hotter burner when I get back.

Enough rambling for today. Just thought I would let you know I am still alive and my world is still good. I hope you all are having a great day.

13 thoughts on “On My Way Back Up

  1. I really hope you can get better and be able to enjoy your trip to the Long Star State, be careful whit the Jalapenos burger’s jajaja. love Joe

  2. I had no idea you were having health problems. Glad to know you are recovering and feeling optimistic about your upcoming trip to the great state of Texas. Take a warm coat, it’s getting pretty cold up there.

    Best Wishes,


  3. Jeez, Don, I hadn’t realized that you were under the weather! Hopefully, another pizza will help you bounce back so we can chat more about android vs. OS, etc.; I enjoy our conversations! Take care, from Nairobi (I’ll be back in Quito in December), L

  4. I enjoy your posts so much and was sorry to hear that you have not been feeling well. If you find your way to Lake Havasu City, AZ (Home of the London Bridge)in your travels, I would love to treat you and Lilliam to lunch. A thank you for all the knowledge and enjoyment I have received from reading your posts.

  5. I spent the month of August in the San Antonio area. I hope you will have time to take Lilliam to the River Walk and Alamo. Also, another treat is to take her to a HEB Plus grocery store The Plus stores are larger and offer more than a regular HEB. I hope you also buy her some Blue Bell ice cream…the best in the world as far as I am concerned.
    Cheers John

    PS. I am now in Florida. The good news is thy have Blue Bell here.

  6. I had a week of that, my body could not decide to get the flu so I think I got flu-lite? Couple of aspirins a day then fine. My mom used to call it, “feeling puny”. I’m blaming the seasonal change. Glad you are feeling better.

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