Early this morning we saw something beautiful that we had never seen before. Gulls flying overhead with the sun rays of dawn under-lighting their wings. It was as if they had shiny reflectors on the underside of their wings ~ breathtaking…

The patient (Tim) has had his last meal at his favorite restaurant and we’ve stocked up on clear liquids and chewing gum. Not looking forward to driving to the hospital in a snow storm tomorrow morning.

10 thoughts on “under-lighting”

  1. “Gulls flying overhead with the sun rays of dawn under-lighting their wings. It was as if they had shiny reflectors on the underside of their wings ~ breathtaking…”

    …angels appearing as birds perhaps, hugs xx

    1. A lovely gift, indeed.

      Thank you, Rosie. Just today for the clear liquids to get cleared out for the surgery. After the surgery they want him to eat as soon as he can do so comfortably. The chewing gum is supposed to get the digestive system moving again. The sooner the better.

      1. Hi Barbara,
        Interesting that chewing gum is used after surgery to get the digestive system moving again.
        I hope Tim’s recovering well from the surgery.

        1. Thank you, Rosie. Tim’s doing very well ~ we’re about half way through the expected healing period. He’s eating almost normally and still sleeping a lot…

  2. Barbara – Good luck with your husband, Tim, and his surgery today. By now he should be in the recovery room and the surgery part is behind him… I pray that everything goes well and he gets the relief that he is seeking from his diverticular disease.

    On another note, we have never met but are distant historical relatives through our shared ancestor, Capt. Martin Thompson. You see, my great-great grandmother is that housekeeper who he married. I was out and about today in Dennis so I stopped by the Swan Lake Cemetery there to get some photos of some gravestones. (I am living back on Cape Cod now and all my mother’s people are descended from Frances, the housekeeper so I am able to get out and trudge around cemeteries looking for my roots once again). I snapped a couple of photos of what I thought were Capt Martin’s gravestone but it turns out that it was his son, Martin and his wife, Rose. I was in a hurry and didn’t have the correct dates with me and it was cold and I didn’t have on socks and my feet were cold and my little dog was in a hurry and… and… and… Anyway, I will have to go back to the cemetery to dig around some more to find the correct Capt. Martin Thompson. If you are interested in having these photos I will be more than happy to send them to you. Regards and good luck! Betsy Clark-Miller

    1. Betsy, I am so excited to hear from you! I will be in touch with you after Tim’s surgery (which is tomorrow morning) and when things settle down a bit. I’m looking forward to learning about your 2nd-great-grandmother and our connection. Thank you for your well wishes.

    1. Thank you so much, Timi! 🙂 It’s taking some time, as expected, but with plenty of protein (for wound repair) and patience it will all be behind us soon!

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