Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Glass Is Half Full

Early Friday morning was spent at the hospital being readied for Tuesday's surgery. There were blood tests. I had an EKG and a chest X-ray. Then I met with a doctor to review everything, to give me further instructions, and to answer my questions. All very pleasant and very impressive. The test results were exactly how they should have been. I am apparently in perfect health...

... Except for the hernia.

So, Friday afternoon I spent a couple of hours on the beach. The tide was perfect for discovering sea glass. I didn't find any cobalt blue (click here), but I did find several pieces in shades of aquamarine. (Click the images to fill the screen.)



THE GLASS (VASE) HALF FULL.


Thanks to San Geraldo, my glass is never half empty.

30 comments:

  1. Nice sea glass collection here, Mitchell. I can't wait to get back out on the beaches here....you never know what you may find.
    Good that 'all systems are a go' for your surgery. After which you will be perfect!!
    Good luck.
    I liked that tune...very catchy rhythm and beat.

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    1. Jim:
      Elena and Paula have been picking up sea glass for me, too. I can't wait to hit 5,000 and find that cobalt blue piece. That's how it works, isn't it?

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    2. Exactly Mitch ~~ keep your head down and do look up every now and again so you don't bump into someone ~~ that cobalt blue will appear because it is waiting patiently for you to stumble on it!

      You are a healthy specimen for sure!
      Winks!
      Ron

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  2. I love the vases of sea glass; so gorgeous.

    And we'll be thinking positive thoughts for a speedy recovery!

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    1. Bob:
      The collection started in a shallow crystal bowl and outgrew it. I love to see it all in the vase. Thanks for the positive thoughts. I'm sorry to obsess about this stupid surgery!

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  3. Your coupledom is a precious gem.
    Are you blog friends with JoJo? www.tahomabeadwords.blogspot.com. You should meet if you haven't. She's a crafty, witty lady who's posted treasures from the beach much like those.

    Happy weekend, Mitchell.

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    1. Robyn:
      Thanks so much for the link to JoJo and the good wishes!

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  4. oops, www.tahomabeadworks.blogspot.com
    AND smooth healing! xo

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  5. I love your sea glass collection. No sea glass here; but like yours, my glass is never half empty. Are we lucky or what?
    Wishing you success with the raffia and a stressfree recovery!

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    1. Wilma:
      It really is interesting that despite my serious bouts of depression all my life I still tend to be a glass half full kind of person. I plan to take the raffia with me Tuesday and ask them if they can do some decorative stitches.

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  6. Lovely. May all go smoothly on Tuesday. I will be on the road back to Wisconsin, but I will send positive thoughts in your direction.

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    1. Michael:
      Those positive thoughts from America's Dairyland are hugely appreciated.

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  7. Good luck on Tuesday. I'll be in my doctor's office getting a physical so I'll be thinking about you.

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    1. Stephen:
      Wishing you a good report Tuesday. Thanks!

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  8. Good luck!.........you'll be fine
    Mighty fine

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    1. John:
      I'd be so much better if you were my nurse... I think!

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  9. Not only is the glass you found lovely, but how you display it makes it even more so. Wishing you the best on Tuesday.... send good thoughts your way.

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    1. Sharon:
      I may do one more sea glass stroll Monday. Thanks!

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  10. Good luck! I had to undergo a full body scan to make sure that my cancer hadn't spread and they found LOTS of surprises. I, too, have a hernia. And several uterine fibroids. The attendant asked me if I wanted some names of doctors to see after my treatment to have them removed. I said that since I couldn't feel them and they weren't hurting anyone (ME!), let's just leave them be.....

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    1. Maria:
      When I was a teen, I thought women couldn't get hernias because I thought they were the result of one (or both) of those parts women don't have poking through where they shouldn't. Given all the other crap you've been dealing with, I think you could at least have been let off the hook for that!

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  11. Oh... I love everything about this post!

    Except for the hernia.

    ;)

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    1. Judy:
      Just think, when I come home Wednesday, everything will be where it was... except for the hernia!

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  12. Seaglass is so beautiful! And harder to find now that everything is plastic!

    I had an inguinal hernia repair in 1995 and it went fine, and I hope your surgery goes well too! I wouldn't say it was the most fun I've ever had, but painkillers are your best friend. Gordon had a hernia repair too and it went without a hitch. Wishing you all the best and a speedy recovery!!!

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    1. Knatolee:
      I had actually thought (not seriously) of starting a sea plastic collection. Unbelievable colors. Thanks for the info about both you and Gordon. Sorry to be obsessing so much about this dumb thing. I'm sure all will be fine. I haven't spent a night in a hospital since I was 11 and had my tonsils out (and that didn't go at all well). I look forward to reporting back after I'm de-herniated!

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  13. Hoping the surgery goes smoothly and you recuperate quickly. Love the sea glass find - I haven't found any lately. Perhaps that means people are being better about littering.

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    1. Cheapchick:
      I can always find sea glass here, but I love when I time it just right before it all washes back out to sea. Thankfully, I don't find any new glass on the beach!

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  14. Good Luck on Tuesday! Love the sea glass very beautiful.

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  15. I have never heard of sea glass but I fell in love with the notion right away. Is sea glass ubiquitous to beaches or only certain beach types?

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    1. Spo:
      I guess growing up in Michigan and now living in Arizona, you wouldn't have much opportunity to find sea glass. I would imagine it can be found on any tidal sea with grit to naturally buff the glass. Growing up on the Atlantic and then living on the Pacific, I was always collecting it.

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  16. Good luck for tomorrow. It will soon be over and you'll be fine.
    The sea glass is lovely and that's a nice way to display it. If we lived nearer to the beach I'd pinch your idea and do the same.

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