I'm sure the title of my blog got your attention, sure would get mine!!! Well, as I go into my rantings, you'll see some trace of organization to my thought processes since many of you already know me and some of my favorite things, you may not be surprised at all.
Yesterday, my honey and I decided to take a nice drive since it was sunny, clear and in the low 70's. Instead of running up to Las Cruces, NM, he wanted to take me through Trans Mountain Road to see the poppies growing on the NW part of the mountain. Trans Mountain connects the Westside of the city to the Northeastern section of the city, where many of our military live since it's where Ft. Bliss is located. So we begin our ascent up the road and to my left is our wonderful mountain range...red with ryolite and marble with running volcanic dikes and sills crossing the mountain cuts...a definite geologist dream. In fact, this entire area is a geologist's play ground since our geology is turned outward, so everything is in site.
I took geology like all good Liberal Arts students who didn't want to be burdened with such brain bashing subjects such as chemistry, physics, etc....you know what I'm talking about. It turns out I love geology and almost thought about making it a minor, but then I'd have to take all those "try" and "ics" subject, so I stayed on my art and lit. course. We took a field trip to Mt. Cristo Rey, a place where Mexican bandits like to hold up stupid geology students, but we got lucky that day!!
Then to Trans Mountain which was a whole introduction to Geology. I still have my collection of ryolite, marble and some garnets in the stone. Then it was up to Scenic Drive to climb up the windy hillside of the Franklin Mountains to see "squishies" and "crunchies" as our professors explained the fossils left in the stone!! LOL It was a great day and had a blast, but that was long ago when I could still see my feet!! LOL
Well, back to the poppies. I know you out there that our constantly surrounded by green, luscious flora and fauna think we're being silly about making such a fuss over those little yellow/orange flowers, but they are our eye candy around here. The Chihuahua Desert is not like the Sonoran Desert in AZ...we have no Saguraro Cactus and other beautiful coloured plants that grow there, so we appreciate anything that grows with some colour!! Depending on the amount of precipitation we get here, the poppies come up every Spring. This year we had lots of rain and snow, so we're looking at a bumper crop this year. In fact, we're going to have a Poppy Festival, which I hope my honey volunteers....he's a member a tree/green organization here in El Paso. WE LOVE OUR POPPIES!!!
Ok, now for the really funny stuff now that I have bored you with geology and poppies. On Thursday, I took my honey to the Endoscopy Centre for his very first colonoscopy!! I'm already a pro at this since my father was a colon cancer survivor, so we kids have to get them every 3-5 years...yuck!! The actual procedure isn't a big deal...you're put down with lots of great drugs, even a drug to make you forget if you woke up the middle of the procedure...never happened to me, but my sister, mother and daughter had that experience and they remember it. Now they have a drug to help you forget if you do...great! Well, I dropped him off and a couple of hours later, they called me to tell me he was ready. I was all set to pick up my very groggy honey, saying ugly meaningless jabber, but as I walked in, there he was sitting in a chair waiting for me. I was amazed since my previous experiences with my mother and sister were so different as my own. To my surprise, he was sitting in a chair in the recovery room waiting wearing a big smile as I entered the room and of course, his clothes for those of you who thought that's all he was wearing!! We sat there for the nurse to give us the ok and instructions for the next 24 hours. As she was explaining things to us, she whipped out this paper in the file and there it was, colour pics of my honeys colon...WHAT!!!!! I had to keep my composure since I wanted to just break out in uncontrollable laughter. She pointed out things that were viewed and so on. As we left the facility and entered the car, I asked him if he wanted 5x7's or how about a 8x10 for our hallway photo montage or perhaps wallets for the kids!! This was just too funny to to poke fun. We didn't know why they were now taking shots of our colons, perhaps people doubted the procedures since there are no real problems or after effects. But how do we know that's our colon...all colons look the same to the untrained eye, right???? Anyway, I plan to ask the nurse when I go for mine next month when I'm being prepped for the procedure since this is something new for me.
Well, folks it's time for me to shut down this 'puter and get my day started at 1:12 p.m....well, get something going anyway. Have a great, productive week and let me know what size pic you want when I get mine!!! I think wallets are a good size!!!! Peace out.