Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Stitches, Peanut's Archenemy and other Varmints

I was trying to get a shot of a woodpecker but he flew away as soon as I opened the door. Then I noticed the lizard. I'm happy he's still alive. How do I know it's the same one Peanut's been stalking? Actually I don't but I think this is the one.

There's also an osprey building a nest in a dead Palmetto across the lake and I can't even begin to describe how excited that makes me. I hope I get to see a baby. Those birds are so awesome to watch. I live so close to the ocean so I see them all the time flying overhead with fish in their claws. I wish I had a better shot because they are so beautiful. They have a stripe of black across their face that makes them look like they have 'cool people' sunglasses on. I'll try to get a close up shot next time I go to my secret beach.

Well it's not really a secret beach. It's just not "the cool people section" and the entrance is sort of hidden so nobody really goes there. But I keep it a secret when people ask me which beach I go to. I direct them to the nearest pier where the big ugly parking lots and 'cool people' are. Sea turtles make nests there and I'm hoping to wake up early and catch a glimpse of the hatchlings(or whatever scientific term they are called). Every year I say I will and every year I miss it.

I got my stitches taken out today. Medical instruments make me nervous. They used this on me last week and I had an inner freak-out when I walked in and saw it.

It says 'cutting' on one side and 'coagulating' and I told the nurse I didn't want to be 'cut' and I definitely didn't want to be 'coagulated'. But I had no choice and like I said it wasn't as bad as I had imagined. I'm so glad that was last week.

Then today when I walked in I saw these
waiting for me. Luckily, they were just for cutting the stitches.....


super des said...

I am so jealous. You have a secret beach, osprey, lizards, Peanuts, turtles, snippers...
Well the snippers I could do without, but I'm glad you're not FrankenPea any more.

Laurie said...

I'm not a fan of stitch removal either! Glad you didn't have to be coagulated this time.

Thailand Gal said...

Your environment sounds positively wonderful!

They weren't able to use the self-removing stitches, eh? I understand those are becoming quite common.



MsLittlePea said...

Me too Des! But I sort of still am because the ones that 'melt away' were left in.

Thanks Laurie-I'm not a big fan of coagulation.

Hi Chani-I did have those but I also had the old kind too. My surgeon is overly-thourough in his words.