Wednesday, August 28, 2013

IV's To Fish Hooks

It has been an interesting week or so.  I am playing Betty Crocker one moment, baking cookies to send to Howard as a thank you for the flies he sent.  Then, after the second dozen of cookies come out of the oven, I end up in ER... After a brief stay, I rest up and hit the road with a friend to mjy favorite water for my birthday last weekend.  Whew! There has to be easier weeks... That's for sure!  If you want to read Howard's side of things, you can find it HERE.  It's the funny side of the story.  = )


No worries... I just had a little bout of low potassium.  What was ironic was that I started feeling light headed when the phone rang and the doctor told me that my labs came back and showed a very low count and she advised me to get to the ER right away!  You can just go into cardiac arrest, that's all... Let's see... So, I get back home and bake the rest of the cookies to send and Howard gets 2 day stale sort of fresh cookies.  And as you can see, he is a very happy cookie monster geezer.  That reminds me... I think he was supposed to share with the other geezer, Mel.  Hmmm... Don't think that happened.  Maybe, because in defense to Howard, Mel is hard to find.  He is now a Pond Stalker, in search of fishies in his local ponds. 
 Yep, no longer chasing rainbows.


A week later, I get my labs in good enough shape to leave town for a little birthday fishing trip with my friend Wendy.  We venture to my favorite place in the world. 


 We would find higher water levels that we wanted.  We would find slower fishing than we wanted.  (Yes, sometimes fly shops put that "excellent fishing" on their reports to attract attention.)  All in all, we found a few rainbows and browns to keep us happy.  And after talking with others on the river, felt like we did as well or better than most.  And we got two points for braving the wind, rain, lightening and hail that pounded us on two different days that started with blue skies.  



Wendy was the "Winner Winner Chicken Dinner" recipient...


Hey, I make a pretty dang good guide, don't I?!  I do know the spots.  Ha.

So, we had our fun and the game was over.

I landed one hook into a finger... but, guess what?  The River Damsel has learned to pinch down barbs...  = )   Now, if I could just avoid going to the ER again while baking cookies!


And lastly, here are my birthday socks from the hotel manager, Paul, who sells these woolies at the motel front desk.  What a nice guy to knit me up some custom socks in my favorite color.. (And with only two days notice)  The perks of being a loyal guest and a devoted fisher lady with stories to tell, most of the time... <"((((><<

Now, where is my orange juice and bananas?

16 comments:

  1. Glad you are doing OK!
    Fish On!
    Brian

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    1. Brian ~ You know me... Always looking for an adventure!

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  2. Well the cookies were out of this world and I thank you. Mel, eat your heart out.

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    1. Howard ~ Honestly, I don't know if I would have sent it off so quickly for anyone else... Thanks for your support during the past few years!

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  3. RD
    Take care of yourself ---potassium levels can be dangerous, glad you got to the ER. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill ~ Yes, I have learned my lesson to take my supplements! I now get to take two of these big horse pills of potassium a day... yippee.

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  4. I've been wondering what that little ER trip was all about...I thought that maybe you injected some of that poison..errrr...special ingredient that you put in Howards cookies :P

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    1. Haha Nick. Whatever was in those cookies put poor Howard into a trance where he couldn't stop eating them! Yeah, the only ingredient I got, made my arm burn for four hours!! = ( On the bright side, I did receive a Wendy's care pkg of chicken nuggets and a vanilla shake. Ha.

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  5. Glad you're OK. I experienced low potassium when I was in the hospital during one of my surgeries and it is not a pretty picture. I got mine via IV (4 bags) and man does that stuff burn. I feel your pain. Heavy on the bananas.

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    1. Mark ~ At last! I have someone that can feel my pain... Not fun at all...you got that right. But, I did survive the night and things are back on track once again. Thanks, buddy...

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  6. I'm glad you're ok. Take care of yourself man. There's only one of you.

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  7. I appreciate that Kev! Thanks for stopping by. I will be a good
    little monkey. I promise! Henry's Fork in two weeks... not jeopardizing that in any way!

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  8. Glad you figured out the problem and are feeling better! Take care of yourself!

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    1. Rod... You know that nothing can keep a good River Damsel down too long! Thanks, my friend.

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  9. Emily, sorry to be late getting to your post. Had to be out of State with a family heath issue back in Kansas. Happy to hear that you were able to receive the medical care necessary and showed favorable results. Like Kevin said, there is only one of you so don't wear it out!

    BTW, that darn Howard is getting under my skin. (TEE HEE!. Notice here that he not only got the cookies and didn't share, but, he also got the "links" I think that were intended for me. Woe is me!

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  10. Apologies! Cookies will be there by the week
    end... My fatfingered mistake! The intentions were good. : (

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