Sunday, March 15, 2015

Bringing Home The Bacon

A few times a year Jack has a patient who drops off the "Box".  The other night Jack came home with the "Box". What's in that box?  This:
Ribs..and this:
Bacon..who doesn't enjoy a little bacon? Or maybe a lot of bacon!  We had to make a quick run to Wal-mart to get some sealing bags so we could get it all in the freezer.  Sometimes the "Box" would contain ham...it's always a surprise.  I love it when Jack brings home the bacon! (and the ribs!)  I can tell my stay at home time is coming to a close because all of a sudden the weekends are flying by.  Yesterday started out cool and foggy.  The warmer temps and rain have melted a ton of snow.  That always means a ton of wet yard and flooding.  The farmer's field down the road gets so flooded it looks like a lake.  The fog was sitting on this temporary lake on our way into town to do our Saturday errands.
The water is almost to the road and all this scene needs is a rowboat and a fisherman....right Jack?
This is the other side of the road.  The creeks are full and here's a pic of some run off at the end of my road.
Still sporting snow and ice but very pretty as the water runs into the creek.  Saturday and Sunday started out cloudy but ended up sunny and nice.  Under the snow are the signs that say Spring is coming.
  I'll be heading back to work and the atmosphere of the hospital will be different.  Our small hospital has merged with a bigger hospital group...University Hospitals of Cleveland.  The doctor that did my surgery left to go with a different group and I'll miss working with him.  That  has changed things in our department.  I don't know what to expect but I do know that the small rural hospitals in this country will not be able to stand alone.  I won't go into political blah, blah....but I'm hoping ours will go forward and continue to give the great care we always have.  We were just named, for the second time, as one of the best 100 hospitals in the country.  That's not too shabby! I'll enjoy this last week of quiet and home before I start bringing home some "bacon" too.  I'll be heading out to celebrate my sister's 60th birthday at the end of this week.  I'm looking forward to the first trip we've been able to take this long, cold, snowy Winter and we can usher in Spring at the end! Speaking of end....we headed into town at sunset and the temporary lake had a different look:
In a few days it will turn back into a farmer's field, but for now I'll just enjoy living by a lake.

15 comments:

Laurie said...

How wonderful to get a box like that! I've wondered about flooding for you guys with all the snow you got. The temporary lake sunset shot.....Awesome!

betty said...

Yum with the goodies that come in the box! I'm sure much enjoyed!! That seems to be the name of the game these days; smaller hospitals merging with bigger, etc. I do hope it works out for the best for you and the patients coming there for care!

betty

Rick Watson said...

I read that the rivers and lakes up your way are overflowing in places.
That water will be heading our way soon.
Y'all will be eating "high on the hog" as my granny used to say:)

joeh said...

Can't beat fresh off the pig bacon.

gin said...

Nice "box". back to work is a good thing. Can't wait to see your sisters bday party post. Have fun. And yayyyy for spring!!!

Kim said...

Now that is a great box! I mean, who doesn't love ribs and bacon?? It really does look like Spring is near for you. (Jealous)

selvageedge said...

That's a LOT of bacon! And a lot of water in the field. We did have beautiful weather yesterday. The kids played outdoors for hours for the first time in a long time. And I even got some peas planted in the newly thawed soil. Back to a bit of cold today, but soon that will be gone too.
I hope the changes at work will turn out to be good ones. You know what they say - the only constant is change.

Kay G. said...

That's what I call bringing home the bacon!
Good luck in going back to work. Hope your health is in tip top shape, I know you look good!! x

Stacy Crawford said...

What a nice surprise. Have a safe trip.

Sweet Tea said...

That last photo was gorgeous!! When you go back to work will you immediately go back to working full shifts? You got a lot of spunk, Girl. Enjoy celebrating your sister's birthday!

karen said...

How beautiful! Ohio is one of the prettiest states I've ever visited. Did I ever tell you that my oldest son served a mission in your neck of the woods. He loved it too. Thank you for your kind words today. I love having input from someone who thinks like I do. I get so many comments about the acupuncture and why I'm not seeing a dermatologist. (Hello...I've had enough bad reactions to drugs!) It's taking a bit longer this way, but I think it's the better way. And thanks for still reading - it's been a struggle to find the time to write these days.

Munir said...

Best of luck for when you go back to work. It must feel strange to go back in the first place, now you have to face the change of not having the doctor you work with. I guess that is life.
I love the last picture of the sunset on that tepm. lake.

Hilary said...

How fun to get a surprise box of goodies like that. And to have your own personal (albeit temporary) lake. Enjoy your time away.. and Happy Birthday to your sister.

Becky Jerdee said...

So cute, "for now I'll enjoy living by a lake." All that running water...hope no flooding occurs.

Susan Anderson said...

Oh my goodness. That box of stuff sounds great!

And your area is so lovely.

=)