That's the good news! The dr. appt. Doc says my hemocrit numbers are at 45.7 and he says that's good enough to not need a phlebotomy this month! I kind of wanted a phlebotomy though as I always feel better after one. But it ain't to be this month and it is a good thing. It means the blood making mechanisms in me are doing what they should be doing instead of making bad blood! I have a disease called polycythemia vera. My calcium levels are still high though and that really isn't a good thing. But the hemocrit numbers, now, that is indeed good news. It doesn't cure the polycythemia but it makes it so my risks of heart attack or stroke are decreased. Not that I actively worry about that anyway. I've not much control over those things.
I snagged this cute calf off the www awhile back. I've always wondered why ranchers want their cows to birth in the middle of winter. Babies in the fields in January...it's cold as the dickens in January around here! If someone can enlighten me on why this is so I would greatly appreciate it. Little cows are just so darn cute!
I snagged the little piglets off the www too. I used to work for a traveling petting zoo back in 1997. This picture reminded me of the mornings at the farm before we packed up to travel to state fairs across the Midwestern United States. Every morning we had to run the little pigs in a mock race. It was training for them. Little pigs are a lot of fun! Slippery little devils though! And they didn't always cooperate when they should have! Good memories about the time spent working for Hedricks. I wish that time hadn't been cut short by tragedy. Can't change that though.
Sunrise right outside my front door. Sure wish that camera of mine would talk to that pc of mine! The moon was gorgeous earlier this evening! Would have made for a delightful picture!
I really don't have anything of importance to talk about today. My word processor is down so no new poetry for you all. I guess I could share an old one but then I'd have to go find it and I'm kind of lazy tonight.
So.....have yourselves a wonderful Friday and a better weekend than you had last time and come read again when you're in the neighborhood!