Here's what I've been up to, and why posts were not forthcoming.
I have had trouble recently with an irregular heartbeat, and when I casually mentioned it to my diminutive GP she promptly propelled me to a cardiologist for testing. Hilarity ensued and to my surprise an aortic aneurysm was discovered.
I handled this with all my usual savoire-faire. Once I stopped bawling, they scheduled me for a stress test and I won a chance to wear a heart monitor for a whole month!
It gets better.
I have never been in a hospital - and if nights count , I still haven't because when doing the stress test (treadmill) I went into atrial fibrillation. Perversely this was good news, as I didn't have to wear the monitor. The cardiologist started me on an anti-arrhythmic, which I think means will make me dance better. But they couldn't release me until the ticker calmed down. (I passed the stress test)
Normal rhythm returned after about an hour. I escaped that evening after some stern words about my lifestyle and some pretty expensive prescriptions.
Yesterday I saw a cardiovascular surgeon about the aorta thingy, and I get to watch and wait on that. It's not so bad as to warrant a pretty serious carving job, so instead I'll get $3500 CT scans annually.
I'm calling it a win.
I have never had to face serious health problems, so my first time was not smooth. To all of you who have not been so lucky, my admiration for your coolness and grace.
Meanwhile, bean harvest paused for us to get pretty good handle on how "disappointing" this corn crop is. In a word: very. However, the news I would not have my ribcage pried open soon somehow offset this third consecutive dismal corn yield.
That and May11 corn over $5...
Posting will pick up slowly - thanks for reading.