Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Processing on Plumas Blvd

 After Michael's appointment with the surgeon today, we walked and processed. We visited a restaurant called, "Squeeze Inn"....I thought  it would be like Jamba Juice. ::snort:: Turns out it has been voted "Best Dive" by a Sacramento newspaper. It's a  dive....great burgers and shakes....no juice in sight. Though after seeing the orders come out, I DO understand the photo and the name. ::snort::

Across from Squeeze Inn is Gaiser Pets.

It is unusual to find a pet store in America with real animals. I KNOW - please don't explain WHY to me - I get it.   It's just that one of our favorite outings when the older Gherkins were young was to visit a pet store and see all the animals.  When we lived in Misawa we visited a local store in the mall which had puppies and kittens. I'd heard of this store before, but hadn't visited.

This pet store SMELLS when you enter. A sure sign there are ANIMALS inside the store. ::snort::

There are no dogs (I get it), but there are fish (lots of them), birds, cats, reptiles, amphibians.....We turned a corner and found this guy hanging out.

We KNEW I needed to bring Stacia here. She has been asking to visit a pet store all year..and we KNOW she is not going to find the cute animals she is expecting from our visits to the pet store in Japan.

We turned a corner and ran into this guy - I'm not so sure about HIM....but he seemed friendly enough.

They have lots of pet supplies and give away free Bibles.....we'll be back.

During our walk I noted a diner with a poster in the window that says, "Voted Best Breakfast and Lunch." I think a Saturday morning girls date is shaping up - maybe when Krista and Lindsey are here.

Choosing Joy!
©2014 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

When Good News is....Inconclusive

I wouldn't say it's bad news.

It is surprising, unsettling and frustrating news.

The first MRI showed a tumor. It's location worried the surgeon that Michael could lose other parts. They ordered another MRI.

This one, at a different facility, showed NOTHING. Nothing.

We've been praying for  healing. But the pain is increasing.

The surgeon has scheduled Michael to go in and have a look in January.  The surgeon feels the best way to know what is going on  is to get a real look.

The surgeon said MRI's are "often" unreliable. He said he's had pregnant women with appendicitis where an MRI showed nothing wrong. He's determined to help discover the source of the pain. Please pray with us that he does.

Choosing Joy!
©2014 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...