Wednesday, February 6, 2019



The weather in Chiang Rai was cold this morning.  The sun warmed it up some, but it was a cooler day.  We’re not talking about polar vortex cool, but not in the 90s (5).

The ‘Easy Monday’ song was “Getting Better” by The Beatles.  Add one more to the list of folks who named it, so now 3 readers are on a roll.  Here’s a ‘Zany Day’ tune for you all to ponder:  “I have a mansion, forget the price.  Ain’t never been there, they tell me it’s nice.  I live in hotels, tear out the walls, I have accountants pay for it all.  They say I’m crazy but I have a good time.  I’m just looking for clues at the scene of the crime.  __ __ __ to me so far.”  Hint:  I realize this may sound familiar, but I wanted to get more mail (555).  Things have gone pretty well for the singer in the song, even with all his craziness, or something like that.

This morning we went to The Wanderer for coffee and roti.  As we walked down the entry path we remembered that this was the day Khun Noot was having the gardens ‘redecorated’ by a botanist friend of hers.  The whole scene was exciting in a low-key way.  Her friend brought his team, along with an interesting assortment of trees and flowers and they were busy filling in gaps, adding accents, and enhancing the magic that was already there.  Lots of Spanish Moss was also being hung all through the trees and bushes.  Can’t wait to see the finished ‘garden’.

Here is Khun Noot with a tree whose descendents came from the Amazon.

After our nature stop, we went downtown for light bulbs.  As Lisa’s Dad Joe mentioned in our call this morning, light bulbs are very important.  As we were leaving, we met up with our friend Atom.  We haven’t seen her since the early days of the ‘injuries’, so it was a bit of a reunion.  We’re hoping to get together soon to catch up.

Natcha made chocolate cookies today, using some organic cacao that we got from a ‘Health Food’ source here in Thailand.  It’s called Good Karma and we use them a lot.  Cacao is not to be confused with cocoa, which is usually processed.  The cookies came out really good.  We wish we could keep the smell of ‘just baked’ cookies in the kitchen.  

I had another session of acupuncture this afternoon.  The doctor is warming up and letting his personality creep out.  At first he was a solemn, stone-faced professional who asked a few questions and then started sticking me.  Now there are more questions, a little more interest, and he’s even offering possibilities and looking for clues.  He want’s to investigate a link between the anemia and my liver.  Oh fine, another thing to wonder about for two weeks.  The journey continues.

Lisa had been driving me to my Sunday and Wednesday meetings down on Bus Station street since parking can sometimes be far away.  Long walks are not a friend these days.  The ironic thing is that the last few times, there was a parking place right in front when we got there.  Oh well, she gets to drive in Chiang Rai traffic.  What a rush.

It feels like a Wacky Wednesday.


“Some of the best things in life
are mistakes.”

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