Every now and again, I seem to take for granted a couple of things. First, I live in the 21st Century, when medical treatment has advanced to the point where we almost take surgery as an everyday occurrence – which it is, just not for each of us individually. This morning, we are off to the hospital to take my eldest daughter, who came own for Thanksgiving and ended up staying for more than two weeks with an emergency gall bladder removal, to have the surgery finally done and get her back home and back to work. I know that it is a “simple” operation and all of that, but as the wind blows outside and the day looks dreary, I can’t help but think that I don’t want to take the effort of the surgeon for granted. I know that he will do a great job, and all will be well. I just don’t want to take it for granted.
I get the job of keeping Ben distracted and out of the way today. So we’ll have some fun and see things we haven’t explored yet.
Secondly, I want you the listeners and readers to know that I don’t take you for granted either. There were so many notes and messages this week of well wishes and concern that it is impossible to try and respond to all of them. Please know that I appreciate them and your kind thoughts and prayers. Every day I have the privilege of telling you what I think about things, and so many of you you do me the courtesy of listening and reading it. I made the choice a long time ago to share personal things about my life and days with you, so that you will understand that I am who I am, even when it’s not the most pleasant person to be around. It is enormously comforting to me to know that I can share my life with you and know tt so many of you are both interested and care about what is happening to me. Even when we disagree, I want you to know how very important each and every one of you are to me personally. without you, agree or disagree, there is no show. And long after there is no longer a radio show, I will still be here to let you know what I think.
Apparently somebody, nobody will admit it so far, but somebody, went ahead and set up an Official (but not really) Modesto City Council Facebook Page. Oddly enough, “many” Councilmember’s are Admins on the page, and Tony Madrigral seems to be the genius behind the idea. At the very least he is getting the blame or credit by whoever is running it. Putting aside the potential for Brown Act violations for a moment or two, how does one councilmember decide that something to represent the entire council – and by extension the City, is a grand idea and with NO discussion, consultation or input just decide to go ahead and make it so? And lastly, now that the Council seems to have its own quasi-official Facebook Page, does that invalidate a certain Councilman’s Quasi-Official Facebook Page as a source of City information? My guess is that by the time many of you see this, the new page will be removed.
Is it just me or did Stormzilla seems a bit tame last night?
It’s time for us to get on our way to the Hospital. Thank you again, and I’ll see you at 3pm!