Guest Speaker

Had an interesting and fun start to the week.  I was asked by the wife of one of the Recreational Aircraft Association executives if I would give a talk at her church meeting.  I actually enjoy speaking in front of a group of folks, so happily accepted.  Before heading over to the church, I tested out the projector with my laptop in my living room:

Instead of buying artwork for the wall, I think I’m just going to buy a large frame, mount a projector on the ceiling and constantly play a slideshow of my favourite pics into the frame!  How funky would that be?

There was a nice turn out at the church.  They were celebrating their 60 year anniversary, so had a professional picture taken.  I snapped this shot, but since I didn’t ask anyone permission to post their pic on my blog, I shrunk down the pixels so they’re not recognizable:

They did their administration portion of the meeting first, while I sat and played on my iPhone.  I think there may be spooks in that church since my bag which was firmly sitting on the chair next to me, suddenly decided to fall on the floor:

My talk was about my eleven years with the Army Reserve, university for Criminology and Psychology, College for Funeral Service, my job with the government and of course, flying.  It was a lot of fun and I kept everyone awake by playing a slideshow of about 60 pictures while I was talking.  Had a couple flight videos too.  And of course, I showed them my wonderful children!

I had quite the array of reactions from this photo!

The rest of my week wasn’t quite as exciting as Monday night.  Actually, I’ve had another little health issue since Sunday.  I think I mentioned in a previous blog the first time this happened about three weeks ago.  Sunday, while visiting Lil’ Jan, I started to get severe pains in my chest and back during every single breath.  It just kept getting worse as the day went on and by the evening, the pain was unreal and I had to constantly take very shallow breaths.  I was able to see my doctor for a quick appointment on Tuesday.  She thinks I have pulled or slightly torn muscles between or beneath my ribs.  I just can’t figure out what I did to cause this.  She gave me an x-ray requisition and anti-inflammatories for the next time it happens (although hopefully it doesn’t reoccur).  It has been getting a bit better each day, fortunately.

I’m looking forward to going out to dinner with a bunch of gals from work tomorrow night.  It will be a nice kick-off to the long Easter weekend!  Hopefully the weather is going to be as nice as they’re predicting so I can get a few flights in.

Today’s symptoms:  Not too much to report on the MS front.  Fatigue level was very tolerable today.  Actually, one of the better days I’ve had in a while.  I think the second CCSVI surgery is still working well!

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