Friday, December 25, 2020

Christmas Wishes and remembering Fiona

 Here's hoping you all had or having a great Christmas holiday, full of good health and cheer.

As to this post's title.....

Wish 1: 

Just a thought that popped into my head as I drove Martha's car to the VA Hospital's ER Room this morning to get a COVID-19 Test.  Why the test?  A requirement to show I'm healthy before undergoing my scheduled colonoscopy on Monday, courtesy of the VA.  HHJJ.

I wished that everyday, traffic would be as light as it was this morning, as I drove into Denver's eastern limits where the VA Hospital is located.  

I of course know this wish will not come true.....just too many people in this cesspool of a metropolitan area.

Wish 2: 

I'm wishing for continued good health to all I know, and that perhaps we're beginning to see the beginning of hopeful signs as vaccinations are started.

Wish 3:

No more motorcycle fires!

Here's some pics of Fiona from this remembrance.

Fiona, during 2020
If you don't see the video above, here's a link to youtube

So the developers at Blogger have struck again.  Unless you do the below for now, you can see the video box on my phone when using "view web version" but not "desktop site".  I can see the video box just fine using regular PC.  

I googled the solution:  Go into HTML editing mode and get ride of class="YOUTUBE-iframe-video"

Blogger's developers are sure NOT improving the interface!


RichardM said...

No video link but I did watch it on YouTube.

RichardM said...

Oh yeah, Merry Christmas!

CCjon said...

Very memorial for FIONA.

redlegsrides said...

Thanks for the heads-up, RichardM.....just one more bug in the new editing interface for sites.

I updated the page with the solution as well. Merry Christmas to you and Bridget!

SonjaM said...

Can't do much about your wishes coming true, Dom. But hope you and your family have a good time together. Lovely reminiscence! Cheers from the Heidelberg region. SonjaM

redlegsrides said...

Thanks SonjaM, life is what it is...

Steve Williams said...

Your homage to Fiona appeared embedded in the post and played fine. I watched it in full-screen mode and enjoyed seeing the landscapes in which you ride. Thank you for sharing those memories Dom.

I think you have some perfectly reasonable wishes. And like you, I think we are moving towards some better times in 2021. The road may continue to be rocky for a while but eventually, we'll find a turn towards a more "normal" existence. Until then, keep riding and blogging. There's sanity in those activities.

Merry Christmas. And enjoy the colonoscopy. My last one was a dream. They told me to count backwards from 100 and the next thing I knew I was at home.

redlegsrides said...

Thanks Steve for your first colonoscopy was 9 years or so and I had the same experience to the anesthesia....I remembered hitting 98 then's the prep work that sucks.

Bluekat said...

Beautiful images in the video and a very nice tribute. (The video played from your post just fine for me). Belated Merry Christmas and happy new year to you and the family!

redlegsrides said...

Thanks Bluekat....the same wishes to you and Ron!