"When you come to the edge of all that you know, you must believe one of two things: there will be earth upon which to stand, or you will be given wings to fly." author unknown
It's that time of the year....
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
OK, Where did Monday go?
I spent several hours at the hospital with my daughter yesterday. My son in law had knee replacement surgery. He did just fine. As soon as he was awake and on his way to his room I came home. I am not much on hospitals, having spent many days and nights in the hospital with Jim in 2006. But that is in the past and this is the future. Mike starts his therapy this morning and will probably get to go home on Wednesday. This will be a long few weeks for him I imagine.
I read a friend’s blog this morning about counting cows mooing trying to get to sleep. I thought about what I do in the same situation. After prayers if I am having trouble falling asleep, I recite the first line of the TOPS pledge over and over in my head. “I am an intelligent person, I will control my emotions and not let my emotions control me.” Say that out loud and stop and think how many time we let our emotions control us. This usually causes us to say or do something that we are very sorry for almost immediately. Hey, you are saying, how did this old gal know this. I went to TOPS for several years when my children were small, in addition to working a full time job etc. Actually, a bad thing to do. Lose 2 lbs one week and gain it right back. I played with that same 2 lbs for several years. Now I have a strict exercise program that I do each morning.
I am doing laundry this morning, the last is in the dryer. Then I need to go to the store as I am out of a few things. This afternoon, a quick trip to the hospital to see how my son in law is doing. I hope this week is turning out to be a good one for you all. Remember, we are just as happy as we let ourselves be. Stay safe!