"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, December 14, 2010
Warming up here…
all of the way up to 3 degrees here right now, wind chill still below zero. I have sped with the speed of lightning over to the laundry room and did two loads of laundry, hardly felt the cold at all.
I need to go out, warm up my car and head over to the grocery store, mostly to get out of the house. I am getting cabin fever. Yesterday, I did get out long enough to go to the post office. I am thoroughly aggravated with the postal service as I mailed an overseas package on Nov 26 and it hasn’t been received yet. I was given a number to call for the 2nd time. The package was sent first class and I was informed it should have been received in 6 – 10 business days. I also was informed that there is nothing that can be done about it.
I called last night and talked to my old friend Chris who is in a nursing home. She has neuropathy and has been in the nursing home for almost 4 years. That gal has lots of courage and determination. Her daughter is a nurse practitioner and has made very sure her mom has had the best of care. She has made several trips to the Mayo Clinic and is due to go again in March. Each time I talk to her she tells me of her accomplishments since we last talked. She is able to walk a short distance now with a walker. Bear in mind that when she first went in the nursing home she couldn’t walk at all and barely use her hands. First it was a few steps between the bars and then finally up to over 2000 steps, and now the walker. Makes me feel pretty small when I think I have something to complain about. She is a devout Christian and that plays a huge part in her accomplishments. Chris was my neighbor for many years back in the days when our children were small.
Speaking of old neighbors, my husband’s best friend is in stage 4 cancer and it is like reliving a very sad time in my life over again. I spoke to him on the telephone this week and he is courageous and optimistic even though he is on antibiotics and recovering from the flu. Prayers for you Bill.
OK, I have procrastinated enough, I need to get the car going. There are only 96 days left till Spring!