Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wild and Wooly Wednesday

Happy July, everyone! It's been a long first day of the month for me and I'm grateful to see it winding down.

Saw the doc today. She poked and prodded and practically stuck her fingers inside my kneecap thru the skin. Looked at me gravely and said..."This is bad." Through my tears, I said..."I know". Sooo--I am set up for xrays and they are procuring an appointment for me with an ortho guy, and she gave me some pain pills. She said--this has got to be excruciating. You have an incredibly high threshhold for pain, don't you? I pointed at the tears rolling down my cheeks and said "Not so much." lol I have to get the xrays done so they'll be ready for Dr Rogowski. I'm just relieved to be having the ball rolling.

Had a lovely lunch with a sponsee who just got back from a week in Prague. She got me a lovely gift...a gorgeous garnet necklace from the 40's, she found it at a flea market while she was there. It just so happens that garnet is my birthstone. I am so blessed to have people like this woman in my life. She made a wonderful salad for lunch that was made of: spinach, snow peas, cucumbers, onion, tofu and artichoke hearts. Had a slightly sweet/sour dressing on it--YUM! (I LOVE it when other people cook for me!!!) lol We looked at her photographs from the trip...made me want to go there even more than I already did! The architecture was breathtaking.

It was a beautiful day in the high 70's today. The world looked all beautiful and people were a lot nicer than they were when the temps were over a hundred. lol Me included. Tonight after we had dinner, hubby and I went out to pick a few peaches and the last of the cherries. I also picked a few cucumbers for the big salad I have to make for tomorrow nights speaker mtg/potluck. Found a few more snow peas (they're about gone, although this cool weather has started some flowering again!). The garden is looking all wild and overgrown and things are (I swear!!) about 4-6 inches higher every day.

Today, I am grateful for:
*A sober life, where I can give and receive love
*Friends and family
*Watching them dig trenches for!! WATER LINES!!! just down at the bridge!!IT"S COMING!!
*Nice weather
*Fresh Peaches
*Music and art and Natures beauty

Tomorrow is my sons 38th birthday. Wow. Where does the time go? Seems like just yesterday, he was a little toddler, getting into thjings and learning about his world.

No wonder I'm so



Zanejabbers said...

The last item on your gratitude list is great. I never think of that kind of thing. I am listening to Easy Listening music from 973 on DishNet as I post.

Andrew said...

I am glad that you are getting your knee looked after. Prayers for a speedy recovery.

And the water lines are on the way! Yippee!

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...


Isn't it amazing how the good can outweigh the bad, and it can be as simple as a lunch with joys and adventures shared?

YAY God!

Prayer Girl said...

I could relate to so many things in this post. I'll start with the last first - my son turned 38 in March. A great age for him - he got married (for the first time) in April.

Oh how I wish I could place my hand on your knee and ask God to lessen the pain till His surgeons do their magic.

Lovely lunches with lovely friends - doesn't get much better than that, does it?

Loved this post,
Prayer Girl

Ginnie said...

Aren't sponsees wonderful? I love to see the light come on in their eyes.
Good luck with your knee problem.