Friday, June 30, 2006
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Friday, June 16, 2006
What is a word that you use that would not be considered common?
What theme of calendar do you have on your wall this year?
Name 3 people you speak with by telephone a regular basis.
If you could buy a new outfit for someone you know - who would it be and what would you purchase for them?
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
I went to my orthopedic doctor at the end of May about my forthcoming surgery on my knee (scoping, actually). It was a lot like visiting my eye doctor. He would ask me, "Tell me which hurts worse, #1 (and he would push on the inside of my knee) or #2 (and he then twisted and turned my knee)?" Again, "#1 or ....#2?" Well, number 1 hurt more than #2 so we are not doing the scope at this time but he did give me a cortisone injection. (Yes, it did hurt something terribly but I did survive!)
All along my foot has been bothering me but my knee was hurting much worse, IMHO. Now that my knee is doing sooooo much better however, my foot is now screaming for attention, too. I went to my foot doctor today and came home in a "soft" cast, ace bandage and walking 'boot/shoe'. (Pilot, it's like what they put on my elbow when I had the staph infection.) It has helped to immobilize it. The pain isn't totally gone but it certainly seems like I can cope much better.
Life is always throwing things at us, don't you think? The unexpected arises. Thank goodness for God's grace to being able to deal with life's unexpected issues. May we always look up and out, seeking Him above all.
I think our strawberries are ready to serve before Pilot Dad heads off to work. I've had it rough today....we attended a luncheon at a friend's home today, then went to the foot appt., came home and picked up Pilot Dad, then went out to dinner. Somewhere in there we took a very important phone call from Pilot...(aren't all his important? wink * wink*) and now for dessert.
God Bless each of you! I don't think I've told you how much I appreciate each of you who drop in for a visit...even the "lurkers" out there are appreciated.
Monday, June 12, 2006
Here I am with the four generations of women in my family! I'm the one sitting on my great-grandmother's lap.
Can you believe that is her natural hair color? I hope by the time I'm 90, well, almost 90, that my natural hair color will look like hers!
Right now, I'm just working on getting hair! But you have to remember, I'm only 2.5 months old!
We have had a wonderful girls weekend! My UJ has done very well to have been surrounded by so much estrogen! LOL!
Saturday, June 10, 2006
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Just don't forget me! I don't think I could handle that!
Sunday, June 04, 2006
Saturday, June 03, 2006
I can't get the image out of my head.
Thursday Pilot Dad and I were running a couple of errands. We were stopped at a red light, in the center lane. We watched as a guy in a wheel chair, with only one workable arm, wheeled himself across the street and then crossed over the street we were on. I could not tell if he had amputated legs or just legs that didn't work. We were too far away. Picture in your mind if you will. He begins crossing by wheeling his chair with his left arm pushing on the left wheel. He does this rapidly about three times then immediately crosses his left arm across his body to push the right wheel about twice, to keep his chair going in a fairly straight direction. Then he quickly brings his left arm back to the left wheel...and repeats the whole process. It was quite slow for him and he weaved somewhat but on the whole he did it very well.
Our hearts broke for him as we watched him labor to cross the two streets. I imagine he is on very limited funds and so cannot afford an electric wheel chair. Our thoughts turned toward his spiritual condition, wondering if he knew the Lord? I thought about the cortisone injection I had in my knee on Wednesday which made all the difference in my ability to walk. There, but for the grace of God, go I.
Why was he having to go it alone? Did he have any friends? Where was he going? How long in his life has he had to get around with only one arm to push his wheel chair? So many questions without any answers.
Thursday, June 01, 2006