Wednesday, January 14, 2015

In the Rapids

Life is moving very fast these days, and, if the truth were told, Teddy said it all tonight, when he commented to his mother that "Nana is very old so be careful with her" (Alison was trimming some errant curls at the nape of my neck).  Teddy has no idea how hard Nana has to work to stay "young" enough to keep up with all his antics, and my new life.  I am loving it!!

It is 19 days and counting until my knee replacement. As much work as the surgery project is, I cannot wait for it to be over, as the pain is a huge weight I drag around every day.  Working with the fitness trainer is wonderful and I feel quite a bit stronger, and mentally I am in a great place. Let's see how soon I can get back to writing, and how long I can maintain my even keel through the pain.

Tomorrow, daughter, Anne, is bringing her beautiful self from Florida to see me.  For the first time in many years, we will take a few days away, just us, to catch up on our lives and see what fun and  "trouble" we can conjure up in Provincetown.  Our breath will be taken by the beauty and the cold, but we will warm ourselves by fires and enjoy some lovely meals together (well, LM is allowed to join us Saturday night at "The Mews.")  We will return home on Sunday and the whole family will have dinner before Anne returns home on Monday. 
This is all sort of a kick-off before the surgery date.

Many in my life are experiencing some health crises, some almost recovered and some in the worst stages of surgery recovery.  One friend, Priscilla, is leaving a hospital Saturday after 5 months away from home. Her spirit is so high right now and  I am so happy for her to be returning to her beloved cat, Pepper and her sweet home on a pond.

My sister, Margaret had surgery to shore up her lumbar spine last Friday, and after some post-surgical scary times, she returned home today under the watchful eye of her daughters.  The pain of being away from my sister in such a tenuous time, is wrenching.  Margaret, my heart is with you, Jerry and the girls! 

My second daughter, Sara, is suffering with kidney stones right now, and we are all sending her love, patience and comfort. Very painful.....we so want you to join us on Sunday so we send you and Samantha all our wishes to carry you through this time.

That is a little bit of life right much to do. I am so very grateful for the strength I feel and the love that surrounds me these days, especially from my LM.  He is my rock and haven so many times each day.

Time for rest and meditation.....sending you all peace and love!!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR.....Hanging on to Our Hats

We welcomed in 2015 with a lovely lobster dinner, and some movies.  Our perfect way to celebrate. A wonderful year is ahead, complete with a new knee for me, and many more adventures with Teddy, too. 

Who knows what other amazing events will fill our world, but we are ready to embrace each day for all its worth.

Ms G is celebrating 2015 with some Greenies and herding efforts with LM this morning as we prepare to have a New Year's celebratory breakfast with friends.

Much love to all our family and friends... may your days be filled with opportunities for peace, respect and love.