My week didn’t start off all that well. Spent all day Monday and most of Tuesday in bed not feeling spry. Monday was a first as far as I can remember, Vi took a day off of work to “keep an eye on me”. I kept trying to tell her I was fine but she didn’t like the look of me, hmm that might not be all that complimentary. lol.
Wednesday felt much better and we had neighbor Paul and his son Bob over for supper. Yes this is the same Paul that has been beating me at crib. I thought maybe having home court advantage might give me the boost I needed to finally beat him. What can I say, home court advantage, phooey.
Still poking away at those (&#@*) removations but the end is just around the corner and I will have more energy for the blog which I am looking forward to.
Through out all of this I am still thinking of all the things I have learned from the blog and the many things I already knew but have had so strongly re-enforced in my mind. I have a separate post saved. One in which as I think of something else I just write myself a note, hey I am memory guy.
Every time my thoughts wander in this direction I am over whelmed by a sense of, feelings of gratitude. I am such a lucky man most importantly though is I know it and I appreciate it. Some time back I remember writing thoughts along this line some time ago and was questioned how with my list of ailments I could possibly feel lucky. The answer to that is so very obvious to me. I am still here. Plain and simple I am still here but it goes beyond that. I am still here and I am living life. I do have some physical limitations but then doesn’t everyone to some extent or another. Yes, I do struggle at times when it become apparant those limitations are increasing but with a little internal work I seem to be able to get my head back in order.
Attitude, a positive attitude and the will/desire to keep going are so very important. That kind of attitude is such a blessing, the will, the desire to LIVE LIFE.
I had more to say but just got a phone call. Brother-in-law Henri is in the hospital somehow having amputated his toe.
Also prayers please for our deal blogging friend Mel and her sister. The sister will shortly be under going surgery for cancer. Please