Sunday, April 17, 2011
This - That - and the other
I found a pair of very ugly old shoes in my closet that my poor toe can fit into so I can go to work tomorrow.
I sat with my foot propped up all day yesterday and read a very good book. I limped to a fundraiser last night (a dance) and enjoyed sitting on the side lines with the non-dancers. I've never sat in that row, I've always stayed on the dance floor. I heard some pretty lame reasons for people not dancing and most of them seemed awfully self centered. My youngest daughter "the reiki master" gave me some stones to put under my mattress to help the swelling in my toe because I did not want to have a reike done yesterday. I don't so much believe in the stones power but I do believe in her.
OK, I've met some very strange alcoholics and addicts thru the years but none of them seem as "crazy" to me as the folks that write into Post Secret. I'd like to read some secrets that have nothing to do with sex. Don't people have any non-sexual secrets?
Thirty four years ago today, my husband and I got into our car to race to the hospital because I was in labor. The battery was dead. After the initial "oh no not today!" we laughed and laughed about the irony of a dead battery and being in labor. We made it to the hospital with the help of neighbors and my oldest daughter, my first child, was born. As all the flowers and gifts were arriving that day, I had no clue that he would die in a wreck thirty days later, I had no clue that I would turn first to alcohol and when that stopped working, to more and more drugs. I'm glad I did not know all of that because today I want to remember that happy happy day without all the stuff that happened a few weeks later.
Today is a good day.....ouch toe, ouch memories and all. God is good.