Thursday, 25 April 2013

Health, Friends and Family...Life is Good

Whew!!! What a busy day it was today.  Don't get me wrong, this is not a complaint.  I didn't sleep well last night as I was worrying about the CT scan that I had this afternoon.  I was not able to eat or drink until after the CT scan which was scheduled for 1:30 p.m.  I'm pleased that I was able to run a couple of errands before spending a couple of hours at the hospital.

My CT scan was of my throat/chest and abdomen.  Now I'm waiting for the results.  In the meantime, life is great.  While at the hospital, I took the time to visit with a friend who is acutely struggling with her health.  I've been keeping her and her family in my prayers.  At times life seems so unfair.  Prayer helps soothe me but after today, I was questioning if prayer really helps with cures.  I truly believe it does but sometimes life just does not make sense.  I didn't want to overstay my welcome, so it was a brief visit.  I'm going to continue to pray for a major miracle.  I was unsettled and enjoyed the walk to my car which was a number of blocks away.  The sun was shining brightly but the wind was cool.  The brisk walk in the sunshine was soothing.

I finished my afternoon off by dropping by another friends' place to help pack as they prepare to move.  I'm not sure I was much of a help.  At times I felt like I was a hinderance as I was trying to pack but also didn't want to mess up their system.

Then I enjoyed a quick meal of chicken wings, fries and beer with my husband.  It was nice to reconnect after a number of busy days for both of us.  My mind has been more scattered and less sharp again.  Just as we sat down at our table, my husband says to me "Do you have the tickets?"  We were grabbing a bite to eat before we went off to our daughter's high school for a cabaret/cafe type of evening.  So... did I have the tickets? No.  I had seen them on the counter and intended to put them in my purse but....I forgot.  So my husband and I ordered our beer and then he left to return home to pick up the tickets.  I ordered our food and then waited and hoped that my husband would be able to get back in time to enjoy his Guiness and hot wings.  Talk about good timing!!!  Just as he returned and sat down, our wings were delivered to the table.

We enjoyed our meal together and then continued on our way to the high school.  What a great program of various talents was in store for us!  We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and were very happy to support our daughter as she worked behind the scenes.  She'll be having a late night as all the performers and stage hands help to tear down the cafe and then have a small party at a local restaurant.  This all brought back memories of my own high school days when I would be involved with the annual Cabaret, or the musicals.  I'm happy to see my daughter getting involved.

It's been a busy and long day.  I'm tired emotionally as I've struggled with my own anxieties but also tried to be supportive for my friends.  I'm tired physically because I pushed myself to walk very briskly on my way to the hospital and again on my return to the van.  I've also started a 30 Day Challenge of squats.  Today I completed 75 squats.  So I am tired.  I'm also starting to take stock of the gardens and work on cleaning them up as I didn't get much weeding and improvements made last year.

Tomorrow I'm hoping I will spend most of the day with my friends as they move.  I will excuse myself for about an hour while I return home to teach a couple of lessons.  Life is good as I share my time with family and friends.  That's truly what is important in life is our family and friends.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry to hear about your friend. It's hard to watch people in our circle struggling and suffering while we go about our day. It brings on guilt at times, which it shouldn't, but we are human, after all.

    But other parts of your day were lovely. When we spend it with people we love, it's always a good day. Even taking solitary walks alone, or spending time in the garden makes us grateful to be here. Healthy and whole.