Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Hello, I have missed visiting you all... today is the first day in well over a week that I am finally feeling a bit better... I don't want to go into all of the details of my surgery, (who wants to hear all that? I don't!) so will just say it has been a LONG week for me... I am not one to lay around and let others wait on me... but have had to... so, today I am feeling grateful... grateful to God and my guardian angels... to everyone... all of you for your nice emails, comments, thoughts and prayers... my family for taking care of me and never once complaining... I am grateful to the doctors and nurses who took care of me in the hospital, well, except for ONE... she would have made a better prison warden than nurse, but, hey, I will still say something grateful about her... I am grateful she did not have to come home with me and be my nurse! tee hee hee (who would have thought asking for a banana in the hospital was a big deal???)... I am thinking positive about getting better and telling myself my next visit with my doctor will be a good one and he will tell me how to better take care of myself so I don't go through this again... I eat healthy, don't smoke or drink, and I walk so much every day... not sure what more I can do, but I am sure I can make some positive changes for the better...
With that said, the other thing on my mind today is Autumn approaching... Fall is my very favorite time of year and I am excited for it... the photo is of my Honeycrisp apples from last Fall that will arrive shortly at my little fruit stand down the lane... they are just the yummiest ever and make the best pies!... I love the colors of Autumn, and always love to decorate with Nature's bounty, including pumpkins, Indian corn, gourds and such... the air is just crisper in Autumn and the sun's rays seem to have a magical glow about them... Jack and I call it "sweatshirt weather" when the cool morning air on our walks is perfect for a cozy sweatshirt or sweater... I love the smell of woodburning stoves filling the air... my little summer Hummingbirds will be leaving in a few weeks for their long journey South for the winter... I will say a little prayer for their safe return and blow them a kiss goodbye till next Spring... my winter birds will begin to arrive who I love so much too, and our beautiful Bald Eagles will once again migrate back to the Farmington Bay in the Great Salt Lake close by...I feel like today is sort of a new beginning for me in a lot of ways... for these things and more, I am grateful... xoxo
Posted by Julie Marie at 11:42 AM