I have a lot of time on my hands this week. I had a cyst removed from my back and the thing was as big as a gizzard, golf ball, extra large walnut, you get the idea. Anyway it was the third time to excise it which gave me frequent flyer status. I did not seek out a dermatologist this time they are chicken surgeons. I had a plastic surgeon take it out. They are good about removing anything bad like old scar tissue, and thinking about the best way to make a nearly invisible scar. He was surprised at the size, as were we all. Where is my camera when I need it? Nawh, somebody would've puked for sure.
Why am I talking about this? Because the good doctor told me not to bend over or to lift anything because that whopper left a big hole and my stitches could split open.
I took that advice very seriously and have been in my pajamas for 3 days. My feet have almost stopped hurting. I definitely do not want a big hole in my back, so no more shift work before going to Colombia.
With all this time on my hands I should be thinking of some funny, witty post. Or at least a story about something. I do remember the third grade, that's a lot of territory. Just not feelin it.
My Mama used to say, should bee's don't give any honey." Guess what? Right now I don't feel witty, or funny, not even creative. The truth is I feel burdened. I am worrying about picking a good job, one that won't do me in. I am sad from reading *Bring the Rain*, I am sad from thinking about our baby, even after all this time.
Nothing much seems very funny, or important.
but God,..is on his throne. I am going to Colombia in 9 more days. I will see miracles, and beauty in the midst of poverty. I will touch big brown eyed people and they will touch me. I will do my best to avoid the rampant lice. I will try not to over eat Hal's great cooking. I will walk the muddy streets of Galapa, rejoicing to be there again. I will marvel at the beauty of the environment, and the richness of spirit in the people. The colors will dazzle, the people so open, so sweet. I will return without this present slump, and then I will have something to say, something worth hearing. One cannot go to a place like that and not have a complete change of perspective. I am eager to go.
I will leave the contest open for 5 more days and then we will put the names of those entered into a hat and pick one. It's impossible to pick a best, I laughed at a lot of them. If you want to enter feel free. Closing the 15th at 4pm.