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.
OK i am walking myslef through this blog roll... you log in to your account ... on the top right of the page if you are looking at your latest post... you will see, your id, then new post, then customize, then sign out... click on customize, when that page comes up you will see on the right add a gadget and then a list of what you have in your side bar, click add a gadget, the very first one is blog list click that box, then from there you simply click what you want to show, and at the bottom click the blue box that says add to list then you add each url for each blog you want on your list then when done you click the red save button and wallah you have a blog roll!
I remember a time I was sick in bed with a terrible case of hives and a nursing newborn. I was so down and God sent a special woman to make me tea and toast, love and care for my kids while I languished on benadryl, pop my wee one into bed when she needed a "snack," and so much more. SHE BLESSED ME SO MUCH! (I'd love to pay back that favor to you just now, with interest! Got any black currant tea in the cupboard?)
I love you, sweet sister. We may
not share DNA but we ARE sisters! (We look more alike than me and my DNA-matching sister. Ha!)
XOXOXOXOXOXOX ... (forever)
what I did with mine.... is each person I had in my side bar list I woudl click on then copy their URL and paste it... it took me a few hours but I am glad now that I did... for a long time I left the list in fact yesterday I removed the original list. (i was afraid I would miss someone LOL) now if I find a blog I want to follow or to get to know better I automatically copy their URL and add them to my blog roll.
I am glad you are taking care of yourself. Do you think my family would believe me if I put on my jammies and "told" them I had a cyst removed?
Thanks - the doodle looks good here.
Oh Karen... I wish I could bring you something pumpkiny and sit down for a long chat. I am excited for you and your upcoming trip! Have you, at least, changed your jammies?
Oh no! I hope you feel better. That sounds painful! I am glad you are trying to relax and staying in your pj's. I would like to stay in mine all day, every day : )! Hope the new school year is going well for you and the girls!
Well, I for one, would have enjoyed the pictures.
I am glad you are taking it easy, taking care of yourself. I am sorry for the slumpy mood.
I am so excited for you going on your mission trip.
*hugs n prayers*
There's nothing worse than the blahs when you can't really do anything about it except lie around the house. I wish you a speedy recover on all fronts.
I think it is fantastic that you're able to make this trip to Colombia. You are right, that will definitely jump start a more positive frame of mind. There's nothing more rewarding than helping others.
I'm SO feeling you on this post! Its really been a reflective time lately, hasn't it.
I hope you recover quickly!!
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