Sunday, March 27, 2011

mulling over a day gone by...

It wasn't the greatest day. I know I've had much worse but today my emotions were up and down and I had little patience and just felt like crying. I bought a sewing machine and sat down to use it and found a part was missing. Can't sew without the foot that holds the material in place. Grrr.... A little part, but a major one.

My second iPad died. Got the first one for Christmas. That one died the first week. This one lasted almost three months but conked out today. Sniff...

My neck hurts. Still. Very tired of that.

My hot flashes have returned. Ferociously. Getting (very) tired of that too.

As I prepare to go to sleep after an emotional day, I think through the previous hours and I'm aware that there were many good things in my day too. I don't want to define the day by the negative thoughts and feelings because there were also many good moments.

I took a long walk this morning. The air was cool and refreshing. It gave me joy. I spent the time as I walked talking to my mom on the phone. We had a nice "visit".

My old dog is behaving puppy-like. The medicine from the vet for his allergies and infection has worked so well he has been behaving like a young dog again. Energetic when I walked him (twice today!) and even chewing on his "brush-a-teeth"! He hasn't wanted to do that in a long time because it hurt to chew. It's nice to see him so happy and playful!

I went out and did some shopping... getting some new pillows and household items, a new (cool) nightgown, and a new (pink) purse! It was good to get out on a nice day. I also made a wonderful lunch when I got home. Tacos made with fresh ingredients in warm corn tortillas. Edd loved them.

Watched an interesting movie called Powder. Kind of weird. But still made me think. I like movies that make me think.

Edd and I had nice talks. Sometimes we see funny things here and around Austin. Today we saw a guy apparently hired on as a human signpost advertising something or another for a local business. He held his sign with as little effort as possible, even having his head resting on the sign as he tried to nap. Edd said wryly, "that guy could actually get fired due to lack of performance!" Made me laugh.

I want to focus on the good as much as I can even though I have my moments of feeling defeated and discouraged. So I am thankful... and today wasn't really so bad afterall.

If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. ~Flavia Weedn, Flavia and the Dream Maker

The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears. ~John Vance Cheney

I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. ~Agatha Christie


1 comment:

  1. It's so funny, cause I keep seeing that same guy and even told Matthew about him yesterday - about the way he rests his head on the sign like he's sleeping! HA!!