It's crazy what a difference a week can make. Tonight as I unloaded the dishwasher and lifted a plate into the cupboard I realized that last week at this time I couldn't even push the button on my remote control. I like this week better. :)
Sorry I skipped out on you for a bit... while I'm tougher than I look I'm afraid there are going to be moments now and then when that won't cut it no matter how determined I am. Last Sunday happened to start one of those extremely unpleasant times... I'm quite the organized person but I can also be quite the procrastinator, which means I didn't have any spare blog posts written for a day when I wasn't all that functional. I debated about whether you'd worry more that someone else was posting or if you'd assume worse things if nothing was posted at all... so it was good old Susie to the rescue!
[Now that I've written "good old Susie" I have a feeling she would want me to tell you that she's a whopping two days younger than me, so old isn't an adjective that really fits her.] :)
Susie asked me what she should write and I was in too much pain to chat at that moment so I said, "Just say whatever. It will be fine." I wasn't in so much pain that I had completely lost my mind, however, because I quickly retracted that and said to just tell you all I'm fine, not to worry and I'd be back before you missed me. Susie has known me far too well for far too many years to give her carte blanche... especially when I have written posts about her bad influence on me. Luckily, she took pity on me and kept it to the basics. :) I may just ask her to guest post on the blog for fun someday... as long as I get to approve the content.
This is a photo of Susie and Meg... two of my friends who ride to my rescue more often than they should have to. Cute, aren't they?
I think for future reference (this is the organized part of me) I'm going to have some sort of generic post/photo that I'll put up if it's physically not possible for me to write that day (this is also the part of me that knows I'll still be a procrastinator and not have extra posts on hand). I promise I won't do it if I'm just having a dry spell thinking up topics... it will be for actual sick days only! But when/if that happens, seriously don't worry. I'll be back to the blog before you have a chance to miss me too much.
So, before the detour, my original idea for last week was to do a post each day about ways I've been given things to be thankful for. While the sentiment is a week late, I think the good things are still obvious...
Like the fact that I can lift my arms to the keyboard and type now.
And the fact that my energy is getting better each day.
And the fact that I have my killer bathtub for long, therapeutic soaks.
And the fact that I have friends like Susie who I can call and ask to do a blog post for me.
And the fact that my dog was remarkably calm and careful with me when I wasn't at my best.
Mostly, I'm thankful for all of you who were so very kind in the comment section. You all make it fun for me to get up in the morning and see you here... and you just can't know how much I appreciated your kindness this past week. Thanks for giving all you do to me. :)