PIE IN THE SKY
Hello everyone! It's a cold but sunny day here, temps in single digits. 8:45 AM. Tomorrow I dig out of hibernation to visit my orthopedic doctor for an injection in my knee. I had my last one about a year ago and it's time.
I read an interesting blog post this morning from THE LOW CARB DIABETIC about getting enough vitamin D in winter. Funnily, (I think I just made that word up), I haven't thought much about it. We have a cupboard full of vitamins. Roger is a collector. Especially if there's a 2 for 1 sale going on at the pharmacy. I take an individual packet of 5 vitamins everyday if I think about it. My daughter sent me a parcel of get well goodies when I was sick and a box of vitamins in packets was included. Remembering is the problem. So I have a candy dish filled with them on my hobby table beside my comfy chair in the living room.
I labeled my post "Pie in the sky" because another blogger who is struggling with heart issues talked about aging and what it is we want out of life. She is waiting for a procedure to be done regarding her A Fib. An ablation I think it is called. Anyway, it struck me that aren't we all in some way or other "waiting" for the next hurdle to appear on our horizon? Or coping with whatever it is we're involved with now? After the last 2 years there can't be many of us left thinking that all must be right with our world in order for us to be happy. She is coping by drawing houses. Pages and pages of similar looking houses. She can never seem to get them right, the fictional village of houses. Night after night she can't seem to stop drawing houses. She calls it weird but I say it is the new normal.
It's not all that different than me trying to teach myself a new way of knitting. Row upon row of knitting and purling. Cooped up in the house, worried about staying well I am one of those people who need to have something new to occupy my time. Last winter at Mom's I taught myself to punch/hook pictures with yarn. I spent a small fortune on supplies and different size frames but in the end my back issues became exacerbated with the position I needed to do it. I returned to reading.
That caused another problem, snacking. I am overweight and becoming more so. If my hands aren't busy, I am thinking about what I can snack on. My maiden name is Eaton and I live up to that name every day. 🙃😞😏 BUT, I am not unhappy. Yes, I am flawed. Even a little weird, maybe. But, a realist, certainly. This is the life we are living and we had better make the most of it according to the best of our abilities or lack thereof! It does no good to wish for what we had. That was yesterday and gone gone gone and after the past few months I am glad glad glad.🤗Let's appreciate every day to it's fullest, even when things aren't so ducky. So, tomorrow I am marching full steam ahead into my orthos office and turning a deaf ear to the lecture on weight gain.🙄
Would you like to see a few scenes I took during January last year? I must say, I do miss the Island...and Mom. Every night I ask God to say "Hi" for me.❤
Much love and peace is wished for you💕