Hello, my friends! Notice that I did not call you my blogging friends, I just consider you all friends now. (I totally stole this from Scriptor Senex but I do agree with it, so I hope he will not mind me stating the same thing on my blog!) Thanks to all who left comments on my last post, the one that was written by my husband! He still has not finished answering all the comments! Richard takes such great care in everything he does, including his writing. Ha! You should read the letters that we wrote to each other for all those years....his are so well written and mine are...well, let's just say, that they won't win any prizes! (They are funny though...they must have kept him interested!)
I was thankful that Richard wrote a post for me since I have been having a bit of bother with my health recently! I had an illness in October and then, I had some serious side effects of some of the medications. Go and read the side effects of any medicine you have...I think I had all of those, no half measures for me! At times, the muscle pains that I had meant that I couldn't sleep and combine that with vision problems also meant that I couldn't use the computer. AND I lost my voice! This was much more upsetting to me than I thought it would be, since I really do like to sing. (Okay, I like to talk too, so sue me!) Still, let's say that my intense coughing had a musical sound to it, we will say that anyway!
Here's the thing...I actually had folks tell me that it might take longer to get over an illness since I AM NOT A SPRING CHICKEN ANYMORE. Well. I am so glad to know this...this makes just all the difference in the world...NOT! This reminds me of something that I want to share with you...
Ephesians 4:29New International Version (NIV)
29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
I know that I am no longer a spring chicken! I am the little red hen, getting things done!
(Please tell me that you know the story of The Little Red Hen! Maybe children are not told that story anymore!) To be honest, I really didn't realize how much I do in the course of a day, until it was such a struggle to get through each day. The worst thing for me, this came after our trip to England, where I felt so healthy and happy! Anybody remember the beginning of "It's A Wonderful Life", where the angel Clarence is being sent to help George Bailey? "Is he sick?, Clarence asks and he is told..."No, worse, DISCOURAGED". And if you don't know the movie, "It's A Wonderful Life", then do yourself a favor, and make sure you see it. I know it by heart and it is one my of favorites.
Getting better...that is me! I just wanted to let my friends know why my blogging has been a bit sporadic lately. Hopefully, it won't be long until you see my long off-the-subject, strange rambling comments again!
Look, here we are in London! Richard took this in a mirror in one of the public rooms at the hotel in London.
It's A Wonderful Life!