Slowing Down to Recover


How you describe it?

If you’re of a certain age and remember the Ed Sullivan Show, or any musical/variety show growing up, you certainly remember an act that I’ve always called plate spinning.

The orchestra plays lively music while the performer puts plates atop a spindle and gives it a little nudge. The plates start to spin on and on while the performer does other little feats of magical amusement, stopping every so often to keep the plates spinning.

So, it’s how things have gone this week. Trying to dig back in and not having a good footing. Too many plates spinning. Need to get back to ground zero.

Lots of doctor’s visits this week. Dan lost a lot of blood during his procedure last week, but not enough to require a transfusion. Iron supplements and lots of extra water should help build up the blood supply. It’s so fascinating to learn these ways to help the body help itself.

In the meantime, there are World Series Games to watch, a lonely, broken hearted dog who misses her sister to walk twice a dayn, and a quilt to finish binding and trimming threads from.

After a very hectic couple of weeks, my body has signaled it’s tired. Today is going to be a rest day.

Our dog misses her sister so badly! The Vet told us Saturday the best thing for her would be another dog. He said he has seen do mourn for years and years. We are looking, after being turned for not having Heartworm up to date. No exceptions from some rescues.

Roxie, left, died on July 5. Lexie, right, is so very sad.

So here’s hoping the Nationals win the series. Hopefully, it will be a good series and last all seven games. It beats watching reality shows or political debates. We’ll be petting the dog and snuggling with her.

I remember in grade school that the nuns would let us watch the World Series during school if someone brought their portable black and white TV. There were no night games in the 1960’s. We were St. Louis fans since Bob Gibson was from Omaha. He was an incredible pitcher and good to watch. The nuns loved him!

Do you have a favorite baseball team?? Who do you hope wins the series?? Leave a comment, and let me know who you’re rooting for in the series. Thank you!

Tomorrow will be another appointment for Dan. He is slowly getting stronger. Sometimes recovery appears to take so long. And we humans are so impatient for our bodies to repair themselves. We need to be patient, and remember, it’s all in God’s time, not ours.

Blessings on you all. And thank you for reading. I appreciate it.