Friday, April 13, 2012

The Rain

The rain falls down on the window sill
playing the music of gentle notes
of nature's gift to us
It lulls me into
a calming state
So quiet and so peaceful

It  lulled me as a young innocent girl
and now as an woman who has seen so much of life

As I listen to its lullaby today
I felt that same innocence
 Once again
 as I felt in my youth

How could that be?
Have I become innocent once again?
Perhaps it it just the magic that comes from the song
That has taken me back to that time

It has allowed me to see things through the innocence 
of a young girl that knew so little
Feared so little
Worried so little
And merely enjoyed so much

So much of what God had placed before me
The grass and the flowers and trees
The clover and bees and lightening bugs
How free they all seemed to me

They seemed to accept their fate
what ever it would be
Not fighting what nature had intended for them 
Just living for the moments that were free

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Pity Party Continues

It will be 5 weeks tomorrow since the knee surgery and I am just not recovering the way I  that I had hoped.  I have full range of motion in my knee...but not without some pretty intense pain.  The full range of motion is good.  I just thought by now that the pain would be minimal.  It isn't.  If I just run a few errands or try and do some housework...I am in so much pain at the end of the day...I am exhausted and ill from it all.    Today I tried to wear a knee brace and try to relax my knee while I walked.  It didn't help.  I couldn't wait to sit down so that I could be free of the pain.  I can't ask for pain meds (nor would they give me any) because I am a recovering alcoholic.  Patience and time are the only things I have to look forward to.  I sure do hope that the pain will ease up soon.  Our weather is so beautiful right now.  I would love to be out there planting flowers or cleaning the garage or just going for a long walk somewhere.  I tried doing some on line exercises to strengthen the knee...but that caused very intense pain...and it made me wonder if I was doing them wrong and could maybe make it worse, so I stopped that.  I am thinking about trying the knee strap in the above photo to see if that helps me walk longer without so much pain.  In just 3 short weeks we are going to Paducah for the Quilt Show.  I didn't get to go the past two years and I am really looking forward to it.  We have an overnight planned so that will help.  It will be our 35th year of our first date.  Can't believe my hubby has put up with me all these years.......

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Well...I find myself with little or nothing to say lately.  Most of my thoughts are as the old saying goes...If you can't say anything nice...say nothing at all.  And when all else about the weather.  Our weather has been cool and sunny.  A change from the 90 degrees we were having.  Hope your weather is good....and your days sunny.  That didn't sound quite right...but whatever...

Clifford 1994 to 2009

Clifford   1994 to 2009
The Best Dog Ever