That was a great song by Rod Stewart by the way. I'm probably the only one that remembers it!
It does seem like a long time since I've been here although it's really only been a few days. I wanted to fill you in on what's been going on around here and apologize for taking so long to visit everyone.
I have missed you all.
I wasn't feeling well most of last week and suspected that a past physical problem had returned. I had some blood work done and still don't know the results. But I woke up Monday morning feeling back to my old self. So yesterday and today were very good days for me.
Well at least physically!
The following is a photo of an empty garage.
You see, this morning after I had showered and got all dolled up to run several errands and then go to work at church I went out to this garage to start my car. And guess what?
No, the car wasn't stolen but she wouldn't start. Nope she was dead as a doornail! Oh dear I do think I just showed my age there, well
Anywho, I started to feel frustration come over me and then I thought well I guess God wanted me to stay home today. I was having troubles the past few months with it starting but when I had the battery checked I was told that it was fine, Mmmmm.
I was praying that it wasn't something more costly and in the meantime called my boy to come and give me a jump after he got through at work.
Meanwhile I got undolled up and put some yard workin' clothes on.
I took out my trusty rake and worked for several hours cleaning up the yard. This is only one section of it. It's an odd shaped yard. There are four different sections to it.
The old blue table and chair were mom's. Nobody wanted them. Except me. She had them sitting way back in her yard. I can picture her sitting there with a good book, relaxing or praying.
O.K. I had a few bad days over the weekend. For some reason mom was heavily on my mind. I did a lot of crying. Then it occurred to me that my birthday is just around the corner. My first one without mom.
This is still hard to think about. And I'm sure it's hard for my son as well. His birthday falls on Easter this year. Spring was mom's second favorite season, summer being her first.
I have been sitting in her chair and it has given me comfort.
It was early afternoon when Frank came by and jumped my car. The dealership is just a few blocks from my house so he followed me there and gave me a ride home. He's such a good man.
After he dropped me off at home I continued to work in the yard.
I got about 3/4's of the yard cleaned and felt very good after I was done.
That was a photo of the little mysterious Hyacinth that I posted about earlier. It looks a little sickly to me but I think that given a few more years it will grow big and strong!
A lot of you have asked about my ankle and I am happy to say that it feels great. Most of the range of motion is back except for when I turn it inward. It only hurts a bit when I do that so I don't do that!
I did keep myself busy while I was off my feet. I hadn't crocheted in so long but decided to start an afghan for my recliner. You know, just something to throw over me when I get to take those wonderful naps!
I like this pattern and it's nice and warm as it is a very close stitch.
The car dealership called with good news. It was just the battery and I now have a new one! So lets see, the car is good, the yard is good, the ankle is good, my son is good and I feel good.
So I have lots to be grateful for today. Tomorrow I go to see the ortho doctor. We will discuss the ankle and the knee. I think that I am ready to ride my bike but I want to make sure before I hop on.
However I almost did it anyway today!
I feel ready. I feel good.