Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Moving Right Along

I'm still here.

Right here, on Queens Creek, the same as I ever was.

The recent events of my life have been the equivalent of at least four Lifetime movies.

I could write a book about each major event, they're all lengthy, dramatic, quasi-incredible stories.

It was as if someone was testing me, to see how much I could take at once.

But, for whatever reason, I'm still here, alive and convulsing kicking twitching.

Right now, I'm recovering from my last major surgery for 2015.

So far, so good. I should be back to normal, whatever that is, soon.

Today I went on my first walk since the accident back in October.

It took me 39 minutes to walk two miles!!!!

(This is unacceptable; but all things considered, I am grateful to be walking, talking, typing, writing, twitching convulsing and alive.)

The whole family has been impacted by stuff.  And not just my stuff.

My mother was hospitalized for two days for an infection.

(She's fine now.)

My father has been having a very rough time of it for a while.

(Chronic problems that have worsened.)

But here we are.  Alive.  Pressing forward.  Doing the best we can.

I am very, very grateful.


I hope to return to blogging more regularly as time permits.  I also need to write a book about the recent events of my life, but I'm not sure when I'll find time to do all that.  Right now, I'll just commit to a blog post here and there.

(But there is an unbelievable book--based on a true story--just brewing inside me.)

I hope all of you both of my faithful readers are doing well.  Thanks for stopping by.

I'm still here.


DeniseinVA said...

Looks like life has been throwing you a lot of curve balls and am so sorry about that. Glad you are on the road to recovery and walking again. May 2016 be a very happy year for you all.

Martha said...

So glad you posted an update. It was hard to forget the image of your car. Look forward to hearing about your fantastic adventures in 2016! Martha

Anonymous said...

Great to see you writing and some recent photos of Queens Creek again. Hope things go much better for you and your family in 2016.


Robert Julian Braxton said...

I am feeling a bit relieved, a lot happy and very grateful. We are into seventh week from the total joint (hip) replacement surgery of spouse - soon to turn age 72.

Meg McCormick said...

Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger. You must be Hercules. :-)

mmm said...

The light fog is lifting and you are back. Welcome back.

Dghawk said...

There you are! Take your time, we aren't going anywhere. Welcome home.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about only walking slowly now. I could not do better and I have not had surgery or a car accident. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy (and Better) New Year. Take care and take it slow.

Your "Cousin" Marti

Annie said...

whew, good to hear you are recovering..and walking...
think you are doing pretty well, two miles in 40 minutes for your first walk
all the best, good to catch up

William Burry said...

Glad that you are alive & well on Waverly Lane! Will be looking forward to your photos of the Christmas parade!

TwoBlueJays said...

I've been checking your blog compulsively. So glad to see you are alive and kicking. Hello from Ohio by way of the Eastern Shore.