Last night after I posted my blog I decided to hobble all the way down the hall to the kitchen and throw away some trash that has been collecting on my desk. Over the last few months walking has become almost impossible. So it was a big deal that I was going to go to the kitchen instead of straight to bed.
On the way down the hall I noticed something miraculous. I was not hobbling, nor was I hugging the walls for support. I was walking to the kitchen. I threw away my trash and headed… Continue
Added by Elly Rose Tech Support on April 16, 2010 at 9:12pm —
Words are running through my head and I just can’t settle on the perfect word to describe today. I had a quiet, reflective, relaxing, calm and silent day. I slept as long as I wanted to. When I opened my eyes I was ready to start my day.
I worked on the computer most of the day, tending to those things that needed tended. I explored new trains of thought utilizing Google. I love Google. If Google was a person they would be thought of as a know it all. I took time to watch some TV in… Continue
Added by Elly Rose Tech Support on April 15, 2010 at 9:38pm —
Today was a relatively quiet day. I was able to stay quiet most of the day. My son, the Fed-Ex driver, called today to check on me. He was very glad that I was able to talk just a second. He really didn’t expect me too, he called Paul’s phone.
I was kind of homesick for Branson today. I miss the curving steep roads and the views for the top of the Ozarks. I miss my friends there. Now, I am originally from the Pacific Northwest, you’d think I would miss there. I loved it there, but I… Continue
Added by Elly Rose Tech Support on April 14, 2010 at 11:41pm —
I knew today was going to be a day to ignore doctor’s orders. My voice sounds pretty good, but it gets tired after a while. So I gave myself this day to talk and then I will add on the days I talked to the end of this challenge. That will be the actual day that I see the doctor.
No one wanted to get up this morning. Our new bed was wonderful. We slept very well. Kathy refused to get up out of her big bed. It took Grandma going in to pull her out of bed so that she could start the… Continue
Added by Elly Rose Tech Support on April 13, 2010 at 9:54pm —
When it comes to staying silent, I guess I would get a D+ today. I did really well until noon. Don’t laugh, that is 5 hours of following doctor’s orders. Just before noon I called my daughter, Trina. She has been married 7 years today to David. I wanted her to know that I was thinking of her on this special day.
At 12:30 my son brought Kathy to me for the night. He is having a pesky medical procedure tomorrow. It was just better for Kathy to spend the night. She had a busy day today.… Continue
Added by Elly Rose Tech Support on April 12, 2010 at 10:52pm —
I just can’t seem to stay silent. It was like the dam broke on Friday and it is not easy to go back to silence. I woke up this with full intention that I would be quiet all day. I have managed periods of silence. With 5 days left in this forced silent challenge, I will try again tomorrow to stay quiet.
My son, his girlfriend and Kathy called Paul. The town they live in was doing repairs to the electrical grid and the electricity was going to be off for 4 hours. It is not cold, but it… Continue
Added by Elly Rose Tech Support on April 11, 2010 at 11:49pm —
Weekends always feels different to me. There seems to be a more relaxed flow to Saturday. I am not really sure why that is how it feels to me. I like Saturdays.
Today we didn’t get up with the alarm clock. We really should have, but when the alarm went off, it was me that said, no let’s sleep. It is Saturday after all. This has no roots in reality. We were planning a very busy day. But as my gift to Paul, and to me, I let today be lazy.
I talked yesterday at the doctor. I… Continue
Added by Elly Rose Tech Support on April 10, 2010 at 7:35pm —
I think the most aggravating part of my not using my voice for Paul is that he has to make and answer all of the phone calls. This is largely my job, I don’t mind it and I am at home and he is at school or doing homework. But I can’t talk so that task is now his.
We had Kathy today; my son had a job interview today. When Kathy first got to the house she started to cry. She didn’t want to stay with us. She wanted to go with Daddy. As soon as my son had left, Kathy was just fine. Kathy… Continue
Added by Elly Rose Tech Support on April 10, 2010 at 7:46am —
Today was a great day. It was sunny and cold out. Watching the weather around here can give you whiplash as you watch it go from one end of the thermometer to the next. We even have frost warnings tonight.
I have been on the receiving side today more than the giving. Several members of this site and many of my family and students have been sending me distant healing. Last night I woke up to Paul standing on the side of the bed giving me Reiki. He could sense that I was having a… Continue
Added by Elly Rose Tech Support on April 8, 2010 at 9:30pm —
We are officially in spring weather system here in the Midwest, thunderstorms and a threat of a tornado. We didn’t have a tornado watch last night, but when the skies are bright with the flashes of light streaking across cloud to cloud, a tornado is always in the back of my mind.
I am from the Pacific Northwest. When I moved 5 years ago I had very little knowledge of thunderstorm, real thunderstorms. The storms that pass through the Pacific Northwest are fleeting and unimpressive. I… Continue
Added by Elly Rose Tech Support on April 7, 2010 at 8:47pm —
Today was just a little harder. I was up late, 3:30 am, chatting with my sister on Facebook. Who knew that Facebook had a chat. I went to bed and usually I would sleep in, but today Kathy was coming to spend some time with me while my son, her dad had an appointment. So I left a note on Paul’s computer asking him to wake me up.
Kathy came over and after her dad left we made a game out of whispering and pointing. She would whisper, Can I have some juice, I would point to the… Continue
Added by Elly Rose Tech Support on April 6, 2010 at 8:33pm —
I woke up very early today. It was so hot in the house, now that’s a problem we have not had for a while, and after this winter too hot almost felt good. Paul was already up. It is almost the end of the semester and he has lots of work to do.
Yesterday during the time that we were playing charades, not the game just me trying to communicate, the idea to instant message started to be a theme. This morning while Paul was in the office I had him turn on Skype. He talked and I typed. It… Continue
Added by Elly Rose Tech Support on April 5, 2010 at 8:42pm —
It was a beautiful spring day. This morning the sun was shining down to warm the earth. To start the day I listened to talks from Church Leaders. I love the inspiration you can receive when you listen to good people as they teach you how to live daily a better life. The songs were wonderful and the choir sounded heavenly. They sang “There is Sunshine in My Soul Today” just for me.
I emailed Easter notes to the young grandkids in the Azores. My almost eight year old granddaughter has… Continue
Added by Elly Rose Tech Support on April 4, 2010 at 10:00pm —
First thing this morning Paul woke me up and I said Hi how are you. We talked for a few minutes until we remembered I wasn’t to be talking. So I tried to act out what I wanted. Paul had a rough time figuring out exactly what it is I would like. Now, I am writing him notes, shaking the paper loudly until he responds. I think this will be as hard for Paul as it is for me.
I repotted my plant, Millie from my self care round this morning. She was beginning to be a little crowded in her… Continue
Added by Elly Rose Tech Support on April 3, 2010 at 5:23pm —
Today I went to the doctor. I really like this guy. He looks right at you when he talks and he doesn’t rush to get you out of the door. He even took the time to talk to Paul and make sure that Paul followed up with some instructions. Where do you find that now? When I found I had to be seen at the clinic at the airbase, I just figured I would continue to get the same kind of care that I have been receiving in the private sector, impersonal. I never expected to be assigned to a caring doctor. On… Continue
Added by Elly Rose Tech Support on April 2, 2010 at 6:29pm —