|"back patio" visitor ~ 3.6.11|
“Patience is the ability to idle your motor
when you feel like stripping your gears.”
~ Barbara Johnson, American author
:: don't you LOVE this quote?? ::
D-I-S-C-O-M-F-O-R-T was the WEEKWORD
chosen by Sally at SOW & SEW!!
the mishap with my FOOT immediately came to mind... but, I've gotten over the "guilt" of not being able to operate in the "fast-lane" (professionally & in my personal life). I've had some time (a lot of time, actually) to reflect...
|sign in the Business Conference Room|
here are some
:: REFLECTIONS ::
I'm a person who loves showering!! I've always felt baths take TOO much time. Now, I look forward to bathing ~ a leisurely bubble bath soothes my weary body after a day on crutches.
I've devoted more time to reading! our libraries are busy, busy places these days (due to the economy)... we don't watch TV, so having a stack of books & a cup of tea is such a pleasurable way to spend the afternoon / evening.
I can't wait to get back to walking! I promise not to complain or say "I'll walk later" when JPE suggests I accompany him as he heads out for his daily run!
I won't procrastinate about SPRING cleaning! I look forward to having the ability put items away, tidy closets & drawers, and de-clutter without having to balance on one foot. It's pretty "comical" getting stuff (laundry, craft stuff, books, clothes etc) up & down the stairs in plastic bags (when JPE is not home).
I'm looking forward to carrying a purse! It's hard to feel "professional" when you wear a backpack filled with your wallet, car keys, planner, sweater, scarf, lunch, water bottle etc. It's equally hard looking professional on crutches!!
I've "prided" myself on my organizational skills! One day, as I was backing out of the driveway, I realized I left an important file upstairs! I almost burst out in tears thinking I would have to get out of the car, drag myself up the staircase & back down in order to get the file for work. I decided to work on another project that day...
Most importantly, I've learned to be in the moment!! crutches require concentration. I've had some "close mishaps" when I wasn't paying attention to the "rhythm" of moving my body, while negotiating doors, and looking for potential challenges in the path ahead (rubber crutch tips + rugs/carpet = slow down!! thoughts).
|I owe a lot to my friends for their assistance!!|