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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Yeshuasdaughter, Jun 22, 2021.

  1. Gerald Wilgus

    Gerald Wilgus Well-Known Member

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    Nature is healing, isn't it?
     
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  2. Yeshuasdaughter

    Yeshuasdaughter You know, that one lady we met that one time. V.I.P Member

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    Even though I've been sick, I have had such wonderful bonding time with my daughter lately. Whether it's knitting, cooking together, watching Disney movies, playing board games or video games, taking stargazing walks, or going to the archery range, we've just gotten so close.

    She's my little sweet heart forever and ever.
     
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    Yeshuasdaughter You know, that one lady we met that one time. V.I.P Member

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    I have been so weak and dizzy lately, sleeping almost all the time. But this afternoon, my cabin fever got the best of me, and it was either go mad with boredom, or get out and see the world.

    So my daughter and I walked this evening through pitch black woods with only moonlight and our eyes adjusting to guide us. It was so peaceful, but a little tiny bit scary. A bat came out of the trees and chased us down the trail. I haven't screamed like that in years. It was really funny, looking back.

    Then we walked all the way home (I was in my wheelchair, my daughter on foot), I think like 2 miles at least, uphill. We ate at Burger King on the way home and they gave us free nuggets.

    It was so cold out! I almost couldn't handle it, but I'm now rewarded with three big fat comforters, and a warm, snug home. I'm actually snuggling right now with my daughter, and we're warming each other's feet up. Brrrrr!
     
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    Yeshuasdaughter You know, that one lady we met that one time. V.I.P Member

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    Today was really nice. We woke up early and then took a late morning nap.

    In the mid-afternoon, we got dressed and went down to the little old town area. We visited an antique mall and looked at beautiful minerals and gemstones, and petted a whitetail deer pelt.

    We found a sticker there for "The Last Jedi", a movie we both despise (except for the Reylo scenes). I touched the sticker and then tagged my daughter and yelled "Last Jedi touch!" She yelled "Heyyyy!" and then tried to give it back to me, but I had my fingers crossed. "No fair!", she playfully pouted, until I reminded her that I touched the sticker first, which meant I already had The Last Jedi Touch. So we went outside and found stuff to give the touch to, so we wouldn't have it anymore. I gave it to an old sign, and she gave it to a cruddy looking leaf sorta hanging sadly on a tree. It was very funny.

    After a while, we meandered down our favorite trail that winds next to the creek. Slowly we made our way to the church where my kiddo goes to youth group. We made lots of jokes about knocking on the youth leaders' front door (they live on the church property), and asking to go to the bathroom in their house (if you think about the grammar of that sentence, it implies just randomly, on the floor or something). It was funnier in person, and better laughed about with a teenager. I guess you had to be there.

    On the way back, I saw the moon raise above mackerel sky clouds, so beautiful and big and yellow. It was so silent and fair. I'm very thankful for my wheelchair. I want to get out of it. It's really my life goal right now, and I am walking more and more, but the pace is slow. Nevertheless, I'm so happy I have it. I can go anywhere, do anything, and really experience life with my daughter, where when I was very sick, I was homebound.

    So she's at youth group now. She'll be home in about a half hour. I went to the store and now I'm chilling in my p.j.'s (nothing finer!) and I think I'll do some knitting in a minute.
     
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    Swam with my open water swim group, for first time in three weeks. We, often, meet on Sundays, however, I worked throughout the past three weekends, so it was really nice to meet up with them, again.

    We are supposed to have an abundance of rain in the coming days. I love the rain, and we are, definitely, in need, here.

    What a nice idea for a thread, by the way.
     
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    Yeshuasdaughter You know, that one lady we met that one time. V.I.P Member

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    Who can sleep? I am riding on an adrenaline high!

    I woke up at one a.m. to my daughter screaming. She had forgotten to set her alarm on her phone, so she did that and then checked her messages. A counselor from the best college in the region, and one of the best in the nation (in a list that includes Stanford and Harvard) had messaged her to let her know that she had been accepted!!

    How wonderful!

    A blessing on her head for success and wealth, all the days of her life!
     
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    New therapist I had my first session with yesterday feels like she might be the best therapist I've seen thus far. Going with my gut on this one.

    Ed
     
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    A beautiful, warm, sunny Florida day and breakfast at First Watch.

    I saw a field of shiny black angus cattle next to the road I was driving and two huge
    Sandhill cranes. A lot of Osprey also.
     
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    Yeshuasdaughter You know, that one lady we met that one time. V.I.P Member

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    I started the day waking up to a loud explosion. A powerline blew out on the corner, and we had an outage for hours. So, after getting tired of going to the bathroom by candlelight, and not having anything hot to eat, we went down to McD's for breakfast, where we ate yummy breakfast sandwiches, and drank coffee that tasted like gasoline. And then it was onto the creek trail through the little forest, for a nice walk to the library.

    In the forest, we saw seventeen ducks in the creek, all swimming in a line. I sang gently to them, and they all started quacking and came up the steep bank, and waddled to us. One female especially liked my singing. She sat there right in front of me, looking at me, with her ear cocked towards me to hear my song.

    After a while, the duckies left to continue their parade downriver. In the woods we saw woodpeckers, juncos, crows, ravens, and scrub jays. As each bird sang, we would quietly and tenderly sing along to the "beat" of each birdsong, filling in the empty spaces with our own melodies, sort of like soft jazz. It caused most of the birds to pause on a nearby branch or on the ground to listen. Squirrels liked our songs too.

    Then we went to the library, where I encouraged my daughter to try something new. She has taken 5 years of Spanish, and just finished 12th grade Espanol, so I brought her into the Children's room, and we found the libros en espanol. I challenged her to read as many books in spanish as she could, so she'd be ready for college spanish. She selected Percy Jackson, and she's going to try to read the whole series in spanish. She says that she understands most of it. She knows all the verbs. It's just a few nouns that she hasn't learned, but the rest of the text is so easy to understand that she can figure it out.

    They also have the Harry Potter series en espanol, and that's another one that'd be fun to try. We found a Carmen SanDiego book. It was titled "Donde esta Carmen SanDiego?". My daughter is so silly. She looked up at me with mock concern and sadness in her playful eyes and said, "Everyone always asks, 'Donde esta Carmen SanDiego?', but no one ever asks 'Como esta Carmen SanDiego?".

    Once we got home, my daughter went into another room, and I felt so energetic. I jumped from my wheelchair and snatched up the walker. Before she could come out of the other room, I jogged out the door with the walker. I went up and down the driveway, in the bright sunshine. I felt so proud of myself, because it's been hard to walk since my last illness. But I just felt so amazing today. Maybe it was the gasoline coffee? Maybe the rejuvenation of being in the woods, among the animals? Or perhaps the fact that my daughter was the first person on the planet to truly ask with deep compassion, "How is Carmen SanDiego?"

    All I know is the power is back on, I have a smile across my face, and my daughter is watching The Incredible Hulk smash the living daylights out of Loki. Life couldn't be better.
     
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    This is the best news I've heard all day. Thank you for sharing, YD!!
     
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    Yeshuasdaughter You know, that one lady we met that one time. V.I.P Member

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    I have to do a zoom chat in a few minutes. And you know what? I've found the silver lining.

    I brushed my hair and teeth and put a nice sweater over my nightgown, and I'm sitting in my plush, over-pillowed bed, waiting for a very professional zoom chat to start, and the other person will never know what cozy luxury I am sitting in right now. For all appearances, I am business casual and sitting at a table.