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Adapting to Loss of Control

  With every life experience comes new opportunities to learn. Yes, I am afraid you will be hearing about my pending hip surgery and the lessons I am learning.  Right now, I am managing to get around our house with a walker. I was doing it with a cane and having a lot of pain with every movement.  A friend offers the loan of a walker and I take the load of the bad hip and I am doing better. This will hold me through to the surgery and after for a couple of weeks. During this time there is…
Wallow or swallow

Wallow or Swallow

  Wallow or Swallow?   Yesterday, I spent my usual Wednesday afternoon with my craft buddies. Most of us are retired nurses.  We do our crafts and we care and support one another. I have not been writing many blogs or e-mails all summer because I have been dealing with a great deal of pain in my hip. As we shared together, we talked about dealing with our issues. I was reminded of my father who live with arthritis his entire life from his early twenties until his mid-nineties. Every once in a while, he would push his lazy boy…
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I Found More Time!

      Suddenly this past spring we were told to stay at home! The only place one could go was to get essential services like groceries. This meant that many employees were sent home to work from home. It meant that many of us that have meetings outside our workplace, had more time because we did not spend that time travelling. I realize that what I did was fill my time up with a lot of activities. Oh boy, I have lots of extra time. I can join an extra toastmaster’s club! Oh! I can join this webinar and…
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Normal?

Today I will experience some semblance of normalcy. Is that even possible? What is “normal” anyway. People talk about the “new normal.” Does that even exist? What is “normal?”  The dictionary says normal means conforming to a standard, typical or expected.  The usual, average or typical state or condition. If ever there was a general definition this is it.  I think in these times both with COVID and the Racism that is rampant right now, it is very difficult to come up with what is normal. I have an appointment today that was part of my life before COVID and…