|Christmas gift from my punky girl.|
the leg that wasn't, no resolutions, the flu and a 'word.'
How's that for a title? Oh my what a week since we last visited. Where to start, how much to tell, you decide.
It was a lovely Christmas eve, we were all happily waiting for the appointed time to be at our hosts home for our annual celebration. I was an hour away and in charge of most of the food and of course all the best presents. When what should I hear but a strange 'crack?' It wasn't cold outside so no freezing ice to fall, nothing indoors that caught my attention but wait, as I turned the corner to the kitchen something just didn't seem right. Hmmm, oh well, let me feed the dog and then I'll figure it out. OHHHhhh now I get it as I take a tumble into the dog dish and onto the floor. There on my right lower leg where I normally have a gorgeous prosthetic leg, well, I don't know how to explain it but something just seems askew. Oh yeah, the prosthesis was cracked and hanging off the side of my leg. Merry Christmas. I call the hubby, who had to work, and told him of my dilemma, then called my leg doctor (prosthetist) and told him my dilemma and stressed the fact that I was the grandma and had made many, many plans and this just was not acceptable. And guess what he did? He went down to his basement, found an old leg of mine, and brought it all the way to my house, about an hour away. (Isn't that the strangest sentence you have ever read???) We, the hubby and I, were a little late for our appointed duties but we made it safe and sound, and with the food.
Now the entire afternoon as this was playing out what did my children do??? Texted me several times not to ask if I was alright, not to ask if I need help, NO, they were hungry and when was I going to get there? Nice to know some things don't change.
Now you all know that I don't do resolutions because they are always the same and they always fail. Lose weight, yeah. Downsize and declutter, double yeah. Save money, don't even go there. So the last few years I have been choosing a 'compass' word to guide me and remind me that it's really not all about me, that this life is more about what I can contribute, how I can make things better for someone else thus making it better for all of us. Get it? In the past I have used words such as, 'nourish,' 'joy,' and most recently 'courage.' Wow, I didn't know how much I would need that word to guide me last year. This year I have chosen, 'be.' I will be sharing with you just how many ways I can use this word to change my life.
And to end this lovely post, we all have the flu. Thank you my darling children and grandchildren for sharing such a special gift with me this season.
be well, see you soon.