Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What I'm missing....

It's been almost 4 weeks since I last "stood on my own 2 feet"; and the patience quota is wearing thin. Optimistic ole Sandy has searched and searched trying to find something positive about having a broken foot ..... but I ain't found nuttin! Oh, I've found that it can be funny! Downright hilarious sometimes -- but not positive.

I have periodic bouts of self-pity (which feel quite wonderful, by the way). These are followed very quickly by an "Oh for goodness sake! I don't have time for this!" attitude (which feels even better). Then I move on to something else.

But oh the patience level! Way down!

I'm missing more than patience. Here are the things that I miss the most:

  1. I miss being able to go downstairs whenever I feel like it. Going down is not so bad; it's the coming back up that does me in!

  2. I miss walking in the lovely crisp air and wanting to be out then when the snow falls.

  3. I miss putting up the Xmas lights outside.

  4. I miss wearing skirts and pretty shoes.

  5. I miss grocery shopping.

  6. I miss cooking dinner.

  7. I miss the favorite Xmas teas and craft shows that were on last weekend.

  8. I miss going out for lunch at work; these office walls are closing in around me!

  9. I miss exercise class and feeling good.

  10. I miss being in control of my life!

But you and I both know that I'm just chasing the wind! Because in the great scheme of things, me and my petty complaints are miniscule. I am but a pimple on the butt of a gnat!.
Does that get me down? No way! Because look who holds us all in his hand.....
It's the Big Guy -- my Heavenly Dad! And He tells me that loves me and that everything is fine. HE's in control.

(Does that stop me from complaining? No! But it sure helps me.)


Linda @ A La Carte said...

It does get frustrating to not be able to do the things you are use to doing.. it's a lesson I'm sure, but a pain in the butt one at times. Glad you can keep your humor through it all. God Bless you!

Tootie said...

Simply ran across your blog, by jumping around from one to another. Now see, you aren't such a small bump, now are you? :)

A sense of humour gets me through most of these old age situations and I can tell that helps you too. I just hope we can keep it. Ha,ha.

Becca's Dirt said...

I didn't know you broke your foot. How terrible for you. I can feel the frustation and I would be too. One thing you haven't lost is your sense of humor. Hope it all gets better soon.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Gnats have butt pimples? Oh no!

Anna said...

I'm so sorry!I didn't know you broke your foot!I see that you didn't loose your sense of humour!Your posts are always fantastic!Thanks for visiting my blog,kisses from Italy,Anna

NanaDiana said...

I can't imagine being tied down either. You are doing great and you still have a sense of humor about it-so that's good! Hang in there- you will soon be as good as new (or better?)..nah...but as good as...Hugs-Diana

Eva Gallant said...

Hang in there! The very worst is over and you'll be back to your old self soon!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Hang in there! It won't be that much longer and you'll be able to do all those things. They say things happen for a reason, but we'll never know why for the most part. I wondered if you were able to work and I guess you are so that's good. Take care!

Linda Myers said...

I was there a couple of years ago for three months. Now I' m not. It' s good to have those times to remember, so I can especially appreciate being healed up. Hope the time passes quickly.

Garden of Egan said...

Beautiful thoughts.
I'm sorry you are missing the things that you love so much. It's easy to see that you love simple things and find joy in everything around you.

Prayers are with you.

Terra said...

Your post shows your spirit is intact, and even capable of inspiring a smile or a giggle. That is a long haul for healing, and I hope your holiday season is blessed.

Nezzy said...

Take care of that foot and this too shall pass and you'll be dancin' with the best of 'em.

I'm so sorry you've been grounded. I'm thinkin' ya probably sit still as well as I do. I don't!!! Heeehehhee!

Sendin' healing prayers your way that you'll be up and into mischief soon and very soon!!! :o)

BrightenedBoy said...

I know this probably wasn't what you were going for, but sometimes the sheer scale of the universe frightens me. When you look at our planet--a tiny orb circling a tiny orb on the outer tip of the massive Milky Way Galaxy--it makes everything we do seem insignificant and pointless somehow.

Unless, of course, we are the only intelligent life around, in which case we're pretty much the center of everything.

I doubt that, though.

I love the title of your blog by the way.