31- Don't Like Slowing Down
These last 5 weeks have been like slow motion. First it was the time that dragged, as I paced and fretted over getting answers. Then my body became the slow thing. I moved like an elderly person the morning after surgery. Now, 2 weeks later, I'm still not leaping up stairs.
This funny little toy is a reminder, that I've always preferred being on the go. My mom gave me this toy when I was young. She teased that I was her "little angel on wheels"... the figure once had wings. I didn't even know what that meant, till later. But I do know the "Mom tapes" that still replay in my head are, "Slow down, Beth." To this day, I have to remind myself that it's better to pour the coffee more slowly, so you don't have to waste time grabbing the sponge.
So it's odd not to be racing around packing bags for another trip. I'm not scrambling to plan for my next Quilt Group Program, or even meeting friends for lunch yet.
Now that I have time to reflect, I'm surprised to realize how much I've been rushing and neglecting in recent years. These past few weeks have not been my ideal kind of vacation, but I've worked puzzles and read during the day. I've gotten around to playing piano and back to playing ukulele. And I'm not in a hurry, so why not wander out to the patio with my coffee before the day steams up? I always thought of myself as someone who stops to smells the roses. But I think smelling as you rush by, is not the same thing. I'm learning!
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I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast CANCER and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. This time it was the invasion of COVID and it affected every person. I ranted for a year, until I got my COVID vaccine in March 2021.
CORONARY Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was my hubby Don, who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!
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