Monday, June 10, 2019
Good morning. This will be very brief. I came down with a 101 degree temperature Wednesday through Friday. Finally felt more human by Sunday...BUT. Why is there always a but lately? I can't remember if I had mentioned it in the last couple of weeks but I have had swelling and pain in my left foot. I know I had hit the toes really hard on something--bed frame? Anyways, I figured either I had maybe broken a toe or it set off arthritis or something. Been bothering me for weeks.
And meanwhile...I also smacked the back of my hand near a knuckle quite a while back, too. Had a small scab that dropped off, but I noticed some soreness around that knuckle, too. Nothing much.
Well, since I got sick they have both gotten much worse. Especially my foot. More swollen and painful...hurts to step on it. Being sick must have set off the inflammation. Odds are it is arthritis, but I could have fractured my foot or broken a toe--who knows? I'll find out this afternoon. Leah is going to bring me to the walk-in clinic. (That feels like a bad pun at the moment--LOL!)
Being sick I had to cancel my re-certification appointment down at the office on Thursday, buying flowers, planting flowers, and Gramma Day. So I have a rescheduled appointment in the office for all the paperwork at 11am this morning. Leah will let me know when they are done with lunch over there and can come and pick me up. So that is how things are going this past week--LOL!
It was crazy hot in the 90s. I saw 97 on Friday--while I was inside with the AC on, alternately roasting and freezing--LOL!
We had rain a couple of times.
By Sunday it cooled down and was a beautiful day where I could open the place up again.
Annie was thrilled!
She's still been on vole patrol.
Was 13 years ago today that I started blogging. I began blogging because, as you know, I am a letter writer but my health had been so bad for such a long stretch that I hadn't even been able to write letters very often. And I had moved away up here to Fargo-Moorhead from Minneapolis with Dagan (only person I knew up here) and this was back when it cost a fortune for long distance calls. I knew just a few people (family and friends) who had computers. By blogging I could write one letter to all of them at the same time. (Why I have always labeled my blogs like I start all my letters--date, day and time.) Then I'd only have to hand write to the people who didn't own computers. That is why I started blogging. Lack of spoons for letter writing--LOL!
Of course, later on I could write letters again but I kept on blogging. Thirteen years have flown by in a way. You may have noticed that I have never updated the look of my blog. It's the same as it has been from when I started. Just a place for me to write my letter--with pictures. Who knew it would become a more public letter--that I would meet friends from around the world--and that some of us exchange private handwritten letters--for years!! You all have become my blogger-family! What a world we live in. :)
Well, I have to leave pretty soon for the re-certification appointment...and then go find out about my foot. Always something, eh? ;) Till the next weekly letter...
"Don't be concerned about being disloyal to your pain by being joyous."
Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan