Once again there seem to be an inordinate number of pictures
this week. But I have good
reasons! There aren’t any gratuitous selfies (well, except the one of my hair).
I hit two more milestones in my recovery, and I’ve decided that I really am
done with it now. Not that I won’t continue to talk about it…
My mother wore this diamond necklace almost every day until
shortly before she died. The diamond came from her original engagement ring (it
was replaced by a ring that my father found
if you can believe it! No one ever claimed it, so it was given to him). I’ve been
wanting to wear the necklace for quite some time, but I’ve been defeated by the
tiny clasp. Today I got the thing to work, and now I may not ever take it off
again! (Yes, I’m wearing it right now.)
Photo op for the shawlette I finished the day before. A
friend had requested a navy & orange one.
I continue to have the growing my
hair out blues.
Very pleased with myself – and I hit 10,000 on 2 more days
this week. I actually averaged nearly 9,000 steps per day – an increase of
almost 3,000 steps per day. Woot!
Heather the sheep is in from the
fields for the winter. She did a great job with her impatiens!
I went out to a soccer game
& wore that bizarre ruana that I made. Still weird!
From today’s walk. It’s looking like
Halloween around here.
It’s also looking like Halloween
in our house!
Dr. M & I were out on the deck watching this bit of red
in the yard. We were wondering why the cardinal never moved & I decided to
just walk on down there (because I can
now), and check it out. A rogue impatiens!
That night I went to a football game at my old high school for
the first time since 1983! The reason was this
– the players all wore pink jerseys honoring someone with cancer. My cousin’s
son, Drew (who mowed our yard this summer), wore a jersey in honor of Amy. Amy’s
daughter cut short a beach trip to come back and be presented with the jersey.
It was a pretty special night. Oh, and they won the football game.
While I was watching Friday Night Lights, Dr. M was
completing the transformation of our home into Halloween central. He is a nut.
Today I mowed!!! Just the back yard, but still I was pretty
pleased with myself.
Did I say that the Halloweenification of our house was
it is. Ha!
This week had me thinking about the brevity of life and
missing my mom and Amy. Of course, autumn often puts me in that frame of mind –
no matter how cute the sweater is, I know that I’m wearing it because the year
is dying away. Fortunately, the older I get the more I realize that the natural
world is just going dormant for a season. I can hunker down & get through
it & then there will be spring! Achoo!