Grateful, so very grateful

I’ve been quiet for a bit because I’ve been very sick. I’ve begun the recovery process and still have a way to go if my low energy levels have anything to say about it. Suffice it to say that I am better and I’m going to be much better soon. I’m also so very grateful. After my lapse of confidence some weeks ago, I asked the Lord (yes, the actual Lord) for some help. I asked for a correction and wow did I get one. 5 days in the hospital in severe pain has a way of making you see things very differently. I’m so very grateful for sunshine and the ability to be outside. I’m so very grateful for my husband, who was at my side in minutes after and stayed with me through the pain and horror of the hospital.

I’m so very grateful that I got the reminder I needed.

I’m getting back on track. I’m making changes, including one night a week is knitting night, no exceptions

I’d lost sight of my need for the tactile creative aspect of knitting. I didn’t have a regular knit night – nothing tried fit – but my favorite knitting shop changed their schedule and now I can attend. I think that was a gift.

I got on my bike finally after about 10 days of no workouts. I had a great ride – just under 15 miles. I didn’t go fast or push the speed levels, just kept things slow and steady. I also stopped at my halfway point, got off the bike, sat and breathed and looked around.

Trip length at half way point:

Halfway point

The view from the bench where I rested:


This is the view down the coast.


and Steve let me paint our house number with silver sparkles. Hard to see with this picture, but when you see it it glitters!

Glitter house number

Because what’s a side walk house number without a little bling?

fourteenergirl Written by:

A mother, sister, wife, and daughter who writes, knits, hikes, and practices yoga on the west coast. Loves a zippy chardonnay or a tart margarita!

One Comment

  1. Ellen Lukasik
    July 27, 2015

    Good for you!


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