Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Simple Things

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It's a quiet Saturday afternoon.
The sun was out for a while.
Just enough to tempt me into going out back.
I sat with my new cat cup filled with coffee.
The girls, Maddy Jean and Jodie Belle, were playing.
Meredith Ann was on her leash chewing grass.
Me, I sat on the steps,
thinking and taking in the delights of my woods.
The sounds are too much.
Trying to figure out who is talking to who.
Which bird flew to that tree.
Just a wild bunch I have in my woods.
Nice to be able to walk out there.
As of yesterday, I am no longer using my cane.
Not here at home.
My day surgery last week has done wonders.
I don't have sharp pain when I stand on my leg.
It's still a bit like rubber and not totally dependable
but, I do think that I am good as can be expected.
I've been busy going to other appointments.
This time for my kidney problems that were
discovered in my mri for my spine.
The ct done this week showed a lot more than I wanted.
Yesterday, I got a call that my Dr. wants to get me in
for kidney surgery as soon as possible.
I am being handed over to the surgery nurse.
Next week I will start the process of scheduling the when and where
and tests that might need to be done before.
If all goes well, I'll only be in the hospital a day or two.
See why I haven't had time to write.
Been having too much fun going here, there and everywhere.
My family wonders how I'm coping with all of this at the same time.
Not much else I can do but enjoy the day.
Worry about tomorrow another day.
So, on this sort of sunny Saturday,
I enjoy the simple things that bring me great joy.
My Purr and Fur Gang,
and The Sounds in My Woods.

~ JC ~


Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, yes, fun, fun, fun. (Sarcasm)

I don't know why the Universe doles out so much to certain people to deal with over the course of their lives. I used to think there was some higher purpose to it all, but now...Well, most of the time I just think it's the roll of the dice, fate, whatever.

My own struggles have been more mental health than physical health, and for me, it seems that compassion is born out of suffering. Maybe that's the best one can take away, a greater sense of understanding, of tolerance, of compassion for other Beings' suffering.

I'm so glad you are able to stand without that pain! That in itself is terrific. But the kidney surgery sounds scary....I'm sending you all the positive healing energy I can possibly muster, and the boys are revving up their purr motors.


Sweet Purrfections said...

We're sending you many healing and calming purrs.

Truffle and Brulee

Sally in WA said...

JC - I am back to catching up with some of my favorite bloggers. Sorry to hear things have been challenging for you lately. Sending warmth thoughts and prayers your way as you deal with the upcoming kidney surgery.

Katie Isabella said...

Sending love and hugs and purrs. Really. xox

LeAnn said...

I am so glad that the leg is better! This really is great! Onward now to the Kidney thing!!
Hugs and prayers!
LeAnn (And my furgang)

Remington said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers, my friend....take care....

Judy said...

Sounds like you have not been having a good time, lately, either. Glad the leg is better and that the rest of it follows suit.
In the meanwhile, purrs are very healing. (Although someone slobbering all over your feet because of the fireworks does NOT help - we have checked that one out thoroughly, Annie and I.)
Sending prayers and purrs, and wags...

Naturegirl said...

JC living in the present moment and allowing Nature to soothe and heal the best medicine as you gather strength and prepare both physically & mentally for your next hurdle.I have and will continue to hold you in my prayers.
Sending healing energey your way with a BIG comforting hug.
Love and light Anna xoxo
Purr-Zzz from my kitties.

Katie Isabella said...

I am still here..still remembering and still thinking of and for you. xxoo

Katie Isabella said...

HUGGLES for you.

Katie Isabella said...

Meredith Ann, you remind my mommy of Admiral her baby who flew away last December. You are indeed beautiful.

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

Characters In My Garden

Purr Gang ~ My five cats

Cats ~ Al, Ashton Rosevelt, Jasmine Marie, Riley Andrew & Meredith Ann

Fur Gang ~ Jodie Isabella and Sally Jean
(The Original member, Sweet Bella is in memory only now. Maddy Jean, another original member, past away in August of 2014)

Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math

Maddy Jean & Bella

Maddy Jean & Bella
Both gone but never forgotten

Jodie Isabella

Jodie Isabella


I adopted him from our local Humane Society


Adopted from my local horse supply store


I adopted her from Purrfect Pals


I adopted him from the local Humane Society

Meredith Ann

Meredith Ann
I adopted her from Purrfect Pals