Sunday, May 19, 2024

Trip !


TRIP !!!

And not the trip we were looking forward to...out for a walk and waiting for the crosswalk to say WALK.  A tractor trailer turned in front of us and it looked like his back wheels were coming over the sidewalk.  I took a step back, foot hit a piece of cement curb and down I went!
I broke both bones in my of them shattered into 6 pieces.  Luckily I got into an  orthopedic urgent care, x-rays, cat scan, and eventually after several  Plates and screws holding everything together!  Wonderful care, but no fun.  Not my dominant hand, but I am amazed at how much I cannot do with one hand.  Typing this with one hand is a trick!
Sadly, were were supposed to leave on a Viking River Cruise to Holland and Belgium...cancelled.
Painful...but it could have been much worse!
And I am reminded of this verse that we have on our bookcase - 
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
ALL things work together for good...not just the things that make sense to me.  Maybe there is a reason we were not supposed to go
 on that trip ???
So, life has been a little different theses past two weeks...
my wonderful husband John has been a constant source of love and encouragement!  He used to say he never cooked a meal in 47 years of marriage, and now - 
he can pre-heat the oven, steam veggies, made scrambled eggs, and jokes he will soon be ready for the Culinary Institute!!!
Friends and neighbors in our building have been amazing...dropping off meals, baked goods, flowers and cards.
My dear friend Joanne knew I was missing the tulips in Holland and sent these beauties to make my day.  We have been friends since we met in high school!
Each day the mail brings more caring cards...

Love theses homemade ones from Joanne's grandchildren - precious!
My sister Mary sends a card every few days and sent prayer/healing shawls from her church group...sister-in-law Barb calls often to check in.  
 I feel the love!
So...stiches out on Friday, a brace for a month then back to doctor to see how much mobility I have...the physical therapy.

I am not a patient person...I want to be up, doing things, getting our screen porch ready for the summer, cooking, baking...all that has to wait. Taking the time to just rest, to read, to nap and to heal
And to watch lots of movies...some old favorites -
anybody else remember this ?
So...this one finger typing is not fun.  I won't be posting for a few months, but will enjoy seeing all of your posts, ideas, recipes, and travels...getting ideas for when life returns to normal.
Now...time for a cuppa tea and a nap!
Thanks for stopping by Our New Vista!  Have great Memorial Day and start of summer  !

Trip !

  TRIP !!! And not the trip we were looking forward to...out for a walk and waiting for the crosswalk to say WALK.  A tractor trailer turned...