Where do I start? The low point, I guess, was Three AM, when I woke up, went downstairs, and sat for awhile. Then I returned to bed, slept til 9:30. Physical therapy was at 10:00 AM. I had already prepared J’s lunch. So I went to PT. It was a bear of a session but I think it accomplished a good deal. There is less pain, both in intensity and frequency.
I ate something for lunch, what I don’t remember. But there were dirty dishes I washed. I cleaned the counters in the kitchen. That needed doing.
I had planned dinner, we had one salmon fillet, (wild caught red sockeye), and some frozen shrimp. So I decided to fix both, with fresh corn and tomatoes; blue cheese dressing on the tomato. I went shopping to get what I didn’t have. I did not buy what I didn’t read or couldn’t use. (Big Victory!). Since this is our eighteenth anniversary weekend, I bought a chocolate fudge pie to celebrate. (Smart move).
Then I went swimming for the second day in a row, first time I did that all month. The swimming helps tremendously.
When I returned, I rested a bit, with ice on the sore shoulder, before I fixed dinner. Dinner was a hit, especially the pie. I washed dishes while watching more Women’s NCAA Softball. These women are all my favorites. I don’t know why, except these athletes seem to be enjoying themselves, rare in sports these days.
I’m watching Thirties Era Cartoons, wacky syncopated movement and all. I might go to bed soon, after the washer is through .
Wow!! What a productive day. Awesome. You still seem a bit down though. Why so exactly? Is it the pain? Congrats on the anniversary. I know you wish you had more passion in your marriage and I wish I could say something that could fix that for you but appreciate what you do have and keep an open mind. You never know what the future holds. Some people wish they had someone to just talk to. My step father (for all purposes) mother lived with an abusive roommate just because she didn’t want to be alone. I’m not saying things could be worse. I’m just saying that in order to enjoy ALL of life we have to be able to enjoy the not so always great parts too. Suck the most fruit off whatever fruit or pit you were given. It may change by the grace of God or it may not……but eventually all things change and end. Make the most of NOW!
Kiss and hug! 💋💖
Thanks. Much truth in your statement. Pain is part of it. Learning how to manage it is the key. Our marriage is a safe place for both of us. We do not and will not physically abuse each other. There is a base of love, just an absence of passion.