Anyone else looked up from their New Year's Resolutions to discover it's nearly Easter? Feels like I'm in a time warp! You'd think the last few weeks being parked in a bed and chair with a broken leg would have made the time go slowly...but I guess that is trumped by the feature of AGE that makes time fly no matter what's going on!
What about the woman who disciplined her toddler this week with a high pressure water hose at the car wash (for not showing enough respect)? Have you ever stepped into a shower in a strange place where the water pressure was higher than you're used to and it really stung your skin? Can you imagine a two-year-old being power-washed? And how frightening it must have been for it to come from her own mommy?
A few of you have written to tell me about muffin tins I might like, and no, I still haven't decided on any. Meanwhile, the ones I thought I'd really like have gone up from $39.99 to $49.99...not gonna do it.
So...Mike Huckabee. VP? Chairman of the RNC? Senate? Cabinet member? The truly nice thing about this experience is that here is a man who has run for president, dropped out, and the American people still like him! It doesn't happen often. As a matter of fact, I can't count how many contenders I've really loved UNTIL they ran for president, and then something really abrasive and unlikeable seems to take over and I can't wait until they drop out. Not so Huckabee. I think he's good to the core.
Ummm....Nathan, is it spring break yet?
During the past few years when I've spent as much time as not being a semi-invalid (and mainly inhabiting my bedroom where access to everything I need is close at hand and doesn't require many steps), it's been my great blessing that the piano is just a few feet from my bedroom door. Four of my kids have taken piano lessons during this time and I've listened to a lot of scales and finger exercises and primer pieces. These days, though, the piano makes real music, the kind that makes my heart soar and soothes me on days when pain threatens my emotional well-being. This week, CJ and Shelley have decided to have a go at piano duets and my pleasure is multiplied. Naturally I was delighted when they asked me to shop online for some "One piano/four hands" hymn arrangements and other pieces. Oh yes. I'll definitely humor them :-)
And speaking of music, I am devouring Musicophilia. I really had no idea how intricately music and the brain are connected, so the discoveries in each chapter have me salivating and turning pages as fast as I can. Read it.
Wednesday morning I will enter the hospital to have my bone graft rebuilt. I will probably be there until Saturday, though if things go well and I can do without IV pain control, I could be released on Friday. I'd love it if I could be back on my feet within a week or so, but I'll be patient and give this one plenty of time to "take." In the meantime, I should get a lot of reading done!
We haven't had as "hard" a winter here as we did last year, but we have had some nice cool weather. For those of you in parts of the country where winter lasts longer than you'd like and you're wondering if there's spring at the other end, I offer you this bit of hope. The photo was taken Friday by my cousin Pam outside her Arkansas home...isn't it lovely?
A blessed Sunday to you, wherever you are...