This morning my aide asked if I was tired of being in bed.
Well, of course! Except for a few ventures on my feet with a few bold steps, I have been in bed 24/7 since the week before Passion Week. My physical therapist says I'm getting stronger, although it's hard for me to judge. (standing and walking more on my own power than because he's dragging me.)
Given that fact, I'm surprised I'm not more stir crazy than I am. I'd like some kind of poster or maybe a whiteboard on the wall facing my bed to give me something to chew on.
I may make it (favorite encouraging Bible verse) a giveaway contest on Facebook
I spend a lot of time writing, but it goes slowly when I work with one hand. Only 3000 word in the past week. Of course, I did also manage to get 2 synopses off to my agent, yeah.
And sometimes the pain in my right hip is too fierce to stand the weight of the laptop in my lap.
Limited TV choices ... bedroom TV only gets 13 channels. So I'm missing several of my favorite shows.
I have 6½ books still to read as a Carol judge. Getting through those slowly.
Within these four walls, however, I can see . . . the watercolor of a street in Mexico City painted by my hostess so many years ago.
A musical statue of a mother holding her child, playing "Wind Beneath My Wings," from my mother,
A teddy bear that I clutch close every night, from Jolene.
even if I
A phone in a lanyard around my neck so I can call for help . . . and receive a phone call from Jordan, even if I only understand one word in five!
A plush gray kitty given to me to remind me of Talia, from my friend Barbara
And speaking of Talia . . . she is my constant companion, taking up permanent residence in my guest chair. She has handledmall the stranger and hubub with more calm than I might have expected. She even knows when to expect my aides and goes out to the main room to welcome them in.
Of course Talia isn't all gray, but the gift shop didn't have a lynx point Siamese model.
And the Thunder swept the defending NBA champs in 4 straight games.
Please pray for me, physically, emotionally, spiritiually, financially, and as always, my writing.