Sunday, August 28, 2011
I heard a lady this morning talk about the struggle to feed hungry children in a Mexican border town. The goal is for the children to be able to eat 1 meal a day. Many of the mothers bringing children for food only have food for themselves to eat every third day. Children must pay a fee, plus for school supplies and uniforms to attend the public schools in Mexico. As a result, many poor children are unable to attend school and have any opportunity for a better life. Poverty and violence is everywhere in that area. I have a fridge full of fresh produce and my only eating decision today is what meat to take out of the freezer for dinner and when to start the fresh peach cobbler. Plus my two most recent books that I have been reading are "Just Like Us" and "Stones Into Schools" both about humanity struggling for what most of us take for granted.
So I say "Thank you God" for my many blessings. There could go I. . . And particularly this day, gratitude abounds for the life I have.
P.S. Today left breast is just dandy!
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Sunday, August 7, 2011
Days of Summer" . Didn't make it to everything that was going on but stopped by the shady courtyard of the museum for some live music, YaDa-Ya-Da Yarn Shop ladies had their spinning wheels out front spinning beautiful yarns out of dog hair! In keeping with the theme there was a parade of dogs down the main drag at 7. The parades in Silver City are so fun. Completely unorganized, informal and anyone who would like to parade just does it! As I have said they just parade for any reason. I think Silver City is the home of the stress free parade. Love It! We topped off the evening with with a bowl of chowder and homemade bread at Diane's Restaurant. I had walked more than I had intended and was really tired but I felt so good the next day, that I think it was really good for me.
Saturday was catching the farmer's market. I overslept and some of the best was gone but we did come home with two good melons that actually came from Texas. An industrious local young man was bringing a truck back from Texas and said he decided to make the trip worthwhile. Entrepreneurism lives! We managed to come home with fresh baked cranberry nut bread and other favorite things from the local bakery. It was home for a break and then we went down to take some photos at a car show down in the park. Caught it just as it was breaking up and the rains were moving in but what they can do with the old classic is always something to see.
Sunday came quickly and I made it our local Friends meeting for the first time in a while. It was good to see everyone. They have been so kind to Tom and I as we have dealt with my medical problems the last months and weeks. I came home but went back down to the park for the Hiroshima Day gathering the the Gila Friends Meeting sponsors every year. Amongst the fun of the weekend adventures this was a serious gathering and the most meaningful. Much to think about in man's use of nuclear weapons and nuclear power.
All reports on my problem body part seem to be good. Both from nurse Tom and Beth, the Home Health Care nurse. They agree that the healing is evident and no signs of new infection. So hopefully I am on the home stretch! Yeah!
Tom starts tomorrow on the countdown routine for a colonoscopy on Wednesday. Just his regular check up and he has postponed it twice because of my medical issues. This time it looks like it is a go! Literally. :) The prep is the worst but Wednesday he will get a good nap. And it will feel good to be able to return some of his good nursing care. So, excuse my rambling update but life is starting to ramble along again and that is a good thing. .Hugs and love to all.