Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Balancing Act

We were at a little theater performance last week and I saw this piece of art in the theater courtyard  that rather fascinated me. It appears to be balanced stones on a metal structure,although I imagine that some "super glue" of some sort was involved.  Actually, maybe not an illusion of balancing at all but still intriguing and yes,somehow artful.

  Although I have no reason to believe that I am not doing well, balancing all that needs to be done, and yes, that I want to do, seems more difficult as time goes on.  My energy leaves me too soon. I need a nap many days.  I appreciate being able to be here for my 69th year but I just want more from this 69 year old body than it delivers!  Right now, I am sitting on the couch next to my sleeping Scooby Doo, knowing that my bags need to be packed for our trip tomorrow to the balloon festival in Bluff Utah.  And the body is tired, and wants to do no more today!  Tomorrow  will be a day of travel and Friday we will enjoy the beautiful redrock country of Utah, hopefully sunshine and the spectacular show of hotair balloons flying high above it all.

 I guess I had better go pack that suitcase, cause when it all comes down to the nitty-gritty, I don't want to miss a thing!  Love and hugs to you all. Healing is still slow, but happening.   Teaches patience, I tell myself.. And I guess I had better work on gratitude for what I can do!

Sandy

3 comments:

lorena johnson said...

My dear Sandy,
Didn't you know that sleep and rest are extremely important to a healing process? That is especially true as we are approaching 70 which is about one year off for you.
You and Tom are burning the candle at both ends it seems to me.
Please listen to me as a nurse and get at least 8 hours sleep at night plus a good nap and don't feel it is taking away from your needs. Your need is to heal at the present so you can recover your good health and get to do more.
I love you and wish only to see you get better.
Your attitude is admirable, but please get a lot of needed rest!
Hugs,
Cami

sfeutz said...

Dearest Cami-
Thanks for your good nurses advice. I really do get a good 8 hours sleep but it is frustrating that I now seem to need a nap too! Maybe I am just in old age resistance mode! And it has been almost 6 months since my last surgery and I am real ready to put it behind me. I so admire those that are able to deal with illnesses over a period of years. I worry that I wouldn't be able to do that well should that ever be my fate. Love you, little one and thanks for the counseling session! In the morning it's up to chase and photo hot air balloons at 7 AM and back to the motel room to produce photo cards to sell at the art show on Saturday. Up at 7am again on Saturday to catch the morning flight before we set up for the art show. Busy days but I am going to bed early! This is our 4th year to be here so I am glad that we can do it. Enough rambling. . Take care. .hugs, Sandy

Cathy Clementz said...

There is nothing wrong with resting!! Your body is telling you that you need it; you require it. Your road for the last year or so has been a tough one, so pay attention to what your body and mind tell you. Can't wait to see your photos of the festival!