It has been a couple of weeks since I have written a catch up post. I apologize!
As we headed into the final month of 2013, I have been mostly taking care of business. My old dogs have been to the veterinarian several times. Cars have been to the mechanic. I have been to doctors of various kinds with more appointments to go. I celebrated a birthday. I watched a 14 month old learn how to make herself dizzy spinning in circles.
I am starting to review my year in my mind and begin setting my sights on my goals for 2014. I have been counting my blessings and spending more time each day being present. I am focusing on my self-care basics and sticking to what I know. Seriously, I could have a forest full of gratitude trees.
The shift to gratitude has replaced the blues altogether.
My wrist continues to heal and I can even type a limited amount on the computer. My legs still hold me upright and I get around using the leverage of other things and people (or the crazy walker) to keep forward momentum. I walk the dogs each day in the power chair.
I use the walker when Duke and I work at the Homeless Emergency Project or I venture very far by myself. My confidence in my legs when they are not tired is growing.
I have decided that yoga is next in the physical therapy plan and I may pursue dance lessons in the summer months. I have backed off on the exercise bike because of the physical therapist’s recommendation to conserve energy, but also so that I can walk more throughout my days.
Coming up soon, I welcome a much-needed two-week break from my online teaching duties. It is the only one we get each year, and I am ready for it. I will spend it taking care of more business and perhaps even take a few days off from blogging.
Things are flowing along nicely really, as long as I let them.
- Summing It Up Sunday #16 (thetawny.wordpress.com)
- Tawny’s Gratitude Tree (thetawny.wordpress.com)
- Duke’s Adventure (thetawny.wordpress.com)
- Birthday Presence (thetawny.wordpress.com)
- Birthday Doggie Drama (thetawny.wordpress.com)