Sunday, April 13, 2008
So Much Fun.............
What a weekend! First we rescued a turtle from the highway - poor thing was lumbering along and stopped - I pulled off the road, put up my hand as a sign for the traffic to stop, and ran out and lifted him up. We put him in the wading pool until we could find a place away from a four lane highway for him. Today we located a wonderful place, a large acreage with ponds, and it was fenced as well. When I picked him up for transport, he was strangely still. He didn't make it - perhaps he'd been hit - yet one part of me feels like a murderess or something for interfering with nature - but I could not stand driving away letting him get smashed.
We had a baseball game, a trip to Target where I found a couple of things on sale to fit, the boy had crawfish at a buffet and chocolate eclairs. We moved on to Albertsons to pick up a prescription for a new non-narcotic pain med for me and Lean Cuisines (under 300 cal) for my meals. Next, came the ice cream store which I navigated through managing not to get ice cream.
The first dose of the pain med felt like three Martguerita's - which is nice - but, hey, most of my life is spent needing to function on all cylinders. Oh well, the pain was like 65% reduced. Now, I realize how bad I really was hurting as I'm on my second day of meds. I hope the "woo woo" feeling will pass. Apparently the med was/is used for seizure control and they found out it also controlled nerve pain. Ok, we'll give it a whirl.
Today was Missions Conference day and I met up with many old friends and folks I had assisted while they lived on the foreign field, and old friends from school days who came from all over the country to participate. I will go to a luncheon Tuesday to spend further time with some pastors and the missionaries - these were nine years of my life.
I was particularly intrigued with the talks from the folks in Nepal and then in a town in Chechnya, which was southern Russia. It is only a few miles from some "hot spots." I would like to go there in July. I'm going to look into it. Maybe it'll work out, maybe not. That's not much time in which to raise money.
The top photo is a fella that is completely nuts - in a good, fun way. He's worked in England, Philippines, and South Africa. He makes everyone laugh - he was on a TV show in England and had people rolling on the floor with laughter.
I also burned up my heavy duty shredder. Grandson inherited the insides and tinkered all afternoon with it.
Then last we did more gardening. Still have so much more to go - but I'm enjoying very consciously not "thinking" but being in the now with the dirt, the silence, and the war with the dollar weed!