Crazy as a Loom

Monday, March 18, 2013

Nothing but blue skies.

I didn't blog over the weekend.  I didn't have much to say.
I guess it's because I was into my own thoughts, and trying to work them out.
Sometimes, it's just that way.

So yesterday after the obligatory trip to the Salvation Army with my mother, where the pastor made rude and inappropriate remarks about the President of the United States, and I ceased trying to hide that I was reading my Kindle throughout the ENTIRE SERVICE;   I took myself for a ride.




It was chilly, but the sun was beyond lovely, and I needed to get away from all human form.
I needed to be with ME.



I knew what was coming today, and I needed to prepare myself.  There were places I needed to go, and tears I needed to cry, and feelings I needed to acknowledge.
And I did.

Even though it was still winter in the woods, it was beautiful to my eyes.  It was soothing to my soul.


Next week, I am having surgery AGAIN.  This one is a Posteria Fossa Revision, or in other words, a surgery to remove the scar tissue between the rods on my cervical spine, and thus stop the displacement of my poor brain, AGAIN.

So yesterday, I processed all this.
Today, I am being Scarlett O'Hara.  I'll think about it tomorrow.
Right now, I'm knitting, and being in the moment.

 I'm thinking about blue skies, even if they are all in my head.
Pun intended.





33 comments:

Vicky said...

The beauty of the blue sky drew me right in. I am so glad you allowed yourself to feel what you needed to feel- the sadness and frustration and what have you. You have my prayers, for as long as it takes, for wisdom, and courage and trust and relief from the headaches... hang in there friend! Thinking of you!

Hilary said...

I knew you'd come to terms with it and it WILL be the end of your woes, once it's done. You're a tough not-so-old broad. And you're very loved.

Karen in upstate NY said...

So glad for you that the end of this painful time is now in sight. Know that the thoughts of many are with you! peace.

Peg Cherre said...

You will have LOTS of friends, both actual & virtual, sending you tons of positive thoughts.

Anonymous said...

I'll have you in my thoughts and prayers next week. And thankyou for the inspiration on weaving the towels! You will be back at it before you know it! Pat M.

claudia said...

(((HUGS)))

MarthaVA said...

I love that even though you were out having a day for yourself, you took photos and shared your day, and thoughts, with us. Thank you.

I will keep you in healing thoughts, and I will keep the medical staff in positive thought to do a great job and fix you up successfully!

(((Hugs)))

Martha

Karen said...


Such beautiful countryside, thanks for sharing...

and hang in there, maybe this is the final step to getting back to the YOU you remember. Sending good vibes, healing thoughts your way.

Anonymous said...

It looked like a beautiful ride to Harrisburg Lake...the perfect place to get away from it all...Claire

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...
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Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Huge hugs being sent to you today and every day until this is all done and over with.

Restless Knitter said...

You'll be in my thoughts. I hope the surgery will keep the headaches at bay.

messymimi said...

Lots of prayers for healing from here, and i don't blame you for reading through a service where things like that are said.

Anonymous said...

Positive thoughts that all will go well and when done you can proclaim - Headache be GONE!!
Louise.

Country Gal said...

Beautiful scenery always puts things in perspective for me ! Thanks for sharing your me time with us lovely photos ! Prayers your way for a wonderful outcome and all will be right as rain again for you !

rosek1870 said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs
Rose

Cait Throop said...

Hey...surgery sucks...And if thinking of you and sending healing thoughts helps, I am sending them. And Salvation Army...aren't they Christian? What is up with that!! Doesn't seem so Christian. I'm close to being on a rant so I'll stop now. But really, Hilary, I'm thinking of you and if you need to rant, call me. xo

Donna S. said...

Well, get it over with!! Won't you be so happy when this is done with & you feel good again?? Keep us informed. You are in my prayers

Deb said...

I'll be thinking of you until this is over and done with. I think there is light at the end of this tunnel. Sending lots of prayers (cause I believe in prayer) and good wishes for you, Hilary. Hugs, Deb

Vanessa1988 said...

I hope your feeling much better soon!
What beautiful photo's!
Take Care
Vanessa
x

Anna M. Branner said...

Hold on to that vision of blue skies and Spring in the mountains. You will be in my thoughts all next week as you heal.

Mrs. Turkey said...

Thinking of you Hilary! Blue skies will be the norm when surgery is all said & done! We all love you!
Loved the pictures of scenery you took....reminded of Maine's countryside.
Celia

Mrs. Turkey said...

Thinking of you Hilary! Blue skies will be the norm when surgery is all said & done! We all love you!
Loved the pictures of scenery you took....reminded of Maine's countryside.
Celia

Suzanne said...

Bless your sweet heart. (yep.. I'm southern). You're good at doing the hard work and getting to good places or less bad anyway. I know the surgery is daunting, but I just know that one day all will be well and you will be back to your old, pre-fall self! Until then, take yourself on a sunny trip to the Maine coast and I'll meet you there!

WPgirl said...

You'll be in my thoughts and prayers next week. I'll be looking forward to your first blog entry after your surgery. I thinking positive thoughts for you.
Lynda in Michigan.

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

I pray that this is the last of your headaches. Soon you will be back to weaving rugs and dishtowels to your hearts content.

Marianne said...

Stunning pictures and good luck with the surgery. I hope it goes well. I love your quote btw.

Marianne said...

Stunning pictures and good luck with the surgery. I hope it goes well. I love your quote btw.

Daryl said...

i wont ask you to promise because i know its pointless but consider going more slowly after this surgery .. i wonder if scar tissue forms less when there is less movement during the first few days/weeks post op .. just being annoying me as always ... poking the hornets nest .. and giving love

Gayle said...

You will be up and rowing just in time for a glorious spring and summer. Continued prayers and good healing wishes.

She Who Carries Camera said...

I'm coming in late on this, but here's a hug for you and your upcoming surgery and hoping all comes out well for you. Thank yo so much for stopping by my place and saying hin...so nice to meet you!

MrsB said...

I am glad you are not waiting a long time to get this done. Sooner the better - you will be happy that you did this now when summer comes and you can enjoy it.

Keep us posted - we are all invested you know.

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