Crazy as a Loom

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Life goes on

It does.
No matter what befalls us in this world, life plods on.  I remember a book about the American Revolution  I read eons ago, called "The Day Must Dawn", by Agnes Sligh Turnbull.  I always thought that was a phrase to remember, no matter what.
The day must dawn.
Things you can count on.  Like the sun coming up every morning.

Another book has stayed with me for 20+ years.  Control Theory, by William Glasser.  It is hands down one of the most important books I have ever read.
What I remember most from it is this:  it doesn't matter what happens to you, what matters is what you do about it, how you react to it.  That is really all you have control of.  You can't change history, even your own.

That being said, I am making a concerted effort to spend more time with my daughters.  In the last year and a half, my headache ruled.  I didn't make the hour trip to visit and hang out with them and my grandchildren.  Now that I am getting better, it is on the top of my list.
In the past three weeks, I have gone three times, and it feels good.

 Gabby in the new skirt Mimi made her.

I have also scheduled Weaving Weekends again.  The one in June is full already, and there are weekends in July, August, September, and October.  I just gave myself permission to make my own schedule, and to not feel guilty if I'm not working all the time.
I'll probably have to remind myself many, many  times that it's ok.  I'm like that.

Lois was in charge of the camera on Sunday.........I really couldn't stand it around my neck.
But the paddling didn't bother me one bit.
Now THAT was good news.

I also instructed her to take some pictures of me kayaking, so I could send one to my neurosurgeon.
What better kudos could you give to someone who has been inside your head, not once, but TWICE?

He responded right away.  My email to him, with these photos, was " a picture is worth a 1000 words", and his answer right back was ....."you made my day, maybe my whole month".......ha  !!!   now that made me smile.


Deb said...

I love the last photo of you, Hilary. It says so much. Carry on...hugs, Deb

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

A picture is worth a thousand words!!
So wonderful and Gabby is growing up. She's beautiful!

Karen said...

This.. truly.. is a beautiful thing.

Unknown said...

A: I want to kayak
B: Weaving weekend? -yes please!

Daryl said...

made me smile, no it made me GRIN ....

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

It's such a peaceful photo and that's so very important in our lives. Good for you!

Vicky said...

Do you know how inspiring this is? I'm grinning from ear to ear!! And I love William Glasser!! Reality therapy- so great someone else knows of his work! You look great and I so hope all of these steps just keep moving you forward into a well deserved joyful and peace filled existence!

claudia said...

The last picture says it all! I have a date with my daughter this month to go kayaking! YAY! Last week went horse back riding with my youngest. It is fantastic connecting with your kids on the playing ground!

Cait Throop said... are looking good, Hilary! And Gabby is growing up! There is something so healing being on or near the water...A friend gave me a card that says "be gentle with yourself."

Peg Cherre said...

Thanks, as always, for your words of wisdom, even if they were initially said by someone else. Somehow you always manage to say just what I need to hear. Life has only been hard lately because I've made/let it be so.

Country Girl said...

Love this post, Hilary. Smiling wide here.

Country Girl said...

Love this post, Hilary. Smiling wide here.

Country Gal said...

I am so glad you are feeling much better and are able to live life again you go girl WOOHOO ! I love the photos of you out on the water . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

Susan said...

You're looking good! And, I love the skirt you sewed for your granddaughter! XOXO

Hilary said...

I love this. See?.. I told you.. you're the strongest woman I've never met. :)

Reena said...

I loved this post Hilary!

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