Friday, May 29, 2009

Maturity is Calming & Soothing

Cooking is calming/soothing.
Writing on this blog is calming/soothing.
I am not at work today (nor yesterday) yet it is okay. I get to cook, pack and post. My work hours have been slashed drastically. I am living today; I do not worry about tomorrow; which is usually my downfall. Today is marvelous and tomorrow will be here when it gets here. Yesterday what it was supposed to be.
I am 60 and it is super. I am practically healed from my spine surgery on October 5th 2007. There had been much thought to having a second surgery yet the neuro surgeon says he is pretty sure I will not need it. Yeah!!! I am walking and standing much better. He suggested that I get into some type of physical therapy and I am definitely up for that.
I was talking to Shana (my 34 year old daughter) the other day and she remarked how much better I am walking now. She said, "I remember when I was a little girl and you use to drag your left foot/leg." She definitely has something to refer to as I had a stroke when I was 24 {an aneurysm burst in my brain}. Shana was born just before my 26th birthday and I was definitely still recuperating : )
I asked her if it embarrassed her that I was physically different than her friends Mother's. She said, "No, but you were a lot older than they were." She didn't mind that I walked funny but I was old then : )
We laughed : )
Maturity is the ability to live in peace with that which we cannot change. --Ann Landers
Too be able to walk, talk, sew, cook, be with my daughters and meet new friends is so cool for my maturity.
I am rather emotive , have a resonant voice {sounds kind of gravely} and easily get excited : ) Friends are always saying "Carole, take it down a notch" and I do : )
Kids like me because I like them : ) Animals like me because I like them.
Adults like/do not like me because I am down to Earth. Who has time to waste on perpetration? Not, I : )


  1. Wow! What a wonderful perspective! Hope you continue on the path of recovery.

  2. Taking it down a notch is highly overrated!

  3. I am glad that you are doing better. I hope you stay on the road to recovery. Yeah to no more surgery cause that is not fun.