Catching UP

Today I am feeling…like I have been beaten with a baseball bat. Surprisingly this is better than feeling as if you had a run-in wpid-cam00213.jpgwith a Mack truck and lost.

The Husband was so sweet today, too. He let me sleep late, and I do mean late – I didn’t make it out of bed until Noon or a little after. The sleep actually helped me feel better. Cheyenne came over to work on my PC and we discovered the brand new power supply The Husband purchased for me didn’t work. The idea now is the PC needs a new mother board, etc. So, until I have my machine back up and running, it looks like I’ll be using The Husband’s laptop a little longer. Because of this the external hard drive is now attached to the laptop and I am just settling in to work at the kitchen table.

Lil Dude’s tank is looking better and better these days. It now has two small bamboo plants in it and the water is looking less murky thanks to the continuous cleaning of the filter. The Husband had to take the heater back to the store because it just wasn’t getting warm. I’d say by the this weekend Lil Dude will be in his new digs and I will feel very much alone: I have gotten quite used to him being beside me on the table as I work.

Yesterday Lil Dude and I had a mile-stone: He came to me when I made the clicking noise with my tongue which precedes feeding! Yes, I am still quite thrilled about it, because he did it again today! Now he is working furiously to back under a small wood chunk inside his little box beside me. He has rearranged rocks, the wood, and has the cutest wiggling motion I believe I’ve seen. It really does take very little to make me happy, even on days like today.

It is raining and the temperature isn’t up to sixty degrees today. My dear friend, Arthur has stepped it up a notch in his visit and is adding to all the aches and pains from the fall. However, the heat is on and there is a nice warm blanket over my legs and I am surrounded by dogs and a cute little turtle. Life, thankfully, isn’t horrible.

The book I ordered from inter-library loan came in! It is the complete set of The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac of Syria. Even though the writing is from the Sixth or Seventh Century, they are wonderfully appropriate for today’s world and mode of thought. On the one hand it is sad to know very little has changed in the amount of time, and encouraging because the advice, though written for monks in a monastery, is very useful. It is also a very large book and since The Husband wants to read it, too, I have read it of an evening while he cooks supper, or after supper. It is incredible to come upon a passage or a homily and be able to discuss it with The Husband or him with me. I only have the book for a short time so we’re trying not to miss an evening. Tomorrow I am going to call the library – many days before it’s time to turn the book in – and see if it’s possible to re-new an inter-library loan book. Neither of us want to give up this book without reaching the end.

On the writing front I am working on a new story and getting the old story taken care of. Currently I am having to make myself sit down in front of the computer or pick up an ink pen – the new story isn’t coming out on the computer – and write, it is helping me feel more “normal” despite the pain.

Speaking of which, I had best get back to it.

Hope everyone is having as smashing a day as possible!

About Henrietta Handy

I have returned home to the mountains. No more am I "a mountain-girl far from home." Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 2 1/2, I understand pain, fatigue, laughter, joy, and love all while on crutches and in wheelchairs. This blog is just about me, mostly the writing side, but there are forays into so many different topics. I am married to a wonderful husband who puts up with my writing, knitting, yarn, with the love of a saint. We have fur babies, and one cat who rules us all.
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