I’ve been in pain all weekend, including this morning. Don’t ask me why. If I knew why I’d be a doctor, and if I was a doctor I wouldn’t have time to blog. LOL It started Friday with a stiffness and ache in my knee. I haven’t done anything to my knee. I wasn’t doing anything in particular when I noticed it. Friday night I went to the basketball game and was at least smart enough to take four Motrin before we left. I was fine until the game ended; then I could barely walk down the bleachers; had to have Gary’s help and I’m sure I looked ridiculous. Oh well. Restless night after 3am and I awoke with a horrible headache that didn’t ease until the administration of three cups of coffee, four Motrin and two Dove chocolates. Saturday was a day of aches and pains- knee, hip, ankle- and another restless night after 3am, despite my wonderful time-release Tylenol. Oh, and to top off the day, I bit the inside of my bottom lip during dinner and it was swollen, painful, and annoying. It stings this morning when I drink my coffee, but if you think that’s stopping me from drinking my coffee, well, you don’t know me.
I’m not telling you this to get sympathy, nor am I whining just because I can. I’m getting to my point- despite the condition of my uncooperative body, I had a great weekend. I’ve learned that I can’t just sit around and feel sorry for my pain or sickness or whatever comes along. If I deal with the pain and go about my plans, I’m usually rewarded with less pain and more blessings. I’m sure if I had stayed in bed or sat on the couch all weekend I’d have been much worse.
Friday’s game was great! Both the girls’ and boys’ teams beat Silo, one of our long-time rivals. The games were fast-paced and exciting. And we sat next to two of my favorite people, Anita and Kevin Self. Anita is a teacher and one of the best I’ve seen. I observed in her class when I was going to college. Kevin and his dad, Glen, own Self Racing Enginesand are well-known in drag racing. His car was recently featured on the cover of Drag Racer and I teased him about getting his autograph and selling it on ebay. His parents, Glen and Linda, sat behind us and they are also good people. One of the things I enjoy most about Caddo is the variety of people who live here! A member of the State Chamber of Commerce told me recently, “Your town should have a hall of fame or something! I can’t believe how many famous people are from Caddo!” Amen sister.
Saturday we visited and shopped at Craighead’s. Belinda has some wonderful toys and ornaments this year. I couldn’t resist a couple of nostalgic toys. And I bought a chicken ornament in honor of my mother, who loved chickens. Then we went to Dollar Tree and I bought pencils and erasers and candy canes for my class. Stopped at Lowe’s for the last two stones for my walk, and forty pounds of bird seed. Of course the daffodils were marked to 50 percent off, plus Gary’s discount, so I had to buy 40 more. LOL Then lunch at the Chinese buffet where one of my colleagues was also eating. Then off to WalMart for more shopping and visiting. We can’t go to WalMart without seeing at least three people we know, so there is always visiting.
Saturday afternoon I finished my stone walk, planted my daffodil bulbs, filled the bird feeders and bird baths, put up the Christmas tree, and started my Christmas cards. It’s always so much fun to unpack the ornaments!! I can’t put more than half of them on the tree anymore, but I look at all of them. This year it is especially fun to see the baby ornament of each of the grandchildren since they are 10, 12, and 16.
My daughter, Karen, will be 40 tomorrow, and yes there will be blogging! Get over it. LOL She called last night to tell me that our little golfing pro, Taylor, shot 87. You go girl!! Nana knows next to nothing about golf, but she knows that is good.
So that’s been my painful but wonderful weekend so far. Today I’m going to finish my Christmas cards, scan some photos for a friend, read, and enjoy the day. It’s all good.
P.S. Rhonda: stop falling, get better, and you looked beautiful at the banquet!