Edging Back to Life

I can finally say I'm improving and coming out of this latest pain flare-up.

I apologize for being so out of it lately.

Two flare-ups in one month – it has sucked.

(It's like being vaporized and then trying to put your own molecules back together again.)

Since readership is always lighter on Fridays, I'm going to keep today's post light too.  

•  A few of you requested I put yesterday's sunflower photo up for sale.  It's now in the "2011" album on my photo site.  Sorry I didn't think to upload it sooner.  (Remember, photos are also available as standouts or on canvas – please contact me via email if that is your preference.)

•  RC, my college-aged son, is home for the summer.  He loves to cook and he's an excellent cook.  It drives me a little crazy though because he's always grabbing the steak knives to use as paring knives.  I decided to fix the problem:

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So far, my little sticky-note has worked like magic!

•  Yesterday afternoon I grabbed an iced coffee at Starbucks.  While I was there my favorite barista told me about a "known" child molester (three time offender with girls under the age of 13) who has been coming in every morning.  Due to Megan's Law, apparently everyone in his neighborhood is aware of who he is.  I'm over the age of 13, my daughter is over the age of 13, and I'm completely creeped out.  Why do repeat offenders get out of prison?

•  I took my iced coffee and sat on a bench by the lake.  It was such a nice day I thought I'd read email, etc., out in the sunshine.  

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Not a bad location for a Starbucks!

•  While I was there, this young lady came by to say hi to me:

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•  She was followed by this guy:

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•  I'm spending this morning working with a lawyer on matters regarding Twenty Four At Heart.  Just writing those words kind of blows me away.  I never could have imagined when I began this little blog it would evolve to the point of needing its legal interests tended to.

•  Now that I'm coming off my most recent pain flare-up, I find myself really looking forward to the weekend.  I've been out of the pool, and away from my camera, for a week.  (Thank goodness for my phone camera – it's prevented total photography withdrawals.)  I can't wait to get back to the things which bring me joy in life.  I will probably start off swimming using my legs only, and shooting photos with my lightest lens.

But still …

I can't wait.

Life is not worth living if you take away all the things that bring you joy.

© Twenty Four At Heart

10 Responses to “Edging Back to Life”

  1. Michelle

    “Life is not worth living if you take away all the things that bring you joy.” So true, so true.
    Enjoy your gentle swimming and photography. 🙂

  2. Di

    I say forget about a money sucking lawyer…. is there really a need?
    “Here puppy puppy with the mushed in face.” We’ve been watching the series ‘Saving Grace’ on Netflix and she has an American Bulldog thats adorable. Hubby really likes it and I hope he doesn’t get any ideas about expanding our current one dog family.
    Glad your pain is under control!!
    Di

  3. Jan

    Ah, the news you are recovering from your most recent flare-up is music to my ears. Or art for my eyes, since I’m not *really* hearing it.
    Well, you know what I mean…
    I may be weird, but I love bulldogs. I think they’re adorable.

  4. Missy

    Good to hear you are finally feeling better. I love the lake too and it’s a good place to walk. Our boot camp does an occasional work out there but there is a lot of dog poop around!

  5. Jenn in Tenn

    Just wanted to say hello! Been here, just lurkin’! Glad to hear your pain is doing better…hope you have a lovely weekend. Tennessee has been CRAZY HOT for the past several days, so I’m looking forward to some indoor AC time! (-:
    Take care!

  6. Lisa

    So lad you’re feeling better! Enjoy your camera this weekend. I have similar plans to take mine out for a spin 🙂

  7. Fragrant Liar

    Hey, girl! Sorry to hear you’ve had some flare-ups, but your day out looked divine. Especially the visit by that sweet canine.
    Take care, sister.

  8. Karen

    LOL.. I use steak knives for everything too. … the sticky note wouldn’t work with me 🙂
    have a great weekend!…

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