The Operative Word–Comfort!

Good Morning (almost afternoon) with sun shining through the windows.  No snow over night thank goodness not like yesterday.

Hubby out clearing the driveway for the trip.

Yes the tractor was out again yesterday with Jay moving a lot of snow so we could keep an appointment with the hand doctor.  Jay mentioned canceling several times that morning  but we made it on time and safely.

Dr. Dass said I had a bit of arthritis in my right wrist but that the main problem was called trigger finger in my right thumb.  He recommended that we let it go for a month and see if it doesn’t straighten out.  If not a cortisone shot would relieve the pain temporarily.  The next step would be a three minute in office surgery.  So I’m not going to baby it and see what develops.

The birthday girl

Yes that unsmiling little girl hiding the scab on her left knee with a well placed hand is now this 76 years old.  Many things have happened between then and now.  I do feel lucky to have lived through them.  In fact I have probably forgot more than I remember but events that pop up every once in a while bring back sweet memories.

This birthday started with the normal things like feed Molly, empty the dishwasher, transfer laundry, start another tub, feed the outside birds when I took Brandy out for her morning duty, and fed her when we came in.  Then I loaded the Bose with two CDs of the Moody Blues and two of the Eagles.  I have been sitting here at the keyboard enjoying the music, checking e-mail and I will run through the blogs that I check daily.  I can’t help sing a bit and smile a lot as I hear the sounds that please and comfort me.

Next I will make lunch for Jay when he comes in from dialysis.  Depending how he feels I’ll see him off to a ‘siesta’ with Brandy or just be around to talk with him as he heads for his computer.

I did hear from my old neighbor Nancy who lived in Orion township next to us  and Jeff Brabb in California who used to have a blog that I followed.  Both wishing me a Happy Birthday. ( This is what I mean  about events that prompt old,  pleasant memories.)  When I think back I can’t even begin to list all the people who made a difference my life.   It is a little sad to think that I have missed giving attention to so many over the years.  But overall the years have generated so many happy thoughts that I must smile and want to continue on making happy memories for those around me.

Spirit is talking softly in the corner with an occasional whistle to catch my attention.  I regret that my hearing is such that I can’t make out all the things he says but that is one of the prices you pay for growing old.  The fact that he is talking is enough comfort for me.

Do have a good week!

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About Momma

Now 85-years-old on February 22 and I'm still on the right side of the grass. Mother of two sons and one daughter (Bloggers SEB and Cindyisms are two of them). I'm Grandmother of three. I have lived with my middle son for almost a year now and he hasn't kicked me out yet. I stay active with household chores and feeding my zoo. (2 cats, 1 dog, and 1 bird.) Retired after 29 years+ at Michigan Bell Telephone and ten+ years with The Oakland Press. I was active with the telephone company union and a Dale Carnegie graduate. I work at crocheting, knitting, making ornaments, and other projects. I do a little canning. I trained with the Michigan Bell Clown troupe and then I was a clown doing parades, parties, and picnics for about 15 years. My other passions are music from the 50s through the 80s, reading, birds, flowers, my pets, big cats, and of course blogging!

8 thoughts on “The Operative Word–Comfort!

  1. The birthday girl on the chair looks lovely!! Is it really another birthday time for you??!

    Goodness is your snow never going away!!

    We keep having grey cloudy days and some rain of late.
    People enjoying the snowdrops in some of the gardens around here, I have just one medium sized clump of them alongside my bungalow path side of the house.

    All I seem to do lately most days is watch some midday to about 4 o’clock television, I particularly enjoy Escape The Country each afternoon when couples wishing to move to our countryside are taken round three usually lovely old or modern houses and at the end say which one they liked best and if maybe they would be putting an offer in. Many times the folk do find the home of their dreams. Does make you feel bit green sometimes as some as beautiful and lots of money, but still I have to remind myself I had my lovely old country cottage for fourteen years, and now must be content with my easy living bungalow.

    My dog nrly had to be put to sleep Saturday last, I prepared myself mentally for the Vet arriving, but as it happened she said not at moment, but she has been put on Steroids for while, not sure about this been looking up side effects just on the computer. She is only 8 but who knows it does seem like old age, she has had trouble returning on her walks of late.
    So at moment these have been cut out. Funny to me too as have walked dogs for about 20 yrs morning and afternoon!
    Mind of late not been so keen to do afternoons myself too.

    Love to all Marion Liss Hants England. evening. radio on for company.

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  3. Les mentioned that it was your birthday, so I figured that I’d come over and wish you a very Happy Birthday! Anyone who loves the Moody Blues and the Eagles is a wonderful person in my book!

  4. A very happy birthday wish, AGAIN! Had a great time chatting with you last night – when I got off the phone Earl said: “WHO was that you were talking to? All that cackling – sounds like you had a good time!” WE DID!
    Love ya, friend!!!

  5. My goodness! A very Happy birthday to you! I love the pic of the sweet child on the chair! Love the memories too! Have a great one dear!

  6. Happy, Happy Birthday. I have a photo similar to yours. Don’t you wish we could still sit with one leg under us like that again.

    My birthday wish for you is an early spring and a beautiful summer.

  7. somewhat Belated Happy Birthday! Adding on another year is a good thing.

    a dear friend had a boy baby on Tuesday 22 February 2011. Jonathan Michael. He joins big sister Gwen.
    I just finished knitting a multi-blue n white hat on my wooden peg loom as a gift, then sent an e-mail asking when I can bring it on over. Yep- Home already, and getting comfy together as a family.

  8. Sorry I missed your day! I don’t keep up with my blog friends as well as I should these days! 🙁
    I hope you have many more Happy Birthdays!
    What a pretty little birthday girl you were in that photo!

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