Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Breaking a funky mood

I might be feeling just a little sorry for myself today as all my thoughts seem to be on Thursday’s adventure in a local hospital. I don’t like this mood I’m in very much as I don’t think it’s the kind I normally have. I’ve been living with my heart disease and doing all the things I should be doing for several years.

Yet having to return for a short hospital stay, probably just 8 hours or so, for yet another procedure is beginning to sit in. The procedure is usually very non-life threatening, but I’m not looking forward to it. So today I’m fighting my way out of those mood lows.

I did maintain my Tuesday morning routine. I think that helped, too. I went to my Senior Fitness class at a local physical therapy center and completed my normal routine. I complain about the weather frequently, especially on these Tuesdays and Thursdays when I attend the class. We have a front passing this morning and it probably will bring some snow tonight into tomorrow. Weather guy Kevin said this morning, we could have up to a couple of inches of snow on the ground tomorrow morning.

You know that has affected my bones and joints. Those of you who are considered “elderly,” whatever that means, will understand, especially if like me you suffer from arthritis along with all those other ailments that come with age. I like to think the only time I’m “elderly” is when I seek my Senior Citizen discount at various locations.

I still remember the first time I got that discount. Gator Wife and I were on one of our summer trips several years ago and stopped by an eatery from our meal. When the waitress brought us the check at the end of the meal, she very quietly said, “I hope I haven’t insulted you, but I subtracted your senior citizen discount.” It may have been the first I really knew of such a discount. I wasn’t insulted.

This will be a slow day, I think. The Christmas shopping is complete. The presents are wrapped. Our tree is gloriously sitting in the living room, our Christmas Village is on display, the candy has been made, the cards have been sent. What else is there to do?

The best part of all this is, I think taking the time to write this morning has gotten me out of that funk I was in. The exercise probably helped, too. GW is home today so what started out as less than nice has become a good day.



Anonymous said...

We will be thinking good thoughts for you Thursday. Doing all the right things can't hurt, and a few prayers of friends thrown in might be helpful. Just think, already there is one good sign....no snow in the forcast for that day!!
Gator dog is blown up to a 9x12 at our house. Makes a mighty fine picture too.
Good luck,

GiM said...

Thank you, Mrs. FF. I appreciate your concern.

I do not have a 9 x 12 (or even a 4 x 6) of the dog, except on the computer. I'll tell her at least someone cares for her.