Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Recent Happenings

Over Labor Day weekend my husband and I were being lazy and watching a movie, No Country For Old Men. I had seen the movie several times but for the first time during one scene a couple of lines smacked me in the face. Thanks to Google I have a copy of the two lines that spoke to me that day.
"All the time you spend tryin to get back what's been took from you there's more goin out the door. After awhile you just try and get a tourniquet on it."
Character: Ellis played by Barry Corbin

Isn't that what we are doing living with chronic illness and disabilities? We are trying to just "get a tourniquet on" our lives living with all the changes and adaptations in our new world. That is how I feel right now in my life. Some days the tourniquet is tighter than others but I keep trying to move forward and hope it loosens a bit from time to time as I continue the cycle of living. Just my thoughts. Maybe it is just my scrambled brain.

Now on to hot air.

We also went, at my urging, to a hot air balloon derby that is held annually in a town near us. All my years of living here and I had never gone. I decided I wanted to go and take some pictures. My hubby wasn't ecstatic about the idea but I really wanted to go. Reluctantly he drove me to the launch site. I would love to go up in a balloon someday. Years ago I wanted to skydive but now I will settle for a ride in a hot air balloon. We watched one group of balloons launch and another come from another site and land. As it turns out hubby enjoyed himself. I wish the pictures were better but I did get a few good shots I think. I hope you enjoy them too. I had a great time taking them. Yes, my neck was killing me later after maintaining the position it took to get the shots. It was worth it though.

I have also had quite a time with our new puppy. Maggie is growing so fast. She is asleep beneath my feet as I type. Shhhhh..... She is 4 months old now and is a handful but she is such a joy for me.

To be quite frank with all the above pleasant moments there has been a great deal of emotional and physical pain. Family problems, financial issues and everyday stresses of life have me feeling like I really need that tourniquet on tight. If you see a balloon fly by one day it may be me on my great escape. LOL It will be a rainbow colored balloon by the way.