Thursday, September 16, 2021

Briefly, Yet More Briefly Still

No pictures today! Just a note to say I went to NYC.  I got to see my doctor about the back issues, that was good.  I had a PT appt that, in the end, was not what I or my doctor wanted so am still figuring that part out.  I was not well enough to go to the MET or my library BUT I did go to Tea and Sympathy! My photos are not loaded yet but it was great.  You can see pictures HERE on my public IG account.  Here is something I wrote earlier about all the things I am thankful about. 

Thought that a Thanksgiving List could be an uplifting thing for us all!  I really have a lot to be thankful for, including...

1.  I found a new NYC diner (my 2 favourites closed during the ongoing pandemic) that had very good, attentive, prompt service AND peanut butter (very rare these days) so I have an English Muffin with PB and Mint Tea while waiting to go see my doctor (I got in about 50 minutes early).  I had thought all diners in my area of NYC between the 14th and 23rd PATH train were gone so that was a welcomed surprise!  

2. My doctor was really helpful. 

3. I went to Tea and Sympathy for lunch!  Salad and delicous cornish pasty!  And Apricot tea! with Milk 🙂  

4.  With the various places I went in NYC, over the space of 5 hours I walked over 6k steps! 

5.  My body is not hurting as bad as it was in the middle of the night. (it was a rough night)

6.  I got some great books in the mail today!  One for fun called Return to Gone-Away which is sequel to Gone-Away Lake, fun kids-aged novels that I read as a kid and LOVED (so note to parent wanting book recommendations!).  I also got a very practical book by a Protestant author, Sally Clarkson, that many who I know would love (for her being a Christian, for homeschooling, for her love of literature, for her encouragement) called 'Help, I Am Drowning'.  It's a very encouraging book that talks about how in life, including in a Christian's life, there are many times of great storm in our lives and what to do and think about them, how to not be destroyed by them.   I've read the first chapter already and think it's really timely and helpful!  I really love that Sally does not try to say pat answers or deny real suffering in a person's life.  So refreshing.  

7.  Eposom salts with hot baths.  Isn't it wonderful that we have simple (but true luxuries) like a hot bath or shower?  

8. I got this week both DVDs of Anne of Green Gables and the Sequel to Anne of Green Gabels with Megan Follows.  I can't wait to see them again, having loved them so much before!  Who wouldn't love seeing Anne smash that slate over Gilbert's head? I mean really now 🙂   So that's a lot to be thankful for.  And I thought it would be good to mention!  Thankfulness always helps me look to God, to the sources of light in my life and to not deny yet go beyond the pain in my life to see something greater than it.  ❤   (Of course this can take some time to get to, for me too!) ❤


karen said...

I do hope you feel better soon. What a bummer that your diners went under during the pandemic. So many changes from this virus!!

joymariecooks said...

Sorry about the sciatica! I had it with pregnancy 1 and am having it again with pregnancy 2. The stretches really do help. I've also found that sometimes putting a pillow between my knees at night helps, though not always.