It took my breath away with its beauty. Absolutely stunning it was. It never last too long; how blessed was I to have been able to take it all in. I pray it is a sign for better days ahead.
The "Checkerboard Aussies" all taken care of and the bed made, before I headed North of the Checkerboard to my weekly appointment with the Good Doctor Loney for the hour of 9 am.
My appointment this day went well being the allergy shot didn't hurt too much, and my blood pressure was down from last week. Both very good in my books. I am being sent for more x-rays on my neck. For those who know me, know I suffer from Degenerative Disc Disease in my neck which 4 years ago was diagnosed with being Moderate to Severe, making for lots of pain and discomfort some days more then others, hence part of the reason for my headaches, the reason I do not knit or read rarely anymore The neck pain is just one more thing that has slowed me down from life as I used to know it at 150 miles per hour, along with the Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Four years ago I had seen the Head Orthopedic Surgeon at the Barrie Hospital. After the consultation with him, with the MRI results of my neck removed, his personal examination and a discussion in length how and what I felt, his conclusion was I would no longer be able work at regular employment, suggesting I do not subject myself to repetitive activities, however also not recommending surgery as I was way too young and the outcome of surgery could worsen my condition.
Dr. Loney has first ordered an x-ray before anything else, to see if this will show up anything to be worse then it was when I last had x-rays two years ago March 2nd after being in a car accident, wherein my vehicle flipped three or more times after hitting black ice. I remember the attending Doctor at Emergency at that time asking me if I realized how bad my neck was, wherein I panicked thinking the accident had caused more damage to it ... a second x-ray at that time had been taken to make sure it had not.
I am pleased to say, Dr. Loney is pretty much "on top" of these things if there have been "red flags" put up. My "red flags" have been that I have been experiencing absolutely no feeling from my neck down into both arms at times, since just before Christmas, to the point I have felt paralysed, sitting unable to move with a fearful feeling until it passed. I feel very scared when this happens.
X-rays should be done next week, with it really not being too long until it is determined what the next "plan of action" will be from there on in. In the meantime he has prescribed a different type of pain medication to see if this gives me more relief then what I have been taking. I am confident it will be all sorted out in no time.
This is the reason why some days I get less done then other days ... oh for the days when I could do up our house and almost turn cartwheels at the same time. Ha !
Truly though I am happy for what I do have more then naught, which is countless blessings even though some days I get weighed down by other obstacles.
Really now, how could I feel down when the day began and touched me with such beauty?
The Chicken Stock I had made the other day needed packaged up and put into the, now working again, freezer.
On to the rest of my day ....
I received mail this day from young Nathan Reynolds-Furry, who had been visiting last month from Yass, Australia. Nathan does an article for the local newspaper, the Yass Tribune.
For those who know me, know how much I love Easy Peasy as 1-2-3, with my Slow Cooker being one of my most favourite small appliances. I first began my love relationship with my slow cooker when I had went back to College for a Computer for Business Course (at least 16 years ago now I would think), when homework was piled high and good meals needed to be easy and good. The Slow cooker gave me both with a great meal all ready at the end of a long day.
There is never a day I do not have myself some ....
... for at least 5 more weeks !
I would love to welcome my newest follower, this being Kristen of About a Girl, who lives in Winnipeg, Canada. I have already dropped over at Kristin's blog and know I am going to love following her too, as she loves to take pictures. I do love picture taking as they tell such wonderful stories, do they not? Thanks for the follow Kristin !!!
Oh my "Crabby Cabbie" Rob? he is hard at work trying to chisel a living out of life for us. I do love him dearly for that. In-between he did manage to enjoy the wonderful Slow cooked Roast Beef dinner I had made for him.
I think that pretty sums up the day I have had myself, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".