One year ago I “lost” my job unexpectedly. If you’d like to read the original story, here’s a link to that. Since it was sudden, at first I was totally at a loss as to what to do with myself. I couldn’t clean everyday, couldn’t justify shopping for clothes I wouldn’t need anymore for work, in other words, I felt like a fish out of water, floundering around with all my “free time.” I was experiencing depression and didn’t know what to do with myself. My husband would take me on little mini-trips…we went to the Southern Living Idea House, Ikea, and some quick trips to the gulf coast. Eventually I “settled” down and now can’t imagine how I ever found time to work (I hear a lot of retired people say this). But God’s timing is always on time, isn’t it? Since my forced retirement, I have had more time to spend with my almost 93 year old mother. She fractured her hip in late March and it’s been an uphill climb ever since. While she is back at her assisted living cottage, she needs me now more than ever. If I had still been working, it would have worked an extreme hardship on me to tend to her like I’m able to now. So in a strange way, it’s been a blessing that I’ve been able to be there for her.
If you follow me on Facebook, you may know that I am also experiencing some health issues. I recently had an MRI done and today I saw my doctor for the results of that. I have a “severely torn menisca” and will undergo surgery on June 10th. I also have a Baker’s cyst but he will not remove that as it has a tendency to reappear even after removal. I’m hoping that I won’t be out of commission too long and other than a few weeks of taking it easy will finally have some relief as I have been miserable since mid-February with my knee.
Hope everyone is having a good summer so far. My sweet granddaughter is staying with me on some days. She made All-star's on her baseball team and has practice twice and week and her first game is tomorrow night. She’s so excited and we are so proud of her!