Friday, July 15, 2011


      Life is always changing.   Sometimes it's a good thing.   Sometimes it's a bad thing.   One thing you can always count on, nothing is ever going to stay the same for to long at a time.
       These past few months Keith & I have been reminded how quickly things can go from good to bad in the blink of an eye.   It started with an ambulance ride for Keith and a six day hospital stay.   Heart surgery and home to recover.   From the time we got home we knew things weren't right.   Another heart surgery last weekend and home once again.   The chest pains are still there so I'm sure he's facing by-pass surgery in the near future.
        We have now officially became 'old people'.   No dropping things and taking off at the blink of an eye.   Now everything is thought about half a dozen times before we actually do it.
       As for good ole home-cooked meals..... Yes, even those have taken a turn for the worse.   Do you know what it's like to watch calories, sodium and cholesterol?  Trust me, it's not fun!    I've had to learn a whole new way of cooking but learn I have.   I even amaze myself with some of the things I come up with.
       I've told you the bad part of our lives, now let me tell you the good.  Keith is still with us and all this time at home as gave us more time to do the things that really matter.   To kick back and look at how fortunate we are to be at the stage of life when we don't have to get up and go to work every morning.   To not have to worry about how were going to do each & every little thing.  (Thank God for older children who have picked up the slack and make sure were okay.)   Yes, life is still good, it's just a lot slower than it used to be.
       In the next few days I'll be telling you how good life can be when a person is home all the time.   In the meantime everyone please stay in from this horrid heat and enjoy your homes.    Hugs, Sher


primitivebettys said...

Life is constant change. I'm so happy to hear that Keith is well & healing. Hopefully he won't have to have any more surgeries... but if he does we will be praying for him.

marti said...

Wow Sher, you sure have had a lot of changes in your life. Sorry to hear that Keith had more surgery, but glad to know he is still alive and kicking. At least you can stay home in this blasted heat. It has been over 100 here and humidity so high you can see the water dripping. I finally turned off the air today, but that doesn't mean it is cold.

I start in on a 12 day in a row spin at work. I don't have any days off for a while.

I will be moving back to Missouri in Oct so need to start packing and organizing.

Tell Keith to stay well and do what the Dr says...


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