WATER. Eleanor Roosevelt
Not much to report this morning. Yes, I am PPP - which stands for positively perfectly pooped! It was a full workday yesterday, but it's over and done with and now on to other things.
I hope Nina (you remember her - best friend/partner-in-crime/sister-in-law or BFPICSIL) doesn't mind me talking about her but she has been feeling crummy for the last few days with major bronchitis and she has been in my thoughts. I have noticed that she is influencing some of the items I put on this blog. For instance, yesterday's little quote - NO MATTER WHAT - JUST KEEP SWIMMING! actually worked for her when she was younger. As a teen, she and a friend decided to swim across Lake McBride (when there actually WAS a Lake McBride). She was advised to wear her tennis shoes, because the rocks were sharp at the edge of the water. Halfway across, both her and the friend were to the point of total exhaustion from swimming such a long distance and being dragged down by soggy tennies. She began to feel that it was kinda iffy whether they were going to make it at all. Well, Nina is the type of person that takes on some of the biggest challenges and is always determined to finish what she starts. Thank goodness that story had a happy ending. I think that quote could be her personal motto, because no matter what, she does keep on swimming and never gives up.
After I posted my "GRAY" thoughts, Nina was kidding me about previously advising Lon and me to think "GRAY". You see, after 42 1/2 years of marriage, the only thing we have ever positively agreed on is having two children. We are polar opposites and never like the same things. We have opposite ideas on every subject under the sun and when we discuss things (Heaven forbid if it is about politics - yipes!) and begin to have different opinions, we just look at each other, laugh, and one will say, "Black" and the other will reply "White" to acknowledge being totally opposite. Nina thought our thinking "gray" would be the perfect compromise. She's probably right. Hey, I'll have to add that to my gray list!
Regardless of our differences which are basically insignificant, Lon is my rock, my soul mate, the one who has always been there and has taken good care of me for all of these years. (He can also be the thorn in my side and the pain in my butt, but that's just part of his charm. :) I am so thankful that he is by my side during this time. He is really taking everything in stride and that helps me feel even more positive.
Oh, and I thought maybe I would abbreviate my description of Nina to just letters - BFPICSIL but I decided it sounded more like a made-up cuss word, so I guess I'll just refer to her by name from now on.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL