Taking Things for Granted

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Over the past week we have had three good snow storms. Since Thursday ended up being a snow day for the kids and well, I wasn’t going to go anywhere which meant I would have to miss daily visit to the gym. The law here requires snow removed from sidewalk within 24 hours of the snow stopping, so I figured I would I get my workout done by shoveling the snow! Last night we had a pseudo blizzard which messed up my shoveling job, so I was back out there this morning getting the snow off the sidewalk. Back in the fall the leaves were falling by the bucket, after Halloween my kids and I were racking up the leaves. I could do two rake strokes and then I had to sit down. My kids had to do most of the work because the stupid flare up would not let me. I was happy to spend a half hour shoveling the snow. When I was done, I came inside changed into dry warm clothes and happily continued on with my day. This morning after re-shoveling, I hopped in my vehicle and headed off to my day full of appointments.
I hate that I was so sick for so long, but in a way I am glad I was. I had the opportunity to fight like hell to do menial simple everyday things, and now that I can do them almost like a normal person it makes me feel like I am doing so much more.
Above my current physical level, I still can’t say enough about my family. There is no way I would be able to stand on my feet like I have been. My kids have gone above and beyond being my little doctors/therapist (my younger kid loves setting up my TENS unit). My sister has been my rock, my strength, she has been sister to me and mom to my kids. My friends have been amazing emotional support and knowing they are there and offering to help means the world!

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    I love when I can use chores to do my workouts. We had a little snow last week and I did some shoveling and then the sun came and melted it all away, could have not done the shoveling, but was glad that I did!
    1808 days ago
    Wow! Well done - and sometimes we only realise how lucky we are and how wonderful those around us can be when something goes wrong! And what wonderful lessons about caring your children are learning from this....
    1821 days ago
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