This Mercury Rx period has been something else. For one thing, my son was supposed to come visit on Thursday. His flight was canceled due to the cold weather. He could not get another flight until Saturday. This cut his visit short, but worse, it wiped out our weekend plans. My husband has Friday through Sunday off. He works very long days otherwise, It just changed everything.
Now the flights are being canceled due to weather on our end. I’m not sure if he will get here tomorrow or not. If not, we’ll have to cancel the trip all together because it’s not worth flying here, just to turn around and fly back. He has to back at school…
Meantime, I’ve gone into a lupus flare. I don’t have these very often anymore and frankly, it’s nowhere near what I’ve dealt with in the past. But jeez, it’s just amazing. It’s very cold here. I’m no longer used to it and it’s like one day, I’m flying. The next day, I’m falling from the sky, like a bird that been shot. The falling bird does not resemble the flying bird. The insanity (and great gift) is that I can turn this around quickly these days…usually. Provided I act quickly.
In this case, “act”, meant get in bed and get my hands covered. Covered with the gloves pictured which are heated, all the way into the fingertips which is where the heat is needed. Boy do I feel stupid, wearing them. But I simply must. There is no other way to arrest the finger thing, in the middle of this kind of FAST flare up. I’d know, I’ve tried it all.
So the good news is, I did arrest this. I’m sitting here typing and I feel all right. I’ll take it easy the rest of the night…hopefully, I’ll pick my son up at the airport tomorrow. Two hours ago, I’d have not been able to do it. I really don’t want him to come here and see me sick. You can’t imagine my relief. It’s like that falling bird, somehow recovering before he or she hits the ground.
Last, in the middle of this, I thought of something else. Some months ago someone contacted me about some subversive crap people were pulling, in my name. I’ll tell you what I told them, I don’t know how people have the time. Where the hell do you get the time to try to hurt someone?
Because this little drama here, while it’s not been fun, it’s nothing compared to the real horror I am dealing with. And forget kicking people while they’re down. I am used to that. It’s irrelevant to me. What I want to say is this: most have no idea how quickly their lives can change. Like the gal who came on the forum a few months back to say she’d gone to the doctor and learned she had a few months (at best) to live. Or how about the people shot in the airport today?
It really makes sense to do the best you can, all the time. Don’t wait. The ice is thinner than you think…and yes. That is a reference to the poor little boy, David Puckett, found under the ice, in Aurora, Colorado, a couple blocks from the house where I lived for twenty years. Do you know how many times I have been to or driven by that pond? With my kids?
Yesterday I wrote about being effective in your life. How Do You Respond To Negative Feedback? It wasn’t really taken that way, but it was that way. Y’all ought to know me well enough to realize. I am trying to tell you not to waste your life. If that makes you mad, I’m sorry. But deep down, most of you know I’m right.
For most of the rest, the day will come and you’ll think, “Oh, crap. This is what she meant.”