Well, look who was in the garden today. And guess who else was there?
Mary Moon, that's who.
I am almost afraid to write these words but... I have passed nothing but pee for about 36 hours now.
KNOCK WOOD! DO IT!
I feel better today than I have felt in yonks, as dear Keith Richards might say. And it's been such a good day. First off, it is my dear Lis's birthday and I called her and we Wilma and Betty giggled and I wished her all the love. This is Lis for you- for her birthday she got the gift of a flower-making class AND a chain saw.
That's right. A chain saw.
She is a Florida girl.
And before I even talked to Lis this morning, Liz Sparks stopped by on her way out of town to go see her granddaughters. She couldn't stay long but we had a great chat and I just love her so. She is the most amazing woman. She's recently back from Mexico where she got dental work done and in doing so saved trillions of dollars. Well, maybe trillions of pesos. She figured it all out, found a friend-of-a-friend connection with a man who who lives in Mexico, is a translator, who rented her a room and helped her. She had a great time. I just love her sass and her ability to know what she needs and wants to do and makes it work. I envision her on star-paths, following one to the next, saying yes and yes and yes.
In a sensible, extremely hard-working way, of course.
And after she left and after Mr. Moon left to go work on my table, I put on my work overalls and I emptied the garden cart of the croscomia I'd been working on the night before this whole wild ride began and got in the garden and pulled the lacy collards and kale who have been feeding the bugs, hauled them to the compost, and then I weeded a wide row where we can plant peas and then, because I was still feeling fine, I weeded the onion patch.
My god it felt good to sweat and get dirt under my nails again.
Oh! And I took the trash to the dump!
When I told Lis I'd done that she said, "I bet you feel giddy!" And you know what? I did. I wanted to shout, "Hey, y'all! Look at me flinging this trash into the compactor!"
And if tonight another piece of grit wants to make its way out I will curse and possibly cry and I will walk and I will be so pissed off.
I was going to add a but there but there is no but. If the pain starts up again those are the things I will do because I will have no choice.
And, hopefully, Maurice will walk and stomp and cry with you!ReplyDelete
So happy you have had a better day ... so did I! 😊
I'm glad, Marcia!Delete
*just pee* is a wonderful thing to celebrate! Woohoo!ReplyDelete
It really is.Delete
Yes, you will survive but goddammit...why does it have to be so damn painful to do so at times? Fingers crossed that the last of those bad bastard stones have been expelled. Wishing you a very good nights sleep tonight Mary. XReplyDelete
I had a pretty good one, Camille. Thank you.Delete
Nothing like a bit of trash throwing to make one feel alive! Glad you have turned the corner.ReplyDelete
My, oh, my, what a wonderful day
And look, Maurice, too.
And Maurice too. Poor thing. She's had to watch me pacing the house in the dead of night for hours. She really hates it when her humans do weird things.Delete
You sound a lot better! Good to hear.ReplyDelete
I’m so happy to read that you had a great day! I read somewhere that a ‘pain expert’ doctor said you should tell yourself ‘pain is not dangerous’ (if you know why you have pain!) and patients were helped a lot by just repeating that ‘mantra’. May your pain free days last! Re. your garden: I’ve promised myself to NOT plant any kale this year, because the bugs always get to them before I do!😖But lots of lettuce is in the ground, as well as carrots and snap peas.. it’s such a wonderful season! Sending hugs.. Rigmor🥰ReplyDelete
I didn't chant that as a mantra but I did know it to be true, even as I was pacing the house and whimpering. And I guess it did help. As Hank told me- evolution doesn't give a shit about pain. He is right. Stupid, but there you have it.Delete
So glad to hear you're on the mend and no more Kidney Stones passing! You appreciate good Health all the more after a spell of misery.ReplyDelete
That is so true!Delete
YAHOO! Pee freely and often, you will survive, of course you will, You HAVE to. We will not let you go.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Linda Sue. I would hate to die of a kidney stone.Delete
Excellent news for me.Delete
Well look at you go!ReplyDelete
At the dump!Delete
Hooray, hooray! I hope this means the dust has settled, and by dust I mean stone fragments settling OUTSIDE the body.ReplyDelete
Oh god. Me too.Delete
Oh I knocked on wood for you, on everything I have that is wood! I hope the rest of the bits are so tiny you don't even feel them. So good to hear you are back in your garden and those beans behind Maurice are looking great.ReplyDelete
Yes, the beans are coming right along. They should be blooming soon. You know how I love to can pickled green beans!Delete
Thank you for all the wood-knocking!
I'm so glad you got some respite from the pain (long may it last - or go away entirely)! And way to go Liz, she got her dental treatment without paying outrageous prices AND got to see Mexico. Win/win all round, I'd say!ReplyDelete
I would say so too! And she's quite happy with the results.Delete
This is such good news, Mary! So glad you are better.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Ellen.Delete
glad to hear you seem to be done with the gravel. I haven't done much but walk around outside for the last several days. tired for one reason, rainy or just wet and overcast for another.ReplyDelete
We're supposed to be getting some of that same weather here. Of course.Delete
Here's hoping the morning is bringing you more of the blessed relief from the pain.ReplyDelete
It did, Jane. Thank you.Delete
Glad to hear of your ongoing recovery! Just in time for a beautiful spring. Well, that is what it is in Colorado anyway. In the south, if I remember right, when you plant something in the garden, you have to back up from the garden quick lest that planting grow up your nose!ReplyDelete
That is quite true for a lot of things. For instance- I laugh when people buy slips of squash plants. Those things bust out of the ground.Delete
I'm glad to hear things are looking up! I'm not sure I'd go to Mexico for dental work, but I guess if I needed it and didn't have the cash, I'd reconsider.ReplyDelete
Seriously, Steve. They have excellent dentists AND doctors in Mexico. There's a whole industry based on health care for tourism. Liz tells me there are brokers to help you. You just tell them where you'd like to go in Mexico and they find you what you need. She seriously did save almost $5,000.Delete