Needing an Attitude Adjustment today!
Monday, December 12, 2016
Some of you already know that I injured my right knee on Friday - somehow, although I have absolutely no idea when or how. I assume it happened while walking Daisy on Friday and perhaps it was so cold out that I just didn't feel the strain. All I know is that by dinner time I was having a hard time putting any weight on it and by 8 p.m. it was so painful that I thought about going to Urgent Care. Unfortunately, UC wasn't open so I would have had to go to the hospital ER and I really wasn't up for that. Tom brought up my mom's walker - I'm so thankful that I decided to keep that. I don't believe she ever even used it. I slept in the Living Room that night because any movement in bed caused me pain.
Saturday I could walk but not very well. Sunday was a little better than Saturday. But today so far has been rough.
First of all, Daisy has been waking me up about 6:10 in the morning lately. When it's so dark and so cold I'm just not quite ready - but this morning she came back a few minutes later, so up I got. It's -1 degree with a wind chill that takes it to -17, so it was tough going outside with Daisy this morning. Then while having my 1st cup of coffee I noticed that the ring I've been wearing on my little finger was missing. My rings have been looser on me since I've lost some weight - I assume it must have fallen off while I was cooking or washing my hands. I loved that little ring.
Then I took a luke warm shower. We have to replace our hot water heater even though the one we have is only 4 years old and under warranty. According to Whirlpool, the part that needs replacing isn't covered under that warranty. And we learned from a plumber friend that this is a common problem for people in our area - something about the minerals in the water here AND Whirlpool knows about it. That's today's project - to buy a new hot water heater which will be another $8-900. Then I have to figure out how to pay for it!
So after I let myself feel bad for awhile this morning I decided to change! I put on my sweat pants and socks and did a very short, very easy yoga routine (first time I've ever done yoga in socks but it is truly cold). Next I'm going to make myself a healthy breakfast and go out with Tom to buy that darn hot water heater - the money will be there when we need it to be.
I have decided that I'm done with feeling bad this morning - the sun has come out and it really is beautiful to look at. Tom bundled up and went out twice yesterday, once to snow blow the driveway and in the evening to clear away the newest snow from the door, sidewalk and the first half of the driveway where we get in and out of the car. Thank goodness he is still able to do that!
So I have many things to be grateful for today; I'm deciding to change my attitude. I may not be able to be happy about this darn knee, or losing the ring, or the hot water heater - but I'm not going to let it ruin my day!
Thank you dear Spark friends for listening to me complain - it's over now and I'm going to make some breakfast!