The sun is shining this day and we are enjoying it after a few gray days here in Iowa. Temps have been in the normal range with highs in the 40's or low 50's. Even with nice weather the winds have been high and for reasons I have not figured out yet, we have walked very little this week! A short walk here and there as we try to get into the routine of going to the cancer center every weekday for the next 6 weeks. We will figure it out.
Last Sunday we had dinner with the pastors at church and got to know them a bit more. They open that up monthly for newer members or people like us who attend but have not joined. It was nice. Monday we headed over to our favorite lake town to stroll along main and visit the now empty lake shore. Wednesday we headed to the grocery store, then spent two hours at the cancer center again getting "mapped" for the first radiation treatment. Wednesday night we went to church where Joel was asked to share his healing story. It was nice for me to hear it again, too. Thursday morning I went to the Womens BIble Study on prayer, and then spent another 45 minutes with the techs trying to get the right radiation field lined up. It seems things keep shifting. Same thing Friday. My "10 minute sessions" have turned into 30 minutes. Thinking that has to change soon.... Friday I saw the eye specialist and the good news was nothing has gotten worse. I'll take that for now. He will see me in February and then I will have cataract surgery after that if all is well. Friends came over Friday night for supper and a good visit.
I keep thinking Joel must be getting weary of truckin' me around and sitting in waiting rooms. He does get in some reading time, or a nap or two. I have not been able to drive yet, so I have to rely on him to take me places. I got my license when I was 16, so when I had to stop driving it was difficult. We adapt though, don't we.
Joel has a "job" helping a church with a stewardship program. That will be finished mid December and then he will be doing Wednesday night services and a few Sundays for a church 45 minutes from home during the months of January and February. There seems to be things holding us here this winter. It is what it is and we are looking for the positive. Joel likes having a purpose, and I will be getting a few medical things taken care of by caring doctors.
I think it may be time to end my Saturday's Scribbles. When I was first healing and getting better doing all these routine things was new for me and fun to share. Now, it is the mundane and just part of life...which is a good thing, but not really worth people's time to read about. I am thinking it is time to take my writing in a new direction. I'm reflecting on it, anyway.
So, until next time.........