Sunday, October 9, 2011

Seeing the Miracles

Friday started off with one of my cats jumping on my bed to wake me up and then proceeding to pee on my foot. Thanks, Milky Way, I’m awake now.

One could reasonably assume this was the worst part of my day. Don’t be so hasty, it was not. Expensive car problems, slipping and falling flat on my face at work and handling more complaints than normal at work vied for the top spot. Goodbye money, hello bruised knee (and ego). TGIF, indeed.

Saturday was completely different (thank goodness!). I was able to spend time catching up with a few blogs that I love (http://www.atticusuncensored.com/, for one) and a website that I could spend all day on (http://www.caregiving.com/). Both have discussed miracles in recent posts (http://www.caregiving.com/ even has a “miracle meter” to keep track of miracles people experience).

Miracles come in both big and small packages. Sometimes they sneak in between some crappy days and could be easy to overlook if you’re not paying attention.

Saturday morning continued with me catching up on tweeting. Tweeting? Really? I know – who knew this person who can barely turn the television on (and will just about give up if there’s the added component of figuring out how to remove an x-box from it), would love to tweet! (A miracle in itself).

After reading and tweeting and passing out +Ks to people (to help with their Klout score, of course!), Hubby and I picked up Hubby’s Mom and Robert and spent the day going to lunch and the movies.

The day flowed perfectly. Robert’s bathroom breaks fit into the lunch and movie schedule better than if they had been planned. We were not late for lunch (we were meeting Hubby’s brother) and had plenty of time to visit before leaving to make it to the movie and get settled in before previews. We brought both the walker (to be used at lunch) and the transport chair (to be used at the movie) which helped tremendously. Robert didn’t mind being pushed around at the movie and he maintained his independence by walking with the assistance of the walker the rest of the day. Hubby’s back was bothering him (the change in weather doesn’t help his pain at all) but he didn’t let that get in the way of a good time. Hubby’s mom enjoyed a day spent with us that didn’t involve hospitals or doctors (she’s had more than her share this year).

After lunch and the movie, we picked up new reading glasses, other personal supplies and pens for Robert at a nearby drug store and went home to eat dinner. The day ended watching a come-from-behind victory from my favorite football team, the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Hubby, Robert and I whooped and hollered as they exploded in the 2nd half of the game, clearly leaving Ohio State to ask, “what the heck just happened?” Woohoo! Go Big Red!

It was a pretty awesome day full of little miracles. Although, not getting peed on counts as a pretty big miracle if you ask me.

I hope your day is full of miracles both big and small!

4 comments:

Heidi Alberti & Atticus Uncensored said...

Hooray for miracles -- big and small! Waking up without cat pee or dog puke in the bed is always a good start in my book!

You are so sweet to mention us in this post (with a link and everything!). Much appreciated!

Your day sounds Purrfect!! :) Nice that Robert can be independent yet understands when it's more convenient to be pushed around. What movie did you see? I'm guessing the new dolphin movie...

Cheers to miracles --- they are always in sight, but sometimes we have to search a little harder...

xxxooo

Heidi & Atticus
http://www.atticusuncensored.com
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robert's sister said...

We saw 50/50 which was so good! I'm working on a post about it which I don't usually do but it really touched my heart. Sounds like you've had a wonderful day today -- you needed that! Hope your week is full of miracles. :-)

Kathy said...

You know, Had you been stung by a jellyfish you would have appreciated that... Wait I don't think that's from cats, never mind.

So happy your day flowed perfectly.
I love it when a plan comes together especially by miracle. I just wish your Hubby had felt better. Sounds like a lovely day anyway :)

robert's sister said...

You're always looking on the bright side, Kathy! I love that about you. Whenever I decide to go swimming where there might be jellyfish, I'm definitely taking my cat with me. :-) Hubby enjoyed himself, too, even with the pain. I think the day was a good distraction for him. A day of miracles!