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Just sayin'...

When I say I'm not going to be able to keep up in here, it's probably not what you think. I used to make it my business to come in here at least once or twice a day and make sure I commented on everyone's journal posts. My contention has always been that if I want people to be active on MY page, I have to be active on others. I haven't been able to do that lately. I have been reading but not replying so much. That's about to get even less, but I'll still be lurking. I miss doing Monday Updates, Words on a Wednesday, Friday Word Count, but I barely have the spare time and brainspace to do my monthly Heroines of Fantasy post. Lurking and quick posts are going to have to sustain me for the time being.

Two things--Eric spoke yesterday! Real words! He's breathing on his own and they're weaning him off the trach. I called and his wife held the phone to his ear. He coughed! And he nodded! That's about all the response I can hope for right now, but I do believe he understood I am someone who loves him, someone he depends upon. That makes me squiggle with joy.

The other thing--I got a lesson this morning. Remember when I fell out my back door and injured my shoulder, then fell down my steps and injured my knee and other shoulder? Yeah, still not healed. Why? Because I keep reinjuring them doing stupid things like jerking my poor shoulder grabbing for falling objects. Today, I started trying to catch something that fell over the side of the balcony railing. As that shock went up my arm, I let it go.

I let it go.

My body is teaching me a lesson with this--I have to learn to let it go. I was very good at that, once upon a time. Recent events have made me forget, and now my body is schooling me. Sometimes, you just have to let it go. And I am.


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Feb. 27th, 2014 03:28 pm (UTC)
take good care of you!

you'll be missed around here, but it's still good to know you're out there :)
Feb. 27th, 2014 03:52 pm (UTC)
♬ I don't want to buy the farm, ♬
♬ don't want to lose my arm... ♬
♬ When it says... "Let go!" ♬
Feb. 27th, 2014 04:02 pm (UTC)
These blasted bodies, they do rebel! I can't be on the computer a lot as my shoulder and arm start hurting and I need to save that use for my art ;-)

I hope your body starts behaving better!
Feb. 27th, 2014 04:05 pm (UTC)
So *very* happy for the news about Eric. That is wonderful!

And it's funny: you just experienced a metaphor made concrete--you literally let something go. And it was okay. ♥
Feb. 27th, 2014 05:09 pm (UTC)
That is fantastic news about Eric. I kind of knew or at least suspected I knew what you meant. I wish you all the best steering the ship.

Way to go on letting it go. I kept respraining my neck and finally went to the doctor for it.
Feb. 27th, 2014 05:19 pm (UTC)
*Cues the Frozen soundtrack* Let it go! Let it go!! Come on, you had to be expecting that....

Great news about Eric, thanks for letting us know.

Feb. 27th, 2014 05:48 pm (UTC)
So happy to hear that Eric is improving.

Do take care of yourself. ::HUGS:: I have one of those shoulder injuries and it just refuses to heal because I refuse to let it. So...sympathy from here.
Feb. 27th, 2014 06:22 pm (UTC)
I'm delighted to hear he's getting better!
Feb. 27th, 2014 09:52 pm (UTC)
That is such great news about Eric!!
Feb. 28th, 2014 01:27 am (UTC)
We know our SparkleQueen hasn't forgotten us.

May Eric continue to improve!!
Mar. 4th, 2014 06:37 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad for Eric :) hopefully he's still improving.

I found out the hard way that my app for Live Journal was scattering replies hither and yon; wouldn't it be nice if LJ had a "Like" thingy the way facebook does? You can read posts and hit "Like!" just to show support and carry on, but I only feel that way because I'm clearly a lazy and horrible person, lol!

Your little riff on "letting go" "letting it go" really makes me think, because that can apply to mental things, too; well, it opens all sorts of doors and possibilities. I hope you're feeling better :)
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