I've never been any good at baseball. The ball comes a flying, and I duck. I think that if I hadn't seen a teenager die from a wild pitch, I might manage to hit a few, but that's another story.
Life keeps throwing me wild erratic curve balls. Unfortunately I can't duck these; they're flying my way, like it or not. Waking up to a phone call where the f bombs drop like the snowflakes up north...well, I never saw that one coming. The person making the phone call...not one of the parties directly involved. Wow.
Before I go much farther, my dh has asked me to let everyone know that it's not him. He's been fretting about that for a few days, so I thought I'd better get a blog written!
Desparately seeking serenity here - wish I could head back to the island and stalk the heron you see here. I need to get lost in my camera. I need to breathe in salt air.
But, last night I just turned off the phone and had dinner out with my dh. Unfortunately, our situation consumed some of the conversation - well, most of it probably. We just don't know how to convince someone that we have everyone's interests at heart.
But, our dinner was lovely none the less. We found things to giggle at and other conversation to share. We leaned on each other.
Working helps - teaching box-and-whisker plots (You really don't want to know!) keeps your mind off things. So does discussing the ancient Greeks with your students. When I lose myself in their lives, and in learning and laughing with them, life is good.
So, I guess you can say, we're doing our best to focus on all that is good in life. We have to, because otherwise, this mess will do us in, utterly and completely.
I want to thank all of you so much for your kind comments and prayers. You've touched my heart and sent me strength and joy.
I'm pretty sure I'm rambling a bit, but bear with me these next few weeks, okay?
Next post - I hope to have another topic...to share some art. (As blogged before, slapping paint around is wonderful therapy!)
I'm sitting here humming "I Will Survive" to myself. And you know what? I WILL.