“If things don’t seem right, try going left.”
― Jill Shalvis, Head Over Heels
Change of pace this week. Free week! And with the girls on holidays last week I honestly couldn’t think of anything I wanted, needed or liked to talk about. I got into a routine of laziness and my mind’s even blank thinking about the Tuesday Tales I’ve got to write for, you’ve guessed it, Tuesday.
My eldest daughter did her radio program last week (she’s just a gem and a natural yapper) and one of the songs she wanted to play was Leann Rimes “How do I live without you” from the Nicolas Cage movie “Con Air”, but we ‘only’ had (although my preferred choice) Trisha Yearwood’s version. She shook her head, no. So we moved on. Later that day, absolutely exhausted from five hours in the studio, I just wandered around the net and came upon a site by Lachlan Payne, a blogger who kindly has “liked” a few of my posts, but I’ve never met, never had anything to do with, or even heard of. On this blog post he talks about living with a chronic illness and I went to bed that night thinking “How would I live without it” (with Trisha Yearwood’s voice in my mind 😉 )?
I won’t go into details of my ailments, but it’s annoying that with every doctor’s appointment I’ve got another one to be stacked on top of the pile. I sometimes sit on the couch wondering how it would be, not being tired all the time, or itchy, or being able to eat take-away burgers my girls or just not having to go to bed at 8pm because the migraine is killing me. There’s that moment where I say, YES please, but then the moment disappears and I think of the wonderful things in my life. If I didn’t have my crappy body, would I still have my gorgeous girls, or the caring husband? Lachlan finished his blog with “So, in short, living with a chronic illness is a real party and that’s your answer” – I wouldn’t go quite as far as that, but, hey, life’s good!
So I finish this blog post with “Life’s basically what you make of it!”, and I’m determined to make mine a happy and fullfilled one.