• Another 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 186 (Great Friends)


    Tuesday, January 13, 2015

    Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today:  4.00 miles;  Running Total: 130.67 miles)

    Strength Training (Wall Sits – 3 for 1 minute each)

    Day 186 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.

    In preparation for surgery, I’m making plans. Or rather, plans have been made for me.

    I’m not sure how I lucked out to have the best friends on the planet, but I consider myself undeservedly fortunate. I’ve had more support during this ordeal than I ever could have asked for.  I certainly didn’t expect it.  My friends and family have done more than bend over backwards.  They’ve contorted themselves into human knots if the situation required it (and sometimes the situation did).

    Surgery is proving to be one of those situations.

    My friend Tina is coming to stay the week of surgery, and my friend Mindy is coming after Tina.

    I’ve known these two amazing women for a very long time.  Tina since I was eight, and Mindy since I was a freshman in high school.  They both long ago dug out little spaces in my heart and made homes there.

    Tina is already making plans to entertain my kids while I’m recovering.

    Mindy has already warned she will be the Gestapo if I decide to be a pain in the ass and try to do too much too soon (she knows me well).

    They are putting their lives and work and plans on hold so they can fly two thousand miles to take care of me when I may very well not be able to take care of myself.

    I don’t know how to repay back this sort of kindness.  I know repayment isn’t expected, but still, I wish there was some way.  My gratitude runs deep and my words run dry. A shitty combination for saying ‘thank you’.


    Thank you, ladies. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    I love you.

    Today’s silver lining: Great friends.

    What more can I ask?

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments!

    Don’t want to leave a comment, but have something you want to share?  Send me an email at gettingthewordswrong(at)gmail(dot)com.


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4 Responsesso far.

  1. Pat Sincox says:

    You do know that I am hooked on this blog, though work sometimes gets in the way of my reading it each morning. Just like caffeine, just gotta have it. I love reading this. You make me laugh, and, oh yeah, you make me tear up (wuss). I truly hope you end up publishing all of this. If not, I certainly want to read anything that you will eventually publish. Oh yes, and I will pay for it. Love your writing style. Your sense of humor and angst comes through……..drips from almost every word.

  2. Tina Smith says:

    I can’t wait to see you! I know the circumstances are a bit rough….

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