Sunday, September 2, 2012

Keeping Up




You never realize how much time you have on your hands until you have to stop doing what you're doing and take care of a loved one.

“In eternity there is no time, only an instant long enough for a joke.” ~~ Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf
I find this quote to fit perfectly with what I have to say...

This week, well I should say last week, my other half was taken to the hospital. I thought he was having a stroke but it turned out he had low blood sugar. Then it turned out his kidneys are failing and now he needs treatments of dialysis either for the rest of his life or until he gets a kidney transplant. He can go years with dialysis and never need a new kidney if he chooses.

I've gotten off the subject as usual but this is what happens when you have to re-prioritize your life. Everything you thought you knew has ceased to exist when something happens. You have to care for someone but at the same time, you can't go anywhere.

Being in the hospital with my other half and taking care of him is a full time job. My only free time is in the morning where I drive nearly an hour out of my way to go back home and shower and feed the bird and get the mail and pay the bills.

Now, just because I have more time on my hands doesn't mean I'm going to sit around and count how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll pop like the ever old commercial I posted of the boy with the owl who took a bite after 3 licks.

It means I am going to learn how to shut out the outside world and learn how to enjoy the power of what I was meant to do. What is in my blood whether it's good or not...That's writing.

So my spare time will be spent finally sitting down and editing and turning in a blog (weekly I hope). This is through Blogophilia and it's my first time so please go easy on me as I am still quite the novice at this. The only thing I need to crack the code is on learning how to manage my time better.

Until next time...

Image source from Google search.  I made the collage with paint.










































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24 comments:

  1. Welcome the group! Love to see you are cracking the case and writing, great job on your first post for Blogophilia. Hope to see many more! :)

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    1. Thank you. I was in the blogging world for a bit and then I just kind of fell off. I'm hoping to be a regular.

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  2. you did brilliantly Diana... I am sorry to hear about your hubbys plight... not an easy thing to cope with at all... I love the video at the beginning.. very cute!
    I have not been in Blogophilia long myself Diana.. but I have found since I started back in February this year... that these people are a great group to be with... I have found them all to be very entertaining and very supportive too.. I have enjoyed my time here and look forward to staying here and blogging for a long time to come... so welcome Diana... I'm sure your going to enjoy what you say is in your blood girl... great blog ... loved it xxx

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    1. Thank you for the warm welcome. I truly appreciate that.

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  3. That's a productive way to spend your time! Who knows you will end up with a novel next time just like the Gone With The Wind author who spent her time writing the novel while bedridden. Writing is best when we have to retreat a bit from the outside world because we tend to be busy creating a new world with our own characters.I look forward to reading your posts!

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    1. Thank you. I had no idea about the author. It gives you hope in a lot of ways. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  4. I think you did very well. Welcome aboard.

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  5. Welcome to the group!
    Sometimes misfortune can give insight and offer possibilities unseen before. Sorry to hear about your other half, life is a wicked enemy at times.
    8 points Earthling! :)
    Marvin

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    1. Thank you for inviting me and thank you for your kind words :)

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  6. A transplant or dialysis - both very difficult roads to travel. My future son-in-law just had a transplant and some ways that has been worse than the dialysis. (They can't get the BP and anti-rejection meds in any kind of balance) Wishing you better success whichever path you end up on.

    Tyler

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm hoping for a miracle but I will take a working progress any day. Thanks again for your kind words.

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  7. Welcome to the group Diana! I have not as yet had to go through what you and your other half are going through. My thoughts are with you both! Great first blog for the group! Looking forward to many more!
    Dave (the blue guy)

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  8. Well said! Well done! Gosh, I admire you! Please know this! I hold you in great esteem, dear girl.

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  9. Fantastic! Welcome to Blogophilia! :) This reached me :)

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  10. Welcome to the group.... strong honest share, I feel like I know you already.
    Be strong.

    Sharonlee

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  11. welcome to blogophilia. learning to shut out the tremors of the outside world is a heavy task. hope u succeed.

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    1. It is a very heavy task. Just when I learn to shut them out, something happens and I have to re-learn all over again. Thanks for the welcome :)

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  12. Hello there! Sorry I missed this blog last week, but glad I found you. This is such a wonderful, heartfelt post. I say keep on writing, it will get you through some tough times, for sure. HUGS and big welcomes!
    Colleen B

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    1. Thank you so much. I've fallen behind but I hope to get a blog in before the due date this week. I will try to swing by your blog as well. Thank you for the warm welcome :)

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