Monday, December 19, 2011

Pizza?! & Happy Birthday, P!!

Saturday morning, I awoke, got ready and made my way to the YMCA/YWCA (Y).  Arriving at opening time of 8:00 a.m. might sound early to you, but compared to the opening time I arrive of 6:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, it's like sleeping in, for me!

In case you're not aware, I work out in the pool six (6) days per week.  Why?  Because, I can!

If you've been a reader of Life with Lynnie (LwL) for a while, you'll know that for many years after being in a major collision, I could not get exercise.  At least, not without causing myself great and lasting pain.  However, after much chiropractic care and after God blessing me with improved physical health, I find I can do some exercise.

Does this mean I am fully healed?  No.  I'm not.  There is much I cannot physically do, but at least I have improved to the point where I can get some exercise and feel better about myself, without being in agony, for an extended period of time.

Praise God!  Thank You, Jesus!

Arriaving home, I had a short nap.  Yup.  I get worn out doing my pool exercise!

Later, I did some stuff I needed to do around the apartment.  Of course, I had to do some writing, too!

Then, it was off to visit my co-worker/friend/real estate partner C, who is still at Rehab at Malden Park, on Windsor's west side, after having a stroke.  Although he is improving somewhat, he still cannot walk or do stairs, so it looks like he'll be there, for a while.  Thank you to those who have been praying for healing for C.  May God bless you...

Whenever I go visit C, I try to not go empty-handed.

Sometimes, I bring homemade cookies, cupcakes, or whatever treats I think he may like.  Sometimes, a puzzle book of some kind.  But, yesterday, I did something different.

I took pizza!  lol :-))

C was certainly surprised when I walked in with pizza!  Well, in some of our previous discussions, even though he told me the food was better there than at the hospital, he was getting tired of the same old things.  I thought this might be something different for him.

And, others!  C's previous hospital roommate R, is across the hall from him.  R appreciated enjoying some pizza.  As did C's newest roommate and his wife.  Of course, both C and I enjoyed some, too!

Since business is rather slow at this time of year, it didn't take long to discuss what we needed to discuss.  Although, I did tell C about a conversation I had with a church sister, just before leaving home to go visit him.  Of course, we happily discussed our upcoming paycheque!

Every time I made comments about leaving, C asked me to stay.

Believe me, I think I understand how difficult it is for him, being cooped up [no pun intended, for those who realize that his nickname is 'coop' :-))], not being able to get up and around whenever he wants to.  After all, we realtors are fairly busy people, mostly on the go, coming and going at will.

After an extended visit of over three (3) hours, I finally got up and insisted I had to leave. 

We probably could have continued discussing various issues, but the truth is, I shouldn't sit that long at one time and was feeling rather uncomfortable.  So, I said 'goodbye' and off I went. 

Arriving home, is never a picnic for me.  Especially since I always arrive home to an empty apartment.  Nothing there, but me, four (4) walls and a bunch of furniture.  It can be very lonely, at times.

Still, I am grateful for all God provides for me.  Thank You, Lord.  I know I can't make it through this life, without You.

Before I say bye for now, I'd like to wish my daughter, P a very Happy Birthday!

Until next time...

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