Well my cold is winding down now, but holy crap it lasted long! I was so tired of feeling like crap and not being able to talk. I still don’t have my voice back 100%; can’t sing in the car, but the other symptoms are easing up.
My mom will have her operation for her gall bladder on March 15th. She also has to have a scope put down her throat this Monday, because she’s having more heartburn than usual and the doctor thinks that a certain med she’s taking is causing a negative reaction. Otherwise, she has more energy and sounds stronger. I need to stop worrying so much and thinking that I can control everything that she’s going through. There were times this past week when I could actually let go and stop worrying, and it felt weird but good.
For Lent this year, I gave up wine. Actually, I gave up all alcohol, but wine is my favorite and I drink that the most. I’ve been alcohol free since Tuesday, February 21st. I’ve never given up anything for Lent in the past, so I thought I’d give it a try. It was either that or Facebook. Maybe I’ll try giving up Facebook next year. I feel like Lent is a trial version of a New Year’s resolution. You don’t have to commit a whole year to your Lent resolution.
Since my voice was shot on Monday, I took another sick day. I had the urge to clear off the window sill that has most of my plants on it. There were two of the same plants in different, plastic pots, so I threw out the old pots and put both plants in a bigger ceramic pot and added fresh soil. I could hear them sigh with relief. Then I tidied up some other plants and added my miniature rose bush to the gang after I dusted the shelf and watered all the plants. It was a nice project to fiddle with on a free day.