How am I doing?

I hope you are well. You might be wondering how I am doing, so I will tell you. I am so over this air-boot thing that I have to wear for my ankle! I can’t wait for next Monday. Counting the days. Not that I won’t still wear it but that is when I start weight bearing on my foot. The next step in recovery.

This is an update, about where I am at physically and mentally.

I have settled in well here at Tracy’s. The place is perfect for my recovery. I have a nice sunny room that overlooks the fynbos (cape flora) in the nature reserve and there are many different types of birds outside my window tweeting, trilling, warbling and honking. It’s a lovely place to have a retreat and a good way to stop and reflect on my life, which I am enjoying. Apart from reflecting on my life, actions, friendships and what I have achieved I am focusing my energy on finishing some of my stories I have written but never completed.

One of them is a short two act play which I, just last night, completed and now I will leave for a few days before I do some editing. I have never written a play before so it is quite simple but it has a message about claiming ones autonomy and value in the world rather than staying stuck in the belief that we have little or no value. I plan to publish it on Amazon just for fun. I also will take my courage in my hands to read and record which I plan to post and share here once I get to Scotland. When I do that I will explain more of the background of the style of writing.

Back to my surroundings: I have the use of their extra wheelchair in the kitchen /dining /lounge area which makes life easier. During the day while Tracy is at work I can make my own breakfast and lunch. I have even cooked supper on occasions and I also help with the bird food preparation for their birds. So I feel semi useful here too. I still get really tired in the afternoons and sleep quite a lot. All in all I am very comfortable and I feel like it is a gift to me to be able to reflect on the past life and my future before I move to Scotland.

Oh and I almost forgot to tell you: we had our very own private viewing of a hippo grazing just outside one of the bedroom windows one evening. It is really quite a special place!

About Derek.

It’s really weird trying to conduct a coherent conversation with Derek, who is like an absent minded professor deluxe. He’s has been setting up his office and the home as well as taking care of personal things like getting a haircut so I don’t blame him. He has a lot on his plate. He has already had a university friend come visiting as well. I think that he hasn’t had time to be lonely yet as he’s so busy with work and admin; he is fortunate to have his lunches and dinners with our daughter and son-in-law, Tee and Ellie.

Well, that is it; how about you what are you facing right now?

take care

28 thoughts on “How am I doing?

  1. Good to hear that you are healing well. We are also hoping Monday come very fast for you. Congratulations on your story as you continue editing it and post. So good you can do some chores like preparing lunches and dinner, that’s progress. I’m glad you settled well and it sounds like a perfect place to be. Good dayπŸ™‚

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  2. Nice to hear that you are getting better Morag! The next step is becoming stronger and stronger and you will πŸ™‚
    Looks like you have a good place for your recovery πŸ™‚
    Have a beautiful day! πŸ’—

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  3. Maybe this is just what’s needed before you go to Scotland … to just relax. You have been working so hard these last couple of months with packing and getting the house ready that this forced ‘time-out’ can maybe be seen as a blessing in disguise πŸ˜‰. I’m happy to hear that Monday will be a new phase in your recovery … keep up the positive vibes and enjoy your beautiful surroundings!

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    • Thank you! Yes I agree totally, it is a blessing… Probably if I had thought of just taking time off I would not have allowed it to happen, this was I must accept with grace and gratitude πŸ‘πŸ™πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ’nice to “see” you πŸ’•

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  4. Bonjour mon Amie, Morag. So good to hear from your latest experiences even while you are temporarily separated from your Beloved. Isn’t it awesome how the good Lord provides for us all in our challenges. Soon you will be Scotland to engage in your new adventures, especially in writing. I’m still recuperating and anxious for our writing group to begin on Sep. 7. Enjoy this special nature beauty until you return to your roots.
    God Bless you both, patricia

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  5. Good to know about the positive developments. Congratulations for writing the two-act play. I’m happy to know about Derek and your recovery. The present location seems to be right place. Take care and rest.πŸ’πŸ’

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  6. I’m glad to hear your ankle is recovering!! You and I both are recovering from different foot injuries – I’m glad we’re both healing! And what a beautiful place to be during your recovery; it sounds/looks like a dream! I hope you’re enjoying your time of reflection before the big move to Scotland. 🌹🌷

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  7. Wishing you a speedy recovery to full health! What a lovely place to recover!

    As for us, we are dealing with a stressful situation, long story. I trust God through this time.

    Blessings and prayers for strength and healing!

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    • Thank you for your wishes. I am walking again with an airboot and getting physio now. Everything is on track.

      I believe He is there with us through every trial and test, we can only trust Him, even in the darkest times he walks with us. I pray you will know his love deeply in your heart and soul as he keeps you in this time. Blessings to you too,

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