Hawaiian Sunset on March 6, 2017
Oh my goodness, I have been so lax in keeping up on this blog. This sunset is on the day my 5th great grandchild was born in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.
In late March I had my first cataract surgery and came through with flying colors. No complications at all. Then April 12, the second surgery and now I am done except for the endless eye drops to be put in each day until the bottles are empty. I swear they are like manna from heaven and just keep filling themselves up in the middle of the night. But is a small price to pay for the excellent vision I have now. I was sort of tied down by not being able to drive at night in anything close to a safe manner. So now I am free of that restriction.
I was pretty busy helping the new President of the Larimer County Genealogical Society get his feet off the ground. It was pretty time consuming but is smoothing out now.
I have also decided to retire from public speaking. The first time I turned down an invitation this year I was tempted to relent, but decided to jump in with both feet and stick to my plan. Its just too hard for me to drive long distances at night so I have to face the facts. I am trying to lessen anxiety as much as possible. However, I sure did enjoy the experience and chance to talk about genealogy to lots of people.
Another new thing is my hobby/relaxation tool of painting in adult coloring books. Its a great relaxer and I have something to show for it afterwards. I read an article that said we should try to do what we enjoyed doing as a kid, I loved to color. But I really like using colored markers rather than colored pencils. It is a fun thing and I try to do a picture per day. I also liked to play jacks as a kid, BUT I couldn't do that now or if I got down on the floor I couldn't get back up, so that may not be the best way to fight anxiety (g)
At any rate I am feeling very good and I have been thinking all day about the LDS Hymn "Come Come You Saints" The last words are "All Is Well" and that is the way I feel today. All Is Well,
Stay tuned, I promise I will be back real soon -- not 10 weeks later. Patj