Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Becoming myself

It has been a month since I posted anything, but I've been very busy. I've been busy being the me I haven't been for four long years. Thanks to a wonderful rheumatologist and the right combo of medications, I'm back to doing many of the things that make me really feel alive.

My daughter, who has been away since January, visited for a week and she was so good to go with me on a pretty strenuous 4-mile hike. It felt so good to do something so physical. I took my camera and indulged in another of my former hobbies. We had hoped to see wild turkeys or white-tailed deer, but we were not disappointed in what we did see. The trail we took went past a pond, thru dry stream beds, by lightning struck trees, a natural grapevine swing (yes we tried it out) and an old rock wall. There were flowers and butterflies everywhere, benches made from rocks stacked against trees and strange green flies. We smelled cedar, sassafrass and honeysuckle. We wore ourselves out and it was way more than wonderful. I don't remember enjoying a hike more.

I still have my problems, but I'm getting MY life back. I'm mowing my own grass and thinking about my next hike. But, I'm not going to spend too much time thinking. I've had lots of time for that. On with living!