Friday, August 25, 2023

An Ordinary Day

Tim ran to Eastern States to pick up some things for the new build. He wanted to replace a hydraulic line on one of his tractors. 

Me? I spent the day cleaning, upstairs, mostly, getting William's room ready for his return this weekend. He's been adventuring in Michigan. 

It just felt so ordinary, and that, in and of itself, seemed strange. 

Once again, I thought of Tasker's words. "...it is surprising what you can come to terms with and live with." While I knew that his words were undeniably true, I was surprised that 'ordinary' happened so quickly. 




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  1. Ordinary days are good! Linda in Kansas

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  2. Perhaps you both needed that short period of "time out"?

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    1. I'm sure we did/do. We are both digesting it from different perspectives.

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    1. A chance to come up for air before getting pulled under again.

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  4. Everything can become 'ordinary'. It is simply a state of mind.

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    1. I don't know...I find myself thinking how lovely ordinary is. I flipped the sheets out across the bed yesterday and watched them settle smoothly on the mattress and wondered that I had never seen how beautiful that looks.

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  5. I'm sure Graham knows better than I do. There are bleak days that knock you back, and then seemingly normality returns.

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    1. And the thing we can count on is that there is always a stone to be dropped into the smooth glassy surface of 'normal'. The water will roil, but settle back down again.

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    2. Absolutely. My 'saving thought' is that I could always have been told something worse.........so far.

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  6. This will become the new normal. Remember when you were diagnosed? This big fat fact knocks you sideways and it derails all other thoughts for a bit but then it sinks in and you start to live around the stark reality until it morphs into a gnarl.

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  7. Yes, life goes on and you adjust.

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    1. Life goes on, and you have no choice but to go along with it.

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  8. I just spoke to a darling friend of mine whose husband, also a good friend, went through having prostate cancer a few years ago. He had surgery and radiation and he is now right as rain. All reports are excellent. One day, all of this will be behind you.

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    1. Cancer in the rearview mirror sounds fine to me.

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  9. I imagine the "ordinary" feeling will come and go.

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    1. I'm sure, but we will savor them when we have them. Tim is working on the new build today, he and his son. He wanted the morning with his boy.

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  10. All of my patients have had the worst news of their lives and then they find out that life continues on. They're still living their lives. The clinic I work in is actually the best place I've ever worked. The patients are wonderful and for the most part are enjoying their lives, despite having cancer. New patients are always surprised to hear so much laughter in the waiting room.
    Sending hugs.

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    1. That is truth. There was one morning, that I remember from my own days, an early chemo, and there were four of us in the waiting room, and oh my gosh, we were having such a good time. The laughter was unseemly, I suppose. They're gone now, all of them but me.

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  11. Sometimes, ordinary is a very good thing.

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    1. It just is surprising how quickly things adjusted.

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  12. I've missed the William stories.

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    1. He's been off on an extended camping/kayaking/fishing trip. It is in a trustic area with no internet reception in the UP of Michigan. The 'unhooking' from his technology will be a good thing. We have missed him awfully, however. and it will be good to have him back.

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  13. Normal. Sometimes I wonder what that is! Life throws us many curveball for sure. You both need some ordinary days to process and gather your feet under you again. Hugs, Debby.

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    1. I think an ordinary day is just what the doctor ordered.

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