Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sometimes You Just Want to Kick Your Wheelchair

It is one of those days.
I just couldn't do it.

And, once again, I had to say no.

I seem to be experiencing this more and more.

It is Cherry Blossom time in Washington, DC and it is our tradition to take the kids downtown every year to see them.  There is a small time frame to see them in full bloom each year so this isn't a trip we could put off until I feel better.

I am not sad actually, just really frustrated that I wanted to go, my family wanted me to go and I had to beg off.  

May 2008
Courtesy of Squirrel
Very cold and overcast day

Today is a beautiful, sunshiney day with temperatures in the 70's, and here I sit. Same place. With the dogs.  Pooldad and Wallene left a few hours ago to see the blossoms.  It feels as tho' they are off at school and work.  Seems like any other day of the week. [yawn]

Don't get me wrong - there are a lot of bonuses in this scenario - I am lucky to have Pooldad, who loves his kids and spending time with them, even when I can't - I will be getting amazing pictures and funny stories from him and Wallene when they arrive home - our girl gets to do something she loves! going to Washington, DC! - the weather is gorgeous and I can enjoy it from here. Heck, I have internet, cable and phone too! The list could be endless.

It's easy to count the blessings Tadpoles and I do try.
It's just life's little disappointments that I am finding hard to take.

[And dangit - I want my DC street cart hot dog. Then again, I always want a street cart hot dog.]

:D  Hope you all are having a beautiful Sunday.

I think I need to go text Pooldad and ask him to bring me that hot dog. hee


Tony Van Helsing said...

Got to take the rough with the smooth. The rough stuff enhances the good stuff.

Lisa said...

A great big HUG for you Skippy, although I would not presume to know how you feel I can sure empathize..I hope Pool Dad brings you two hotdogs! and the joy your Daughter experiences cheers you up! I sure will be thinking about you!

Unknown said...

Rocky and I took our longest walk ever and he was a little tuckered when we got back, drank a lot of water and has been napping ever since. I do hope you get that hot dog my friend. Have a great rest of the day.

Teresa said...

HUGS coming your way! Not much else I can say except you know I love ya! I'm posting highlights from my day yesterday. Be sure to check it out after a bit (when you feel like it). It's so long I have to do it in two parts. First one is up already. Pictures to follow shortly.

Southhamsdarling said...

I am so sorry that you didn't feel well enough to go and see the Cherry Blossom with Pooldad and Wallene, and I can imagine how disappointing it must be for you at times like this, and frustrating as well. There's not a lot we can say SkippyMom really, only to send you big hugs. Hopefully there will be other times for you to go with them to see the Cherry Blossom. Take care.

Jennifer said...

BIG WARM (((HUGS))) to you, Skippy! You're positive attitude in the midst of your pain is wonderful and inspiring to me.
I wish I could drive up and see ya today. I'd be happy to just sit still and talk with ya....and enjoy a hotdog with ya when Pooldad and Wallene return (giggles)! As for me...spent the day doing yardwork and playing outside and now I've got a little sunburn because I forgot my sunscreen. I'm just not used to it being this warm and sunny in April! They're getting snow back home in Detroit today...I don't miss it one bit! :D
Have a happy rest of the day! I hope you're feeling better tomorrow, and I hope you do get that hotdog! :)

Rebecca said...

HUGS i totally get this this and my thoughts are with you. sometimes we have to endure the bad to enjoy the good.

ellen abbott said...

sorry to hear you are knocked down. you amaze me, always finding the good.

not displayed said...

I hve heard about those hot dogs. Bing em home, bung them in the microwave and you are set.
Big hugs darln lady. Sorry you didnt feel up to the outing

Rudee said...

I hope tomorrow is better for you, and I really hope you got that dog!

Jeannie said...

Sorry - I missed this post as I am working backwards. I feel for you. I know I don't have to miss much but there are days when I simply can't do and it's a different kind of alone.

Lyndylou said...

I know how you feel when sometimes your body just lets you down! At least you are recharging your batteries will sitting in the sunshine and I would definitely text and get that hotdog.

P.S. I have kicked quite a few wheelchairs in my time...and hoists and chairs, satisfying at the time but then your foot starts to ache!!!

Keep smiling :)

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I hope you got your hot dog!