Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow at the water

I awoke this morning alittle later than usual to find our home surrounded by snow and my four skylights covered in snow.  I could not see the Intracoastal waterway (that is less than 300ft from my patio). The sky was very grey. Normally I can see small islands and the south end of the beach.  Some birds were on the patio searching for food and they looked so very cold. One dove just sat there for hours. I wasn't sure he was still alive.  I have enjoyed all the photos that friends and family have taken on this snow day, especially the children playing in the snow.  I have not enjoyed being so cold, but am thankful that I have a home and it is heated.  I am praying we do not lose power...I do not enjoy being cold.  I can't seem to tolerate it as much as I have aged.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Husband's surgery

I am so grateful that my husband's gallbladder surgery went well today.  He has had heart bypass twice, the last one in 2007.  I am thankful that he makes it through these episodes, as he calls them.  The Lord has been good to us.  The surgery today only took 45 minutes. The doctor paged me just as I was finishing lunch.  I thought "it is too soon..something must have gone wrong."  But it was good news.  I hope now that he will follow the surgeons orders and not think they don't apply to him.  He can be so stubborn about that sometimes.  Many church friends and others were praying for him and asking about him.  He was rather funny, trying to get dressed while under the influence of "sleep" drugs.  He kept stumbling and almost falling over.  He could hardly stay awake to eat dinner, although he was hungry from not eating today.  He amazes me.