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March 15, 2013

surgery, gathering place, and help
posted by soe 9:13 am

This is a day late, but it’s been a long week, and I was so tired last night that I fell asleep as soon as I got into bed.

Three beautiful things from the past week:

1. Rudi’s mother had her second hip replaced and the doctor says that the surgery went well. Her hip was badly degraded and her leg length had shrunk by 1.5″, which explains a lot of the pain that she’s been in the last few years. I’m delighted that she’s finally taken care of it, and hope this means she’ll feel better and more energetic moving forward.

2. We gather with friends at a recent addition to the bar scene in our neighborhood. It’s a place where you can play board games, and where you can bring in your own food. We opt for pan-Asian takeout and a modern version of Trivial Pursuit, which even if it wasn’t very good, did offer us entertaining insights into what the game makers consider “literature.”

3. It is remarkably hard to accept help when it is offered. It’s even harder to ask for it. We are getting better at it.

That’s it for me, probably until next week’s 3BT post, although maybe I’ll get something up after the weekend (Sunday is the blog’s 8th anniversary, after all). We’ll see. But in the meantime, tell me what’s been beautiful in your world this week. I really would love to hear it.

Category: three beautiful things. There is/are 3 Comments.

I’m glad the surgery went well!

Comment by Jenn 03.15.13 @ 10:41 am

What’s been beautiful in my week: it’s been spring break here for my kids this week. My daughter and I have been watching the old Dr Whos for the very first time, together, in the evenings. We cuddle up on the sofa and spend a few hours every evening with the doctor and his companions. It’s become a whole family event now. We are having so much fun!

My kitties have discovered temptations cat food, and at least twice a day sit in front of the cat food door and stare at it, waiting for the treats to be handed out. Seriously. I tell them it’s the MacDonald’s of cat food, but they don’t care. They want it!

I am really glad the surgery went well, and hope she will be feeling much better soon.

Comment by Susan 03.16.13 @ 12:17 am

It’s a place where you can play board games, and where you can bring in your own food.

Are you sure you just weren’t visiting at a friend’s apartment?

Comment by raidergirl3 03.23.13 @ 8:38 am