It has been a day of blessings mixed with discouraging words from a dear family member who is hurting beyond my ability to help.
We seem to be learning overandoverandover again just how little we know about us. Our bodies, minds, and souls remain such mysteries and it really, really hurts sometimes to know so very little.
i must hasten to insert here:
i am deeply grateful particularly this week to live in a world where antibiotics work for that which bites me once or twice a year. And only wish medical doctors knew more about a whole lot more.
Especially when our minds and souls go haywire.
One always hopes to be able to bind wounds. It feels hollow not to have any answers at all for that lovely, hurting family member. Not a single solitary word or action from me can possibly do any good. Gratefully, that person is not alone but it feels so wrong that such a lovely soul should be caught in such a tangled roller coaster that seems to just go on and on...
i confess: i was relieved when it hit me, that the best thing i can do for that loved one at this moment in time is say and do nothing but pray.
It really, truly is in another's hands.
i was sitting here looking for something to smile and/or laugh at when i happened to click my over to Lovely Lucy's delectable post it was "just what the doctor ordered". And while enjoying the delights there which was exactly 24 minutes ago this happened in the window right in front of me
the sun she decided she wasn't finished and gave this bright exclamation point on the day
Just as i was preparing to make good on my promise to post last weekend one of those nasty thieves trolled their way onto my computer fooled me into clicking the wrong button and hijacked my machine for a day. It was Sunday i was at Greenwood which means i could not immediately go to my favorite techy guys for help and comfort.
i eventually figured out what to do (boot up in safe mode to take control and run the virus scan to kick the creepy scoundrol out) but i will just say this:
it was exhausting. And i really don't like mean people.
Since the machine is my livelihood and even tho i have a (slow, old) back up i was in tense, Oh-NO mode for 2 days.
And i still took my machine to the boys to check it out. Just to make sure.
All's well that ends well and i learned my lesson (look more carefully if/when there is a next time before clicking).
Gratefully, it was solved easily and quickly. No terminal damage no credit card/precious identity stolen.
So...that there is my doctor's note explaining my absense. i will be making up those delayed posts soon. In the meantime i want to share two of the magnificent skies we've had
and a sunset
Very soon maybe before the next sunset i will make good on my promise...
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