After reflecting on the past three crazy days (Friday – Sunday) I realize that I have been given an opportunity to grow as an individual…to face obstacles head on and learn from them.
Tomorrow I am having Mohs surgery to remove some squamous cells from my left foot. I have had a “boo boo owie” on my left foot (right beside my ankle) that has not responded to the usual anti-bacterial medicine my primary doctor prescribed. At my last visit she decided it was time to get it checked out and biopsied by a dermatologist.
I was supposed to get a report back in two weeks, but due to the closings from Hurricane Florence it took three weeks for a call and it came the day (September 25) my car was stolen for the first time. Needless to say the call got lost in all the commotion…but finally last week we connected and got the surgery set up for tomorrow in Mt. Pleasant.
My daughter Mandy is going with me since (as many of you know who have had this procedure) it could turn out to be a longer day than expected based on the results. My hope, of course, it that it can removed the ‘first time at bat.’
I had big plans to chill this past weekend and “baby” the foot but that didn’t come into the fruition after realizing my car had been stolen again Friday night. On the bright side, however, I had no time to think about the foot procedure for all the new facts arising from the case…and that is always a good thing!
The damage to my car is considerably more than I first thought… seeing the car in the middle of the night under street lamps. By daylight the front panels are dented and bashed, the radiator exposed, the light fixtures broken…..Another discovery emerged when Luke and Chelsea looked at the car…Luke found hair stuck to the front of the car…deer hair. Apparently my car burglar hit a deer sometime throughout the weekend.
Today I hope to have the car assessed…it looks like it will probably be deemed “totaled” due to the age and net worth (less) of the car. If this proves true…I will miss the “Vue” terribly…she has carried me safely to and fro life’s events… for over a decade.
I have learned lots from these two incidents….I am more knowledgeable about police procedures in a stolen vehicle case but even more importantly I have learned about human kindness from police who work on the front line day in and day out. I have received nothing but support, encouragement, humor, laughter, and compassion from our brave men and women in blue. Thank all of you from the bottom of my heart!
*Now why I am thanking our “courageous protectors in blue” let me take a minute to thank YOU. I received so many emails, comments, texts, and calls from you just checking in and each communication picked me up just a little bit more.
When I am going through challenging times like this I like to surround myself with my “favorite” things. A good book and/or movie, pictures from my garden, cards from friends, paintings that appeal to me, and always laughter.
The doorbell just rang a few minutes ago and it was Luke…he had picked me up a sub at Harris Teeter….he and Chelsey are the best neighbors, along with Vickie and Jane, that any gal could ask to have.
God continues to watch over me. God is good… life is good.
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
My “soft surroundings”
*Oops, I almost forgot. I have not asked to befriend anyone through Email…apparently it is being attacked by hackers and it appears to be a growing problem….so delete any friend request from me…it is not me.
I like to be “befriended” by people I know who are my friends in real life…not some cyberspace fantasy friendship.