|A Rose for Mother's Day|
This rose was blooming in front of my front door; it was the one I picked to place by my mother's picture on Saturday after I dreamt of her.
Saturday night, I began to experience a pain down my left leg. I believe it was my sciatic nerve. It was a rather intense pain and I took two Tylenol and my daughter applied both a heating pad and an ice pack. I hobbled off to bed, soon after. I guess I aggravated it with all the weeding I've been doing, last week. I guess I overdid things in a big way!
We had planned to pick up some take out for a Mother's Day lunch and I had invited friend R to join us, but, she had declined and I guess it was a good thing, because we didn't go out to get anything for Mother's Day lunch, after all! Instead, daughter made my favorite chicken teriyaki!
I've spent the whole day, today, in bed, with heating pads and taking pain medications. At one point, I was gasping with pain and my poor daughter was crying because she couldn't bear to see me in pain. She has been my nurse and caregiving angel, today, bringing me coffee and meals, water and medicines, warming my rice filled heating pad for me, and generally fussing over me. It was the best Mother's Day present she could have given me, I think. As I told her, it was a blessing that she was here with me to take care of me! I am not sure how I would have coped if I had been alone, as it hurts to walk. I would have been crying and feeling very sorry for myself, for sure!
I've had calls from family and friends wishing me for Mother's Day. Neighbor S called and brought over dinner! Rice pilaf, fried tilapia which I believe her mother made, and squares of ham and cheese pastry her daughter had made. Such a blessing! I did postpone this week's piano lesson, however, because I have been unable to practice today and I am not sure if I'll be able to sit up on the piano stool for the hour long lesson.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Having my daughter home to take care of me!
- Heating pads and pain medication
- Phone calls from family and friends
- S bringing us dinner
- S's daughter being available to accompany my daughter to the dentist's and back on Tuesday, if needed
Today's joyful activity was being taken care of so tenderly by my daughter.
I've no plans for tomorrow, other than taking it easy and resting! Daughter ordered some groceries (including ice cream and soup) and will pick them up, tomorrow. Hopefully, I'll be recovered in time to take care of her on Tuesday!
Hope each and everyone of you have a lovely day, tomorrow.