My sister Millie is donating her “spare” kidney to her husband today. They will be in surgery at 6:45 AM. The surgeon will call me when they are done. I will update her blog at Millie’s World as She Sees It .
Us single guys need to be the initiators. We need to be the ones doing the asking out. We need to hold the door open for our dates. We need to be the ones purposely searching for a woman of noble character.
Where I disagree
I don’t think you can just tell a guy “grow a pair!” John Eldredge states, “Rememberâ€”masculinity is bestowed by masculinity.” We need a father-figure to help us in growing a pair. We just can’t grow them on our own.
Yesterday (11/2) was our wedding anniversary. We would have been married 18 years. This is the first of the major anniversaries that I will get to grieve through this season.
I didn’t grieve much yesterday. I was not feeling any emotions because I was sick. It’s interesting how feeling physically badly will trump feeling emotionally badly.
Today, I wasn’t feeling much better but I went into work anyway. I worked most of the day and my boss let me come home a couple of hours early. I’m glad because I will get to get to bed at a decent time tonight. I hope I’m on the mend from my cold. It’s been hard the last few days.
I asked to be able to telecommute tomorrow. My boss also approved that and I will be able to go to the polls and vote some time during the day. Tomorrow will be a very interesting day indeed.
I first came down with what I thought was a cold last Tuesday. I stayed home from work Tue & Wed and felt better and went back to work on Thursday. But the 10 hour day was probably beyond my energy level and then Friday I was wiped out. I did meet with a friend for lunch but I didn’t sleep good.
Then it REALLY Hit
Saturday I was on the couch all day. I was able to get up to heat soup and that was about it. I called the church and let them know that they probably needed to find a substitute for me for today. I was scheduled to serve and I hated to give up my spot, but I’m glad today I did.
This Too Shall Pass
I know I’ll feel better in a few more days. I’ve called a few friends to cheer myself up. When I was a kid and got sick, Mom would always get me a plastic model plane or boat to put together. I had a lot of fun assembling and painting those plastic models.
What do you do to cheer yourself up when you get sick?
My mother-in-law passed to Glory recently. She was an awesome lady.
She was very active in her church and the choir. They had a group of like-aged folks that called themselves the “XYZ” and was the life of the party whenever they went on trips. She was an expert in Scrabble and practically unbeatable. She also was know to reprimand an AJC columnist if they violated a grammar rule.
When my wife and her sister were growing up, all their friends called her “Tommie the Mommy.” She was much beloved by all.
I am totally enjoying the reaction that I’m getting when people first seem we without my mustache and beard. It is total shock and awe. I look SO different now. At church last Sunday, they introduced me in the big volunteer meeting as the “new face” on the team. Most people say they like the change. Most people also remark on how much younger I now look. The minimum they have said is that I’m 10 years younger. Some have even said 15 years. I’ll take even 10 years younger.
I’ve had a number of requests for digital pictures. I will be happy to meet you at your convenience and you can take all the pictures you want :-). I’m having way too much fun to spoil the surprise and I want to see your reactions.
Where’s the video?
I had some friends shoot the whole beardectomy process. I have 35 minutes of raw video I will put into a story. It will take time. Please be patient.