Sunday, April 10, 2005

A PEACEFUL, QUIET SUNDAY

TODAY WAS A SERENE , PEACEFUL SUNDAY.  AND SO I WALKED OUTSIDE, AMONG THE TREES, THE GRASS, THE BLUE SKY, WITH A FEW WHITE CLOUDS.  I SAW A SQUIRRELL, AND A CAT WALKED OVER TO ME, STARED, AND THEN RAN AWAY, ALL TOO FAST.  I WALKED , AND WALKED, AND WALKED, AROUND THE CIRCLE WE LIVE ON.  WEARING MY WALKMAN, I LISTENED TO MUSIC, AS IT IS EASIER FOR ME TO WALK TO MUSIC, AS SILLY AS THAT MAY SEEM.  THE MUSIC HELPS ME TO MOVE MY MUSCLES MORE EASILY.  AND SO I WALKED, ALONE, PUSHING MY EMPTY WHEELCHAIR. PUSHING THE WHEELCHAIR, HELPS ME TO WALK, AS IT SUPPORTS ME.  AND I WALK, TRYING TO GAIN MORE AND MORE STRENGTH TO MY LEGS AND FEET. TO GET THE CIRCULATION FLOWING IN MY LEGS AND FEET AND BODY.  AND I PASSED SO MANY PEOPLE ON THEIR PATIOS AND PORCHES.  SITTING TOGETHER .  I SMELLED BAR-B-QUES, AS I PASSED BY, AND PEOPLE SITTING OUTSIDE ON THEIR PICNIC TABLES EATING.  BUT FOR ME, IT WAS A LONELY WALK.  AND JIMMY CALLED ME ON MY CELL. AND I SAID I FELT SO ALONE.  HE SAID, "NO YOU ARE NOT, FRAN, YOU HAVE ME, YOUR HUSBAND, WHO LOVES YOU, AND IS CONCERNED ABOUT YOU."  AND SO, I SAID, 'OK."  AND THEN I WALKED HOME, AT LEAST PRINCE, OUR DOG IS HERE SO I CAN TALK TO HIM.  I FED THE ANIMALS, WALKED PRINCE FOR A SECOND TIME TODAY, AND MADE MYSELF A SALAD.  AND NOW, I SIT AT THIS COMPUTER, WITH SO MANY THINGS TO WRITE.  THAT'S WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT..KEEPING BUSY....AND SO, ANOTHER DAY IS DONE.....

2 comments:

paintsaqha said...

Fran,

YOU ARE A LUCKY WOMAN!  I USED TO WONDER IF I WOULD EVER FIND SOMEONE LIKE THAT FOR ME!  DURING THIS LAST WEEKEND I GOT KICKED OUT OF THE HOUSE I SHARED WITH MY MOTHER.  SHE TOLD ME TO GET OUT. I WROTE TO A FRIEND ONLINE, WHO I HAD NEVER MET IRL AND HE ASKED WHAT HE COULD DO TO HELP?  I ANXIOUSLY ASKED NEED A ROOMMATE? HE REPLIED THAT IF THAT WAS WHAT I NEEDED HE WOULD BE THERE FOR ME.  MY HANDS WERE TREMBLING AND TEARS RUNNING DOWN MY CHEEKS WHEN I TYPED IN "PLEASE, COME AND GET ME"  HE TOLD ME "BABE, HOLD ON, I WILL BE THERE IN A FEW HOURS AS FAST AS I CAN LEGALLY DRIVE"

THIS TOOK MY MOTHER BY TOTAL SUPRISE, I HAD SPENT THE NIGHT PACKING. AND HAD ALL OF MY POSSISSIONS AT THE END OF THE GARAGE, WHEN HE GOT THERE WE PACKED HIS CAR WITH AS MUCH AS WE COULD GET IN IT.  I SHUT THE GARAGE DOOR AND AS I WAS GETTING READY TO CLOSE MY DOOR, MY MOTHER COMES RUNNING OUT OF THE GARAGE, SAYING I TOLD YOU THAT YOU COULD WAIT A MONTH OR SO.  I WAS LIKE REALLY WHY WOULD I WANT TO DO THAT?  SHE KNEW MY TRUCK WAS IN THE SHOP AND I DIDNT HAVE ANY KEYS TO HER CARS SO SHE THOUGHT I WAS STUCK AND SHE WOULD BE ABLE TO VERBALLY ABUSE ME ANYTIME SHE WANTED.  NOW, I GET A GIGGLE WHEN I THINK ABOUT HER NOT KNOWING WHERE I AM, AND NOT EXPECTING ME TO LEAVE AS QUICKLY AS I DID...LOL..
SHERYL

p00kie2323 said...

it is hard to be away from a loved one and when u do not stay busy can be even harder but i am here if u ever need to chat loves