Saturday, September 7, 2013

North of 50%

A dear friend of mine sent me an email the other day expressing her sadness that I wasn't yet 100% in being over an MS related symptom I have been managing as best I can.  Her words struck me because I realized that I haven't been 100% for quite some time.   I am rather used to my less than 100% status, in fact, anything "north of 50%" is a good day.  Seems, when, whatever I am managing leaves me less than 50% 'normal (whatever that is) then my world is quite focused on the issue rather than simply 'being, living', doing, and not so -self-absorbed with the task of managing.  So ya, 'north of 50% is do-able......

Below, are some pictures of me on my new scooter and one of me and my Sister at our town 350th celebration festival. Definitely 'north of 50%!! It was freeing and sobering, humbling and bittersweet.





That's a dream catcher on the front of my basket.  There is a scarf around the steering column which I need to change to a brighter one.  Ya think?
Today is a beautiful day.  It is cool and dry, breezy and sunny.  Old friends from "The Trail" are coming for lunch. And my heart soared as I watched my guy sweeping our deck and readying our bungalow for our guests arrival.  I was thrilled at his sense of pride, of 'home' - which has been a long time adjusting to - we are home, and today? We are both north of 50%!!!!




17 comments:

Margie said...

Gail, I'm cheering you on!
Do the best you can with all you can and that is good enough!

Great shots, GO, girl, GO.

Love to you

Margie

Gail said...

MARGIE - thanks SO much for your encouragement!!
Love Gail
peace....

Lola said...

I love the dream catcher!
:-)

Just Be Real said...

Wooo hoo Gail. You go girl. Blessings.

Marilyn said...

Love your attitude.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

How did I miss this post? Yes it is freeing to go around with others but sure we would like to walk like others also. Glad you got to enjoy the day

Gail said...

Thanks Kim - so glad you came by :-)
Love Gail
peace.....

goatman said...


Just dropped in to see what condition you condition was in ♫ ♪

(going over old blog posts of mine, and comments . . . )

Gail said...

HI GOATMAN - good to se you. I am ok, all things considered.
Love Gail
peace...

SE'LAH... said...

Love your spirit!!! Sending positive vibes your way. Thanks for always being there. one love.

Gail said...

SE'LAH LOVE - I am so happy to have you visit me. I love you my friend.
Gail
peace....

Jackie said...

Hugging you and loving the spirit with which you write, my friend!
How is the October weather in your area of the country?
It is still quite warm here (in the upper 80's...and it is October 10 as I type this.) "Fall: Please, come quickly!"
Sending you hugs,
Jackie

Gail said...

HI JACKIE - so good to see you. Thins are cool, 60's - and a bit rainy here on the Connecticut shoreline. No complaints though!
Leaves are falling quickly and the colors are glorious.
Love to you
Gail
peace...

Jackie said...

I always love to pop back over here, my friend...letting you know that I am thinking of you. It is always wonderful to keep up with my blogging friends. Sending you and Skipp many hugs....
Love,
Jackie

Gail said...

HI JACKIE so glad you came by. so many of our group have slipped away and that makes any visits from "The Village" mean so much. thanks my friend, hugs to you and your Mama and Daddy and all
Love Gail
peace..

Marilyn said...

I am glad you have north of 50% days. I pray for a cure for MS. I just know there is one coming.

Gail said...

Thanks Marilyn - a cure would be wonderful Amen
Love Gail
peace....