Thursday, March 16, 2017

So Grateful for Blogger Pals!

It has been a month since I wrote a blog page, a long and very hard month. While I miss blogging so much, I also have nothing to write about since all my news lately has been bad or negative. I work so hard to find something good to say, something fun to share. Today I had DH at ER among other things, but then I came home to the national news. I just wanted to put my head down on my desk and cry. Don’t worry, I won’t get all political on you.
Today I had to leave the ER exam room to go to the bathroom. Sounds simple, right? Well, I was geared up in a mask and worried about germs, but when I came out of the hall bathroom, I was lost! The doorways all looked alike! I thought surely I could do this. I chose a door and I got it wrong! Quickly, I shut it and was more confused than ever. Every single door looked exactly the same. So I wove myself back out to the admissions desk and told them I was lost, couldn’t find my hubby. They smiled at this crazy lady, gave me a number and I headed back to try again.
DH laughed his head off. Said what was happening to us-other than getting old! We are doing more and more of this kind of thing. So at least we haven’t lost the ability to laugh at ourselves.
A few weeks ago, a woman in Arizona found an old post where I wrote about Jerico Springs, Missouri. Her family came from there years ago, and we started exchanging emails and information. I helped her with some numbers to local historical society offices and sent her some printed history materials. Although we can’t find the exact link, we suspect that we share a far-out branch on a family tree. She sent me these lovely tulips this week, in a week of dark days and cold weather. The tulips were like a kiss of sunshine. They are so beautiful. And to think, we connected because of blogging!
Notes and thoughts and prayers continue to come my way and many from bloggers I will never see face to face. I continue to be grateful for each of you blogger friends! So, while I have nothing much to share or any writing to discuss, I want to say once more I am glad you are out there.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from one whose people were once Irish immigrants!


Mevely317 said...

Your tale of being lost at the E.R. would be hysterical, were it not so true!!! (*Chuckling*)

The tulips are so lovely.
It's GOOD to 'see' you here again!

Elephant's Child said...

Heartfelt hugs and oceans of caring.
The warmth and wonder of the blogosphere has often helped me in dark days and darker nights. And I hear you on getting lost in hospitals. I think they do it on purpose.

Sioux Roslawski said...

Claudia--Happy St. Patrick's Day to YOU. I think my family either came from Ireland or Scotland or Wales. (I'm adopted, but know my birth-mother's name, which was Gann.) I've done the thing and am waiting to hear back. Perhaps next year I can wear a "Kiss me, I'm Irish" button and mean it.

Your story about getting lost going to the bathroom made me laugh. That kind of thing happens to me all the time. And I don't have chemo brain to blame it on. ;)

Rebecca said...

If it's any consolation, I've BEEN there/DONE that (lost in a building). After a couple of days downtown in St. Louis in a swanky hotel, little old me is HAPPY to be back in the familiar, simple surroundings of home and small town. I felt like such a country bumpkin unfamiliar with valet and bellhop etiquette... and the unexpected mishaps (daughter's van dying & a granddaughter getting sick in the hotel lobby, etc. etc.) didn't help!

Those tulips are cheerful, beautifying for the house and soul...

Holding you in my thoughts and lifting a prayer for you this morning, Claudia♥

Linda O'Connell said...

I too get turned around coming out of doctor's offices, but it is even worse when we go tot he casino for senior buffet, and there are so many doors: closet, bathrooms, exit/entrance. I ALWAYS go the wrong way. Once I walked into the wrong bathroom, right in on an Asian man peeing in the urinal. I ran so fast! I am thankful every
time I see one of your blog posts pop up.

Lynn said...

Your post was so funny... I do it every time I get off an elevator... durp, which way do I go.

The tulips are beautiful, and well, so are you! Hope you're having a good week.

Sending love.

BECKY said...

Loved your bathroom story! I, too, giggled a bit! You're blog posts are always wonderful!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Your story about getting lost in the ER is funny, mostly because I think most of us have have similar experiences! I'm glad you finally found your way. And the story about your tulip friend is delightful. Those chance meetings that turn into something more are a reminder that life brings gifts unexpectedly. I'm glad you've made a new friend. :)