2020 February 25 Tuesday in Liberty Hill, Texas
ind of a chilly start. But I’ll not complain about a winter’s day that breaks so bright and clear.
eautiful sunshine, beautiful sunshine, filling my soul with Glory divine.
e did not go to the senior center today because Ella was experiencing some pain, mostly in her lower back near the hip. I asked if she wanted to go to the emergency room and she said, “No.”
owever, we needed to go to the Wal-Mart pharmacy in Cedar Park to pick up a prescription. Instead of going directly to the pharmacy, I took her to the emergency room.
e arrived about 11:30 a.m. They took her for x-rays and found arthritis in the back (which she already knew) but the hip looked good. They are giving her pain meds and a steroid.
Ella wrote: “Tom and I went and checked out the new St David’s Emergency Room. We knew I would need x-rays so that made more sense that going to the doctors office.
When I got up this morning a could barely move my hip hurt so bad. Well, we found our but hip kids all right it’s my back that was giving me fits. I’ve had arthritis in my lower back forever and it was causing my pain.
The x-rays showed my hips in good shape. However, the back was getting worse. It’s be about 30 years since they x-rayed my back and said there was arthritis. Something I just have to live with. They have given me some steroid pills and stronger pain pills. All the pills I’ll start taking tomorrow. I’ll live but I will be uncomfortable from time to time. Pinced nerves.”
ecause we both have fasting labs tomorrow morning, she will not begin the steroids until after the lab work.
t was slightly after one thirty when we were dismissed from the emergency room. Since the pharmacy closes for lunch at that time, we stopped at Jiffy Lube. Rudolf the red nose pickup needed his oil topped off. They also checked brake fluid and tire pressure.
hen we arrived at the pharmacy, the original prescription that had taken us there was ready. However, we brought two new scripts from the emergency room. Those took between twenty and thirty minutes to fill. We used that time to grab a few more things that we needed our at least wanted.
t was around three o’clock when we got out of Wal-Mart and we hadn’t eaten since breakfast. We drove through the drove up at the closest McDonald’s. Ella got six chicken nuggets. I had a sausage egg McMuffin.
nce we were home, I began working on today’s blog post. Then I watched a little TV. Then I worked on the blog some more.
lla said, “Are we going tonight?” It took me a while to understand what she was asking. It is Tuesday and Tuesday is prayer meeting night at Cross Tracks Church. “I don’t know. How are you feeling? Can you tolerate sitting on the hard pews in the chapel,” I asked. “,Yes, I think so,” was her reply.
HOW TO LOSE A CHILD
It was a very hectic spring day at home. As usual, I was trying to cram too many things into a tight schedule. I was well into the current project when I realized I was missing a vital piece.
“I’m going to the store,” I announced to the family. “Can I come too?” my preteen daughter asked.
“Can I come too?” my preteen daughter asked.“I’m not shopping. I have one item to buy, so you needed to stick with me.””Okay,” she replied.
Once at the store, I quickly located what I needed. After waiting a short time at the checkout, I was able to make my purchase. With my mind on the project at home, I left the store, got in the car, and left.
As I was leaving the drive, I remembered my daughter. Panicked, i turned around, and rushed back in. She was standing at the door with tears in her eyes and a quivering lower lip. “I’m so sorry,” was all I could say.
She is a grown woman now with children of her own. I wonder of she has ever left one of her children. But I’m not going to ask. Why open that can of worms?
ow about you, friends, care to share a story of leaving or losing a child? Or, maybe you were the child left behind.
am constantly amazed, not just of the beauty of sunrise and sunset, but also at how quickly it changes. I’m also amazed at how cropping a photograph can make so much difference.
ake these three photographs for example. They are all of the same scene taken at the same time. The first photograph barely deserves a glance. The second gives the eye and mind more to “chew on”. And the third gives a three course meal of light, dark, and mid-tones.
here were not as many as usual at the Tuesday night prayer meeting. Between four to eight normal attendees were in a meeting. They are part of the group making plans to renovate this chapel. The building is one hundred and fifty years old. It was the first building built in Liberty Hill. Also, it is a designated historical site. That means we have to follow some rather stringent guidelines to maintain that designation.
mmm, that scale it’s headed the wrong way. Maybe I should buy a new scale.
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- *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.
- **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!
In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.
Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)