Saturday, July 3, 2010

Staying Busy

Since finding out we have gone to a party at the CSA where we get our veggies, tied up loose ends at work, had dinner with good friends, camped overnight two nights, went to Great America & will spend time with extended family and enjoy the fireworks. Some people have wondered why we would do all of these things. Why not? Why should we sit home and wait and worry and make ourselves crazy about something we have no control over. We have a life to live. Some of staying busy is a defense mechanism, of course. The busier we are the less time we have to think about the "what ifs".
On the other hand it's a chance for us to remember what's really important. Spending time with friends and family. Reaching out to people we may not see much of anymore, but have a history with. It's funny, we have never even come close to using all of our cell phone minutes every month until now.
Great America yesterday was a perfect day. The weather was beautiful, the lines were short, the kids were excited and Mike's brother Ed & his wife Colleen joined us. Mike was tired, but was able to catch a quick nap while we rode a train around part of the park. Why would we want to sit at home and wait when we could be doing something fun? Without being fatalistic, we want to do as much as we can while Mike is feeling fairly well. At the minimum he's having major surgery in just over a week and will be recovering from that for at least a couple of weeks.

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