No Complaints

A lot on my mind theses days.
Went to a new doctor for a new patient visit today. Walked away with orders for blood work, a bone scan, mammogram, neurologist, dermatologist, cardiologist, and prescriptions for eight different medications to treat MS, arthritis, and high blood pressure.
My brother has to have a biopsy to rule out cancer.
My husband does not have work this summer.
One of my best friend’s mother is dying of cancer.
We are thinking about moving.
The earth and the world are in such painful turmoil.
I don’t feel down, exactly, just blah and a little dazed.
It has been oppressively hot and muggy outside.
My daily rhythm is off, you know?
But I am praying, reading, crocheting, and taking comfort in the love of my husband, friends and family, and Miss Josephina Ballerina.
And, I have my post for “Six Word Friday” already written.
I smiling.
(PS: Look at the difference between baby Josephine on the right and her grown-up lovely self.)


  1. Hi Josephina,

    Thank you for following our pret-a-vivre blog. I hope it brings you a little bit of 'diversion' on tough days :). Please take care, I am keeping my fingers and toes 🙂 crossed that all goes well for you and that things we be better soon.


  2. awwww, you needa' get your mojo back….you are doing all the right things!! music helps lift my spirits. i listen to the song “happy” by pharrell williams several times in the morning, it really helps!!

    i didn't get a word for tomorrow?????


  3. Aw! Here's a big hug, Maureen! I wish I could come over with a little treat and stay for tea! Life does tend to get you down at times. We just had a cancer scare and my MIL might have pancreatic cancer – we are waiting for results. This world is scary sometimes, but we have to have faith that everything will work out. Maybe not exactly as we plan, but we have to be brave and find those little joys to keep us going. Your sweet kitty looks like she is just the right medicine. Much Love xo Karen


  4. Oh my goodness! You have had a time, your poor dear. As all the comments above show, you are loved and cared for in cyberspace. Here's hopin' you feel the love!
    You're in my thoughts and prayers. …and I'm with Debbie…listen to Pharrell Williams “HAPPY”…it will have you dancin' in no time.


  5. I agree with Debbie, put on some music and dance. So many are feeling down right now, this economy and the news on television are adding to our stress and affecting our attitude. I always remember the tough times we had just starting out as a new married couple with nothing but our happiness.


  6. So much to think about and do, Maureen, and a good reason I do not seek out medical visits. Hope all goes well and that you pass all your tests. Deciding to move is a big step, as is waiting for somepne to buy your home. We are still waiting…


  7. I understand how you feel Maureen. I have a lot of “why's” sitting on my heart right now – for people I know, and for people I don't. It's hard being a thinker 🙂 Take care of yourself.


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