For someone “laid up” for two weeks, this has been a very busy week. At least while sitting, keeping my feet up, I’ve had time for reading.
Finished last week: Girl in Translation, reviewed Saturday; Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott, to be reviewed soon
Watched on TV: Not much
What I did: Wednesday of last week, my writing class was taught by “Jack,” a British actor who was visiting the university to perform three of the twenty-two roles in Romeo and Juliet this weekend. The students had a great time; I was able to sit with my feet propped up, and thus, had a great time; and Jack had a good time as well.
I had two scheduled “treatments” for plantar fasciitis at the local chiropractic clinic who often provide treatments for all kinds of pain and injuries, right here in our little town. What a blessing not to have to travel to Houston. Because of these treatments, staying completely off my feet, and the prayers of friends, I am showing marked improvement.
Saturday, my AAUW group (ten women attended) came to my house for its monthly meeting. This was scheduled back in August, but was a real blessing because I wouldn’t have been able to make it if I had to leave the house. We had a make-shift but inspiring program, an informative business meeting, and lots of catching and up and fellowship while eating pasta salad (provided by a member) garden salad, a relish tray (my contributions) and chips and dip, poppy seed, lemon muffins, coffee doughnuts (provided by members). I had agreed to provide the place, coffee and tea and had a good time designing a centerpiece and playing hostess while the ladies took over my kitchen and even handled the clean up afterwards. It was a stress-free afternoon. It was so good to see friends and have them fuss over me!
Looking forward to reading this week: Finishing Freeks–I’m about half way through; and I have started The Runaways, another immigrant story.
This week should find me completely healed and maybe doing a little driving around town. I have a treatment on my feet Wednesday, but no big plans for Spring Break (March 13-17) except to catch up and plan and prepare for the rest of the school semester.