Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Allison at Eclectic Ali. If we were having coffee today, I would savor half-caff with cinnamon creamer and honey, because there are some days I don’t even drink coffee anymore, but rather I drink the Green Macha Tea. I know it gives me some energy and is healthy, but it sure isn’t coffee! Even the half-caff gives me noticeable effects these days.
A friend shared with me that today there is a challenge for families to use their chalk art to express that Black Lives Matter. Since I have invested in sidewalk chalk and playdough in my attempts to rest my shoulder from repetitive stress and save the writing for another time, she saw the art I did about a week ago. So, despite the fact that I am not a high class artist, but rather a person who likes to express myself and keep my hands busy, I have participated in #families4blacklives. My mother helped edit my neatness and my son approved of it. 🙂 There is still time for you to express yours if you feel so moved!
Yes, all lives matter, but Jesus told us “Blessed be the poor.” We replied, “Shouldn’t we just bless everyone, Jesus?” To which he just shook his head. African Americans have been subject to slavery, Jim Crow laws, and just plain racism since around 1600. I did not draw what I did to be political, but rather to be supportive. Love is not political, after all.
My dog has been climbing into my bed in the middle of the night a few nights in a row. The excessive sunlight, COVID anxiety, hot flashes, or teacher anticipation stress regarding the approaching school year have been making it hard to get back to sleep after the restroom wake up in the middle of the night lately. Let’s not forget my shoulder, which prevents me entirely from sleeping on the right side and requires me to only sleep on the left. As a result, my left leg feels tense and it seems like sciatica is trying to creep up again. A visit to the chiropractor two days ago seems to have helped the sciatic nerve and leg.
My shoulder has been making great progress. I am still seeing an orthopedic surgeon hoping he can tell me more about my MRI results and what the best or worst case scenarios may be. Physical therapy has helped it immensely and I’m doing the assigned exercises at home. My reach with that shoulder and arm is much better, and I’m happy with the results so far! We’ll see what the surgeon says. In addition to the arm and shoulder soreness, I have an issue with my hand that feels arthritic. Yes, I got a steroid shot, but it seems to have worn off. Ever moving onward, I shall never give up! So much for limiting my writing. My hand is ready for a rest now. It has been good to catch up!
I hope you all have an enjoyable weekend and a great week to follow, whether you are in the house, out at work, busying yourself with art, writing or other creativity or working on whatever you need to do.
4 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share, 7/11. Black Lives Matter; Love One Another”
Hello Pamela, yea, those steroid shots do not last long I’m told. I’ve only had one and it was such a different situation that it rarely lends itself to comparison. But they do work marvels when an inflammation just needs some quick relief to give you body a chance to heal something specific. For chronic stuff, it’s only good for some short relief but the pain does come back. I hope you find a path to cure this issue. The kind of pain I was in felt off the charts and life ruining to me. Keep up the good work. I’m confident your diligence will soon turn into reward.
Blessings to you as well, Gary! I will keep you posted. This pain does take over so much of my life, and fighting it does as well. I am so glad I am able to fight it this far! Enjoy your weekend and have a wonderful week to come.
I hope you can find some joy this weekend. When you have pain or health problems it is challenging. Thank you for taking the time to have coffee with us.
Thank you for stopping by! Right now, hard work on my pain recovery in the a.m. and afternoon naps are working for me quite well! When work starts again, I will need to find a way to adjust. Either that or I’ll be feeling even better by then. Either way, I am at peace with the process!