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Friday Mailbag


Dear Lone Little Crocus:

You are so brave.  Or maybe just an overachiever.  Also foolhardy.  You let the warm sun wake you up just a little bit earlier than the rest of your clan, and now, of course, it is quite cold again.  But thank you for shining your lovely little self in my garden.  And giving me hope for what is to come.


Dear Kathy-the-Physical-Therapist:

I'm sorry I cried in PT yesterday.  You must think I'm a total flake.  Let me explain myself.  At our first evaluation meeting, I was really kind of disappointed when you went on and on about my tendinitis problems being caused by the way I walk and the way I stand and the way I balance on one foot and the way my toes grip (or don't grip) quite right.  I mean, I've been dancing and balancing and walking and running all my life.  And pretty well, thankyouverymuch.  (Of course, not right now.  Because pain.)  But I decided to give your approach a try.  And yesterday, after doing the exercises you put me through on the balance-y ball ankle board, I started to think you might be on to something.  I could feel some muscles and tendons doing work that they hadn't done in a while.  And after those exercises, when you asked me to rise up on my toes on my bad foot (something I hadn't been able to do at all at the beginning of our session), I was a total skeptic.  But when I did it -- when I rose up on my toes without any pain (for the first time in 4 weeks) -- I cried.  Kathy, I am sold.  Bring it.


Dear Grammar Police:

Thank you for expanding your rather tight little universe of prepositions to include the much beloved because.  I have been a fan of the "prepositional-because" for a while now, so it's nice to know I won't be cited for linguistic misuse.  I love it when usage drives grammar, because evolution (baby).  (Although I will not give up the Oxford comma.)  (Because.)


Dear Fellow Members of a Dying Club:

If you keep doing things the way you've always done them, you'll keep getting the results you've always gotten.  And, lately?  Those results have not been good.  Just sayin.


Dear Blog Readers:

We had a wonderful time in Chicago, my Mom and I.  The Flower & Garden Show was . . . well . . . a breath of spring air!  (My Mom also had a make-over at Macy's, which was maybe more fun than the flower show.)  Anyway, you'll have to wait awhile to hear about it.  Because vacation.  (Tomorrow.)


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Yes!!! Vacation tomorrow! Have a wonderful time. And go Kathy the PT. ;-)


Hooray for the lone crocus and Kathy! I think I might have cried when my physical therapy sessions with Bill he Wonder Therapist ended, and I know I shed tears when he refused my request to come live at our house and provide lifetime p.t.


I am so happy for your PT breakthrough. YAY!

Cheryl S.

Sounds like a fabulous week - how exciting to have such a great breakthrough with the PT!


Physical therapy is the best--sometimes painful, but almost always worth it!

My crocuses bloomed in December--yuck!

A makeover sounds like a good idea right now!

Have a great weekend!


Your letters are awesome. Because YOU.


Because. VACATION!?
So glad you're PT is a good one. They're worth their weight in gold!
My crocus have come and gone. You have something wonderful to look forward to! Because...SPRING!


VACATION! Because of course!!
Have a great time!!


Great news on the PT front and even better on the vacation front! Have a wonderful time!

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