It seems like every time I went to write yesterday.... to wish our regular visitors here a very Merry Christmas... something would always come up to demand immediate attention... phones ring.... guests arrive... someone needs something... another one wants to book a room... it's time to get dinner going for our family guests...
I promised a little more about how this latest attack from our enemy...once again triggered some Musings about my all time favorite movie... "We Were Soldiers". All I could think of at that moment... was how every time the leader of the Vietnamese Regulars would tell his officers where to attack the Americans next... the American forces were already there and waiting for them...
Did I really say that? Yes... I did.... I did say this yesterday.... "When the setbacks come".... it was a very deliberate choice of words... I did not say "If... or should...".... or any similar such word selection.... I said the "when word " !
I wrote it laughingly as the little flapper had just broken in the toilet after the hardware store had closed for the night the night before.. :)
All that stuff I said yesterday about winning? Remember that? We were created to be winners? It's in our DNA. To get there... we need to understand losing! See its purpose in our lives....
"I needed to get to that next point where I really don’t care whether I win or lose because all that I want is what He wants. I still enjoy winning… …..but it is because I know it is what He wanted…."
As often as the victories have come over these past 4 years... it still blows me away each and every time we win one.... and with all the stuff that hits each of our "fans" every day... we can use a victory once in a while.... as I said yesterday...we all have a whole lot of battles going on... going on all around us and from every angle.... it comes at us on every battle front...
This is what I said yesterday.
Seems with each new day that the old fella is feelin' a little bit better... which is a good thing! :)
Philip visited the oral surgeon in Montpelier yesterday.... thankfully not in a snowstorm this time.... only a 45 minute drive instead of an hour and a half... :)
He said everything was healing nicely and I didn't need another appointment. I do see the regular dentist again on Monday and get regular adjustments over the next 3 - 6 months until he produces the permanent partials. A little less sore every day. I wear the dentures cosmetically so I don't frighten the guests.... :) ... wear them for meals.... where I am learning how to chew all over again.
It has been a pretty long week with all kinds of things happening...you know... "days like all days"..... well maybe not....that may be a bit of a stretch since these 7 post surgery days have are not quite been like all days... yet they have still been "filled with those happenings that change and alter the course of human events".... :)
So here we are... it is day 5... the final day...
The dentist says that today is usually the worst post surgery day... I am very grateful that none of the days have been really bad.. even though the oral surgeon took out one more than scheduled... 9 were taken out on Wednesday... and the worst part of it all was driving to Montpelier in our first real snow storm this winter.... :)
Hopefully... I will be healing up by pretty soon... catching up with my backlog of work... and have many stories to tell... not too mention feeling good enough to start sharing again soon... trust you will enjoy this 4th segment of Wayne Jacobsen's article.
Losing Your Religion