Duty calls! The telephone just rang! Ally is sick. Temerature 104. I am baby sitting.

Poor Ally. She was sick all last week with some sort of sore throat. Then she got better and Robert came down with it. Typical. Now Robert is better and she is sick again. Such is life!

Ally also telephoned me. Her favorite meal is macaroni and cheese. Good that the fever is not affecting her appetite. She wanted to know if I knew how to cook it. Frankly, I never have. But it sounds simple. I am sure I can handle it.

I was with the grandkids last night. Had dinner at Lisa’s. Every one was fine at the time.

Afterwards, I stopped at the Chart Room. Had a couple of drinks with Captain Peter. Good man! Good company!

I spent the afternoon finishing reading Elizabeth Edwards’ book Resilience. Read it! One of the best I have read in my lifetime!

John Edwards cheating is actually only a small part of her writing. The book basically deals with the many kicks in the ass we all take during our lifetimes. She had many. Her son’s death at 16, her father’s illness, cancer conquered, cancer’s return, terminal cancer, her husband’s infidelity and on and on.

Life is not the cheery straight path we all envision early in life. There are many crooks and turns. All unexpected.

I admired an analogy Edwards used. Life is like being on a sail boat. A strong wind comes and turns the boat. You cannot change the wind, but you can alter course. And so dealing with life’s blows is to get up and move on, though in a different direction. Change is inevitable.

If one does not alter course, that person will be mired in the unhappiness of the disastrous event for the rest of his/her life.

Such is her message.

Elizabeth Edwards has been on TV much this past week discussing her book. She looks terrible! You can see the ravishes of the cancer in her face. Very obvious. And her hair. Straw.

Sad.

I get irritated at each of the TV news people. They all dwell on her husband’s infidelity and tend to miss the main thrust of the book. But she is a strong determined woman! Her message gets out one way or another: Alter course!

Time to shower and run. Duty calls. No, love. Ally and I today!

Tomorrow I will probably have a fever!

2 comments on “

  1. Lou – Going out to buy the Edwards book today. You’re so right about life’s twists and turns. Too bad when those are self driven acts of hatred that affect the ones we’re supposed to “love”. Take pride in caring for your lovely grandchild today. A day that neither of you will likely ever forget. She’s lucky to have a Mom, Dad and a Grand dad like the ones she’s got.

    t

  2. Lou – Going out to buy the Edwards book today. You’re so right about life’s twists and turns. Too bad when those are self driven acts of hatred that affect the ones we’re supposed to “love”. Take pride in caring for your lovely grandchild today. A day that neither of you will likely ever forget. She’s lucky to have a Mom, Dad and a Grand dad like the ones she’s got.

    t

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