May 26, 2018: At the Movies

Andy and I finally saw Avengers: Infinity War this afternoon. It was very good, filled with action and unexpected twists. I especially enjoyed viewing the scenes after the film. It brings much to look forward to when the next Avengers movie comes out.

The next movie we want to check out is Deadpool 2. The first Deadpool movie was enjoyable, and the main character was hilarious to watch. I’m curious to see who he will battle with in this film.

May 24, 2018: Thursday Thoughts

My ankle is feeling better than it did a week ago. Around this time last week I could barely walk on my left foot, very painful. Now, with the exception of a little soreness when I turn my foot, I can walk feeling little pain. The air cast is certainly a big help.

I look forward to the extended weekend! Andy and I will visit good friends from Andover on Sunday. We may also attend a special event, but we need to see if we want to get up early that day.

May 23, 2018: Photos

  • I charged up my camera yesterday. I want to take photos with more settings, and not rely on my camera phone too much.
  • Andy was so wonderful to recover my photo album tonight. I was so sure I had my album here in the room, but I packed it away. Fortunately the box was labeled!
  • I’m anticipating many ideas to flourish with my photo exploration. It will be a wonderful activity to take part in.

May 21, 2018: Friendship Through Time

I enjoy looking at my Timehop app. I enjoy looking back on photos taken years past, due to the memories they bring up. Amusing or bleak, these photos are always memorable.

Earlier today Andy’s Timehop pics from 2 years ago featured up in an unnamed diner. We were at a loss as to where we were visiting at the time, so we searched other location apps on our phones that would give insight. We realized that these photos at the diner were in Ossining. Two years ago today my close friend J. called us to assist her on a big move in New York. This move was the first step in helping her move on with her life professionally and emotionally. Andy and I were only there for a couple hours, but it was an honor to help her move forward with improving her life.

As it happened, life had other plans for my dear friend. J. did relocate, but her living arrangement did not work out as she had hoped. A few months later, she called me to share deeply upsetting news about her health. J. had no choice but to move back to the home in Westchester County in order to take stock of her options.

J. is now facing the battle of her life. She has true resilience, but sadly, time is not on her side. Her final days will be surrounded by medical professionals focused on giving her comfort toward the end of her days. The close friend who supported everyone (myself included) through joys and difficulties now needs her dear friends for support and encouragement.

Timehop can remind us that a lot can happen over the years. Even through difficult circumstances, it features the great lengths of everlasting friendship.

 

May 20, 2018: Sunday Thoughts

  • I’m currently reading the story ‘Our Kind of Cruelty’, by Araminta Hall. It’s labeled as a psychological thriller. I’m only 30 pages in, but I can already get the impression that the main character has a sinister aura. Quite entertaining.
  • I’m slowly beginning to move around with my left foot. I’ve been heating and icing my foot for the past couple days. The pain has went down, but the true test will come tomorrow, when I’m on my feet at work all day.
  • These past few days taught me to slow down, to focus on the things that are truly important. Yes, making a living is important, but being mindful of your health and well being is more important.