Yesterday at PT was a successful hour and a half. I even walked some without my boot! I was able to raise up on my toes and hold it for a bit. Andrew said he was now seeing a bit of progress.
I hobbled out in my boot, taking the steps down to the sidewalk sideways one foot at a time as I’ve learned to do, feeling like I’d achieved something of great magnitude. Something that I would not have even taken note of a few years ago. Another lifetime ago.
I’m not having much luck with coffee pots these days. First my mini Keurig just stopped working, though I cleaned it and did all the trouble shooting.
Then months ago I was in Tuesday Morning and found a Cuisinart coffee maker, which was what I had been accustomed to using for years, at a clearance price. And bought it.
A month ago it stopped making hot coffee. I could turn on the hot water in the sink and let it run a bit, then immediately put it in the coffee maker. And as soon as it was done, pour my cup. Still tepid. Tepid coffee is just no fun to drink. And I don’t like the way microwaved coffee tastes.
So I took my old Cuisinart that I’d had in Texas out of the closet and tried it again. It kept spilling coffee as you poured it into a mug, coming out the sides. Tried it again. Still no hot coffee.
Last night I ordered a $41 Melitta from Walmart with my normal monthly purchases. Never used a Melitta. Any of you have any experience with it? Tell me in the comments what your favorite coffee maker is. I’ll take note of that in case this one doesn’t work out.
Today, as you go about doing what you do, be thankful that you can walk. Unless that is a problem that you too have. Be thankful that you can walk up steps without going sideways. One foot down, then next foot down to meet it. Holding on to a rail.
That you can do the things we all take for granted. Be thankful for the nature around you, and the gifts that nature gives us with each consecutive season and each day. Fall leaves that turn red and gold and then carpet the ground.
A sunset. A night sky sprinkled with stars. A full moon.
Be aware. Don’t rush through life like you’re afraid you’ll miss a train. I used to be like that. Not anymore. I stop, look, listen. And say thank you for all of it.