Grateful for the love of my spouse - Week #4

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Real Estate Agent with Compass CA DRE# 01215160

I've had a rough week--nothing major--just hard. Tuesday morning I woke with a sore throat and very tired. By Wednesday I had to acknowledge I was sick. To top it off, Wednesday evening I jammed my toe into the edge of a door--the swelling and bruising is shocking and walking is almost impossible. I hope it is only a bad bone bruise and nothing worse.

And then - the cancellations had to begin:

  • I canceled my Thursday morning volunteer stint serving breakfast at Glide in San Francisco
  • My assistant had to keep several business appointments for me
  • Next I dropped out of a lunch with about 15-20 women I hiked with 25 or so years ago, many of whom I see only every few years
  • Then I had to skip a concert my husband and I planned to attend on Friday evening
  • We canceled plans for friends to join us yesterday for a City hike and lunch.

Yesterday, knowing how badly I was feeling and how important getting some sunshine and fresh air is, my husband suggested a car ride.

So, armed with a box of tissues, a scarf, and extra jacket off we went, with a visit planned to the little seaside community of Bolinas in West Marin county.

Bluff overlooking Bolinas, CA

We opted for the scenic drive along Route One, with its stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.

rugged Marin County Coast

Our first stop in Bolinas was to drive down the driveway to the Commonweal Center where I've enjoyed a number of silent retreat over the years. With my bad foot I couldn't walk to the bluff to enjoy sitting in the sun, but I could remember the sites and the feeling of peace and well-being that retreat center gives.

We then continued north along Mesa Road to the Palomarin Trailhead, the southern most part of Point Reyes. While I dozed in the comfort of the car with the sunshine beaming in, Gene took a quick 30-minute walk. I envisioned the trail from past outings, and the views of the gorgeous, rugged coastline.

We lunched in the funky little town of Bolinas, then explored, by car, some back roads before heading back to the City via the twisty Bolinas-Fairfax road through the redwoods.

map of outing, RT San Francisco to Bolinas Today, my cold seems to be lessening; I can walk around the house with only a slight limp, and my spirits are infinitely better. We are going to be able to keep an afternoon meeting with friends, modified with no walking for me.

Grateful for the love of my husband who got me out in the sunshine and on my way to better health.

 

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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Lottie Kendall - I just came back to see how you're doing and read your comment that the "toe remains an issue." I am so sorry to hear that. You're a woman that likes to be on your toes and on the go. It's hard when the feet don't cooperate because they are in pain. I'm thinking of you and hoping things are back to normal very soon. I'm of the opinion, a toe just can't put a good woman down. 

Dec 05, 2019 11:15 AM #47
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Lottie Kendall
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You have me laughing, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP and I thank you! Laughter is good; friendships even more so. I'm modifying my habits to give my toe/foot a chance to heal. I've learned what to do (and not to do) when walking down stairs. I'm off in a minute to walk over to a client's house that's being emptied and repairs done prior to it going on the market in January!

Dec 05, 2019 11:18 AM #48
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Lottie Kendall - Have I told you, you are good for my soul too? I'm glad I made you laugh. Take care (I know you are) and have a nice day. I'll be thinking of you. 

Dec 05, 2019 11:23 AM #49
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Lottie Kendall
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

Dec 05, 2019 11:25 AM #50
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Oh, you know I love this post, Lottie! That 65 mile drive, lunching out with Gene and knowing that he cares so much to get you out into the sunshine to brighten your spirits, all contributed to you feeling better - I just know it!

I do hope you shared this post with him. It will surely make him smile - and brighten HIS day! 

Sending you big hugs and hopes that you are back to normal by now!

Dec 08, 2019 08:53 PM #51
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Lottie Kendall
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Slowly my toe (self-diagnosed as being broken) is improving! My spirits are back to their normal high state. Life is once again good. Too bad I'm such a baby when I don't feel well. Gene knew I was writing this post, but hasn't (yet) read it. I'll send it to him now, Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Dec 09, 2019 11:54 AM #52
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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You have to make sure Gene reads this one, Lottie. It's sweet. Good to hear you're getting back to feeling 100%.  D

Dec 10, 2019 09:08 AM #53
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Lottie Kendall
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Sent to Gene to read, with encouragement from you, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD and others.

Dec 10, 2019 09:20 AM #54
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Good morning Lottie and Gene - the road to recovery takes time and I'm sending good wishes your way. A great partnership is everlasting; when one aches the other feels it too and carries the weight.

May you both be well and strong enough to climb more mountains, walk more trails, and continue to celebrate good health each and every day.

Cheers!!! 

Dec 11, 2019 04:08 AM #55
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Lottie Kendall
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We're planning our next hiking/walking holiday right now, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP -- and a couple of fun San Francisco city hikes, with new twists before then. Stay tuned--I'm likely to share some of these experiences.

Dec 11, 2019 07:46 AM #56
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Hi Lottie Kendall - the excitement begins when you make plans! I love your ideas. It's going to be a great adventure and I'm looking forward to your photo journal about your hiking/walking holiday trips here on ActiveRain! This is GREAT news!!!

Dec 11, 2019 12:40 PM #57
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Roy Kelley
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I hope you are feeling well enough to resume your normal activities.

Have an outstanding week.

Dec 16, 2019 11:23 AM #58
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Joan Cox
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Lottie, you are fortunate to have your husband Gene.   I was sick for a couple of weeks with bronchitis, and was awful.  Hope you are feeling better by now!

Dec 21, 2019 10:22 AM #59
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Lottie Kendall
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - no hikes for me this busy, rainy week, but soon I'll be in West Marin again doing my year end review and planning 2020 -- fitting in some hikes each day.

Dec 22, 2019 12:23 PM #60
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Lottie Kendall
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Hello Roy Kelley - I'm up and running (figuratively speaking!) again. I hope you and Dolores escape all the bugs that run rampant this time of year. Merry Christmas!

Dec 22, 2019 12:24 PM #61
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Lottie Kendall
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Joan Cox - bronchitis is terrible and seems to last forever. Hope you've fully recovered, and that delivering all those pies didn't wear you out! Merry Christmas!

Dec 22, 2019 12:26 PM #62
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Lottie Kendall - May the clouds push away the rain so that the sun comes out to shine brightly on you and all of SF and West Marin too! I hope it will be a great 2020 for you, your family, and TEAM!!!

Dec 22, 2019 12:28 PM #63
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Roy Kelley
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Dolores and I are both sick. I have a bad cold and she has a stye in one of her eyelids that trquires her to be on antibiotics for the rest of the month.

Dec 22, 2019 12:30 PM #64
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Lottie Kendall
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On no, Roy Kelley - lots of colds, coughs, bronchitis and flu going around. Sorry you and Dolores are both sick. I'm ready to welcome in 2020, and hope it's a good year for us all.

Dec 22, 2019 12:36 PM #65
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Lottie Kendall
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Yes, bring on 2020 Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP Here's to good health for us all, happiness and joy. (PS: the sun just came out; perhaps I'll make it down to my garden plot to pull weeds after all!)

Dec 22, 2019 12:38 PM #66
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