Friday Frame of Mind


Today was the day…

I woke up in a far more positive frame of mind. Last night I was googling things like, “when can I brush my teeth after jaw surgery” and came across a blog written 7 years ago by a young lady who had had double jaw surgery – both top and bottom at the same time.😱 It made my journey look like a walk in the park!  As she progressed through the different stages, Christmas rolled around and she wrote she was “jawful and triumphant!” I love that!

Jawful and triumphant – that’s how I felt this morning. I woke up with swollen glands on my right side but there is slow improvement inside and outside of my mouth. The swelling is a teeny bit less. The bruising is slightly better. Little increments of improvement are encouraging. In ten days time, I get my missing tooth back and that too will be good for my mental health.

This morning, I got up and did some work, then I cleaned the kitchen floor, had a shower, washed my hair, got dressed and then got back into bed. 😁

Mike went to the building site to finish up the electrics on our floor. He came home at lunchtime for a couple of hours and then returned to help wrap up with Courage. He should be home shortly.

There have been showers on and off after heavy overnight rain.

Talking of the weather, I’ve been reading a delightful book Julian passed to me. It’s called “Walks and Sketches at the Cape of Good Hope 1805”. The author Robert Semple, describes the weather as such:

“With respect to climate, that of the Cape is upon the whole exceedingly temperate and agreeable, but liable to sudden changes from heat to cold; neither are there those gradual transitions from one season to another that are experienced in Europe. The year is divided into two seasons by the periodic winds. In the summer from the month October to March the wind blows generally from the south-east, and when it is violent brings along with it clouds of sand and dust and forms the most disagreeable part of the climate of the Cape. The air is filled with a fine dust which penetrates, and covers everything, and which is carried off to sea in such quantities and with such violence, that it has been perceived on board of vessels many miles from the coast, and as hath been asserted, even out of sight of land. During the winter monsoon, on the contrary, north west winds prevail, and bring in with them from the sea fogs and clouds and lightning and rain. The clouds are stopped and collected by the high hills of the Cape, before they break and descend in rain, and the rolling noise of the thunder, echoed and re-echoed by the surrounding hills is grand and awful. During the rains, the weather is sometimes cold and chilly even to an Englishman, who looks in vain for the comforts of an English fireside.” (Page 24/25)

Ah, Cape Town climate has not changed.

I had a lovely interlude this afternoon when Stacey called and we had a good chin wag, including a closing video chat with Elsie who echos the words out of her Mom’s mouth. Stacey will say something about an email and Elsie will say email. It’s so cute! I ended probably a little earlier than I usually would have as all the talking left my jaw sore. Speaking using slightly different muscles does make them ache. I need to talk to get those muscles fit but need to to so gradually. I took a pain pill at just before 5pm. It was my first one today.

And now the weekend is here and Mike has arrived at this moment too.

Corona Stats – June 2020 – 18th in the world we are today.

  • Friday 19th – 3825 new cases – 94 deaths (47825 recoveries/38059 active)
  • Saturday 20th – 4966 new cases  – 46 deaths (50326 recoveries/40478 active)
  • Sunday 21st – 4621 new cases – 53 deaths (51608 recoveries/43764 active)
  • Monday 22nd – 4288 new cases – 61 deaths (53444 recoveries/46155 active)
  • Tuesday 23rd – 4518 new cases – 111 deaths (55045 recoveries/48961 active)
  • Wednesday 24th – 5688 new cases – 103 deaths (56874 recoveries/ 52717 active)
  • Thursday 25th –  6579 new cases – 87 deaths (59974 recoveries/ 56109 active – At this rate, I fear the active will soon overtake the recoveries).

Total cases: 118375. Total deaths: 2292

2 Corinthians 8:9

You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, so that by His poverty He could make you rich.

GRACE – God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.

The best is yet to come.

Keep the smile going.

God bless you.

In His Grip,

Helga xx 🙂


1 year and 226 days.

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