Minutes – October 27, 2014

::thankful – for returning to the Land of the Living!

::praying for – healing for Mr. Pea’s knee after surgery; for my children; for rain.

::remission – recovery has been rocky, which explains my long absence.  The hole in my shoulder just refused to heal, so I was referred to a Wound Care and Infectious Disease Specialist.  Turns out that the original infection was more than just plain vanilla….I had staph.  It took ten weeks (forever and a day) of antibiotics, dressing changes, doctor visits, more antibiotics, collagen, and enough über expensive special bandaids to cover a small army until the infection cleared and the hole in my shoulder healed and closed up. After months of gross and discomfort, I’m happy to report that I am completely encased in skin once again and feeling quite chipper.

::fun – In fact, I’m feeling chipper enough to put some more miles on my bike!  I made a ten-mile ride on a dirt trail a few weeks ago with the family, and this past weekend I rode with the Bombshells in a local charity ride.  It was so wonderful to see everyone again, and to be seen.  And Thank You, Roxie, for staying behind the group and riding at my slower pace and shorter distance, and for graciously stopping to rest along the route with me. Believe me, my strength is ten-fold what it was a few months ago and I hope to be able to keep up with everyone soon!

::delicious – Can I just wing it this week?  There’s a batch of butternut squash soup in the fridge,and the makings of Chili for Friday, but beyond that, I’m just not with it!

::creative – The Architect informed me he needs “Pirate Boots” for Halloween, and then proceeds to come home from work with some pieces of leather looking fabric.  Genius that I am, I whipped up a pair of boot covers for his old cowboy boots.  I love projects like this!! (The Architect cleaned and polished his boots after this picture was taken….they “blend” better now with the covers.)

2014.10.27 Pirate Boots

::this week – Work and school, and a Scary Nighttime Ride with the Mayor!

Keep the Faith.

angela pea

5 thoughts on “Minutes – October 27, 2014

  1. It was sooooooooo awesome to hear from you Angela. I knew something was up but just haven’t been around to even check up on you, I am sorry.
    It is wonderful you’ve healed and are enjoying the outside again. And those boots, WOW Ms. Creativie….. I love ’em.
    Winging meals works quite a bit of the time but just get all the good stuff you need to keep you keeping healthy.
    Take care my friend. Blessings!!!

  2. Oh my word. YOU ARE a genius! Wow. Great idea.
    And – ewww to the hole. Thanks be to God you are healed.
    I’m the queen of winging it. GO FOR IT!
    xx oo

  3. From: The Pieta. Do you have that little prayer book?
    Here is what came to mind when you mentioned your wound.
    Prayer to the Shoulder Wound of Jesus

    It is related in the annals of Clairvaux that St. Bernard asked Our Lord which was His greatest unrecorded suffering and Our Lord answered: “I had on My Shoulder, while I bore My Cross on the Way of Sorrows, a grievous Wound, which was more painful than the others and which is not recorded by men. Honor this Wound with thy devotion and I will grant thee whatsoever thou dost ask through Its virtue and merit. And in regard to all those who shall venerate this Wound, I will remit to them all their venial sins and will no longer remember their mortal sins.”

    This revelation and promise of Our Dear Savior is another proof of His unlimited mercy. You are urged to say these prayers daily and to promulgate this prayer on a continuous basis, so that others may share in this blessing.

    The Prayer
    O Loving Jesus, meek Lamb of God, I a miserable sinner, salute and worship the most Sacred Wound of Thy Shoulder on which Thou didst bear Thy heavy Cross, which so tore Thy Flesh and laid bare Thy Bones as to inflict on Thee an anguish greater than any other Wound of Thy Most Blessed Body. I adore Thee, O Jesus most sorrowful; I praise and glorify Thee and give Thee thanks for this most sacred and painful Wound, beseeching Thee by that exceeding pain and by the crushing burden of Thy heavy Cross to be merciful to me, a sinner, to forgive me all my mortal and venial sins, and to lead me on towards Heaven along the Way of Thy Cross. Amen.
    Imprimatur: Thomas D. Beven, Bishop of Springfield, Ma.

    Pope Eugenius III, at the earnest request of St. Bernard, has granted three thousand years Indulgence to all who with a contrite heart, recite the Lord’s Prayer and Hail Mary 3 times, in honor of the Wound on the Shoulder of Our Blessed Redeemer.

    God bless you Angela. I am glad you are returning to your usual “chipper” self again.

  4. Angela…so good to hear you words again always positive. I can’t believe you did a 10 mile bike ride?? You go girl!! And I agree, you are definitely a crafty momma. My youngest was Captain Hook this year and would of loved those boots (even though she is a girl).

    Wishing you more grace-filled days.

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