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Grey Skies Turned To Blue


I Can't Wait

I am thinking ahead

Dreaming of this exact moment

Right now it looks pretty dismal outside

I am fighting a cough and a slight cold

It is amazing how much our health can change in an instant

One minute feeling fine

The next thing we are down and out

Eating yogurt and having a teaspoon of honey

Drinking warm tea

All can help me feel better

It is one thing to take care of someone else when they are sick

Then again when you don't feel well and the shoes on the other foot

A head cold and it just won't go away

I have asked it nice to take a hike

To go somewhere else

Anywhere but here

You are not wanted and are not welcome

So for the last time

Good bye


As my day is just beginning

A little before eight

I could not sleep

Yes, the cough kept bugging me

The weather has slowly been getting colder

Work has gone quite well

All things considering things are looking up

My wife's foot finally healed

The doctor says another two weeks in the boot

Even though the outside has been sealed

Layers of skin are still mending underneath

Then maybe she can transition to a slipper and a sneaker

It has been a long three months

I am proud to say we have made it

For everyone who is struggling with their own personal issues

In secret or out in the open

I only want you to feel better too

I hope you progress and also achieve your desires

As much as we all fight our private battles

We are really on the same team

I am not out of the woods yet

I see a clearing off in a distance

I am going to keep walking till I get there

As I step into the light

I feel alright

Life is funny and crazy in so many ways

Just the way our body recovers the way it does

Through all, it's struggles and difficulties

Resilient in the end

Off to a new day

So determined to make it better than yesterday


DREAM ON (author) on December 05, 2019:

John Hansen When I am not feeling my best I go into autopilot. I do what I have to and keep striving for that all-around feeling of well being. This year's head cold has knocked my socks off and I think I have it licked and another ache shows up. I took great pride in myself for being so healthy for so many years I thought this year would be the same. I was mistaken. It is a greater challenge. I keep taking my vitamins and drinking lots of water and will see it through. My wife's own struggles became my main concern. Usually, we bounce right back. Now I am bouncing but I am getting nauseous and dizzy. What the hey. Age does play a factor. I appreciate all your information about the holidays and my peek into life of Australia. It seems pretty amazing. Thank you for all your tidbits of information and your wonderful stories behind the scenes. Life is nothing like I ever could imagine. Every day it is something greater and more wonderful. Even in the worst of times, I find every little thing new and different. I am so appreciative of all the things we have in the world today. Technology is so incredible. I am like a dinosaur in today's world. I keep on trying not to be extinct. Computers fascinate me but they are way out of my league. I try to keep my life simple but it is so tempting to want the next newest and greatest best thing. That sends my head into a spin. I got a wonderful night's sleep and with the driveway and deck all shoveled. I can enjoy the snow. I try to give my body the time it needs to heal itself. This time my body is keeping me in the dark. Like a guessing game. What is behind door number one. Surprise, the wrong door look what you got instead. (lol) I wish you and your family a great and wonderful happy Thursday. Off to the dentist today just for a check-up and I will see from there. I had to pick a new dentist my old one went abruptly out of business. It was odd. I think he had some personal issues. I really liked him and now I had to search for a new dentist. Life is always changing if we like it or not. Thanks so much for all your patience and understanding. I have been lagging behind in all my comments.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on December 04, 2019:

DreamOn, I was feeling sore and sorry for myself while I had a bad back and had trouble doing my everyday tasks but now I am feeling 110%. I just have to remember to be careful. You in the States seem to have more holidays to celebrate then us...with Halloween, Thanksgiving, 4th July, etc. We have Christmas, Easter, Australia Day, Labor Day, the Queen’s Birthday....oh and we celebrate The Melbourne Cup our biggest horse race.

DREAM ON (author) on December 04, 2019:

John Hansen I think Americans need more reminders to be thankful. It isn't long after a wonderful holiday they find something to gripe about. I think it is the great Australia weather that makes people good to other people and feeling good about life in general. In the past two days we had our first real snow about 5 inches one day and six the next. Shoveling I go. Off to spread some white beautiful snow. Looking up in the sky. Wondering is there still more where this came from? Maybe tomorrow or next month we shall see. It looks nice coming down and even really cool on the ground. Then little by little the newness wears off and snow moved from the good to the naughty list. Thank you for reading and sharing. I means the world to me.

DREAM ON (author) on December 04, 2019:

Devika Primic I keep trying to bring out the best in me. Unfortunately, it comes out in the worst of times. Sometimes I want to write and nothing comes to mind. Then when some small setback or mishap happens the writing clicks. It is as if writing went into first gear. The pages start to turn and my next hub is formed. Kind of strange even to me. On any given day I am always trying to fill my head with all kinds of creative, fun-loving ideas. I keep planting more seeds. Something good is about to grow. i have to give it time and some water. Tonight I play catch up on my hubs and try to respond to all those who have left beautiful and kind comments. I am both so outwardly and inwardly grateful. Thank you so much and may you have a really relaxing night.

DREAM ON (author) on December 04, 2019:

Kari Poulsen I have a plan. If I can learn how to take any bad day and make it better than I will always stay happy. The time it takes to change and actually become better may be slow or fast. I have to be totally tuned in and ready for the experience. Sometimes it seems like one bad thing happens after another. I am trying to create an atmosphere where one good thing will keep happening after another. A chain reaction that can't be stopped. Somehow life does its little thing and gives us those bumps in the road. So I have to find a way to enjoy the rocky road. So I go into my freezer and I pull out a half-gallon of ice cream called Rocky Road and proceed to sit down and eat some. The outcome wasn't what I was expecting but it is the best I can do for now. To change my thoughts to something tasty and delicious. Thank you so much. Have a sweet and wonderful night.

DREAM ON (author) on December 04, 2019:

Gypsy Rose Lee I agree with you. We have to keep trying no matter what we are up against. Things have a way of turning around. When we stay positive we can see the change happen more than if we are thinking negative. I have a full plate right now but soon there is going to be a little sunshine that will warm up your heart and mine. Thank you so much for all your comments and support. When things are going well or better than expected we know that the change is happening and we are part of it. Have a beautiful night.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 03, 2019:

My philosophy is that we must always look toward the future with a positive attitude and a resolve that all will be as it should because there is no other way that we can save ourselves from a very bad fall.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on November 29, 2019:

Thanks DREAM ON, I may take you up on that. I hope you day is happy!

Devika Primic on November 29, 2019:

Your hubs are motivational and encouraging to the negative experiences.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on November 28, 2019:

DreamOn, it seems like you in the USA celebrate more special days and holidays than we do. We don't have holidays for Halloween, Thanksgiving, 4th of July etc. I guess we have Australia Day, Labour Day, and the Queen's Birthday, but apart from that is just Christmas and Easter.

DREAM ON (author) on November 27, 2019:

John Hansen You have seen me through the rough roads and now I am on smooth pavement. What a difference every day makes. I think the best part of it all is sharing the experience with other friends not just people who understand how the littlest thing can become overwhelming. Everything to listening to the doctor and understanding what has to happen next. I treasure good health always. Sometimes we have to be reminded how good we really have it. I especially like when you share your own personal story so that I can be reminded ( I am not the only one who has had this problem or something similar.) At the time you feel that way. I change the why me to why not me. I constantly try to change my sad feelings to one just a little bit better and brighter. It takes some practice but it can be done. Well it is Thanksgiving here in Maine and remind me again when and how you celebrate your own traditions in Australia? So in many ways, Thanksgiving day is one not just in America but everywhere. It is so much more. Just being with family and friends celebrating all the goodness in life.Thank you so much for all that you do. Wishing you and your family and friends a wonderful and great day.

DREAM ON (author) on November 27, 2019:

Kari Poulsen I had to put a lot of things on hold while I helped out my wife and every choice brought us even closer together. You find out what you can do when you are put to the test and make it work. You have little choice. You are forced to do whatever is necessary. For us, it was leaving half an hour earlier just to allow more time for her to walk in the walker. Our time was pretty filled up and then we had to add doctor's appointments to that list. We had to cancel vacation plans and miss a wedding that we were looking forward too. The list keeps growing. Thank you for your wonderful comments and your pleasant wishes. You would be surprised how the littlest pick me up is such a great help when things are not the best times in your life. That little extra push got me on my feet and running. I slowly return to my hubs and respond to all the beautiful people who read my poems. Luckily I had no deadline or I would had to have one extension after another.(lol)

DREAM ON (author) on November 27, 2019:

Kari Poulsen I see you too are having some medical issues. Sometimes we have no choice but to have surgery and start on the road to recovery. The weather is turning cold here and luckily my wife got out of the walker and the boot before the snow comes. That would be a very difficult challenge. I wonder if you have a friend or family member who might be able to help you while you are healing. Keeping weight off your foot is not easy and impossible if it is your driving foot. My wife and I were blessed that it was her left foot and not her right. Then she would be looking at three months off work. Being retired it might be the right time to get it done. I don't know if you are in pain or if you wait till later your condition will get worse? We are also blessed that I was healthy when my wife needed help with her walking and doctor visits. They can easily run into difficulty. My wife is healed and started wearing a sneaker again. We have to keep a close eye on her foot and make sure no calluses develop. We can file them down lightly. We are now looking into sneaker inserts that will take the pressure off those pressure points that cause her friction... Because my wife is not a diabetic the insurance does not want to cover the cost. So it looks like we will be paying out of pocket. Expensive but necessary. Thank you for sharing and caring. This Thanksgiving my wife and I have so many more things to be thankful for. Please let me know your choices and decision so I can send my good wishes and prayers for your speedy recovery as well. I might be able to give you some tips I have learned that could also make your life easier. We learned the hard way. Trial and error. Have a wonderful and amazing Thanksgiving.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on November 25, 2019:

We really are on the same team, aren't we? I hope you are feeling better! I'm glad to hear you made it through the first 3 months, that's usually a biggie. I'm debating having an operation on my foot but i will need to be non-weight bearing on one side. I'm not sure if I can.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on November 24, 2019:

Dream On, good to hear that your wife's foot is almost healed. What a relief. Pity you have that annoying head cold. Yes, we are all in the same boat. For my wife and I, on of us just gets over something and then the other goes down...whether it be a cold, bad back, or something else. Now it is a blessing if at least one of us are healthy at a time. just keep in mind that tomorrow can always be better than today.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on November 24, 2019:

I like how this poem shows that we can feel well emotionally although our circumstances are rough.

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