Here is how it looks today. My skin has completely healed on the bottom cut; almost healed over on the top cut.
Fascinates me! :-).
Last week, I believe on Wednesday, I cut my thumb on a giant block of ice.
For some reason, a giant block of ice keeps forming in the back of our freezer ice maker. It prevents the door from opening properly. So, I was pulling on it to knock it loose. As it came flying out of the freezer, the ice cut my thumb! ( I won't show you the graphic picture I took). :-).
Anyway, I am impressed with how quickly the human body can heal itself.
I started thinking of how miraculous the body is. Like our eyes, for example, they are a breeding ground for bacteria. Our eyes are moist and warm and dark when we are sleeping. Theoretically, we should have fungus, mold and all kinds of germs thriving on our eyeballs all the time. But our eyes are efficient at fighting infections.
It is amazing to me that our whole world doesn't get eaten up by molds, fungi, viruses and bacteria. But every surviving creature has built in mechanisms to keep a microbiotic balance in the world. Otherwise, whole species of plants and animals would easily be devoured completely by disease.
It is evidence to me of a Creator. There is too much order and harmony for me to believe our world came out of chance or chaos.
There is peace in following laws and order and striving for harmony.
The day before yesterday, I started out on a hike. It was so gorgeous, I stopped to take a picture! It looked like this.
And later on, it looked like this.
I stopped and noticed the smell of wet sage where it rained earlier. Wet sage; it's a great smell.
Then I turned to head home and I noticed this. Heavy clouds threatened to rain again. The dogs and I ran.
We made it back without getting rained on. We felt lucky we had a small window of sunshine to walk in.
Days earlier, in his secret hiding place, he wrote clues on post-it-notes for a treasure hunt. The night before my birthday, at bedtime, he placed the post-it-notes around the house. Since it was bedtime, I suggested we do the treasure hunt after school.
"No. I want you to start the day off right. It's your birthday!"
He woke me up at 5:53 am to start my birthday treasure hunt. :-)
The clues led me around the house. Cleverly, the end was also the starting point. As a surprise, he jumped out from behind the door and gave me a great big bear hug. "Happy Birthday, Mom!"
"So how did you like your treasure hunt?"
"I loved it! I especially love the ending where you are the prize." Big smiles.
It doesn't get better than that.
These are my favorite clues
They decorated this pretty cake with sugar letters and candles and sang Happy Birthday for me.
It was a sweet way to start my day!
On Sunday, we took the dogs for a walk. He held them on the way home because I was holding a stick and plastic bag with water in it.
This is the stick and plastic bag with water in it.
Dad had the genius idea to make a fishing pole with what we had with us. (I carry bags to pick up our dog doo.).
This is the minnow Dad caught with the stick and bag.
The little pond minnow has survived four days now as our pet.
We had the most fun time on our walk!
We saw lots of frogs and minnows and two water snakes.
And the view was great!