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Recalled to Life

March 6, 2020

I have been home in Ventura for three weeks. I had forgotten how utterly nice the weather is here. I tuck my head down and smile secretly when people complain that it is “freezing” when the temperature drops below 67 degrees F or “so hot” when it is above 72. People, it is neither freezing nor hot. It is perfect, as it is day after day after day here. The sunlight has a pure, clear quality. The air smells like ocean and strawberries. Aaaah. Home.

Gladis is off seeing Mike at the RV spa, getting some treatments done – a little Botox, a little herbal wrap. I am renting a bedroom from a lady and her grown daughter. It’s clean, comfortable, and a real bargain.

And my health is improving. It is an odd feeling. It’s like when you live next to a busy road for or so long that you get used to it and there’s a road closure and you can hear the birds again. You think “Oh, I forgot about birds!” I forgot about energy and waking up feeling good.

I have to thank Dr. Cold Russian Fish, who was the first person to take my concerns seriously. I had been unwell for so long that it seemed normal to me to have no initiative and to need naps every hour or two. I felt kind of sheepish even mentioning it. But her eyes flew open and she got very, very interested. She did a lot of expensive testing and gave me a protocol to follow and guess what? It worked.

I had been convinced that my life would be one long tired beige slog to the end. Then I woke up in full Technicolor in Oz, and I’m not quite sure what to do with myself, but I’m positive it will be good.





  1. March 6, 2020 07:37

    Glad that you are feeling better. And welcome home! it really is the perfect temperature in Ventura.

    • March 6, 2020 13:14

      Thank you. Yes, the weather is kind of miraculous.

  2. Gail permalink
    March 6, 2020 08:23

    Sue, so glad you are getting better. I have been through that slog. And I agree with you, our weather is perfect. Maybe we have to travel the country to truly appreciate that. My first reaction when I got back to the west coast was, I smell the Pacfic ocean!!!! So homecoming.
    Be well my friend.

  3. March 6, 2020 11:34

    Beige! Lol! You are anything but beige. ❤️

  4. Lisa permalink
    March 6, 2020 12:34

    Thank you for sharing your writing! Used to live in Torrance and I definitely miss the beautiful weather.

    • March 6, 2020 13:15

      Thanks, Lisa. Where do you live now?

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