have spoon will travel

September 11, 2013 at 12:22 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

one of my inspirations is a woman with whom chris plays bridge. well there are a couple but this woman in particular has serious health issues and yet she still manages to be a support.  she is a small woman, she raised 6 kids and she gave me a spoon.

you may have read the previous post regarding spoons as a hands on tool to help others understand the difference in an ill person’s energy vs average.  the idea is we all start the day with a limited amount of energy.  some have more than others.  if spoons represent energy i can pretty easily explain my limited abilities.  if the average person starts with 6 spoons and they only use one in their morning routine then they have more for the rest of the day.  if i have 6 spoons (which i don’t) and use 1 for the shower, one more for washing my hair you can see where this goes.  eating takes another spoon, so my morning would drain half of my energy for the day. 

i have been blessed with family and friends who i care about and they care about me.  thursday is bridge day.  when chris came home he had a small bag in his hand.  i was delighted to hear it was for me.  inside was a spoon.  this gesture touched me so deeply i can’t think of the words to express my joy and gratitude. 

from time to time people have said they would gladly share some of their good health and energy.  even if this were possible i would never accept such generosity.  i know all to well that you may be feeling on top of the world only to get flu symptoms that never go away.  imagine if you gave up part of your good health and now you need it back.  julia is a no-nonsense kind of woman and yet she is a soft-hearted and caring friend.

next week we are going to canada.  of course my dear man wants to go very much but has wavered as time comes closer.  every reason he gives for not going is legitimate. my only rebuttal is that i feel it is going to be a great trip.  yes, he says, a great trip.  how to explain that i just have this feeling, this hope and faith?  i have my spoon and it will be going with me.


  1. tersiaburger said,

    How wonderful that you are going to Canada. I was sitting thinking of you when I saw your post! I love the gift of the spoon. Much love

    • s blake callahan said,

      my dear friend, i am so glad to connect with you. this may not go as planned but we will just have to make new planes:) lovely warm hugs and love to you.

  2. prenin said,

    Have fun my love and don’t forget the camera!!! 🙂

    Love and hugs to ya both! 🙂


    • s blake callahan said,

      thank you prenin! we almost always have a good time no matter what. i hope to post some of the pics as we go along. we have never been to this part of canada and are looking forward to making new memories.

  3. jmgoyder said,

    You are inspiring beyond belief, Sandra – much love.

    • s blake callahan said,

      you always say such kind and supportive things:) i simply want to make the most of my time. i also want to give chris more memories for the tough times ahead. sending you much love and big warm hugs

  4. Julia Sweeney said,

    Let me know if you need anymore silverware. Have a great time in Canada

    • s blake callahan said,

      i will always have my spoon to inspire me. thank you for this thoughtful gift. it will be a reminder of the support and inspiration i have been blessed with by you.

  5. Syl Miller-Davenport said,

    I’m so happy I found you again. We can both thank Joe for this. I am sending you a virtual spoon and hope others do as well. Sending love and hugs your way, Syl

    • s blake callahan said,

      i often think of you and yes you are my favorite red head:) it means more than you know that after all this time and miles we can still be friends. sending big hug, love, and wish for peace of heart.

  6. Terry said,

    I hope you two have a wonderful trip. Make lots of memories!!!!

    • s blake callahan said,

      one the main reasons i want to do this is so my husband will have one last great adventure. i think of you and al and send you both love and hugs.

      • Terry said,

        thanks my friend. now enjoy yourself, you deserve it and so does your husband

  7. prenin said,

    Hi hun! 🙂

    Thanks for popping by! 🙂

    I’m not looking forward to it as you can imagine, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed! 🙂

    Yep: Finally got some good time in racing and I’ve got my trophies back!

    Things are so peaceful it feels a little strange after decades of trouble and harassment! 🙂

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • s blake callahan said,

      i am so glad you finally have some peace. it is strange after so much stress to have some peace, i hope it continues and life treats you with kindness.

  8. appletonavenue said,

    I’m a bit late on this,but I hope you had a marvelous trip!

    • s blake callahan said,

      we are in the midst of it:) will be posting a bit but not much as the internet connections are iffy at best!

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