Saturday, 12 April 2014

A New Distressing Landmark

When making the chicken last night, I had to call on Captain B for help.  It requires grating a lot of fresh ginger and as I was doing it, I realised that it was starting up the arthritis in my arm and shoulder, and so I had to stop (and take the full pantheon of medications).  He came to my rescue and grated in powerful manly fashion, while I gazed at him wide-eyed, my hands clasped admiringly, and sang a chorus of "He's a lumberjack and he's OK."

Depressing though, as I have always been able to grate ginger before.  Its not a skill I had thought to lose.  And its another slip towards that waiting edge.  I think I will scour Lakeland for an appropriate grating device once I can shop again.

I did quite a bit of internet witnessing yesterday, as a discussion has re-started about Genesis.  I have been trying to point out that Genesis does not say the earth is only 6,000 years old. Quite the reverse in fact, as it tells us Adam was created just over 6,000 years ago, and he opened his eyes in an Autumn garden - in the perfection of Autumn.   So the earth was already up and running by then.

And Genesis begins this way:  (Genesis 1:1-2) "In [the] beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth proved to be formless and waste and there was darkness upon the surface of [the] watery deep; and God’s active force was moving to and fro over the surface of the waters."

How long the earth had been there - formless and waste, rather like the surface of the moon I suppose - I don't know. Genesis doesn't tell us. All we can deduce from it is that the earth has to be a lot older than 6,000 years.  

I am also pointing out again that Jesus said the meek - those meek towards their Creator - would inherit "the earth".  Not heaven.  The earth was made for us to live on forever.  And we are made of it - made from the dust of the ground.

Achievements yesterday?  I got out on the balcony and started my Watchtower study and got some sun. I did make the chicken and mushroom for tonight - with some help.  And provided lunch and dinner...  but was that it?  I fear so, apart from my exercises.  Oh and I had a nice talk with Geraldine who rang up to make sure we are coming to her and Steve's wedding in May.  I certainly should be able to make it. And had some internet chat with Nute and Penny about getting together for a writing session.

I am trying to chart some post-op progress as it happens, and I suppose I have to think back to about a month ago to realise that things have improved.  Slowly - but they have improved.