Today I woke up in pretty rough shape. I had nerve pain, and back pain, but we also had a plan. We were going to the Powassan Maple Syrup festival. We had already modified our day because of me by skipping the pancake breakfast to eat at home, but I was worried I might have to bow out and stay home. I really wanted to go.
Barry's band was playing and I knew from last year that there would be baby goats and hundreds of venders. I also knew there was seating. I took some medication, used my cream for nerve pain and had a hot shower then sat with the heating pad as the others prepared breakfast. That's a hard thing for me to do. I hate to sit while others work, but I was desperate to go so I allowed it all to happen.
I was still a little rough but we ventured off to Powassan. I had my sister Mary with me who has Fibromyalgia so I felt like I might be able to keep up with her. I'm so glad I pushed myself. What a great day. Some things are just worth it, this was one of them.
The day was a nice spring day and the sun was shining. We strolled around and tasted the wonderful things made with pure maple syrup. There was a lumber jack show, a dog show and live music all day long; but nothing more enjoyable as holding a two week old goat. They are so adorable. We saw them last year and they were the high light and they didn't disappoint this year.
We got to listen to The Blackbirds play and enjoyed every minute. It was great to get out of the house and enjoy the variety of experiences the festival offered.
A visit from Mary and Sam and having Meghan at home was just what we needed. We had just gotten the news that the surgery was delayed so it was such good timing to have company and a unique experience.
We are on track again, and s new count down begins. I can do this and stay positive. I can do this.