One advantage to my crippled state (beyond being razzed by Australians, always a plus to any injury or ill health), is that I can lay here doing nothing relatively guilt free. This was not the case for the first two weeks of last month, when I kept busy working as much as I could, but there is a finite list of productive things to do, when one has nothing that he really HAS to do- don't want to create more work and problems when they don't exist...
So as I let the various painkillers and anti-inflammatories do their work last night, I thoroughly enjoyed the first three episodes of BBC's Planet Earth on my laptop with headphones. Very cool. Highly recommended with thumbs up and a bunch of stars, etc. I received the full set of Planet Earth DVDs as part of a care package from my church congregation- here's a shout-out THANK YOU! to the Provo Peak 4th Ward, in Provo, Utah. MSG Timothy was very thankful for his companion package, too.
I'm looking forward to working through the other 4 discs as soon as possible, too. Beautiful camera work, great sound, it moved me.
I actually saw a couple of ward members from when I was there before- I don't know if they are still there- they were in a video I watched yesterday for my one-man church meeting, Saints at War- Korea.
The Willes story was one that featured prominently in the video. Yet another of the many powerful examples for good that have inspired me during my military experience.