I haven’t written for a while. But if you “like” my page on Facebook you’ll know I haven’t fallen off the face of the Earth. I’ve just been either busy or too tired to commit to writing.
Today is the five-week mark following my total knee replacement surgery. I’m doing pretty well! I’ve returned to a few normal activities, but have a long way yet to go.
Last Saturday I worked for a few hours. And plan to stop in the office briefly again tomorrow. It’s nice to go on Saturdays though because I can get the most work done and am tempted less to chat with friends.
Then on Sunday I actually went to church! It hadn’t been since before my surgery. It was so nice to see everyone and just BE at church. Then we went out to lunch. Another big deal! On Monday we spent a nice chunk of a beautiful Labor Day afternoon on the deck of our favorite restaurant in town. It’s right on the Mississippi River. Perfect weather for a leisurely day.
Physical Therapy is going well. It’s not fun, but there’s a little more progress every week. I even ride the stationary bike for a while. Nice and slow, but it’s a great exercise for the knee.
Today I have all to myself. Hubby is working. Daughter who visits a lot is working. No PT. I have been able to do some work from home and write to you while sitting on my back porch. There’s been a sweet little hummingbird buzzing and chirping around. It ate from both our feeders, sitting briefly at one. And it ate from both the hanging flower plants bought especially for it. I think I held my breath the whole time it visited! haha
As the end of summer approaches, I look forward to getting back into an even BETTER than normal life. “Normal” to me wasn’t all that great. But now, with both knees replaced, things should get better. I’m looking forward to our favorite fall activities that include a trip north to view fall foliage.
How did your gardens do this summer? Did you plant in ground, raised beds, or in containers? Share pictures with us on my Facebook page. Ours has done very well. We’re buried in cucumbers right now. And the tomatoes are amazing! Hubby replanted some green bean and snap pea seeds several weeks ago in hopes that we would get another harvest before it gets cold. They are doing very well! The green beans are stretching skyward with all their might and should be just as good as the early plants. I am so glad I planted a few sunflower seeds too. They’ve been beautiful! And the bees have been constant as they fly in and out of the flowers all covered in the yellow pollen. We’ve done our part for the local ecosystem. 🙂
Well, have a great end of the week everyone. I hope you can all get out this weekend and enjoy one of the last weekends of summer. Be sure and visit me on Facebook for other news and brief updates. And let me know WHAT’S NEW with you!
(Did I mention that I’m on Facebook? haha)
Our view on Labor Day afternoon. So nice to visit this local favorite again. Perfect weather.
Our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle tomatoes!
I know, you’ve seen them before. But ain’t they beautiful?! 🙂
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