November 29, 2011
Son Tom came for the week of Thanksgiving and I have to say this was one happy Mom. The weather was great, took walks, did the coffee shop and rec center, and just caught up in general. And I made some of the old favorites…chicken divan, Shepard’s Pie…these go back to childhood. We’ll miss him and so will Jesse, our pup.
I can’t believe it’s been almost seven weeks since the spine surgery. It has gone fast with hindsight. And I’ve felt so much better. The sciatica is gone and I can smile again. Next doctor appt. is on December 6 and maybe I’ll be able to take off this damn brace. I’m thinking positive. Then physical therapy will start the 7th, three times a week for six weeks as the weather allows. I can’t regain the three inch height loss (genetics) but sure hope to tune up the rest of the body!
Another gorgeous day here in paradise…cold during the night, up in the 50s in the sun during the day. The swan family of three fly around every morning, probably trying to warm up. And the eagle sits patiently on the dead tree watching the lake for his next meal. My Jim is home and that makes every day perfect. The golf course even opened again for a few days and he’s now in 7th heaven and on the 16th green. If he’s not doing that, I always know right where he is…in front of golf on the TV, keeping the channel changer as his personal possession. But when the Nebraska game is on…or the Broncos, then we go back and forth or have them both up at the same time. I really enjoy both but I think I need to start writing again or find another good book to read!!
We have so much to be grateful for this year as we do every year. Christmas is right around the corner and Ron and his three kids (12, 14 and 16) are coming on the 26th. I see snow- boarding in their future and some good times down at the hot springs. And probably some more of those childhood dinners. I’m hoping the weather behaves for their flights…it’s not an easy trip (or cheap) getting here!
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