Saturday, February 21, 2015

Confinement Continues

The weather continues to be a huge factor in my schedule during the knee replacement recovery.  Going outside for any length is too much as the temperatures are so low, wind biting, and walking treacherous.  That's OK with me, and I am using my walker to go up and down the pretty halls here at home. Teddy helps by making sure my walker is lined up just right for me each time I get up.

This morning I had a lovely long shower and did my hair. Although the process exhausts me, it feels so good. Life's little treats!

I'm loving the light that comes in the large windows. The reflection off all the snow is blue white and clear.  It will fade away as this day passes and another storm approaches, but that is OK, too. Teddy and I took some time to look at the archives of my blog this morning and we came across photos taken 3 years ago on this date. They found, LM and I walking through the woods near his house on a sunny, snow-free day. Hope soon to be back walking trails and seeking out new experiences in nature.  After all, that was my main reason for having my knee done.

This afternoon Alison and I are going to make a nice roast beef dinner. Jason should enjoy that after a long day of working outside in these harsh conditions.

So, with these little snippets, you can see, that life is on a very small scale these days, but I do love that I am free to savor it all, with no time constraints and have the time to do little things with Teddy. He's always got a list of questions for me and we have a lot of laughs. Later we have a recorded episode of PBS' "Nature" to watch about owls.

Things will change when Teddy goes back to school on Monday, and also, that is the day Alison starts her wonderful new job. She'll be working as director of a memory care facility at a beautiful new assisted living center in South Plymouth. She'll also be doing  marketing for the facility. It is close to home and will afford her much more time at home and with Teddy. Happy times.

Happy weekend to all.......


One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

So pleased to your post.
Healing will take time
and wonderful you are with family.
My weather is treacherous with
so much ice. Inside for 8 days
but all is fine, just miss another human :)
Have been checking continually
and again so pleased to see
your post.

Retired English Teacher said...

Your news is good. Congrats to your daughter on her new job. Keep on keeping on. Hopefully spring, or at least warmer weather comes soon.

Judy said...

AHA--Mother Nature's way to keep you from over-doing your new knee, LOL. Your world sounds wonderful. Teddy is sooooo good for you-----and you for him. When he is our age, he will fondly remember when Nana came to live with him.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

continue to heal
thinking of you...