We are STILL enjoying unseasonably cool weather here. I told the Papa last night that it feels like I'll be more ready to cope with a long hot summer after having a real winter. Yeah, yeah, I know that you folks in Minnesota (any readers up there?) are laughing at the idea of a real winter, and on some level I agree. But multiple freezes in one year and LOTS of cold nights and chilly days is a rarity in this part of the country and I'll take what I can get and be grateful!
On Wednesday of this week I will meet with the orthopedic surgeon. I've had a CT scan and a nuclear bone scan (yeah, I have nuclear bones now) in the past couple of weeks, and now we'll look at results and see what it means for the future. There's a good chance it's going to mean a "revision" of my hip replacement but I'm still holding out a bit of hope that the doctor won't think it's necessary. Of course then that means putting up with a fair amount of pain into the foreseeable future, also not a fun prospect. I'll let you know :-)
My mother has done pretty well with her first week back at the rehab hospital. The goal is to have her ready to release by the 13th, but in order to go home she has to be able to walk unassisted from her bed to the bathroom and that is still questionable. Friday she was elated to walk 21 steps with help...still a lot of work to do.
Some of you have asked about the ticker and photo at the top of the page. At the end of the month, Lyric and I are getting away for one of our mini-vacations, this time to the Pacific Northwest. And yes, that photo is the place we'll REALLY be staying. Pretty cool, huh? It's the Chrysalis Inn (you readers of Lyric's blog will see the connection) in Bellingham, Washington, between Seattle and Vancouver BC. We hope to do a little sightseeing both north and south of the border and a lot of lounging around...
At the bottom of the page you'll see the ticker for our much-anticipated family vacation to Red River, New Mexico. And when I say family, I mean F A M I L Y! Grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins...more like a reunion! When I'm back from our Girlfriend Getaway I'll be putting the Red River ticker at the top so I can savor the countdown!
Conversation with 5 year old grandson Isaac, sitting across from me at the church dinner today.
Isaac: (Pointing at my plate) I want one of those.....noodles.
Granny: These? These are onion rings!
Isaac: Oh, I know that.
Granny: Wow, do you LIKE onions?
Isaac: Well...not really. I'd like them better if they'd put french fries in them!
If you don't have a grandson, you need to get one :-)
I have a batch of lemon bars in the oven, so I'd better scoot out to the kitchen to rescue them before they look too much like chocolate bars!