It is the weekend, and my body is saying it is the weak end.
It has been a wild whirlwind week that still isn't over. At least the weekend is reserved for fun, as my hubby has it off. There may be food and fun and people involved, but I realize those things don't necessarily happen every day - my husband's 50th high school reunion, and seeing family and friends.
No doctor appointments or official physical therapy sessions for the weekend, so yes, that is FUN!
In the next two weeks, I have exactly 2 week days without any kind of medical appointment (shhh!) - 19 days til surgery. The last one. My lower back.
Each time my sciatic nerve screams as I do physical therapy, I tell myself - not long, Lord willing there will be relief soon.
Yesterday I spoke with my health/fitness coach (through insurance company), and I mostly stuck to my goals for the last month - got my walking going again, back in physical therapy, got through the last surgery and am strengthening, drinking my water, maintaining the 188 since the last surgery (June 15), eating in moderation. I missed logging my food as much because sitting at the computer was not fun for my knee. But, I never miss logging my fitness. It is improving.
Working on another crochet hat - this one for my son's girlfriend. I made two in the last few weeks.
This one is the model for the blue tone one I will do for my son's gf - except with no popcorn stitches. Here is the yarn for her hat.
This is the one I finished a couple nights ago.
Reading several books at one time: The Help (before the movie comes out); Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (again - but not necessarily before I see the movie, which I hope will be soon); Milk Glass Moon - Adrianna Trigiani (and the sequels).
Figuring out my yarn for post-surgery - that will be my creative therapy armed with a crochet hook. I love creating with crochet, it can be so sculptural.
Another piece of "unpottery". Typically, I fall in love with some shade of variegated yarn, and that becomes the basis of my creativity. This particular yarn has a sheen - it is my first piece in the bamboo fiber.
This is a smaller piece made with finer woolen yarn, what others would use to make socks. I can't make socks. I make "pots".
Looking at my garden (and temporarily ignoring the weeds since I can't do anything about them), and walking in my yard.
My veggie garden - 36" square. Plus two other long strip gardens about 18" by 5 or 6 feet.
Our goldfish pond makes me smile. It's not perfect, but I love it.
The light at dusk makes the flowers glimmer.
Thinking about writing.
Realizing I actually have less around the house to have to get done than before my cervical spine surgery, at least the stuff that I can do.
The to do list for those stronger and able:
Cut the legs on our bed so I can get in easier after surgery (right now I use a little kids step stool!)
Find someone to help my husband put handrails on the stairways.
The other stuff I can't do... has to be done by someone else... but these top two are my priorities.
The to do list for me:
Go through stuff in my freezer, cook, and use up.
Mop the living room, front porch, kitchen.
Plan what I need accessible and make it so.
De-clutter (much less than in March, thankfully).
Bring the bags of giveaway stuff to charities.
Plan bill paying so my husband can handle it.
Get to bed earlier, listen to healing audio, practice deep breathing.
My current favorite quote:
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards. - Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President
Modeling my crazy hats. My husband made me laugh, he thinks I am silly. I told him the teenage girls like them. I will just keep making them for fun.