CRazy crazy weather...last night when I put the dogs out the last time before heading for bed, it was still almost 40 degrees. It had reached a high of nearly 60. At 3:30 (apparently) it started snowing and by 8 AM we had upwards of 6 inches. It was a heavy wet snow and the Irishman and the boyo could not get out to go to work. (they tried). lol By 3 PM the roads had all melted off , as well as the driveway and sidewalks where they had shovelled. It stayed in the 40's and rainy all day and there's still a little snow in the grass but that's about it. Only supposed to get to 19 Friday and then the temps start climbing again. Sigh...
I am up at 3 AM, unable to sleep or lie quietly so I had to leave the bedroom.
Got the knee replacement done on the 17th and it went without a hitch. Mostly. lol No blood clot issues anyway. GUess the knee was crooked and they had to practically alligator-wrestle that bad boy out of there after they sawed the bone. So my thigh and calf are very bruised and black and blue Quite the sight to see. Recovery is going well...had surgery on Wednesday and left the hospital on Friday.Going in tomorrow for a post op check up that is usually dome at 2 weeks but it will only be 1. Not sure if he'll take the stitches out or not, but I am having home health and PT both in so maybe the nurse can take them out as he has shuffled the post op appointments due to a "conferences curriculum" or something silly. lol I just took a couple of more pain pills, so will be heading back to bed shortly. My friend Kat is driving me to the appointment tomorrow. We have to leave around noon for the 2:30 appt. We'll have lunch after..I'm ready to get out of the house. lol
My beloved sister surrendered in her battle with cancer on February 12th. She was a courageous woman and there is a gaping hole in the heart of my family. Because it was so close to my surgical date the drs didn't want me attending any big gatherings because of viral infection risk--the last thing I needed was a bug that could turn into pneumonia during the sedentary recuperation period after one of these things.. so I did not get to attend the memorial service. We are slowly getting our lives back in order, and as these things always are, it is up one day and down the next. Like any family that suffers these dreadful events, we are exhausted, ragged and leaning on each other to get by. Her children are crazy brave and hurt and devastated. No matter what, you are never ready for these things...even when you know they are coming.
I wanted to post because I have been MIA for a few weeks and this short month is slipping away quickly. I am blessed to have friends who are helping out here and bringing food and offering rides and such-- not that I have been out yet. But as time ekes on I feel better and am healing and will soon be up and running full speed ahead! The farm store flyer came out with the sales beginning on seed potatoes and onion sets and the baby chicks are in the stores. lol Spring is coming and before you know it, we'll all be up to our knees in garden work. I am so ready...this has been a rough year. I am ready for the new start that spring will bring. The pantry is beginning to look a little bare, the lilies are starting to pop through the snow and the promise of a new beginning is in the buds of the fruit trees.
Time for me and walker to head back to the other end of the house. lol Stay tuned for the saga of old Annie and her new knees... the upcoming conference...gardens and canning and more.,