My foot surgery was 39 days ago now and I am still recovering.
Today was the first time I felt like a semblance of my old self in over a week.
I have pretty much been in bed ever since returning from the doctor on Tuesday.
Wednesday Louis Dean went out to do some errands and the car battery had died. Death was final.
There is always ALWAYS something to be thankful for!
For two whole days he walked around saying how grateful he was that the battery hadn't died when we were going over to Quadville Monday night, or as were leaving there to go to the doctor in Arlington the next morning, or when we left the doctor and went out to eat, or at the pharmacy!
God's timing was perfect and sitting in its usual spot on the driveway worked great!
Louis Dean took himself off and bought another one - deal DONE!
So it took 5 doses of the two antibiotics before I began to see some significant improvement on Friday! I was excited!!!
After the sun set behind the house, I went out and pulled a few weeds and then made a small bouquet of honeysuckle and roses for the kitchen.
I had puttered around a little doing what small jobs I could find that didn't require a lot of energy.
One was figuring out how to clean the inside of the washing machine and running a clean cycle.
The interior was beginning to NOT smell very fresh but after cleaning it - now you open the door and it smells like a laundromat!!
I hung the L & L letters on our bedroom door!
That wasn't hard!
Louis Dean decided to celebrate Friday night with pizza from Little Caesars!
I kept hearing these not happy bird sounds and finally walked through the house to see if one had got inside! We do NOT have our doors or windows open in this Texas heat so I was puzzled.
They were mockingbird babies in the honeysuckle bush and their mama or dada was out in the street barking at them! I only ever heard pretty sounds from mockingbirds so this was new!
We enjoyed our pizza WITH Garlic Butter - thanks to my friend, Donna, for reminding me how wonderful that is!!! - and watched Alaskan Bush People.
A good beginning to a good weekend......
except we BOTH woke Saturday morning with a stomach bug!
I didn't even get out of bed until 2:30 and I didn't stay out long!
I was feeling pretty down and out about this time.
By bedtime Saturday night - and bedtime has been coming much earlier than it does when we're well - we were cautiously optimistic that we would be better this morning - and PRAISE God - we ARE!!!
My calendar has been pretty empty lately!
I woke up this morning full of hope and promise!!!
Let me tell you, it feels GOOD!!!
To celebrate I made UP the bed!!!!
And what's more - I haven't been back in it, either!!
While I haven't moved mountains or done very much of ANYTHING - I am so much better!!!
Louis Dean went outside to do some of his stuff as in putting a basket on his bicycle for using down at the ranch. He can put his shower stuff in there! He's always doing something!
Today, as of 3:30 this afternoon, Louis Dean and I have been married eleven years!
It's been a story book romance as far as we are concerned.
My entire family loves and adores him!!
The very happiest years of my life have been since I met him!
LD and I met in late April 2005 and married just about two months later!
We are as different as we can be and yet neither one of us set out to change the other.
We just learned to adapt to each other and in the adapting and accepting - we BOTH actually changed! I'm still me and he's still him but together we make a really great couple.
I always thought it was a lot of hokey about being married to your best friend - but it really is true! Or it CAN be! Since we are't back to our normal speed just yet - and since it WAS our anniversary! -
I whipped up a pretty tasty meal with a LOT of help from Trader Joe's!
Next time I'm there - I am definitely going to buy some MORE of this!!!
Tonight we are going to have leftover pizza and a sour cream pound cake I just took out of the oven.
It fell in and sunk around the middle of the bundt pan but I'm pretty sure it will still taste good.
I told my friend, Debbie, the other day, "I kinda miss me being 'ME!'
Well, I am lighting candles and celebrating tonight!
I really think I am BACK!!!