Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Rest and Recovery Wednesday

I have laid low today!
What with my left knee, bruised ribs on my left side and the sore left arm from the shingles vaccine yesterday - I have been pretty much out of commission this entire day.

When I woke up this morning I felt like I had been run over by  a steam roller.
When I finally got out of bed, I changed the sheets and then crawled back into it.
Normally, my days speed by but this one has drug along slowly.

Louis Dean worked out on the third side of the gazebo but this time all alone without my help holding something or fetching a tool for him.

I pulled myself together and made hot ham and cheese breakfast sandwiches for us around noon,
 He heated up the goulash he made yesterday for an early supper.

This evening the sky darkened and a storm blew in.
I was shocked to look at the clock and see it was only 6:00.
I love a good storm but had to sit this one out inside - other than running out in the rain and sticking the extended gutters on the downspouts.

I did mange to putter around and put all the patriotic decorations in tubs and bags but didn't feel like taking them out to the storage building.

This is the Ralph Lauren sheets, shams and bed skirt I'm using on the guest room bed.
After I finished fluffing it all up, I lit a good Yankee candle and took my book and a glass of tea and propped myself up in the bed against all the pillows and rested.

Right now I have the laptop literally on my lap as I sit in the den watching the season finale of Endeavor. After that I'll be going to bed.

I'm sure I will be back to rights tomorrow and that's a good thing - Lillian and I have plans.
I can't believe I only took two pictures today.
As Louis Dean would say, "A slow blog fodder day!"


Chatty Crone said...

Besides the shingles shots - did I miss you fell or something? Sorry. I love that last quote. It is so true. Please feel better. When my husband had that shot - on his side he got a grapefruit size lump I guess you'd say. After going from doctor to doctor - they said the shingles shot numbed his muscles that held in that area and that it would eventually go back - it did - bit it was weird.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Sleep well Linda, heal more overnight.
Hugs and Love

Ginny Hartzler said...

You did good! You really needed to just rest and recharge! And now you should be fine for tomorrow! Your sheets are beautiful!!

Carole said...

Anne Lamott is a wise woman. Let's all unplug together. Cheers

Bluebird49 said...

Oh honey, I hope tomorrow is better. What a trifecta of ills!
I love Endeavor! I actually love BBC tv -- pretty much all of it, but especially their mystery and detective shows!
Can't wait to hear you're better the next time you post. I love your new-to-you sheets!

BeachGypsy said...

Hello my sweet green-eyed girlfriend! Hope you are feeling better!! Rest as much as you can. I hated to hear that you had fallen, it was at the baby shower, right? goodness girlfriend y'all must've been playing SOME WILD GAMES at that shower!! ha ha LOL Just kidding. Loved the pictures of the kids on the merry-go-round. I love those and hop on one every chance I get! the goulash sounds good, I can almost smell it, LOL! Is it served over noodles or rice, or do you just eat it in a bowl like a stew with crackers and biscuits maybe?

The Feminine Energy said...

Rest does a body good... and I'm glad you're getting some, my friend. It's not like you to be out-of-commission but when life gives us lemons, lemonade is the surest thing to make. I'm still keeping you in prayer and hope today is a better day for you. Love, Andrea xoxo

Vee said...

Glad that you unplugged... You tend to be more the Energizer Bunny than most! 🙂 My mouth dropped open when you said that you changed the sheets! 😉 Have a good day with Lillian.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Getting vaccines can make you not feel well, and with your sore ribs, I’m glad you had a day to rest. Well resting for you! Those sheets look beautiful. Hope you feel better today, and have a great day out with Lillian!

Susie said...

Linda, You have to take care of yourself at times. I would love a quiet day in bed with it raining ...but then I would worry, about getting too much rain. We had a heavy rain yesterday and it rain sideways too. LOL You and LD just keep plugging along getting things done. Blessings to you both, love you guys, xoxo, Susie

Kathy said...

Everyone needs a down day now and then. You did the right thing to take a day off. I hope you are feeling better today and have a good time with Lillian.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I always say you cannot be good for others if you are not first good to yourself. Glad you got the opportunity to rest and relax. We all need days like that especially when we've been very busy. I do hope you are feeling better after a good day of rest. But it may take more than a day with the bruised ribs. Take good care and take it slowly.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Hope you are feeling better Linda....wasnt the Endeavor finale exceptional? When all three of the old team arrived to help Morse I felt like standing up and cheering. I am glad they ended it on a high note for all those men. I do feel sorry for Chief Constable Bright, losing his wife. Maybe they will find a new love interest for him. I did not like him at all when he first appeared on Endeavor but I have grown to really admire him. ( And yes, I act like all these people are Thursday and his wife had divorced, I would have been very upset.)

Changes in the wind said...

Just the sore ribs can put you down for a while so be kind to yourself and rest.