Coffee Talk 05.15.22

Well, good morning! A lot has changed in the past week. Paul brought our daughter home from college on Monday, so she’s been getting settled back in, and we’re all readjusting to one another with minimal drama. (Whew!)

Our son took his last final this week, so he’s also done with college for the summer, and I had my first post-surgical follow-up appointment on Tuesday. I was able to drive to and from, which felt like a big accomplishment. (It’s 40 minutes away.)

My surgeon was pleased with my progress, and I was happy to get a good look at everything. It’s a little surreal, but I have absolutely no regrets. It’s been a bit up and down this week as far as my energy level and pain management goes, but when I think back to how I felt last Sunday, it’s like night and day.

In fact, I drove into Philly yesterday to see the Patsy Cline musical. A few days ago, I wasn’t sure I’d feel up to it, but I did fine. It was just my older daughter and me, and it was nice to spend some one-on-one time together. Unfortunately, the show was a huge disappointment, and we actually left at intermission… and not because I wasn’t feeling well. Oh well, at least it will give us something to laugh about for a long time!

I wanted a good picture of the two of us in front of the theater, but we were running late, and it was drizzling. I didn’t see anyone I felt comfortable stopping and asking to take a picture, so we just took a selfie.

Let’s see… what else. It’s been a rather slow week, as I’m still laying low and allowing myself plenty of time to recover. My daughter has been cooking dinner, which is an absolute godsend. And not only cooking, but planning and shopping for it, which is the worst part, as far as I’m concerned. We just won’t talk about the condition of my kitchen when she’s done… ahem.

I’m looking forward to feeling a little more “normal” this week and getting out and about more. Tomorrow will be the two-week mark, and my doctor told me before the surgery to expect one week of rest and recovery, and after two weeks I could resume most normal activities. I feel like that is right on target.

I actually have a lot on my calendar this week. I’m supposed to have breakfast with a friend one day, I have a photo shoot with Alison for a couple of sponsored posts that are coming up, and then I have my standing nail appointment on Thursday and a hair appointment on Friday. I’m also looking forward to this rainy weather moving out and spending some time by the pool. So yeah, it will be nice to get back to some semblance of normal.

That’s about all I’ve got for today. I need to hop off here and get ready for church. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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19 Responses

  1. Sooo glad to hear your post surgery healing is going well! And all your “chicks” are back in the nest!! Have a wonderful day & enjoy that downtime!

  2. So glad to hear you’re recovering well and feeling better! And the selfie is darling-it’s nice to see you both!

  3. I’m happy to hear you are getting out some and enjoying yourself. I’m with you on the kitchen, but it’s so worth it to have the family around and so nice to have help! Let them pamper you as you are recovering.

  4. So glad your recovery is going well! It sounds like every day you’re getting closer to being able to resume your normal activities. Enjoy having your whole family together for the summer!

  5. So glad you’re feeling well and getting back to activity; Caroline looks so grown up, ya’ll look great! Sorry to hear the concert was not what you expected, love Patsy Cline and the older country music and have heard only a few that could come close to her.
    Enjoy your lovely family!

  6. Glad you are making steady progress on your recovery. I was curious why you and your daughter didn’t like the Patsy Cline show. I saw it got pretty decent reviews from the critics, though that doesn’t always mean a lot to the average viewer.

    1. So yeah, my daughter looked up the reviews on our way home, and we were surprised they were so good — even the ones specific to Philly. I am willing to own the fact that it just wasn’t what I was expecting. I like the real deal, and I’ve been to Nashville where any Joe Shmoe on the street corner could do Patsy Cline more justice than what we saw on Saturday. But we felt like it was really kitschy and more like a Disney show than a theatre production.

      Have you ever been to the Hoop-Dee-Doo Review? It’s about like that, which is fine at Disney World, but in Philly it fell really flat. The singer was very theatrical and didn’t sound anything like Patsy Cline… which maybe was the point, but in that case, no thank you. And then Louise, her role was cute, but the delivery was really over-exaggerated or something. And even the way they portrayed Patsy was really over the top. Maybe that’s how she was? I dunno. It was just bad on many levels.

      1. Those are good reasons not to like the show! I think the way Patsy was portrayed in the movie Coal Miner’s Daughter, the story of Loretta Lynn’s life, sounds much closer to reality. Thanks for your review. I may have considered seeing the show too but hearing how you two felt about it makes it a definite no.

  7. So glad to hear your progress and that you’re beginning to feel better! Also, thanks for the review on the Patsy Cline show. We’ll skip that one 😉

  8. It sounds like your recovery process is going as expected, which is always a good thing. I am curious if you will need or want to put anything on the incisions to lessen their appearance. I have done that, but then finally decided to let my battle wounds shine. I know having Caroline there to cook has been a godsend this past week, even if she isn’t good at cleaning up the mess. Is Becca almost done with her school year? Have a great day!

  9. Good morning! I had to laugh when you said you went to a musical about Patsy Cline; did not know there was one out there. Is it a biography of her life set to her music? Glad to hear you’re feeling better with each day. It must feel strange to go from such a large size to being smaller (the way you sleep, dress, etc all changes right?) I am currently shopping for menswear (with Father’s Day around the corner plus my husband’s birthday). I know you’ve occasionally shared ideas for the men in our lives and would love to see that again! ❤️

  10. I went to see one of my former students in his high school play. My sister and a lot of my friends had been in theatre in high school, so I’ve seen a lot of high school productions. This one was so bad and so boring that I left at intermission! I felt bad about it, but couldn’t stand it anymore! Life is too short to sit through a bad production, no matter what level.

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