Good morning! I hope you’re having a good weekend. It’s been a fun one around here. I met up with some friends for shopping on Friday night, and we went out for drinks afterwards. I don’t remember the last time I got home after 10PM. The husbands were all wondering what happened to us, haha! #dontgetoutmuch
Then yesterday we had some friends over for the first pool party of the season. Paul did pulled pork on the smoker, which was fantastic. Some of David’s friends joined us as well, and of course that means there were a few highly competitive games of cornhole before they all ended up in the pool playing basketball.
Earlier in the day, I had to drop off my younger daughter to meet some friends, so I took the opportunity to grab a little “me time” at the coffee shop that was their meeting point. I ordered a spiced latte and a chocolate biscotti and sat down for a moment of peace and quiet before I had to go home and start setting up. It was lovely. I really should just do that every once in a while on a weekday, maybe even bring my laptop and do some work, get a change of scenery.
So yeah, all in all, it’s been a really nice weekend over here, but I’ve probably overdone it a bit. I plan to relax and take it easy this afternoon.
I get asked from time about how my recovery is going. It’s been about three weeks, and I feel better every day. I’m still uncomfortable at times, but that’s to be expected, and there have been no complications so far. They can still happen, though, from what I read in the various forums I’m a part of. I’m trying to be careful and not overdo it, but that gets harder as I feel more like normal.
The one thing I’ll say is, I wasn’t aware of the long-term side effects of this type of surgery and anesthesia… the residual swelling and bloating and all of that. I still have no regrets, but I could have definitely planned to do this at a better time of year. It’s hard to hide under bulky clothes when it’s 90 degrees. But these are just minor inconveniences for the longterm benefits, and I’m grateful to be on the flip side. It’s all downhill from here… at least, I hope so!
Speaking of 90 degree weather, it’s hard to believe another school year is winding down. I mean, the college kids are already done, but it never seems like summer break really begins until there’s no one to put on the school bus in the mornings. Our summer is pretty much already spoken for, with two family vacations, and the various camps and activities the kids have planned. I know it’s going to fly.
It occurred to me that this is the last year I will have for a while with no one graduating. If all goes well, my son should graduate from college next year. Then my younger daughter will graduate from high school the following year, and my older daughter from college the year after that! It’s daunting to contemplate, but I’m not going to dwell on that right now.
That’s about all I’ve got today. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!