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Recouping at a Cozy Mountaintop Retreat

I must say that if you have to break a wrist and need a quiet and cozy place to recoup, then Robin's home is the place to be.

Next week, we'll be back at my son's home and cuddling with the grandkids.  By that time the pain and swelling will be minimal.  We will do a little sight seeing in Seattle, some shopping, visit Tim's brother and sister-in-law, and we'll celebrate Lena's birthday. So fun!

For now, I'm dealing with the challenges of dressing, writing, typing and even sleeping with one hand.  The constant dull ache and swelling bothers me very little during the day, but starts to get to me at night.

My next DIY project will be a giant pillow with the exact right height and shape to keep your arm elevated while you sleep. Anyone got a huge roll of duct tape I can borrow? LOL.

Elevation--all day, every day, is my constant challenge and will be for several weeks.



In the meanwhile, I am enjoying the most amazing views in the mountains overlooking the John Day river valley. All of this view is seen from the comfort of a recliner next to a cozy fire through picture windows of giant proportions! You can actually SEE the snowstorms coming from across the valley!  It's like being in a snow globe!  Enchanting!


Robin's home is bright and cheery and spacious.  She waits on me hand and foot.  Hot tea, coffee, magazines, ice packs, an extra pillow, fuzzy blanket or a pill (only at the proper time of course) are just a whisper away.   She loves taking care of people and here I am...an invalid dropped right in her lap like manna from heaven. LOL!

Still, Hubby has to work ALL day long with boss and co-worker.  Working together is not something they get to do very often..and the hours are invaluable to them.  So I miss him..and the kids...and bloggy friends..and my church friends.  Cell phones don't work and internet is sketchy. It's hard not to feel a little lonely.



On the bright side, we're driving back to Seattle tomorrow.  Soon we'll be with family again...and cell phone reception. Who-hoo!  I'm supposed to get a cast if the incisions have healed up properly right before we fly back to Texas.  We hope that will be on the 28th.

If you could send up a little prayer for those stitches and not getting bumped on our space available flights, I'd be so grateful.  Trying not to get too homesick..but when you are hurting, it's a little hard not to miss your own bed and pillow.  Don't worry--I'm counting my blessings.:)

You, my friends are high on that list.  Thanks for you sweet notes.  :)


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Gloria said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear about your wrist. I had no idea. I've been so busy and all. Oh, I'm so sorry. Hope it heals real soon and glad you will be with family soon. ::hugs:: to you Donna and get well wishes. Take care

Debby said...

I have been thinking about you. Sounds like you are doing "okay". I am sure you do miss home. What a great place to "have" to stay. Robin must be a special person to take such good care. Hope all goes well and you can celebrate and also make your flight. (((((HUGS))))

nanasknoll said...

sent out a prayer for you and your return home.
So glad you are getting such great care and getting to see the snow come like I did in AZ. It is really neat isn't it. Especially if by a nice warm fire with a cup of tea or hot cocoa

Debbie Huffaker said...

What a wonderful place to get to heal from your surgery!!! Keeping you close in heart that you make it home safe and sound!!!

Trudy Callan said...

What a great view. I'm so glad you have someone to take care of you. What a blessing. I will pray that your stitches don't get bumped and that they heal up quickly and that you make it home safely. Hang in there.

Caroline said...

Oh Donna, sorry for this bump in the road and the pain and limited activity. So glad you have such a servant-hearted friend to help in your recovery, and the view is breathtaking! Hope you can relax a bit and enjoy HAVING to slow down (which is usually how it happens for me too). It's been warm in Texas ... almost 80 a couple of times in the last week. Hope you get good sleep!

Needled Mom said...

Sending you lots of prayers, Donna!

Maria Killam said...

I'm glad you are having a lovely time, so fun to be in a snowglobe I miss that about our last place it was so full of windows!! Miss you! xoxo Maria

“There's nothing half so pleasant as coming home again.” ~ Margaret Sangster
Welcome to Comin' Home! If you lived nearby, I'd invite you over to my neck of the woods for a nice long chat and a cup of tea out on the deck. But since we can't do that, I hope you'll stay and look around. I love learning new things and sharing what I learn with friends. Comin' Home is where I share tips from my many projects. Let's have some fun together! XO Donna

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