/ 22.1.12 / 8 Comments /
Recouping at a Cozy Mountaintop Retreat
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. :)