Not a whole lot.
Lots of resting still going on....
...which is driving me slightly batty as I look at yet again another dirt-attracting cast that was bestowed on me after surgery last Friday.
I go this Friday for a re-check and I hope Ortho Doc will replace this cast with a more comfortable and more dirt-repellent one. Yes, I want a "cute" cast as my friend Lisa at Rottrover (she's got three Rottweilers!) hoped I would get at the beginning of Finger-gate. I'm trying, Lisa, I'm trying...
Let's focus on the benefits of being shut down.
Time to sit in the back yard and monitor the "gluttons" aka, the birds, feeding antics.
And wonder what the writing on the seed bag really meant when it said "no waste".
Boston birds have lost interest in it, so now I am actually hoping some squirrels show up to clean up a bit.
Hard to capture the birds as they are so fast and I'm not exactly "quick draw McGraw" on the camera these days, but there is a great variety.
Here they are waiting in a nearby tree for Mr. T restock feeder one day.
Yesterday I surfed the net. Do people still say that? For an hour and that was the limit for typing on computer with cast. Easier to answer emails on phone, so I think I will stick with that. It was great to visit and comment on some of my favorite blogs, nonetheless.
And thanks to all who wished me well because your wishes are doing the trick.
I'm off the pain killers and took a 2 minute drive in the car to the grocery on my own today. Have to shift with left hand, so I won't go further, but it was nice to go up and down the aisles and buy more pre-chopped onions. (hee, hee)
Mr. Onion, I, mean, Mr. Tennis will accompany me to my recheck tomorrow and if I'm good, I've been promised a movie out!! I think he's the one who deserves a reward for doing double and triple duty around here. I kicked him out last night to play tennis and I think that was his equivalent of me driving solo today. Perspective.
Did you see that pretty blossom behind my ugly hand?
It's the Plum tree in our backyard here.
So pretty and the fallen blossoms leave a nice white spray on the grass, I think.
I have so far avoided for the most part watching that murder trial in Arizona, but I did catch a bit yesterday when the judge was reading 150 (!) questions from the jurors. They can do that in Arizona. I think that's something to think about - good or bad?
I am current on my taped shows.
To put your mind at ease.
A great book about books, a mother/son relationship, and yes, death, but it wasn't depressing. Inspiring.
Page turner from the start as usual.
I've been on a documentary bender whilst captive and took a break from my usual "crime" documentary tastes to watch this:
Particularily interesting to Orlandoans as this for the most part happened in our backyard. They are legendary in Orlando/Timeshare/Rich People circles. Your mouth will be on the floor several times during the movie which covers a period of two years. When the Segal's signed on for the documentary they had no idea the twists and turns their lives were going to take. Quite the ride. If you happen to watch it, picture this: Mr. Segal bought out the theater it premiered in for three nights in Orlando to "showcase" this "tribute" to his wife. I heard he was not pleased with the final product and I imagine some awkwardness played out in the theater full of Who's Who of O-town.
Also went for some nostalgia and watched
It still made me laugh and cry. I remember when I first saw it when it came out I went thinking it was strictly a comedy. Then, WHAM, hit me like a ton of bricks. Great movie. Actors were at the top of their game in this one. I think I may go on a Jack Nicholson binge next - anyone ever seen "Five Easy Pieces"? That was mentioned as one of his best.
Well, this is about the limit of my typing endurance, can you tell I've missed rambling on?
Thanks for stopping by and humoring me and thanks again for all your encouraging words. I'm very, very fortunate. Next week I visit a Nuclear Medicine place (sounds Impwessive!) for some cardiac tests. At least that's the way I heard it over the phone. Good to get all this checked out.
If I get that "cute" cast I will be sure to post about it. I want a yellow one!
And I found this picture of Sadie that was taken the last time we were at the beach BFG (Before Finger Gate) and I was struck by the joy she is projecting even in a blurry picture.
That's a gift to feel that kind of joy and I consider my pets a gift too because they let me be joyous through them just as my children have throughout the years. Okay, step away from the computer, Ann.
I swear I'm off the painkillers... end of ramble.