Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Surgery Sabbatical

Six weeks today since my surgery! It sidelined me for longer than I anticipated. My apologies to readers who wondered why I haven’t posted in so long.

First, I was in the preparation mode, trying to get on top of things before my surgery. I made some meals for the freezer, cleaned the house, caught up on laundry and ironing. And then came the surgery and the recuperation with the restrictions on stairs, lifting, and such.

I was blessed by all the family and friends who took such good care of me---meals, errands, cards, flowers, visits, help with cleaning, and more. I’m not accustomed to being waited on! What I found to be amazing is that the very things I get tired of doing on a routine basis became the things I WANTED most to do. I guess it is human nature to want what we can’t have or can’t do.

In the midst of all this, we learned that our oldest daughter, son-in-law, and three grandchildren were returning to the States for a visit. (They have been living in Bosnia for the past three years.) They are arriving tomorrow. I am thrilled! I can’t wait to smother them all with hugs and kisses. We haven’t seen them in over a year. I know I will be shocked at how much the kids have grown.

I hope to post more regularly now. And I will try to learn to use my new camera, so I can post some photos, too.

Happy spring to those of you in the northern hemisphere!


smilnsigh said...

Welcome back!!!

But still only six weeks out, from surgery. Please don't try to jump back into total life.

Our body needs lots of rest and TLC, after the trauma of surgery. Please... Keep taking it easy. Even with family coming. Especially with family coming!!!



smilnsigh said...

And a new camera!! Super!! You will have so much fun...

I have gotten so into enjoying my pic taking. Just love it. It's so funny because now, I'm always seeing "photos ops"! :-)))

And I joined my city photo blog, to a world-wide one. :-) Mine is called Photos-City-Mine. If you have the time to take a peek, some time.


Images By Barbara Ann 2 said...

Hi Marlene,

It is so good to hear from you. Take good care of yourself; take the time you need to heal.

Barbara Ann

Sharon Kay said...

Glad that you are back and take the time to heal well and rest when needed.

Kerri said...

You've certainly had plenty to contend with lately. I do hope you're over the bronchial infection by now, and are feeling stronger and well healed since your surgery. How nice of your daughter to plant the containers and your husband to buy you a hanging basket. That would lift my spirits too.
Wow, a new camera! I'll look forward to seeing lots of photos :)
It's always good to hear from you!
Happy spring! :)

antiqcath said...

Hello there...
Just happened to check your blog today... So happy to hear you're expecting a visit from Paula & family! Be especially careful not to overdo during their visit - so terribly hard, I know!