At long last, I think I've turned a corner. It's been 10, almost 11, weeks since my total knee replacement, and finally, the pain has dialed down enough so I can sleep more than one or two hours at a time.
I've also realized, just in the last several days, that I am not always focused on my knee. I forget about it for periods of time.
Heart be still.
It's been a tough couple of months, but I think I can see the light, and the relief is immense.
Oh, it still hurts, but not like before. And......it's doable. More and more, it's in the rear view mirror.
Here's my new cotton warp for towels....Lois and I put it on yesterday, and I'm hoping to start weaving again, on some kind of regular routine, even if it's not for long each day.
I feel that I desperately need some structure.
I was so hoping it wouldn't be, but it is.
I am still so amazed at how much happier I am with it as a playhouse, than I ever was as a chicken coop.
Relief, it's a wonderful thing, however you find it.
Once apon a time, I had water in this fountain, in the middle of the labyrinth. The problem was leaves blocking the water flow, water evaporating, and trying to keep the cord to the house hidden. So I gave it up, and planted a few succulents in it, and they have taken over.
They surpassed my expectations.
Another bit of good news: I found someone dependable to mow the areas that need to be push mowed, and he's going to do it on a regular basis. I am beyond thrilled.
Like I said: relief is the word of the day.
Lately, Sydney has decided that these dogs are getting too much attention, and every evening, she somehow manages to get her very large self up onto the sofa with me.
Sydney is not intimidated one bit. She says, "I was here first."