Nothing new on your blog since May 17, and it’s now June 1! How’s Jimmy coming along? How’re you surviving as nurse/caregiver?
What have we been doing since May 17th? Truth be told: work and not much else. Jimmy has one simple job these days, and that's to heal his knee. He is three weeks post-op on his right total knee replacement surgery (left was done two years ago). Appointment notes litter the days on our May calendar. Home health care and a physical therapist have been regulars. Thus far, the June calendar is clear except a Dr. Blumenfeld app't on the 22nd.
I wear many hats while he recuperates. I haven't been out doing much, but yard work has kept me plenty busy. I learned how to use the Weedeater and it seems as though I've been hired! All the green behind me is St Johns Wort and Periwinkle. What I'm after here is a different invasive -- crabgrass ... before it goes to seed. Losing battle. I appreciate all that Jimmy does both in the house and outdoors, and I'll be happy when his knee is healed and he can resume helping. I miss my buddy at my side.
Hooray, we had a cookout on Sunday (for Memorial Day). Matt and Jen and Everly Rose (and Sophie and Maggie) drove up from Sac for the afternoon. Food is always a part of our together times, and we have fun milling around in the kitchen. Today, however, Matt did the grillin', while Jimmy supervised. I'd made a cabbage/kale salad and a strawberry dessert in advance, so I was excused from the kitchen to tend to my chore for the day -- playing with Everly Rose. Ahh, chores like these I love!
Everly Rose is blessed to have such a beautiful mother! Notice the one shoe on-one shoe off? I couldn't help myself. While I was sitting outside on the deck with Everly Rose, I took off her shoe 'cause my feet were hot, so I figured hers were, too. Besides, I wanted to look at and cuddle her cute little toes. It was sweet. And my feet cooled off immediately.
Yesterday Jimmy asked me if I wanted to walk around the fairgrounds today. I said, "Yup, I would." He said he's like to give it a try, too (the footpath is paved and level). Above you see him walking (!!), using only his hiking/walking stick. Three weeks post-op -- isn't it amazing? He didn't go far, but he went far enough. Tomorrow we'll return, and he'll try for a bit more distance. He is doing all right, wouldn't you say, Nancy? I'd say so! And Nurse Ratched is doing just fine. Thanx for asking!