Empty plates and utensils, rinsed and stacked in the sink along with drink glasses free of orange juice dregs, were waiting patiently to be loaded into the dishwasher. “I love that you cooked us breakfast. I love that you cleaned up the kitchen, but your attention to the stovetop is sorely lacking.” He slung the [...]
I have two cast iron skillets - one 10-inch and the other 12-inch. The smaller of the two was a gift from my mother when I got married. It wasn’t new when I received it, it was passed on to me. I use one or the other almost daily. Each has a lovely patina, making [...]
Even before my knee surgery, I was pretty much a slug. I had stopped hiking and photogging, It hurt too much to walk so much. I felt heavy and spiritless. I hope to change that. Over the weekend, I charge all my camera batteries. I worried that they had been so drained of power that [...]
My superhero power has saved the day A-GAIN! I found something Mister has been looking for for a while and I didn't even know he’d been searching for it. Just opened a closet door and voila - like magic. "You been missing this?" *Holding up lost thing that should not have been in said closet* [...]
Here I am at just a week shy of three months knee replacement post-op . Most days, I’m doing great. There is still some swelling and muscle fatigue, but no pain in the knee itself. Flexibility in my right knee is nearly the same as my left and continues to improve. I can do pretty [...]
Morning comes early The day begins “in your face” You awake yet mom?
At nearly nine weeks post-op, this morning when I got up my knee felt the most “normal” it has since my knee replacement surgery. Even two-plus months out, there’s still some puffiness (swelling) that docs and the PT guy said could last another 2, 3, 4 months. Some stiffness, especially in the morning and if [...]