I've been enjoying reading blogs today. I have joined Teresa on her journey across the country on her way to meet what seems to be her entire family. She has posted some amazing historical photos. If you don't currently read her blog, I encourage you to look her up on my sidebar and join in her trip.
Then, my bloggy friend Pammy Sue has moved across the country and lives within spitting distance of me. Well, a few hours anyway, which in this blogging world is pretty close. I'm so looking forward to meeting her in real life and her new home is in a gorgeous part of this country. She's "Scotty's Place" on my sidebar.
And Hubby took me to the doctor this morning and the cardiologist has given me the all clear to drive again. I still can't lift anything heavier than 5 lbs with my left arm and 10 lbs with my right and no swimming, etc. But I'm not trapped at home anymore. I must admit that driving scares me a bit. The seatbelt will go directly over the incision site and so the doctor had suggestions as to different padding options for the seatbelt.
He seemed very surprised to see how much better I am than I was last Thursday. He also said he really expected that he would be re-admitting me to the hospital for a lead revision, but everything has steadily improved over the last week. I think it was because I got to go to the lake-the best medicine. :-) I have also been doing exactly as I was told and not overdoing it. AND most important, many, many people have been praying for me. I appreciate it. So even though I can't raise my arm very high, I am on the mend finally.
Nita and I went to the lake for the night Monday night. Just us girls. She had Tuesday off work and Dennis had a late meeting so off we went. It was so quiet and beautiful there without the weekend crowds. Sophie helped me knit on my sock yarn blanket. Tiny needles and tiny yarn=slow progress but I'm enjoying it. I take it out and put a few rows on every so often.
I picked about 2 quarts of green beans yesterday and blanched and froze them for winter eating. It takes me forever to get anything done these days, but that's okay.Yesterday I made two baby hats and started another one.
My sister and brother in law are coming to visit for a week on August 3. They live in Iowa and I don't get to see them often at all. This trip has been planned since before my surgery. I'm so looking forward to sitting and visiting with them. When my sister and I get together the laughter and talking NEVER stops. Gosh I love her.
Then, as if that wasn't enough excitement our son Jamie texted this morning and asked if he could come over with our two oldest grandbabies that weekend! Oh my goodness, yes! We haven't seen them since Thanksgiving and I just can't wait. He's looking forward to seeing his aunt and uncle too.
Life is good. Thank you for the sweet comments on my last post. I was feeling pretty low and the difference this week has made is unbelievable. I'm still nowhere near 100%, but I am so much better. I think a lot of it was the well wishes from all of you. Thank you so much for being here for me.
Tonight we're having a potluck for about 15 people here at our house. Dennis vacuumed and dusted last night. He has been so wonderful. He always is, but the past few weeks have made me realize just how much he loves me and takes good care of me.
Have a lovely weekend my friends.
"Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you." Jeremiah 32:17