Watching movies ... some are good - The Light Keepers. Excellent movie!
Some aren't so good ... OMW! What some say and show! We have stopped at least 2 movies in the last few days less than 30 minutes into because of language and scenes. OMW!!! Some things just are TOO much!!!
Phone calls ... visiting with Rick's parents ... Chris, Mandy and the kids came down for a visit. Mandy and I laughed over pictures.
Jimmy has been helping Rick some with a couple of things that needed done in the house - things that it takes more than one hand to do.
Mary Lou has been a big help to me. She has washed dishes, swept the floors, even done some laundry for me. (I can't be up too much, or do too much - it just makes the bleeding worse. And this close to surgery, Dr doesn't want me to bleed out. So -- rest ... or trying to.)
It isn't easy for either Rick or me to ask for help, or to allow someone to do so much for us. But at this point in our lives - we don't have much choice. And for the next few weeks/months we will have even less choice.
Rick got us a couch. It only has 2 seats, but both are a recliner - with a console in between. We needed something that we could sleep on. After my surgery I will be more comfortable in an upright position, and Dr. Devinney has already told Rick that he will need to sleep in a recliner for 4-6 weeks after his surgery.
So, we are trying to make the living room more of a LIVING room!
We left the frame of the swing up, and just put the couch under it. Thought we could both use the frame to pull on to help us up, because with both of us down we won't be able to pull on each other.
I made chicken and dumplings on Friday. Yum ... yum ... yum! Comfort food!!! This time I added peas and carrots, and cilantro. OMW!!! They were good!
Going thru pictures - trying to decide which ones I want to scan to the computer and upload to Facebook and the website. Also which ones I want to upload to Wal-mart for prints. The kids have been picking some out, too.
It's been bittersweet looking back thru all these years.
We have laughed and we have cried.
So much to be thankful for.
I am looking forward to sharing some of these precious memories here.
I am also trying to get my stuff in order to take with us to the hospital. That is a long ways away - no running home for something that we might have forgotten.
And trying to get everything settled and ready for the healing time to come. Dr. Michael said to expect at least 8 weeks down, more likely 12 - and possibly a little longer.
Thinking ahead and past this moment ...