Sunday, July 23, 2017

A PERFECT JULY

Lake Oswego has had the best weather this year.  No rain, no 100 degree days and a few clouds to keep us humble.  Just right for raising little boys.

My healing continues to be right on track and I get the 30+ staples removed on Tuesday.  The torture of physical therapy lies ahead but hopefully I will survive.  My braces are working although I am not able to wear them for 22+ hours a day, so rather than changing to a new set every two weeks, I'm doing every three weeks.  I meet with the dentist tomorrow and he can determine if that is still the right plan of action.  

Every Wednesday in July, our City hosts outdoor music in the park just two blocks from our door!  In August the venue moves to a park about 5 miles away so I will usually drop off the family (nowhere to park) have a glass of wine nearby, then bring them all home.

I have lived vicariously through my sister this July.  She has been on a 25 day road trip!  She and her mutt, Zoe.  Each of her two kids joined her for a few days (they love to spend a month on Whidbey Island).  Her son rode with her part of the way (Kentucky is home base) and they met up with friends here and there and went on some amazing hikes.  HIKE!  Even that word carries joy for me.  I may get to do that again!  Or at least a nice leisure walk through nature.

This month I took time to veg out and read books.  Watched mindless Netflix TV series.  And just enjoyed this simple life.  Boys at the garden, going to camp, swimming and playing in mud.

A perfect July!

6 comments:

  1. Your daughter and her guy are lucky to have you there to help raise the boys. A loving grandmother for a nanny is the best it gets and it sounds like you're enjoying the role. So happy for you.

    I can't believe how well your recovery is coming a long!

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    1. It really is a win/win situation. They keep me laughing and busy! I feel helpful when I buy them new shoes or other spendy items to help out the parental unit. And of course, dinner out once a week!

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  2. I must have missed the part where you got braces on your toothies. My bottom teeth are now getting crooked--"they" tell me as we age our bottom jaw gets smaller. WHAT? I have to wear a bit guard on my top teeth at night or I end up biting my cheek or tongue during my sleep. 30+ staples? Glad with hip surgery they used dissolveable stitches underneath and glued the top layers together--no staples. PT will be fun. It will be more fun if you take a pain pill a half hour before you go.

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    1. Everything in our head changes and moves around as we age ... so I'm hoping a year of slowly moving the teeth back where they belong, the retainer will KEEP them there.

      Nope. I hate PT. I did take an oxy before I went but it made me loopy ... and barfed on the way home. Tylenol and Aleve tomorrow ...

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  3. My brother had a knee replacement a couple of months ago. He's going to have another and then both hips - one at a time of course. Can't remember if I've told you this. :(

    Glad to hear that you're on track, and that those lovely boys are making you happy. I know they love having you there.

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    1. Slowly getting back on track. Got the staples out yesterday and replaced with tape sutures. Three more weeks of support hosiery and five more weeks of PT. UGH!

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