I'm taking a break today from talking about my bunions. Not much new is happening with them. For the next ten days the routine will remain the same. Keep Lucie elevated 85% of the time. Rick and I calculated 10 minutes per hour is the in allowed time to be an upright position. But I took ten minutes each hour I am asleep and figured I had seventy or eighty minutes to be redistributed throughout the waking hours. Bonus!
Yesterday was a busy afternoon. I took the extra minutes per hour in the morning and fixed a pork roast with potatoes, carrots, and cabbage, It felt so good to be cooking again. Rick's brother and sister-in-law joined us for our noon meal. I had just plopped on the couch with my feet up when the doorbell rang. I felt like it took an hour to pry myself up, roll to the door and answer it. It was my niece in the mood for a nice, long catchup session. After several hours we both were spent and the door reopened. In bounced Kile, age 8 and Cavanaugh, age 5. Two weeks had passed since we were together and the hug meter was on empty for all of us.
Over the next several hours I was educated in the art of watching Phineas and Ferb. I learned how to tell them apart, their pet's name, the good guys, and the evil ones. The more I learned the less educated I felt.
During the course of the afternoon, we also explored t-shirt ideas for both of them. When I suggested Kile's next shirt must include a platypus he replied, "You sure know what I like." with a smile that engaged every part of his body. Best Compliment Ever!
Rick and I finished off the day watching a romantic comedy, my favorite genre of flick to watch.
It was a great day, filled with people important to me. More Saturdays like this - bring 'em on.