Monday I had two doctor's appointments, both related to my surgery. I saw my primary care physician (insurance-speak for my family doctor) and spent some time with him reviewing what had happened since he saw me last (three weeks before, telling me I had a nasty rotovirus) ... and about how I found the hospital stay and experience. I have known him for a number of years (15?) and quite like and respect him. :)
The second date was with my surgeon. He was fun - he did the inspection of my four incisions (laprascopic surgery makes lots of little cuts in you instead of one big one:) and took out the single stitch in the largest one. He fussed at me gently for how much work he had to do to get all his equipment into my torso (which gave me a big chuckle - there is lots of me:). I don't have to go back to see him unless something goes wrong with the scars - so far they are healing quite well.
Monday evening is the regular weekly meeting of the evening branch of my 'traditional' quilt guild (Faithful Circle Quilters) but, by the time I had gone in and out to see two doctors, I was bushed and so stayed home. Sigh. I really wanted to go - am suffering from social deprivation - but know better than to push myself too hard.
Tuesday I went out to do something I've enjoyed before and missed while I was away in Ohio. I went down to Queen's Ink in Savage Mill to their card making day. I've known Patti Euler who owns the shop since she opened it sixteen (!) years ago ... and I like the place quite a lot. :) Once a month she has a drop-in 'class' for card making - there are usually six stations with kits to make each card that include all materials and tools. Cost is $2 for each card you make and I love it - all the necessary bits are there for you, just come in and enjoy playing with color and ink. :) I made all six on Tuesday, taking my time and moving at my own pace. The one at the top of this post was my favorite design - I do like watercolors. :)
I only took photos of two others:
These three were my favorites of the lot although the other three were cute, too. :) It was a real pleasure to be able to make something useful and pretty without a lot of brain work needed. :)
I spent most of Wednesday in my pajamas. I am still recovering and the efforts I put into going out on Monday and Tuesday left me pretty tired. I had chronic fatique for years in my early 40's - have lost most of my skills for self-monitoring. Sigh. I am not very good at putting up with physical limitations - have to remind myself to slow down until I am completely healed. :)
Today, Thursday, is the scheduled meeting time for the day time section of my 'traditional' guild and I really wanted to go - enough so that I dragged myself out of bed at 9 a.m. (two hours earlier than usual:) to get there by 10. There were lots of people at the meeting and I really, really enjoyed seeing them all. It so cheers me up to be with happy, friendly quilters! There was a lot of inspiring show and tell, too. Bliss!
My friends Barbara and Patty and I went to lunch at La Madelaine after the meeting; I had the salad sampler with a Cranberry, Pecan Wild Greens mix, French onion soup and strawberries Romanov. Yum! So nice to sit and chat with my buddies over good food. :)
I have to make some phone calls for my brother Jeff to talk to his doctor. I've tried to call her and left messages twice so I will just have to keep trying. Sigh. Also, I signed up to take a short class at the local bead shop tomorrow afternoon which I am looking forward to. Soooo happy it is spring!