Tomorrow is another story. It will be a day with much to do to prepare for Friday. The doctors have decided that the hip wound that my mother has been battling since last September is not going to close on its own. Therefore, plastic surgery will be done to close it from the inside out.
The recovery is going to be loooooong. The first two weeks she will stay absolutely flat. After that she will start on a strict regimen of sitting up for short periods. The schedule consists of "day 15 - sitting up for 5 minutes on one occasion" and "day 30 - sitting for 30 minutes on one occasion". Day 59 she will finally be able to sit for "3 hours on three occasions". Looking forward to that many days in a hospital is not a pleasant thought by any means, but we are hoping that this will be the end of it once and for all. So tomorrow will be all the pre-op visits for lab work, EKG, chest x-ray and a doctor appointment.
In more uplifting news, we had a delightful weekend with family. Four of our grandchildren spent the night with us on Saturday and we so enjoyed their visit. As busy as we have been lately, we haven't had a lot of free time to spend with the kids so this was great.
Cowboys and cowgirls.
On Sunday one of our granddaughters made her First Communion and it was a time of celebration for all. Following that we all went to grab a hamburger at a local chain that is right by LAX airport. There is a large grassy area where you can spread a blanket out and watch the landing airplanes overhead while you enjoy your meal. It's a big guessing game as to what airlines will be landing as we watch their approach.
Ms. B and Fr. G
Ms. B and her family
I have also had a little time to work on a few more puzzle pieces. These things are addictive and I am having so much fun playing with them. I broke away from my muted colors and ventured into oranges. I actually think that I love the colored ones and may go off into different directions with that idea. I am excited to see what will be returned in the swap.
A nice day for a picnic.
I hope that everyone is finally enjoying some decent spring weather after all of the cold many of you experienced this year. We have certainly enjoyed the spring flowers and the new hatchlings that have shown up in our yard. We had the sweetest family of wrens right outside my sewing room. They flew the nest on Saturday and I hated to see them go. The parents were so attentive and brought such tasty morsels to the little ones. It is no surprise they grew so quickly and flew on. The baby orioles will soon be appearing at the feeders with their parents. They are always fun to watch as well. They are perhaps the most colorful birds that we get in our area. I would love to have cardinals, but we don't have the white snow that always makes them so stunning in pictures.
This is California snow.....spent blossoms from the citrus trees.
The roses in full bloom.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful week ahead. I may get behind in my blogging again depending on how things work out here. I will try to do my best to keep in touch, but please be patient if I am not.