A glimpse of normal

A little over 3 weeks out of surgery and I am finally starting to feel somewhat normal, kind of anyway.  I have full mobility of both arms but if I were to do too much with them I grow tired very quickly.  The boobs are still very sore.  Thankfully the weeping has stopped.  That does make me feel better if for nothing more than mentally happy.  My abdomen is a bit tight.  The incision itself continues to heal wonderfully except for a small section in the front.  I had a mishap with my pants where I pulled them up or down a little harshly and hit a scab…now it just continues to get irritated.  I just need to be more careful I guess.

My energy level is improving but if I do too much everything starts to ache pretty quickly.  A little more each day I guess.  The girls and I went out for a walk again this morning.  The weather is beautiful today high 70’s not too humid.  They rode their bikes while I walked.  We made it around half the neighborhood…like 10 times the size of the walk we did the other day.  I am extremely sore but it is a good sore and I took a pill.  I think well worth it for all of us.  The girls got some good exercise out in the fresh air and for the first time in weeks I felt human walking around my neighborhood!  I will definitely need a nap today! 🙂

Now the girls are in the pool for an hour before lunch..only an hour because that is about all I can handle watching them.    Better than nothing.  I harvested some cherry tomatoes from our now thriving garden.  Now I am sitting…I am wiped out.  It is nice seeing the girls being active kids today instead of just sitting around with me! I grabbed the camera because it was good to get a few pics..see what the beginning of normal looks like.

One week until the next doctor’s appointment.  I look forward to it actually because I think we will be discussing when we will be ready for the final phase. I can’t wait!

For now..time for a nap!

Quack, Tweet, DUCK!

With the warmth of the Spring upon us,tis the season for little birdie love. We have birds nests in everywhere.   For the most part not a problem.  The girls and I are keeping an eye on a cute little group of babies that the mother kindly put low enough for us to peek on.  She does not seem to mind our interest as we do not do anything other than peek and say “how cute!”

Now, across the street is a totally different story!  The neighbors seem to have a rather cranky new mother.  Every time they so much as dare to walk out the front door of the house the bird goes into attack mode.  If we stand out on our own lawn for more than a few minutes it will fly across and swoop down at our heads as if a little fighter pilot .  With each passing day it seems to get worse…we are all finding it very hard to live in peace with this flying little soul.  I have never seen anything like it.  We can not even figure out where the nest is so it is not like she is really defending anything.  Hopefully the family will be moving on soon!

Last weekend the girls, dog and I were sitting out by the pool enjoying a fire when we IMG_2308heard “quacking”. This is not totally unusual so we did not think too much of it until it seemed to be getting closer and louder.  Suddenly 4 ducks landed in the pool.  In the six years that we have had the pool NEVER have I seen that!  The girls and I all screamed at the same time “DUCKS” (as if they were unaware what they were).  I am sure we were a real sight jumping around screaming at these 4 little ducks . This did not seem to faze them in the least.  I yelled at the dog to get the ducks out of the pool.  Honestly she seemed as shock as we were at the sudden invasion from the sky. Once she started to head into the water the ducks wisely moved on.

I feel like we should be wearing helmets.  Hitchcock would love it!