I had such a great weekend! I did push the clock a little. I am really not supposed to be going out until the 4 week mark, but that is only in about 3 or 4 days. The weather was so nice and I was itching to get out. Do not tell Dr. L!
On Friday evening we drove to Excelsior Springs for a surprise visit to my sister’s house. I tried calling before we left but she was not answering. Even if she were not home when we got there, I was still going to be happy just to get out of this house and see some new scenery. As I expected, she was at home but out working in the yard. That lady has so much energy, sure wish I had some of that.
On Saturday I started my day with a cut and color at the hair salon. Now tell me, is there anything that can make a girl feel better than a new haircut and color? Especially when you have been waiting for three weeks to get to the salon? Well maybe a cut, color, mani and pedi would be even better but I thought I should not push my luck.
After that, Dave and I had brunch at the Neighborhood Café in downtown Lee’s Summit. Typically there is a wait on a Saturday morning to get a table but we walked right in and sat right down. Does it get any better than this?
When we returned home Dave headed off on the Harley to hang out at Gail’s Harley Davidson, a frequent Saturday visiting place. He told me later that in honor of father’s day he test drove a new motorcycle. I told him nice try but I already have his father’s day present. While he was playing, I decided I wanted to go to Macys. I was a little concerned about going there by myself this first time. I was not sure how far I would be able to walk. I was thinking it would be nice to have a familiar face close by so I decided to call a friend. Joy was a willing babysitter.
I actually walked around the store for a good 30-45 minutes, even tried on a few things. I did take advantage of a couple of chairs here and there but the amazing thing is there was no hip pain. My only complaint was that I was VERY tired. I have very little endurance right now but I guess that is to be expected after being sedentary for the last month. Endurance I can work on. There is no way I could have done this in the past couple of years without being in considerable pain.
I came home and took about an hour nap while Dave trimmed some bushes in the yard. In the evening we were off to our ABC Dinner Club with friends. Check out the new installment on the ABC Dinner Club page of this blog.
Sunday we topped off the weekend by taking Kayla and Dylan out for some frozen yogurt and visiting about the CPA exam and surgery residencies. Those two have some tough days ahead of them but I am sure they will come shining through as usual.
A weekend of simple pleasures has provided so much encouragement for what the future offers. Project reconstruction – 50% complete!