Good Morning World - tis Friday and I'm here for another
So for those that blog follow - this time last week I was literally in day ward recovering from my op at this moment in time. The hospital were amazing (God bless the NHS) and put me at my ease, I met with the surgeon, the anesthetist, nurses etc and was second in the queue for my op. It all went according to plan and by 11.30am last Friday morning I was sat up in bed supping a cup of tea and eating a ham sandwich, which proved much more difficult to swallow than I had anticipated.
And by 4pm last Friday afternoon I was on my way home, a bit battered and bruised and little on the tender side but home is definitely where I wanted to be.
Hubby had bought me not one but two bunches of beautiful flowers
for when I returned home
And I've been a very good girl and taken my painkillers and heeded all the warnings, one week on and I'm slowly starting to return to normality, albeit that this morning was spent checking with the hospital and then the doctor with regards to a 'new' pain I have in my back, they believe it is because I've been holding myself strange - but time will tell. I'm hoping it is that because spending half the night wide awake really isn't much fun. Thankfully hubby got hold of the Docs for me, then he has gone to get tablets etc - I don't know what I would have done without him - he really is a star. So another grateful that his work place were so understanding as at the moment I can't walk very far and I can't drive.
Next up a photo of these two in hysterics watching a program about making weapons, who knew it would be so amusing!
I got a gorgeous card from said 17 year old's girlfriend on Saturday
Hubby, said 17 year old and his GF tootled off to see if they could find the name of my Dad on this heart which is due to be installed in a huge metal sculpture hopefully soon.
This photo makes the names look huge, but it is tiny tiny tiny, so glad they found it though
Next up a new magazine, I do love this magazine a good blend of plant information mixed with ways of making your garden pretty with non-planty items - my kind of gardening!
The other morning when I woke I was treated to this glorious sunrise
I also enjoyed a gorgeous smoothie made with fresh bananas and some pineapple juice and some baobab powder that I bought when we visited the Eden Project
Thursday evening and I really hadn't done enough moving around, so hubby suggested we go out on our way back we popped to have a look at the heart and find another name we were trying to locate for a family member that lives in America.
The sunset last night was stunning and I managed to capture this on our way home
There was also a maquette of the Steel Man to have a look at near the heart which hubby had missed when he visited it earlier in the week. I'm really hoping they make some progress on it soon!
Other positives from the week, messages from work checking on me.
Said 17 year old passing his driving test first time - absolute star, I was so very pleased for him!
Making a start on my Christmas journal preparation, I thought this was the earliest I'd ever worked on it, but a Facebook memory this week told me that that wasn't the case!
Reading last year's journal and realising for the first time since I left my other job, how very unhappy I was in my old post even before last Christmas. My journal is a mix of answers to Christmas prompts and real life and the days where work has been put into the mix was a bit of a sharp shock to read if I'm honest. It was very obvious that once the change had been made to the organisational structure, that my days were definitely numbered, so why on the grateful list you might add. Well I'm glad I have some evidence that reminds me that my decision was the right one and that severing all ties was the best option for my mental health, it means I have been able to move on and that my lovely people is definitely a positive, plus I feel valued and appreciated where I am now and you can't buy that kind of emotion for anything in the world! I'm feeling very blessed!
And that my lovely people is the week that was, a bit of a quiet one but then I have spent most of it laid on the sofa!