My appointment with the orthopedic surgeon went well (considering the options).
I got a cortisone shot (I'm not a fan), a knee brace, an order for 5 weeks of physical therapy and, a CANE. Yup- I'm an 87 year old woman.
The alternative could have been the determination for surgery....but my Dr. Z is pretty confident that I can avoid that. I'm really hoping he's right.
I am thankful for doctors with great bedside manner, a super sense of humor and lots of certificates on the wall touting their expertise!
I found the best fresh peaches....and Cooper loves them!
I am thankful that scurvy prevention is still going strong!!
For years, our garden has had zinnias. I adore them. My parents have them in their garden too and always have. I grew up with zinnia's all summer in every room and it feels like home to me.
I am thankful for family traditions and hope that we're creating some for Cooper that will stay with him always.
This year in addition to zinnia's, I planted gladiolas for the first time. I love them!! I actually bought the bulbs at the dollar store. There is something so odd about the random mix available at any given time at the dollar store. I saw these, and rolled my eyes- I figured they wouldn't grow and it would be a waste of my dollar. But then I noticed one pack that had a single green sprout poking out. I couldn't walk away. I planted them and promptly forgot until a few weeks later they shot out of the ground almost overnight. Jon asked what they were and it never dawned on me that they were the glads until he said- did you plant some sort of bulbs? They are so amazing and look much more complicated than they are. I think they look perfect in the vase that my parents gave me for my 40th- hooray.
I am thankful for trying new things and for small successes!
We went to dinner tonight and got a surprise from Jon- we're taking a cruise!! Cooper is beside himself and honestly, so am I. We are counting the days.
I am thankful for surprises, for my sweet hubby and for cruises that apparently are at the lowest prices in 24 years!!
What are you thankful for?