First, some housekeeping: I’ve been having trouble getting to everyone’s blogs lately because I stopped being able to comment on some of them on my iPad. I finally figured out a work-around today (open the blog in Google, not Bloglovin or Safari), so I’ve mostly caught up. However, for some of you I didn’t go back & comment on posts that I’d already read. I’ll catch you next time!
Dr. M’s surgeon does recommend surgery - fusion from L4 to S1 to deal with the ruptured disks, etc. But for insurance reasons he will have to go through physical therapy first. We’re hopeful that the PT will at least strengthen his muscles so that his recovery from surgery is quicker – but it’s not going to be a lot of fun.
Now, on to the pictures, which are mostly of food and flowers – the two staples of life around here.
Sunday, April 21st – Easter Sunday
We had a fabulous service at church, with a lot of good music. But before I got there I made myself a fancy breakfast. I’ve become obsessed with the concept of savory oatmeal, and found this recipe online that used a fried egg, avocado slices and cherry tomatoes – all of which I happened to have to hand. Mine is on the left & the picture from the recipe is on the right. I forgot the parmesan cheese, but it was really good! I sort of had to suspend the idea that it was oatmeal, but once I did that I was good to go.
Front yard flowers (or potential flowers, in the case of the wildflower bed).
Monday, April 22nd
The only picture we took today was the tree in the back yard (I’m getting ready to post a video of the transition from leafless to leaf-full).
Tuesday, April 23rd
Today was unexpectedly my last day at work! I had finished training my replacement so she kicked me to the curb. I did NOT argue – ha! Before I left I went to the post office and parked under my favorite tree for a bit. I probably won’t be in that part of town again any time soon.
I took my last furniture picture.
My coworkers gave me a beautiful purse made by the same company that supplies some of the leather for our furniture. And on the way home I got myself some celebratory cake (this is a tiny little cake – which is good because I ate most of it myself).
And even though I already have too many pictures in this post I had to share this one. I went to book club and took a photo of this bench when I left – Benchamin Franklin – ha!
Wednesday, April 24h
Our Knockout Rose is going to be amazing soon!
Thursday, April 25th
Today we went to Dr. M’s dad’s house, where I ate a treasured food from my childhood: Bologna & cheese with Duke’s mayonnaise. Yum!
His azalea is winding down.
That evening I FINALLY finished crocheting this project – it has only taken me three months. I had to block it slightly (that’s two panels there & one was slightly shorter than the other one because of a difference in crochet tension). I’ve assembled it, but you’ll have to wait until next week to see what it is.
Friday, April 26th
A blue bunting on the feeder! So gorgeous!
More food – I put dill pickle flavored potato chips on my tuna salad. YUM!
Saturday, April 27th
More flowers around the house – it’s such a lovely time of year.
It was Sue’s birthday so I took her present to her. I got her a necklace from my friend Becci at Feryl Designs (she has a sale going on for the next couple of days – check it out!). It was pretty wild that it matched Sue’s outfit so well!
I start my new job tomorrow. I’ve packed my lunch and picked out what I’m going to wear. I’m not as nervous as I thought I would be – hope that bodes well! It’s a REALLY busy time for my position so I’m sure I’ll have to jump in with both feet. I’ll tell you all about it next week!