Monday, June 18, 2012
It's a Date
Bob is here and it appears he may be here for a few days this time. Niko is back in Cali, Bailey back to St Francis awaiting leaving for the ARMY. Some different sets of friends will come and visit in the next 6 weeks, I am trying to get familiar with everything in the area so we can keep everyone entertained. My local friend CC has been away for a bit on a vacation, anxiously awaiting her arrival back at home as she is my only friend I have here and she is truly a great find.
Went fishing since Bob has been home and enjoyed the peace and serenity of Stella Lake. Took some great pics of lily pads, a beaver hut and downed trees. Looking forward to a hike around Shannon Lake, hopefully this week too. We hiked there in March when we had that weird warm spell when it was in the 70's and 80's. I can't wait to see how the shrubbery has changed. I won't need a cane this time either. My $10 bike I found at a rummage has been put to good use. Bob thinks I am still "a gimp", but I think I am fine. It has been one year this month for the first knee replacement and 9 months for the other. Ironically the 2nd replacement is feeling and doing betther than the first. When we went fishing the other day in our little boat, I was stepping on an anchor, poles, a net and other things and he became impatient and said "when are you going to be healthy?". This frustrates me. I am healthy. Uneven ground is really difficult for people with new knees. Ugh. Anyways, the new bike is perfect rehab. I enjoy that much more than the stationery bike (so does Maggie as she usually gets to come along in the front basket).
Hopefully someone I know that lives in North Hollywood won't open his mouth and get me in trouble, but....another someone I know that is staying with my parents in St Francis went on a date tonight to a Brewers game. She is so cute. Took a pic of her outfit and asked my opinion. Poor girl, I hear it's in the high 90's there! Good thing she is young, and cute with porcelain skin. I would be sweating like a stuffed pig right about now and looking like a drowned rat. Well I hope the date turns out as she wishes. I heard stories about this particular young man and it sounds like a good match, at least for a date.
A GFPD friend of mine made my week by sending me a care package in the mail, made up of various items I love. Thoughtfulness goes along way. I think I am going to pay it forward. I was pretty good about that in the past, but have dropped the ball in my pity party for Angie lately. And another GFPD friend sent me some really cool items for Bailey for an Army scrapbook.
Trying to talk my mom into coming to my house in the late summer, early fall. She has to get HER knee replaced (had one done years ago and has been putting off the 2nd one as she hated the recovery). She would love it here. My parents have yet to visit :( They say the drive is too long, but they jump in the car and drive to Shawano for a fish fry! My dad isn't really a "stay overnight guest" kind of person, but I hope I can talk my mom into staying for awhile after her knee replacement. Not many things in ER, but there is a physical therapy place 3 miles from my house, which our (we have the same orthopedic doctor) knee doc has already told me he could send anyone to this facility including me. (Funny story, my knee doc lives right outside of Rhinelander Thursday - Sunday and in Milwaukee area Monday thru Wednesday. I had my knees done in Milwaukee, way before I knew I would be living up here, AND he goes to my same church. Talk about small world! He does not practice medicine up here, just lives up here).
Very proud of a certain someone that lives on the West Coast for acknowleding his step dad for father's day. For all the drama and I don't care attitude he puts out there, I see he still has a big heart.
Sweating my bee jeezers off, going to hit a cold bath (no air conditioner up here in da' nort).
xxoo and miss all my family and friends. still.