I really couldn't tell you if I have a short memory or just a ridiculously optimistic outlook. I had this same surgery three years ago and it knocked me out of work for a full week. But somehow I was sure this time would be different, maybe simply because it's the second time around. It couldn't possibly be as bad as the first time, could it? Fortunately, our friends and family have been really helpful, watching the kiddo, bringing meals, sending flowers. I'm so grateful. And I'm hoping that the swelling and bruising will be gone by Halloween, at least. I really wasn't planning to wear a costume.
But just to give you something to look at, this photo frame is something I've always wanted to try making. It's an inexpensive unfinished wood frame from Ikea that I painted and then glued puzzle pieces onto, mostly to see what it would look like. We mailed it to my in-laws with the potholders. Not that we damaged any photo frames while we were visiting and needed to replace them, mind you.
Ok, back to my perch on the sofa for a while. The agenda includes more napping, catching up on old New Yorker issues, a little knitting, and generally being a lump. I hope to be back soon with a little more energy.