Monday, January 16, 2012

Paean to Peggy

This is my last day of home convalescence.  While I'm still a bit wobbly, it's time to reopen the shop and build up my strength with purpose.  I've been something of a slug these past two weeks, making at least one daily gesture toward exercising which isn't really enough.  My Savior was Peggy, my Physical Therapist who made me cry (in the beginning) with her relentless insistence that I gain flexion in my knee.
The exercise video mailed to me pre-operation didn't have any of these tortuous flexing execises.  Peggy didn't really care if I could stand on my toes:  more important to flex at 105 degrees.

So, thank you Peggy.  Thanks for that ugly/beautiful hot pink mohair jacket you wore that made me smile when I felt like crap.  Thanks for being a lapsed Triathelete.  Thanks for being from a giant family in Minnesota with community values.  Thanks for loving wine maybe more than I do.  Also, thanks for the wine!  Thanks for telling me you're getting married in February, so I can make you a beautiful bouquet, and for all the great stories you told me while shoving my knee just a little further back.

Tomorrow, FLOWERS.  All fresh and beautiful. And for Peggy, I'm guessing pink might be your color.

12 comments:

flowers on my table said...

So glad you are recovering even if you had to go to the torture chamber to get there. Thanks for your visit, glad you enjoyed the images. Love Linda x

An Urban Cottage said...

I think it'll be nice to be out of the house and have your mind entertained by other things. Two weeks is a long time to be stuck at home.

Bow Street Flowers said...

Thanks, Linda!
Steve: Word

flwrjane said...

Here you are again. I didn't want to bother you but I was getting a little anxious!

But you've been with Peggy apparently so all must be well.

Take it easy tomorrow but how fresh it will feel to be captain of your own ship again.

xo Jane

Bow Street Flowers said...

Jane!! Yup. Puttin' on those bossy pants!

helen tilston said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery and welcome back.
You are so kind to your physiotherapist. I know some get a rough go of it. She will get you back to full health

Have a great week

Bow Street Flowers said...

Helen, thanks. Some folks just know how to be tough and lovable at the same time.

webb said...

Glad things are progressing well. Don't do too much tho, you still have plenty of healing to do! Good luck!

Bow Street Flowers said...

Thanks Webb. We'll see how long I last today!

Jen said...

So glad you doing better. I'm sure you will be happy to be back in your store.

Bow Street Flowers said...

Made it til two, Jen. Tomorrow's a new day.

gillian. said...

Awesome post!