Sunday, January 20, 2013


This is the wall I hit yesterday morning when I got up early to go to the Flower Market.

You can move around the wall, but it rebuilds in moments.  You can ignore the obvious, but at some point you have to cry "Uncle".

I made it through a wedding appointment then drove home and slept all afternoon.  I slept all night and well into this morning.  I left the shop in good hands.  Thanks Marisa.

Lessons?  Abandon the Protestant Work Ethic post-surgery, don't be in a big hurry to get off of pain meds, (there aren't any more stars going into our crowns for suffering) , and rely on others where ever possible.  And every time your partner asks you if you need anything, say yes. Hot lemon water? Yes. Ice pack? Yes.  Warm socks?  Yes. Something special for dinner?  Yes.  Extra blanket? Yes.

This day and tomorrow for recharge. Thanks, Dr. King.  I'll be celebrating on the couch watching the Inauguration, waiting for snow.


rachel said...

Lesson learned, by the sound of it! Sensible of you to be looking after yourself, and letting other people help. Take care. x

Jen said...

Good lessons, all. And if you need another day, please take it.

webb said...

What you really need is two more weeks off of half days only. Take care.

flwrjane said...

Oh Shelly, even tho the Patriots are kicking the Ravens butts as I write this my heart is with you.

Stay home. Care for yourself and yes let others help as much as possible.

We worry. We love you.

Go Ravens.

xo Jane

marlowe said...

Wishing you a month in a southern climate (home???)!!!!

sarah abiya said...

poor baby!
I am happy you are taking care of yourself and listening to your body!!!
Hugs and warmth to you!!!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Oh no. Hope you've taken rest seriously and are feeling better.