Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Self-indulgence

I've been home from the hospital since Saturday.  Except for annoying pain and the frustrating slow pace of dressing and moving around, I'm having a lot of fun.

Ever trying to focus and organize my days at the shop, I've now dropped all pretense of avoiding distractions and I've let 'the segue' take over my days. 

Coffee with Cardomen seeds and foamy half & half begin my day while I email, read blogs, fantasize about owning donkeys and where I'll keep them,  felting, pain med tracking, painting bad pictures on my Drawing Pad App, searching for adorable animal photos, eating buttery toast and Brown Cow Maple flavored Greek Yogurt.

I do a few exercises, apply an ice pack and start over again.  There are rituals at the beginning and at the end of my day, and I have PT visits to endure, but the rest of the day is mine and right now, I have no ambition beyond following my whims.

I've mentioned some changes at Bow Street for 2013 and I'm sending out a Newsletter later this week describing what they will be!  If you're not signed up, I'll be blogging about them too.


Meanwhile, back at the Ranch.

12 comments:

webb said...

Glad you are doing well. Sounds like you are doing everything right. The hardest part is the waiting to be "normal" again, so keep lots of those little projects handy. Good luck.

An Urban Cottage said...

It almost sounds wonderful.

Tell us more about this coffee with cardamom seed.

Amelia said...

Sounds like you are more than making the best of it. Hope you are healing quickly, certainly sounds like you're feeling pretty good. Enjoy!

flwrjane said...

Well you sounded like yourself last night, all happy and no pain moaning.

And your days do sound wonderful, PT aside.

The last time I had surgery,on my foot, I lazed around foot up,half a percoset every 4 hours and friends dropping by with meals and stories.

It was a pretty good time.

Enjoy every moment you can.

xo jane

Alicia said...

oh! I am happy to know you are ok. Enjoy!

flowers on my table said...

Oh dear me Shelley, you have been in the wars. I do hope you will feel better soon. The coffees sound good! Much love to you, Linda xx

Jen said...

What about trashy novels and dvd's? I'm happy to make recommendations. :)

I feel for you--pt is touch. Keep indulging, don't push.

I look forward to hearing the Bow Street news.

xo Jen

Bow Street Flowers said...

Thanks, everyone for your good wishes.

Jen: yep, watching DVDs and live streaming on my IPAD. I can never see enough of All Creatures Great and Small! Also reading Wallendar, World of Interiors, Dog Star in bits (I'm terrified of what's coming up on the next page)! And God help me, I'm watching Ellen in the afternoon.

Kate said...

Sounds pretty nice! Ellen is my afternoon guilty pleasure too..... Poor Maisie!

Hena Tayeb said...

Hope you get better soon

The Monkey Flower Group said...

Glad to hear you're enjoying your recovering as much as possible! Wishing you a speedy recovery. : ) xxoo, Jaime

rachel said...

I'm struggling to find the self-indulgence in this post - shouldn't you be doing even more nice relaxing convalescent things, just as you know you should? I'm sure the doctor would approve.....