Sunday, April 17, 2011

Gaining Ground

I am four weeks post-hysterectomy now. Wow. In some ways it feels like forever ago then I turn around and think, "where did the last month go?" I am feeling better every few days, gaining more energy, and I am able to do a bit more each week than I did during the last week. I still struggle a bit with weariness every afternoon, and my tummy is still sore. I hope this passes soon! The sun has been shining for us for a few days and I am ready to get out there and plant some flowers! Speaking of which...

 ...look what grew in our flower beds!
We get daffodils every spring, and that is exactly my point...SPRING!  We have had so much snow and rain since my surgery that it was easy to lay around under a quilt and sleep. Now I am ready for warmer days and a healthier body!

This past week was spring break for my men. It was so nice to have Dee around every day to help me and take care of me. He spoils me and I love him! He and Richard had a lot of well deserved down time. They also got the yard mowed twice and did a lot of weeding and clean-up that I would normally do. (spoiled!)
Richard has had a gift card for the Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City for awhile so I insisted one day that he and his Dad get out of the house and go have some fun. These are the picture mail I got on my phone from them about an hour later...

In case you are wondering, there are no little green men on Mars, just big Loose ones! They enjoyed the exhibits and saw a movie in the planetarium dome about black holes. It was shown in 3-D, 360 degrees in the round. Dee got a bit nauseous. I guess he wouldn't make a good astronaut. But then, if you went through a black hole you feel a bit queasy too!

Finally, with melting snow comes mud in the yard. Leave it to "my youngest" to find the mud and try to bring it inside! He did NOT enjoy his foot bath nor the whole body bath he got an hour later when he went right back out and rolled in the mud!! He never learns!

Happy Spring everyone!!
Stay out of the mud!


Sarah Faria said...

Yay for Spring!!! I love the Clark planetarium. Michael and I went there on our first date!

Anonymous said...

Oh man, I'm so jealous of your daffodils. Every Spring I say to Jim, "when Fall comes we MUST plant some bulbs so we can have daffodils and tulips next Spring" and then when Fall comes I do nothing! At least my neighbors have Springtime flowers that I can enjoy when I go walking in the mornings. Cute pictures of your boys, including Sam, just not the mud part. I'm glad you're beginning to feel better and I hope your Spring is just around the corner.

URFAVE5 said...

So glad you are feeling better and that your getting your spring weather. I hope that we keep our 80 and 90 degree temps awhile longer and get to have a some spring and not just jump to summer.
It looks like your boys enjoyed their spring break. Keep feeling better!