Thursday, November 30, 2023
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Monday, November 27, 2023
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this chocolate bar masquerading as a 'breakfast cereal.' I thought I was old enough that nothing could shock me anymore, but I was wrong. This is the pits of depravity - what are we teaching our kids? Do parents really fall for this thinly disguised promotion of junk food for breakfast???
Sunday, November 26, 2023
Saturday, November 25, 2023
Is Cached in my Cerebrum:
Must Cook Christmas Cake!
Friday, November 24, 2023
On autumn mornings
As I throw back the curtains
I see the migrants!
Wood Ducks, and some Buffleheads:
They stop off briefly
To feed and dive in our cove,
A handful each time.
They dive and pop up elsewhere -
I can't capture them!
Thursday, November 23, 2023
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
I'm SO excited! I've graduated from physical therapy, 5 weeks after my knee replacement. No more torture - all my future tabled sessions have been cancelled.
|View from my Walker, Oct 13|
This week, my therapist did a series of strength, balance and stamina tests, and declared that my results showed I no longer needed guided therapy. I balanced on each foot for waaaaay longer than 30 seconds without wavering, until I said, "This is getting boring." My 6-minute walk test across a measured 'course' hit it out of the park, and my flexion is at (an incredible - her words) 128°
I'm so happy! The appointments and commitment were beginning to be a drag, so this has come at the right time for me.
I can't believe it's only been 5 weeks since I was being brought round from anesthesia and said to the nurses, "Today’s my day for woozy-snoozy zizz-zizz zizz zazz zuzz" quoting from Dr. Seuss's I'm not going to get up today.
And then, when my surgeon came in to check on me, I started retching the moment I laid eyes on him - I wonder if he has that effect on all his patients?
I may not be the one who 'dances with wolves', but perhaps I can now be called the one who 'walks with no pain'!
Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Monday, November 20, 2023
Sunday, November 19, 2023
Saturday, November 18, 2023
Friday, November 17, 2023
Thursday, November 16, 2023
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Amazing colors of Sphagnum Moss (or bog moss) in our yard ... in November! What's not to love!
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Monday, November 13, 2023
Sunday, November 12, 2023
The lake looked still, as if something had switched off, and the motor had stopped, on the morning I took this photo. It wasn't ice, but could have been a film of dust or pollen, or perhaps some bacterial decomposition debris had risen to the surface, creating a universe of beautiful swirls in the morning light.
Saturday, November 11, 2023
Friday, November 10, 2023
Pretty? Yes or no? Looks watercolory - well, I guess it is!
Snow certainly transforms the landscape and puts on a beautiful face to start with. But the duration is what kills me.
November's leaf colors lend that painterly look to the whitewash ...
These two trees look pretty Christmassy during our first snowfall of the season (November 9)
Thursday, November 9, 2023
Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
What sort of manufacturer thinks sewing a thick 'plaque' onto the neck of a shirt as their label is a good way to go? It's the quickest way to get it removed and trashed, not remembered, IMO.
Monday, November 6, 2023
Sunday, November 5, 2023
What a glorious day this end of October capture turned out to be for my recuperation. It was awesome being able to sit outside without blankets to keep warm, and barefoot!
I still had some surgically induced bruising to deal with, but being able to get outside was so uplifting.
It's the right weather to grill a steak and mushrooms, but without the red wine.
Saturday, November 4, 2023
Friday, November 3, 2023
Thursday, November 2, 2023
The pines have been very sappy lately - I've spied glittering jewels of gum catching the sun in various places around our yard and the lake. I found this enormous, glistening gumdrop last week. I love the way the facets catch the light
The tops of the pines look very brown this year, and it's because they're LADEN with cones, they're not dying. I wonder if whatever environmental trigger initiated this huge production of cones might also have caused extra gum flowing and oozing?