The original title for this post started out as Finding a way to work around my new normal until I realized that if this is my new normal ( at least for the time being), it makes more sense to work with it rather than around it. . .
I haven’t been blogging regularly because while the tablet the boys bought for me is great for reading e-books, checking my favorite blogs or playing angry birds it is not great for working on as it doesn’t have a separate key board.
I tried to blog on it a few times and I kept getting the wrongs words showing up, or not being able to see what I had written and, worst of all. . . . there. is. NO. SPELL. CHECK. on my tablet!!
Ideally, I want to work on my desk top. My new normal insists that my leg has to be elevated and the fact that my computer is on a pedestal table means I have to sit sideways rather than pull up under the table.
My new normal also insists that I not put the keyboard across my lap as half of that lap has a rather large incision which, since my leg is unevenly numb, means I can’t feel which area to avoid. . .
So. . .
I have spent the last couple of days trying to come up with something that works and I think. . . I hope. . . I have found something that will consistently work. . .
How have things been going over here??? Last week. . . aside from two great outings. . . beyond grumpy.
This week. . . after a visit with the doctor and the realization that it is going to take much longer than I thought to get even close to normal. . . oddly. . . a lot better.
It helped a lot that, when my two sister’s -in law dropped by Sunday evening for a visit, one left behind a small manageable project and the other came by the next day and cleaned both my kitchen and the floors upstairs. . .
One of the biggest issues I’m struggling with at the moment is how little it takes to wear me out.
Tidy the kitchen and load the dishwasher. . . done for the day.
Visit the doctor and decide to go into the grocery store with Henry for a few minutes. . . toast for the next two days. . .
As you can imagine cleaning has fallen even father down my priority list than usual. . .
A bit of a problem when a clean pan or dish is needed for a meal. . .
Today every plate, bowl dish, pot and pan I own is waiting in the sink, discreetly covered with a dish towel ( or three. . .) as I chose instead to have a little fun and took pictures of my sister- in – law Leona’s jewelry instead. . .
I have no regrets. . .
* don’t forget. . . for the best way to check out theses pictures. . .click on the first one. . .
Well. . . I might have a few by dinner time tonight. . .
Although. . . with Henry out of town hunting, maybe it’s a takeout pizza night. . . because that can be eaten on a napkin. . . so. . . no dishes required. . .
Yes indeed. . . tonight is going to be a Panago night.