Saturday, May 09, 2009

saturday morning


I woke up at my usual 4:30 a.m. this morning. I tried to go back to sleep but the light was coming through my eyelids and I couldn't make it happen. The curtains were closed so that probably isn't possible but I had to get up. I had a half a piece of toast and a soft boiled egg. It was quite a feast.

I tried to remember the morning of my surgery. This has been like giving birth...I feel connected to the people who cared for me when I was so vulnerable and parts of it have disappeared in some kind of haze. This is what was interesting: I registered after waiting in a long line, I waited, I was escorted to a room where the essentials were taken care of, I walked to the pre-surgery area, I was wheeled into a large bright and cold room with a lot of very young looking people. I woke up five hours later. There's a big gap in the middle.

It was raining very hard when we went to bed last night but we woke to a bright clear morning. It's windy and cold, though, for mid-May. Regis says 40 degrees. Betty and I are going to take a walk at the Arboretum today. She suggested Seven Mile Creek but that's hilly and Gustavus is flat. There you go.

I have to clean this morning so I'm sitting here until 8:00, then I'm going to devote 2 hours to cleaning. I set the timer. There are so many other things I would prefer to be doing.

We had a nice evening last night. We went to the two stores I dislike the most: Menards and Home Depot although Regis wasn't interested in looking at nuts and bolts or electrical things. We looked at barbecue stuff, bought a little smoking attachment for our grill, and a pan for searing vegetables. We came back to SP and had dinner at Whiskey River. We have weird ordering habits now that I can eat so little.

When we came home, we watched Mama Mia. I didn't think I would like it at first because sometimes the music gets in the way of the story for me and frankly some of Abba's songs are a little sappy. But I loved it. Everytime I thought I thought oh no another song, they would do something silly and make me laugh. It was the right combination of funny and touching. I recommend it.

Have to make a grocery list in the next fifteen minutes.

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