|Working in my back yard this morning.|
The surgery went well and I had three days to recover. Having gone through it twice before, I knew Monday morning would find me well enough for life to (almost) return to normal. A very good thing, too, since freeze warnings are in the immediate forecast and I had to return a few garden decorations to the relative warmth of the garage before then.
How thankful I was that I had accomplished a little here and a little there already. It only took about an hour to do what was immediately necessary. There is always more to do but nothing essential.
I spent Friday mostly snoozing and recovering, Saturday watching cooking and crafting shows on TV, and by Sunday I was able to read a little. I wanted to take some pictures outside but it had been wet and chilly... not good when one has gone through any kind of medical procedure.
But today there was a brief amount of time just after the sun rose above the horizon where I could put on a jacket, grab the camera, and take some photos of autumn. While the trees are far from the Beauty they normally show in October (that late season heat wave and drought created more brown than red leaves), they are still quite lovely to look at.
Sometimes in years like this there have been one or two days when some red pops in the leaves before they fall. I'll keep the camera handy just in case I can catch a glimpse of last minute pretty colors. Otherwise it is... good enough.
Now I must return to my sofa and pillow for a little more recovery time. I can rest assured that the immediate outside chores are done, the dishes are all washed and drying, and supper preparations are still hours away.