Monday, October 21, 2013

Back to the seasonal To Do list...

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.

14 comments:

Terra said...

I am glad your recovery is going well and you even got out in the yard a bit. Keep looking for that pop of red in some leaves.

Melissa said...

So glad that surgery went well and you were able to recover properly and not worry over things. Your house certainly is in the "forest", how quiet for you and hubby. I've been watching the "Heartland" cooking show also: so far, so good. We're originally from the Midwest, living in eastern PA for now, so that show brings back memories. Always looking forward to your "news"....wow, too many "quotes" in this post!

Mrs.Rabe said...

I am so happy to hear how well you are doing! Praise the Lord!

Autumn was coming on early here in late August now, it seems to be crawling! We hope we get some good color (there is some!) before we get a frost! My Red Sunset Maples in the front yard are still mostly green.

Rest well!

Deanna

Storybook Woods said...

I am so glad things went well and you are feeling better. It is so nice to be able to putter around ones own home!!! Clarice

Vee said...

Thank you for updating on your status! Very glad that this procedure is behind you and that you are recuperating well. Don't overdo.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

How wonderful to hear how well you are doing, Brenda! Now do go back and rest quietly! Do you ever get books on tape from the library? I think they are great! You can rest your eyes and just listen.........

Betty Sneeringer said...

I am glad you got through the surgery and are doing well. Yard work is never done but what a blessing to have a nice yard. I have a hard time staying in the house. Take care of yourself.

Betty

Nana said...

Hi Brenda; So glad your surgery went well and you are getting back on your feet! There is always something to do around the house or in the yard. But what a good feeling to have some things done. Have a great day! Love and Hugs, Nana

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

So happy your surgery went well and sounds like recovery is going well also!

We're going to have our first freeze warning Friday! I'm so glad I got my fall veggies in the ground a few weeks ago.

suzanne, october lover said...

so glad you are back and the surgery went well! love the shot of your back yard. i see a huge yellow tree looming in the background. down here in coastal sc, i would love some color. will have to live vicariously thru your posts, ms. brenda.

Anonymous said...

So thankful your surgery went well and you are recovering nicely! Loved the photo of the back of your house with the trees beginning their Fall colors. We've had fog and low clouds with no sun for three or fours days now, but the Fall leaves help to add some color! Glad you were able to get outside for at least a little bit. Take it easy and cozy up with Miss Victoria!
Blessings,
Laura C. From WA

Carol said...

So thankful you are recovering well. (In Md)

Ann said...

Sounds like you are doing very well ... what a blessing that is. Take time to recover fully and enjoy.

Anonymous said...

So glad your surgery went well and you are "back in the saddle". Great that you were able to get out and get some things done in the yard. Love the picture of your home and beautiful yard. Blessings of health and strength for you. Sharon D.