Thursday, May 26, 2011

I promise I'm still alive.

Well, it's been a few days since I posted, but it's been a busy week already and it's only Thursday.

Ben had his surgery Tuesday (had the diseased part of his colon removed. Sorry if that's TMI.) All went well, and thanks to the marvels of modern medicine, he has felt no pain whatsoever since then. Of course, when they take the epidural cath out today, that may all come crashing down, but the theory is that it's supposed to be much milder. We'll see. He's been up and walking around, working on his computer, and is now allowed clear liquids, which oddly enough include coffee. So my first email this morning was to PLEASE: BRING THE COFFEE when I come. Apparently hospital joe is not quite up to Starbucks standards. Who knew? For $5000 a day, they should brew the good stuff right there in your room.

Anyway, I've been trying to keep somewhat of a gym schedule and still work, visit the patient, and keep the home fires going, which really doesn't require much; Man-squared and Abbie are competent and don't need my help. But somebody has to fret over the hair balls that are floating around the house. Pete is in the shedding-my-winter-undercoat stage, and the dog hair is horrific. As you walk through the house, hairy tumbleweeds roll out of your path and that is not at all an exaggeration. Abbie's been furminating him most days, and it just keeps coming. At this rate, the dog will have lost 5 pounds in hair by next week.

The day before his surgery, here's what Ben was doing:

He had already planted tomatoes, spinach, collards, yellow squash and zucchini, cucumbers, and peppers. Monday he planted beans and if we can find any corn this late, we'll put that in too. Isn't it beautiful?

We've got pots of herbs on the deck. Basil for the tomatoes,

and cilantro for the guacamole.

Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

Gotta make the coffee run now. Have a great Thursday!

Be thankful ~


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