Archive for August, 2019


Sunday, August 11th, 2019

Storm rolling in this week

115 was my happy number this week at physical therapy…a little more bend in the knee than the week before – progress!

The consular chief from Santiago was in town this week, and came for coffee Monday morning. I’m glad our apartment is downtown, so I can still meet people face-to-face to talk.

Friday my sweet friend Tammy came for a glass of wine after work – she is always a tonic and makes me laugh! And she brought me a lovely ristra from a recent trip to New Mexico (and piñon coffee for John!). I also had a nice phone chat with Joan in San Antonio – always fun to catch up!

I started binging on “Orange is the New Black” this week – I had started it a couple of years ago, but fizzled out with it. I’m enjoying it so far. I watched several episodes yesterday while John was playing board games with our friend Marcus, who we first met in Pakistan.

John and I went old school this week, and watched “All the President’s Men” (he’s been reading a lot about the 1972 election) and “Blood Simple” – classics!

Back in the Saddle

Sunday, August 4th, 2019

I was pleased with therapy this week, and was able to make full revolutions on the bike, albeit with the seat up high! I’ve moved my “office” from the bed to the dining table, so I’m sitting up most of the day. An evaluation in therapy last week measured me bending to 106 degrees – I want to get to at least 120 (normal is 150). Little by little.

My old boss Pete came over for lunch on Thursday – it was great to see him. The rest of the week was busy with work – I’m so lucky to be able to work from home.

My talented mother-in-law took one of my Alaska photos and turned it into artwork for a note card! Neat!

By Ginger!