This week has had me busy doing all kinds of last minute chores and preparations around the house before I go in for surgery. Yes, surgery! By the time some of you read this, I will be under the knife getting a whole bunch of metal pins, wires and screws out of my knee. This is the second part of a long process I have been dealing with since last summer. Needless to say, I am actually looking forward to this surgery and being able to eventually (hopefully) get some type of normal back. After my first surgery I was actually in an immobilizer for 2 MONTHS, and couldn't drive for 4 months. It was awful, and very isolating. After many months of physical therapy I was doing pretty well when my hardware started working its way out and became obvious that it needed to be removed in order for me to progress. The shrapnel in there was never designed to be permanent, so I knew this was coming. Just hoping that recovery isn't as long this time since it should mainly involve muscle and tissue healing and not bone. In short, the past year has been.... challenging. Also the reason why my garden didn't really happen for me last summer!
Anyway... in prepping for my surgery I've spent most of the week doing things that are going to get very neglected in the coming weeks - cleaning the house, cleaning aquariums, laundry, prepping freezer meals, grocery shopping, etc. I won't be able to go upstairs after surgery, so I had to make sure the kids cleaned their room, bathrooms, etc. I shudder to think what it will look like up there next time I am able to climb stairs! As for grocery shopping, hubby is perfectly capable and willing to do it, but I am such a bargain and sale/coupon shopper that I know he would spend more than I would so it's easier for me to just do it.
I have been working on refreshing my sourdough starter over the past month. I was having some issues with the dough rising for a couple of weeks but I think I just needed to be patient while it revived, because last night, this happened! Finally!
Crummy cold and rainy weather has had me doing lots of "one-dish comfort meals". I'm hoping the boys paid attention so they can assume some of the cooking while I am down and out!
I will try and check in as soon as my painkillers wear off... I definitely don't want to blog while medicated, who knows what I might write?!