Monday, November 15, 2010

The Big Day

My Big Day is Wednesday, the 17th. I am scheduled to have a complete knee replacement surgery on my right knee. The date sure came up fast. Am I ready for it? Not really, but I have been putting it off long enough.
Sandy and DB will be here the same day, flying in from Amsterdam. I'm fortunate to have someone to wait on me for a couple of weeks. Mandy and John will be coming here for the Thanksgiving weekend. Can't wait to see them all.
I'm looking forward to a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. John will cook the turkey and Sandy and Mandy will do the side dishes. Sounds great to me. I just hope I will be able to get around o.k. Of course I have to walk 100 feet in the hospital before they will let me come home. Otherwise I will have to go to a rehab. You know I will try very hard to be able to come home.
Mandy came down this past weekend and helped me get the spare bedroom a little more organized. She's good at that. I'm not. It was great seeing her. On Saturday we went to the Jantz Cafe for lunch and Nagame's for dinner. It was a very nice visit and I really appreciate her help.
What I am really looking forward to after the surgery, is being able to walk around the MH park like so many others do. That would be just wonderful.

The above picture shows my silhouettes that my niece hung up for me above my desk. My favorite is the colorful orange one, although I really like the ones with the dried California flowers in them. On the back of the orange one is written, "She can have it when I'm gone." Evidently someone else treasured it before me. I was lucky enough to find it at the Modesto Mall years ago when they had antique dealers there on special occasions.
The silhouettes are from the 1920s and 1930s. They were sold in the dime store. Now you find them in the antique shops, like so many other cheap things you remember from the past, but are no longer cheap.