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Monday Missive

I took a much needed day off yesterday. I managed to get my exercises in, but the cold and rainy weather is wreaking havoc on my knees. I decided self-care was just what the doctor ordered. I cooked chili Friday to get us through this latest cold snap and I was so glad I did.

  • Thursday I am flying back to Florida for a week to attend the baby shower for our soon-to-be grandson. It will be nice to have some warmer temperatures although their temperatures have been cooler than normal, too.
  • When I get back I plan to schedule my knee replacement surgery. There is a 2-3 month lead time for the schedule and this way I can plan it so as not to interfere with the baby’s arrival.
  • I took a few photos yesterday. The early bloom and the recent cold snap are not a good combination for plants. Local nurseries are moving plants into the greenhouses to protect them. I really hope the apple orchards are not affected. This can be a tenuous time for them.
  • Friday I made an appointment to get my hair cut without realizing there would be a St. Patrick’s parade. I had to cancel my appointment because there was absolutely no parking to be found. Dang!
  • Today will be filled running errands in preparation for my trip and getting the last of the Easter basket goodies for my two youngest grandchildren. I also need to look at the baby registry and get our gift ordered. Much to do!

This is beginning to feel a lot like one of Linda’s “What Day is it Anyway” posts she ran during the pandemic.

Here’s wishing you all a good week. Enjoy the flowers!

 

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27 thoughts on “Monday Missive”

  1. You are going to be busy, busy — well, you are right now! Thank you for sharing the lovely photos, Maggie — we’re nowhere near seeing beautiful blooms, so I’ll enjoy yours! 😘

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  2. It’s definitely a chilly start to spring and the cold hasn’t been favorable for many early flowering Asian species. I was glad to see the cherries and magnolias in flower when we first returned! Sounds like you have a busy and fun time ahead. Enjoy.

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    1. It is an unusual spring, Lisa. I saw you were visiting the Biltmore. I hope to make a trip to see the flowers when we return.

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  3. We had a cold snap yesterday also. My knees let me know about it also. I am a long way from knee replacement, just “mild” arthritis.(Who made the definition of mild anyway?)

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  4. A busy time indeed. My wife is being ‘considered’ for knee replacement surgery following a recent MRI scan. Under our NHS there is a long waiting list at the moment. So as long as she can still walk around okay and manage the pain, they will probably delay it.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Our house is built on cement slab. Wearing shoes in the house really cushions the force on my knee. I also have a brace and I go to physical therapy to strengthen the leg muscles in the event of surgery. I hope she takes good care of herself in the interim.

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  5. I hope Florida is a bit easier on your knees Maggie. My ankles tend to get cranky in the cold. Fun to look ahead to Thursday, even with a busy week lead up 🙂

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  6. Can’t ever go wrong with chili when you need a lift, but when it’s cold and rainy makes it even better.

    By the way, , there another suburb of Rochester, NY named Chili, pronounced ‘chi li’, yup, 2 long i’s.

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