Life isn't just a bowl full of cherries, but it was cherries we were after when we made a trip down to the Carpinito Brother's produce stand in Kent on Wednesday morning.
Oh, those Eastern Washington cherries are so luscious! And we couldn't resist other fresh produce either: more local strawberries, beets and beet greens, and Bibb lettuce. I'm not sure if the little melon is Washington grown - it might be from California. June is early for melons here.
I am eating the cherries like candy. I had strawberries on my cereal this morning. I will fix beets and beet greens for dinner, and our green salad will use some of the bibb lettuce. Yum.
After we got back from produce shopping I found a bunch of e-mails from my medical team. Those kept me busy for a couple of hours. After a few inquiries and some phone calls and lots of going over the "surgery instructions", I think I have just about everything on the calendar: lab tests and EKG, MRSA nasal swab, pre-surgical physical with my primary care doc, phone appointment with a neurosurgery nurse to go over all of these instructions, days marked to stop all vitamins and OTC pain meds, in person appointment with my surgeon, the surgery (July 14th), and the post- op appointment in August. I will be notified about my COVID-19 test time and place just before the surgery.
It was a bit overwhelming at first, since there was a short time line to get all the appointments sequenced, but everything worked out and it all begins next Monday.
So now I keep on keeping on. Life is good here on the Reeder half acre. I'm working on keeping it all in perspective.
Like that bowl of cherries, the pits are smaller than the sweet parts.