With a hodge podge of topics, I didn't know what to call this post, so you just get "Tuesday".
Getting up is slow these days, and painful, but I did get my limited exercise routine done in time for our 9:30 Zoom meet up with our breakfast group. Our almost 93 year old friend DeDe was able to get all of her technology working and join us. That was fun.
After that it was time to do my one scheduled job for today - defrost and clean the old freezer that lives in the garage. While it was melting, I got an eight mile work out on my stationary bike. It's getting warm today so I needed to get that in early.
I was interrupted on my freezer job by a phone call. Things are moving fast now, and that call was to schedule spinal surgery for July 14th. That was faster than I expected, but I'm glad. It gets harder every day to manage pain and loss of mobility and other complications. The same surgeon who did my last surgery will do this one and I am comfortable in knowing what to expect.
Then I had to wait on hold for the longest time to schedule my pre-op appointment. In the mean time Tom came to my rescue and mostly finished the freezer job.
We had lunch on the patio, a summer treat. It is a calm, sunny day, just perfect for reading the paper while I dine al fresco.
After lunch Betsy Brown Cat came to see me. She doesn't settle much but does love attention.
It's now 84 degrees, hot in the sun, so I'll save wandering in the garden until this evening. But I did want to show you that the stinky flowers are blooming. The Voodoo Lily is loaded with blooms and attracting flies. It's amazing how something so beautiful can smell so awful.
With surgery scheduled for July 14th, I will need to be in quarantine for seven days before, so that will limit our activities even more. We are scheduled to spend three days at the Whidbey cabin, and I think we can still do that. We have to cancel our Open Garden which was booked for the July 18th, since I will still be in recovery, so I will just have to continue to share our garden via photos.
It's now 3:00, time to settle someplace comfortable and read.