The little mini Tete-a-tete Daffodils are beginning to bloom in our garden. The buds on the big ones are swelling. I found a few struggling crocus.
Leaf buds are opening on the barberry, and the white flower racemes are emerging in the native Indian Plum.
I emerged too! I joined our Friday morning breakfast group for the first time in months! It was wonderful to be able to be with old friends and visit and share stories and eat a breakfast someone else cooked that was not in a hospital!
I spent the rest of my morning visiting with son Jake. He has now moved on to stay with a friend before returning to his San Juan Island home tomorrow. He and Tom attended the Sounders match together last night, while I joined them by watching it on TV.
I have been learning how to do less and less. I did get our taxes done on Wednesday, with the help of TurboTax, and some assistance from Tom, who usually just leaves it to me. I felt I needed back up for the slight brain fog I sometimes still feel while recovering from the experiences of last week.
In further conversation with my cardiac team I have learned that recovery from the TAVR procedure might take 3 to 6 months, and recovery from pericarditis might take 3 months, so learning to do less is important. Some days are better than others, but I take my walking stick with me when I go out because I can still get wobbly and light headed. With stick in hand, "Weebles wobble but they don't fall down". :-)
It's still cold here but tomorrow the clouds will move in and bring warmer rain by Sunday.My poor hellebore and primroses should perk up. The ice will melt.
I'll miss the blue sky, but variety is good. Spring will continue to emerge.