After such a long absence it’s hard to know where to start up again . . .
First and foremost, of course, is The Cowboy’ progress . . . it has been very slow. We are both surprised that it has taken this long for him to turn that corner but I think we can honestly say that he is improving. He’s not as fatigued as he was, still enjoying his afternoon nap and sometimes an early evening rest but for the most part he is up more than he is down. Mentally too, spirits are good and his sense of humor . . . well, he still laughs harder at his own jokes than the rest of us do. So I guess it’s safe to say that some things are back to normal.
It’s only been about this last week that his appetite started coming back. I’m happy to report that he has been eating much better. Almost full meals . . . in fact the last couple of days he has actually been doing some of the cooking. Yesterday, for brunch he fixed us a wonderful omelet and tonight he took over the kitchen again and treated us to a delicious stir-fry. Bean sprouts have been a favorite of his lately. Not much nutrition but they are easy for him to chew and swallow.
His throat is still very tender and he’s careful to chew everything well. He continues to take pain medication and is still making sure he drinks his protein drinks. His voice is still barely more than a whisper, some days stronger than others.
He’s not running any marathons yet but he’s slowly gaining back his strength. We stroll through the park a couple of times a day and we’ve had a few outings recently where we’ve been away from home for longer periods altho’ we’re still careful in avoiding large crowds.
There are no words to express how great it feels for us to be back among our families and friends. We’ve seen our wonderful kids, brothers, sisters but only a couple of nieces and nephews so we’ll make up for that real soon. Friends are keeping their visits short so as not to tire out The Cowboy. Everyone has been so considerate usually calling ahead to make arrangements for a good time to visit.
It also feels awesome to be welcomed back into our seasonal park with our summer friends and neighbours. Such a great community feeling!
Trillium Court Trailer Park, Port Rowan, Ontario.
Ontario chose the white trillium as its provincial flower in 1937. This white flower grows in the forest in the springtime.
It is called the trillium because it has three petals & three leaves. The “tri-“ part of trillium means three.
Last year we were parked in a temporary pull thru site waiting for a permanent site to open up. At the end of the season one became available. Even tho’ it’s a small lot we decided it was better than where we were so we convinced ourselves we could make it work for us. And so were our friends that came out to help us get it cleaned up and in shape for us.
We trimmed and pruned a lot of the overgrown bushes and trees, transplanted a few of the neglected perennials and took down a partial latticed fence which opened up the space quite a bit.
There’s lots more news but it’s too much for one post so we’ll close here for tonight. A couple of things I’ve read about blogging is that you should never apologize for not posting and to try and keep the posts around 500 words. . . I’m now at 656.
Hope all is well out there in Blog land. I’ve been trying to catch up on following everyone else’s posts but I still have a ways to go.
Take Care Everyone and God Bless All of You!