Monday, January 2, 2012
Done with Christmas...and color!
This year, however, I had surgery to repair a torn labrum (cartilage) in my hip joint on December 22nd. And I am on crutches for at least 2 weeks. Which I really believed all along would only be a couple of days. So, by the day after Christmas, I tried ditching the crutches and resuming my usual activities. (The Colonel said not to do it, but how can he stop me when he is in another state?) And then I found out that I am still very weak and that my hip has a long way to go yet to be healed. (The Colonel said the words to me: "Be patient.")
So, this year, I am taking down Christmas each day, a little at a time, and relocating it to the breakfast room table until I can get someone to pull down the boxes and buckets and baskets and keepers for me. I am not accustomed to well, being patient. So, it's going to be a long couple of weeks, I 'spose.
I am dreaming not of a white Christmas, but a white January...monochromatic is the vision dancing around in my head !
In the meantime, however, I did discover that I could sit on the floor in the kitchen and paint the island. HA! I bet if I think really hard, I could find some other things I can do while sitting and scooting. (Just don't tell the Colonel!)