Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Welcome Back!

It seems like forever since I fretted over a blog post - my brain and my knee are well rested.  Yesterday I had my first meeting with my physical therapist and with a 'little' work I should be almost as good as new.

Since I had to have the surgery I have decided this was probably the best time to get it done.  Who on earth wants to be out working in 103F weather?  NO ONE.  Many thanks to everyone who does get out and work in this heat on these hottest days of the year. 

I have ventured out into the garden a few times, checking to see that everything is getting watered (I'll worry about the weeding another time).  It is so hot in Fort Worth even our lizards are looking for new ways to stay cool. 

His/her name is Rodney - I call all the lizards around here Rodney -
that's about as affectionate as I can get with a lizard.

They keep popping up in the most unusual places - on top of a 'frog' garden hose stake (these stakes really do keep the hose away from my plants), under the birdbath, in and on top of a birdhouse on our patio (I'm pretty sure one of them lives in there), and a few other places. 

I know they are here - still I scream when one surprises me.  That's all I can do these days - I have been forbidden by my doctor from running or jumping.  That's o.k., I am happy to be on the mend.

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6 comments:

marigold jam said...

Glad you are recovering well. Hope you will be able to run and jump very soon and that your temperatures will cool a bit - would you like some of our weather as it's cool and showery here and not at all as it should be for summer. 103 degrees - what is that? It's only about 65 here!!

Jenny Short said...

Glad you're on the mend and back in the garden. Rodney looks like a horned frog! xo Jenny

Robin Larkspur said...

I was hoping you would be posting soon! Good news about the surgery and your recovery. PT is hard to go through sometimes, but is so necessary. It has been horribly hot up here too, but we have had a reprieve for a couple of days. Only 78 yesterday, and a chilly 55 this morning. Love it.
Not crazy about lizards and other reptilian denizens of the gardens. Cute photo, though. Love your header, too! Hugs to you, get better quick!!!

Denise :) said...

Glad to hear the recuperation is going well! Take it easy and enjoy the quiet time! :)

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

PT is very important for getting mobility back, but not so much fun to do. Thanks for visiting too. Glad you posted and updated on your knee (well, the lizard was interesting too).
Joy

TexWisGirl said...

yay! glad things are looking up for you! i like 'rodney'. :)