I had no idea I would be gone for so long! My surgery was on March 26th and almost a month later I am still in a full leg brace (locked in the straight position - no bending allowed), and I feel like I'm lugging around an extra ten pounds with each and every step. I glaced at my calendar this morning and realized I still have another 16 days until my next doctors appointment and until I am finally out of this brace. Then it is onto physical therapy so I am far from where I want to be.
My "me" time has dwindled down to nearly nothing. My easy car commute has nearly quadrupled in time on the bus and I am gone from the house four hours longer than I used to be, two on each side of my day. Those afternoon hours I love to devote to snapping photos of food so that I can roll out a post do not exist at the moment. These days I get dinner on the table (sometimes with some help from the boys) and then collapse on the couch until I can crawl into bed. The one bonus to riding the bus is the ridiculous number of books I have been reading on my snazzy new kindle that my husband purchased for me just before surgery. I haven't had so much forced down time since, well, since I can't remember when.
I miss this place. I miss writing. I miss baking. I miss being in my kitchen for pure pleasure. No pictures, recipe. Just an I miss this place and I hope to be back soon.