The scene: 10 AM Sunday morning after a nice walk in the warm sunshine - so nice to say that after weeks of frigid temps!
Reading: The Wife, The Maid and The Mistress by Ariel Lawhon. I finally finished reading Winter Garden by Kristen Hannah - the story was so heartbreaking in places that I found myself in tears in a coffee shop while reading. Definitely a satisfying read and reminded me how much I like this author. My next audio pick was going to be Five Days at Memorial but I decided I needed something lighter so I listened to The Tao of Martha by Jen Lancaster. Her books always make me laugh and sure enough I was laughing in the street as I walked the dog!
my review of Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan - this is definitely a best read of 2014 for me and I will be gifting it to many friends. The memoir is really a tribute to Corrigan's mother (the glue in their family) and it is all the more powerful because it comes from a daughter who didn't always appreciate what her Mom had to offer and thought they had nothing in common.
Watching: I started watching House of Cards Season 2 but have dialed it back to stretch the season out a bit. I found out from the surgeon this Friday that I will be home for two more weeks. My recovery is going well but he wants to wait another week to progress me from liquids and I need to be off while I incorporate solid food. I may try to see a show or two while I am off - with Broadway in my backyard, I am embarrassed to say how rarely I see a show.
Looking Forward To: Solid food! Fortunately, I haven't been very hungry since surgery but need to get a minimum amount of protein in and I am getting tired of my limited food options at this point. I knew I was in trouble last week when I was looking forward to the crunch of my chewable vitamin! I find myself perusing Pinterest for delicious dishes or checking out the restaurants online that my friends check into on Facebook! My progression back to all solid food will be slow but I will be prepared with my recipes and restaurant choices!
Grateful: For beautiful weather over the past few days. We got into the 50's yesterday and the sun shined and it looks to be more of the same today. I was so happy to shed my puffy winter coat and slip into something lighter weight. Prince is also relieved to shed his coat and boots. I understand cold weather (and maybe SNOW!) will return this week but right now and I thankful for this weather and living in the (sunny) moment!