Saturday, April 25, 2015

Shake Your Bon-Bon

According to our local produce expert Ana Crespillo, along with many fruits and vegetables, chocolate is good for keeping things moving after surgery. San Geraldo had already loaded me up with chocolates (he's so good to me), so he brought home dates and figs from Ana.

San Geraldo has been showing superb self-control when it comes to the chocolates. But he clearly can't help himself when it comes to the dates. Each date is topped with a walnut. San Geraldo abhors walnuts. So, every time I decide to help myself to a date-walnut combo, I find less dates and more walnuts in the package. But that's OK; I just get back in bed with my bon-bons.

RECOVERY DAY 1.
ONE WALNUT FOR EACH DATE... ORIGINALLY.
IN BED WITH MY BON-BON[S].


No shaking going on here; I'm just glad I can drag my bon-bon around the house. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

It's All Right

All's well. The hernia has been repaired and I'm doing fine. My experience at Xanit International Hospital in Benalmádena was exceptional. Gorgeous private room. Professional, personable, attentive staff. Wonderful surgeon. If you ever decide to have a hernia, that's the place to go. As I was about to go under the knife Tuesday evening, I mentioned that I hadn't brought my camera. The surgical team laughed, but no one offered to take pictures.

(So, click any image. Don't worry; there's no hernia to enlarge.)

THE VIEW FROM MY ROOM.

I came home noon Wednesday. I feel much better than I expected so soon after the surgery. The cats, however, are a bit confused. Moose's favourite thing is for us to get down on the floor to cuddle. That's not going to happen. So, during my few forays around the house, he follows me and bellows. Dudo was a bit bent out of shape that I spent a night away from home. So there was some attitude Wednesday afternoon. I sat down at my desk this morning and he immediately jumped up on my lap. He turned so he could stare lovingly into my eyes. I lasted only about 15 minutes. So, he's a bit bent out of shape again. San Geraldo is... well... he's not called SAN Geraldo for nothing. I'm in the best hands.

TUESDAY: PLUGGED IN AND READY TO GO.
SAN GERALDO'S FAN (A GIFT FROM KRISTINA).
(COLOR-COORDINATED WITH MY HOSPITAL GOWN AND THE MARBLE FLOOR).
THE MORNING AFTER.

DUDO. NOT HAPPY THAT HE CAN'T BE ON MY LAP MUCH.
"AW, COME ON. DON'T YOU SEE HOW CUTE I AM?!?"


And I say, it's all right...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

It's A Beautiful Morning

I'm hoping to be back tomorrow with news of my miraculous recovery from my minor procedure that I have turned into a major event. In the meantime, enjoy our sunshine. I've got to be on my way now. (Click the images... because I say so.)


YESTERDAY: SEA GLASS IN ITS NATURAL ENVIRONMENT... KIND OF.
"SUNSHINE CARESSES EACH NEW WAKING HOUR."
TODAY, THE VASE IS NEARLY FULL SAYS THE COCK-EYED OPTIMIST.

And now I think I'll go outside for a while... and just smile.