The Sunday Salon: Bend and Stretch!

August 17, 2014 The Sunday Salon 12

Good Morning!  It’s now day 13 after knee surgery and it feels like slow going.  I know I’m moving better and feeling better, but I think I’m surprised by the slow progress.  Trying hard not to whine….so I’m sorry.  My staples were removed yesterday, and the scar looks good.  I have steri-strips on it now.

I’m most sad because I have to cancel my planned trip to Booktopia Asheville.  Planned since early this year, I was happy to get a spot after being on a wait list….my own fault because I fell asleep waiting for the sign in time…yep..another all nighter reading!  Four of my blogging friends are going to be running around for three days talking to other book lovers and authors and having a blast….I’m sad but I know I’m not ready.  Not ready for the drive up, or even a flight, two very busy days, and the list goes on.  I know cancelling is the right choice, but it’s been difficult.

Yesterday was my first real trip out.  Target with the use of an electric cart, a few back to school supplies for Nick.  High School is more about doing your own thing, he may need a few other things.  Tomorrow is his first day of his junior year of high! We also had dinner out.  Just being out was tiring.  I spend more time with my leg propped up and I was worn out and in a bit of pain after just sitting so long….we were out about two hours.

My reading has continued to be nearly nonexistent, I’m on my 3rd week of reading The Good Girl by Mary Kubica, and it’s so good, and I want to know more, it has just been difficult to concentrate on reading.  I’ve watched a lot of old movies, and some crappy TV too.  I have three partially written book reviews, perhaps I’m get those completed and there will be a few more posts on the blog.

Hope you have a lovely day, and a super week coming up!!



12 Responses to “The Sunday Salon: Bend and Stretch!”

  1. Literate Housewife

    We will miss you, Anita. I think you’re making the right choice, though. Take care of yourself while you recover because getting back to a pain free life is the most important thing.

  2. Sandy

    I can’t even imagine flying and buzzing around for three days after a major surgery like that, so that was a wise decision. Slow and steady wins the race in this case, just keep up the exercises and keep forging ahead. My mom went through this a few years ago and I think keeping her morale up was the biggest thing. You can do this!

  3. Beth Hoffman

    I know you must be disappointed about Booktopia, but you’re smart to not push yourself. I hope things keep progressing nicely and that soon you’ll be healed.

  4. Rita @ My Home of Books

    So sorry about your trip! That must be a huge disappointment as you love to go to book events and signings and such 🙁
    Thank goodness you have family at home to help you with things. Don’t worry about the blog– just try to find a book that holds your interest, even if it is a “comfort read”, or novella or anthology of short stories. Looking forward to more posts from you soon–relax and feel better.

  5. Heather

    It’s too bad that you have to miss the trip but your health comes first and there will always be another book festival another time! Stay positive, progress is progress even if it’s slow going!

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