A corner of the bedroom.
The large floral bouquet is from J while I was in hospital and the smaller from children and grandchildren. The silk orchid is in transition, figuring out where it fits.
We moved the table in here at Christmas, to make room for the tree in the great room. We weren’t sure just what to do with the table, but it sort of grew on us, in that corner, so it is here to stay, at least for awhile.
It’s interesting what brings us comfort while we are awaiting tests and surgery. It goes without saying, J and my family have been absolutely amazing, as I knew they would be. I loved the connections made with doctors, nurses and other staff. Stories and quips were shared. I call them golden distractions. Just what the doctor ordered.
One particular golden distraction is what I call the magical shower cap. What a wonderful invention. You can take all the sponge baths possible, but if your hair isn’t squeaky clean, you just don’t feel quite right. My last surgery was in 1999. I waited until I was home to have a shower and shampoo. There were no magical shower caps or at least I don’t think there were.
The cap is double lined and filled with shampoo and conditioner. It looks like any ordinary shower cap. It is heated and placed upon the head where it sits a couple of minutes, then kneaded to work all the ingredients around the head. After a few minutes the cap is removed and the hair is actually squeaky clean. Towel it dry and be on your way. Needless to say, I used my fair share of these, golden distraction, magical shower caps.
Camera, publications, laptop…necessities of the blogger as she inches her way back.
I am beginning a different way of blogging, with this post. If a subject pops into my head, I’ll mull it over. I will be spontaneous in my photography and composition. If the mood strikes and it doesn’t take a lot of effort, I’ll put something together. I will take it easy and take baby steps back, hopefully. This blog style is how Back Porch Musings began over nine years ago. I am going back to my roots and hope you will come along with me.
Thank you all for the prayers, good thoughts and fabulous response to the previous post. I cannot begin to tell you how much we appreciate your visits here at the Back Porch and your beautiful words of encouragement.