It's sinking in. Little by little, it's sinking in that I am free. I still don't have a real routine, but I'm getting there. I was afraid I would wind up sleeping till mid-morning, slugging around the house till noon, and then trying to get something productive done by the time SR got home from work. But, I've been pleasantly surprised by myself. I am rising relatively early, and starting the day constructively. (So far anyway.) The weather hasn't cooperated enough to do any real yard work, but it's still February after all. What can I expect? I have transplanted a few things and am counting the days until I can start some real gardening.
SR has been happy to have supper almost ready each night when he gets home. His countenance has been much lighter, now that he's not worrying about my health so much. It's a relief to see that. I'm determined to stick to a more heart healthy lifestyle, exercising and making better food choices.
My Mom's 70th birthday is the 27th. We all celebrated this weekend, and Brother was able to attend. His gift to her, was a near heart attack at his arrival from Chicago, where he resides. SURPRISE! We also celebrated my nephew's birthday which was at the end of January. While Brother was here, we all discussed a sort of camping trip together in North Arkansas sometime in June. Hopefully, it will come to pass, and we can spend some real time relaxing and enjoying each other's company. If my teenage nephew and my son are able to participate, we will have more than enough entertainment. They are two peas in a pod and hilarious. I don't know where they get their comic genius, but it's always a wild ride when they are around.