A Belated Birthday Present

You know what they say about the best laid plans.  I was out of pocket most of Tuesday getting lab work done, running errands, and the like, getting ready for the surgery that was supposed to take place today, and so was unaware that the orthopedist’s office had been trying to reach me.  They left me a message to call, but it was Wednesday morning before I could return the call.   They were calling me to tell me that the surgery I was supposed to have today had to be rescheduled as the orthopedist was called out of town unexpectedly.   The surgery has been rescheduled for 5/24.  I’ll still be getting a new knee for my birthday, but it’ll be a belated birthday present.

In a way, I’m glad.  That gives me a lot more time to get ready. It gives everybody more time to get the bureaucratic ducks in a row, and me more time to fine tune my furniture and domestic arrangements, and get better organized.

It also gives me time to do some much-needed yard work.  The roses are going nuts, blooming like crazy.  The flower bed, however, is a mess.  The roses need pruning, the bed needs weeding, and the back yard needs raking because of that stupid locust tree and the beans (and consequent seedlings) everywhere.  How much of that yard work will actually get done remains to be seen.

Author: WOL

My burrow, "La Maison du Hibou Sous Terre" is located on the flatlands of West Texas where I live with my computer, my books, and a lot of yarn waiting to become something.

3 thoughts on “A Belated Birthday Present”

  1. That two week reprieve sounds good. Going in to something like that will be a lot easier with those ducks all lined up. The roses are gorgeous. We had a lighting storm to beat all for two hours last night, along with flooding rains. Now? The electricity’s back, which means the coffee, the AC, and the computer are back. All’s well — particularly since I don’t have to go anywhere today.


  2. Your roses are beautiful. My climbing rose at the allotment is just about to bloom. I pruned it in October, and it has done really well this year, with more buds lower down.
    Whilst the delay to your operation must be frustrating, I suppose it will give you more time to get organised. I’m just sorry that you’ve had to wait so long for them to agree to do it.


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