Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Nurses I Have Loved

Post-debate TV cart

To borrow a phrase from Red, "Look how lucky I am! Take a picture!" Giovanna's pumpkin bread and Jenn's leg massage making me pinch myself.

Vanna and Jim braved DC driving to come visit. And so nice it was! They sent me all the best cards...

G & Nzingha & Jenn too.

Jenn and I watched some Women Make Movies screeners, this was THE WOMEN'S KINGDOM, I think.

Jenn cleaned my whole house before she left!

After the bandages came off- lookin' good!

When Aaron arrived, my camera got somehow pink for a while.

He took me for glorious late night walks...

and played wonderful music for Jackie, Robyn and me! A neighbor from next door even came over to tell us we needed to keep it down, but that our harmonizing group-sing of "Brown Eyed Girl, "sounds really good."

Robyn did ALL my laundry, dude! And look how BEAUTIFULLY folded everything is! So spoiled I am...

Heavenly Prudence and her heavenly tapanade. Chopped by hand!

And Pru's DELICIOUS curry meal, with Nurses Robyn and Rowan.


Morgan came over from next door, she has the YUMMIEST belly.

Serious scrabble with Sara Varon.

She kicked my ass, actually.

My Bed Rest Lunches: Post-Surgery Part III

OK, so this is all out of order, but here are some nice things.

For example, percocet makes you feel SO SEXY!

When we removed the nerve block catheter, I put this patriotic band-aid on the scar.

Here's Luz, the little luz!

A delicious Karin meal!

And Nzingha's outstanding breakfast. What a treat...

Visits with Nzingha and Zulma...

And moms!

After they took out the sutures at my one-week check-up, I had this nice tape for a while. Bon appetit!

The ever-requested kringle. DELICIOUS!!!

My Bed Rest Lunches: Post-Surgery Part II

Marta and Luz brought these beautiful zinnias from their garden. Such a treat to have that bundle here for a spell! And these flowers lasted forever.

On the same day, Zulma brought this wonderful bouquet!

And a week and a half after the surgery my left hand was finally starting to recover for the anesthesiology student Eric's missed IV pricks.

Robyn made moms and me the PERFECT delicious veggies with tofu and brown rice. It was EXACTLY what I'd been craving!

And Johannes made mom's dream come true when he came over and made us Wienerschnitzel. It was EXTRAORDINARY. And my first excursion out of the bedroom! I think this was one week post-surgery. After dinner, Johannes and I watched INTO GREAT SILENCE alone, after mom realized what was on and said "oh no, not this, this is BO-RING" and retired to the living room with her book.