|John and Norma, his caretaker|
Yesterday we got together for a late breakfast with John, now eleven days post-surgery, and his friend Norma (usually a dance partner), who is taking care of him, feeding him and driving him around. John's left arm has a completely new shoulder and rebuilt rotator cuff. He can't use it very well yet, and as Norma pointed out, he still cannot open the car door by himself. But every day he's making progress, and it was good to finally see him in person. He'll have the staples out and see the doctor this coming Friday, and hopefully can go home by then, or soon after.
|Fall bounty at the Farmers' Market|
On Saturday, I visited the Farmers' Market after a fun walk with three other ladies. It was so nice to see all the wonderful produce and see the well-attended weekly event doing so well. It helped that it wasn't raining, as it had been during the previous two Saturdays.
|More veggies to ogle|
I am also always pleased to see how well my community is functioning during this pandemic, with everyone outdoors wearing masks (they are a mandatory fashion item) and social distancing as well. Almost every store has markers on the floors to help keep people apart. It seems that the coronavirus will be with us for some time to come, even though many of us wish it would hurry up and go away. We are still in Phase 2 of opening, with some counties already in Phase 3.
Our weather has been cooperating, with some rain showers but not every moment of the day. I can seem to find openings for a nice walk to help me close the exercise rings on my new Apple watch. It doesn't let up for a minute.
How wonderful for you (and us) to see John and know that he is progressing well.ReplyDelete
We have those markers too. A new dance step.
Stay well, stay safe - and keep those exercises going.
The farmers' market looks to have a good supply of mouthwatering veggies. Good to see John up and about.ReplyDelete
Continued speedy healing John !ReplyDelete
Lots of good stuff there at your Farmer's Market, such a wonderful selection of fresh produce to choose from.
Hope your week is a good one DJan, I'm in a bit of a tizzy myself, we just found out that our nurse-granddaughter has contracted COVID :(
Hugs, to you and yours,
It must have been great to see John again after his surgery. Modern medicine amazes me. Imagine having such a surgery! Wishes for continued good healing to Johnny.ReplyDelete
The farmers’ market here has moved inside, with precautions in place of course. The produce this time of year is wonderful.
It's good to see that John is recovering well and handling his lack of mobility. Surgery recovery is on my list of hot topics :-)ReplyDelete
We haven't been to any farmer's markets this year. I do miss them.
DJan, so good to read about your friend John, I can't even imagine what he's been through. That's wonderful you got to spend some time with him. Um, I loved your farmer's market pictures--we have one in my community that isn't half as plentiful as yours! I really hope I can visit Oregon & Washington someday...ReplyDelete
Glad that John is recovering well and has someone to take care of him. I love farmers' markets but I generally don't go to our local one. I run into too many people I know! I don't know that Pierce County will ever get out of Phase 2. :( Personally, I've stayed in Phase 1.5.ReplyDelete
We learned some things from the first round of covid but I still think we have to close some more things down.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the update on John...I bet he doesn't know how many well wishers he has through you! You are brave to get out and about...we just stay home...:(ReplyDelete
It's amazing what drs/science can do these days & I hope the recovery continues in a positive way.ReplyDelete
For the most part around here masks are seen...but, social distancing is questionable.
Our market has closed for the season, the long long long season. Thanksgiving is usually the weekend when this happens. Provincial parks are also closing and do on and so forth.ReplyDelete
So good to see John up and about and am happy he has such a devoted caregiver. That is half the battle to healing.ReplyDelete
It is so hopeful that everyone is wearing masks. So simple a task but so important.
How nice to see your friend doing well. It's probably that good care he's getting! I was a bit surprised to see from the picture that he is in just a sling? All of the shoulder repair patients I have known get this big box like thing to keep their shoulder and arm at a certain angle and height with maximum support. It was, though, engineered by a local surgeon and is even patented so that may be why I see so many around here.ReplyDelete
Great to see John out and about after his surgery. And love the pics of the Farmer's market. What are those purple things in the middle?ReplyDelete
I am so glad that John is progressing so well.ReplyDelete
So good to see John! What a wonderful lady to take care of him like that. :)ReplyDelete
You're looking at produce and I am looking at snow coming down almost horizontally.
Good that John is recovering.ReplyDelete
It's amazing how adaptable humans are ... even if they don't want to be.ReplyDelete
Your farmers market looks great! I will have to wait until April for my local market to reopen.ReplyDelete
I hope John will heal quickly and fully. I do know how painful it can be. Your farmers markets are so much better than ours. We're in Phase 2 now also, but it's still rather up and down.ReplyDelete