|Cool Halloween latte|
Yesterday (Halloween) at the coffee shop, my new barista surprised me with this wonderful spooky skeleton in my latte. As I sipped it, the creature began to look like "The Scream" portrait by Edvard Munch. It was just the best way to begin a very fun day.
Then I called my friend Lily to see if she would like to walk around Lake Padden with me on chilly but sunny day. She accepted, and after we went once around, we drove over to Whole Foods, where before the pandemic we would sit down to a buffet breakfast. Although the foods are limited in comparison to last year, we were actually able to sit down and eat inside at our favorite pre-pandemic spot. So things are definitely getting back to normal, even if it's happening s-l-o-w-l-y.
|Four days post-op|
And then, this morning we at Avellino's were treated to a quick visit by John, only four days after his massive right-shoulder rebuild, accompanied by his daughter Peggy. She's acting as his caregiver during these first weeks until he can return to his own home. With a little help from his family and friends, he should be comfortable and able to get around indoors for the coming period. He says the shoulder hurts way more than his left shoulder did after the surgery last year, but the doctor said it was in worse shape and required more work. He cannot do much right now except sleep and eat prepared meals, but that should change by the time he gets the stitches out in a couple more weeks. In any event, it was so nice to see him getting up and around, even if it was because he needed to see his insurance agent and sign some papers.
I did wonder just how he's going to manage signing since he's right-handed. But that isn't anything I need to worry about. He had to drag his right hand up to the table with his left, in order to tap numbers into his phone, and there is no possibility of him taking off his jacket just yet. The things you don't realize you cannot do when your arm is completely out of commission. But it will get better, day by day.