I’ll start with my favorite area of the house, the kitchen/den (we have no idea what to call this area) space. It’s basically a large room at the back of the house looking out towards the back yard. It’s completely open and includes the kitchen and a living space with a fireplace and built in book case on one side. It’s all tiled. It could use larger/more rugs, but that’s not a priority right now. Medical bills are…
Looking towards the front door, into the “main” living room/dining room area and hallway. The high-back chair is my favorite one to sit in with my cashmere blanket and look out towards the back yard. Incidentally, that’s the chair I tried to catch myself on to not fall, and the area next to it is where I fell 🙁
About the blue dog pictures I have hanging there – they are actually Neiman Marcus “The Book” catalog backs and fronts from the late 90’s my step-mom collected for me and had framed as a gift. They’ve been with me for nearly two decades and are a prized possession.
Sitting in my favorite chair…wearing ES Florence pants and AllBirds. Looking out towards the back yard. The pillow is by Caroline Z Hurley (sold out – I bought mine via Garmentory several months ago) and I love it, I think it goes beautifully there in that chair. I would rather look at it than use it in the chair I prefer to sit it LOL
Pretty much where Dagny is most of the time! Either coming or going outside. This is our kitchen nook and I LOVE It so much. A couple weeks ago I pulled out a rose bush that was growing wild and out of control there in front of those windows by the kitchen table and am re-doing the flower bed to just be a bird/butterfly garden. So far I have one platform bird feeder there, but am getting a second feeding “system” and will plant lantana and butterfly bush in the spring. yay 🙂 The yard is frankly out of control, and so many errant trees/bushes need to be removed, but I’m trying to focus on one area at a time.
Kitchen area – this is the largest kitchen I’ve ever had – seriously, we’ve had very very very small kitchens forever and this is such a wonderful place to cook and visit in. We’re both so happy with it. And most of all I love all the light and windows. I think I could fit a few more plants in though, no? 🙂 (so far I have 21 plants in total in just the kitchen/den area)
Recovery: I had the surgery yesterday to wire my jaws shut and it went well. I was home by noon and agreed to take pain medication as prescribed (tylenol w/codeine but I’m taking the lowest dose and going 5-6 hours in between, being aware that I should stay ahead of the pain – thanks for the advice!). I’m on an antibiotic as well. I’m mostly just uncomfortable from all the stuff in my mouth and I feel pressure from not being able to open very far. And I guess during the process of getting all that shit in my mouth, the surgeon cut my lips up pretty badly so I’m slathering them all over with rosebud salve constantly.
I definitely look like I have stuff in my mouth, so I’m really not in a hurry to get out looking like this, so I’m not going anywhere anytime soon. It’s not too difficult to talk, but not that comfortable either, so if I don’t have to talk, I’m not. I’ve got wax to put on the wire bits that protrude and I’m getting used to eating/drinking everything through a straw. I’m over it already though LOL and it’s only just begun!
Anyway, I’m in good spirits, and generally feel well. I always feel great in the mornings, but I also think it’s the lack of pain, and taking the pain medication as I should. I’m not excited about it – I’m highly medicine averse anyway – but I can see how helpful being free from pain is right now.
Thanks everyone for the well-wishes and the smoothie/soup recipes! Once I’m feeling more adventurous I’m going to give them a try. For now I’m sticking with my favorite smoothie recipe, miso soup, tomato soup by Imagine, and a chocolate milkshake using nadamoo chocolate coconut ice cream and coconut milk as a treat 🙂