Home sweet home, indeed.
It was just over two weeks ago, that I left for the hospital, and it feels mighty good to get home. It is always a hassle to get out of hospitals, care centers and the like, and my exit, other than with the awesome health aids was just as time consuming, and ridiculous as I assumed it would be.
The unsung heroes of hospitals and especially care centers are the aides. They are the ones that come when you ring your buzzer, and mostly get you what you want. I have found over time, that they are always interesting, and this bunch was really funny. I had an awesome time with all of them, and got a number of hugs this morning, with good wishes from the ones on duty.
The person I wanted to see the most was my darling Daughter, who arrived right on time, and had me in the car and heading home in five minutes. I brought my stuff downstairs myself, as the care center was so disorganized this morning, that I knew getting one of the carts, and one of the guys to come and haul my crazy amount of stuff downstairs, would be something I would not be able to tolerate, on top of everything else. I just wanted to get out of there!!
It was a very brisk zero degrees this morning, and since I had not been outside in a while, the cold was pretty surprising.
My daughter did some more "decorating", putting some of my old cool tablecloths in the livingroom, and making it look really festive and almost Spring-like. I'm pretty sure I'm keeping that gem of a kid.
Tomorrow, I head down to Iowa to go to my Aunt Carol's funeral. I called Carol's kids tonight to tell them I was coming, and after some tears, knew that going there was the exact right decision.
I will be careful with my knee, and booked a hotel room with no stairs, that is very close to their house. I am staying two days, and it is such a wonderful town, I am going to try to enjoy the time with my awesome cousins, and their wonderful hometown (also my Dad's hometown), of Guttenberg, Iowa.
Thanks for all your well wishes about my recovery, and about my Aunt. All of your kindness means a great deal to me. So does your Sparkfriendship!!