My main tasks these days are resting and healing, but Calypte’s Sunday post inspired me to post my own update. The recovery from this surgery is a much bigger deal than anticipated. I tire easily and am in a fair amount of pain, and it’s difficult to find a comfortable position. Although my days are mostly spent just laying around, reading, watching tv and dozing, I’m not bored, which is unusual for me.
I am working a little each day in the glorious Zen Doodles book, and I spend 2-3 hours each day on the computer dong work-related stuff. Each day, J and I go to the rec center to walk a few laps. Those things pretty much fill up the whole day.
I hope to finish the novel I’m currently reading (It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis) soon so that I can start on The Goldfinch.
I’m also keeping up on the news and taking political actions, such as sending e-mails and signing petitions. I keep reading about how a phone call is more effective than an e-mail but find that difficult to believe. When I worked for a state legislature, there were days when we would receive endless phone calls about specific issues. The secretaries just answered the phone and made a little check mark on a list, and then we presented our legislators with a final tally at the end of the day. It seems to me that one can get on a tally list just as effectively with an e-mail as with a phone call.