So, this morning when I woke up (the first time at 5:00) I got thinking about a dilemma that I currently have. I have a few jars of lovely home made tomato soup (kindly given to me by good friends who grow tomatoes and not weeds in their gardens). I also have a great love of grilled cheese sandwiches. Now for the dilemma: I cannot stand at the stove to cook grilled cheese sandwiches. So I got to thinking and I realized there must be a way to bake grilled cheese instead of frying it. It turns out, as it often does, that internet people have already thought of this brilliant idea. I'll let you do your own googling on this one, check out some of the comments on some of the sites--people are really into this!
This morning when I woke up (for the second time at 9:30) it was to the sound of the phone ringing. On the other end of that phone call was a lady from the Civic Hospital here in Ottawa. She was calling to let me know that I will be having back surgery on October 26th. It is a day surgery and they will be moving some muscle and some nerve and cutting some bone to get to my disk and remove part of it (it is called a diskectomy). I guess if a disk slips, it gets removed from play to teach it a lesson. I have intentionally not googled this surgery but my neurosurgeon tells me that I will have a 6 to 8 week recovery period then I'll be able to resume normal activities. The irony is, the recovery period involves pretty much the same sort of stuff I'm doing now--avoiding sitting, changing position frequently, watching Netflix. Hopefully the recovery will involve less pain and fewer drugs. My Mom will come down to Ottawa to take care of me during the first part of my recovery (it's so nice to have a Mom who is a retired nurse!).
Well, that's all I can think to write at this point. All my current knitting projects are of the top secret variety so you'll have to sit tight!
Mind your backs,