Mike was discharged from the hospital yesterday and was very glad to get home. He is getting a long, good night's sleep. He was impressed with the care taken, but no matter how pleasant they try to make it, a hospital stay is still a stay in the hospital. Sleep is always interrupted for some necessary monitoring, not to mention the needs of other patients.
He is walking about and sat outside on the deck last night for a time. I think his feet still hold him back more than the heart surgery.
The heat has broken, but it is not the bright sunny day we were promised...at least not yet.
I met my son for supper on Monday night and had a very pleasant time and a really good salad supper. We treated ourselves to creme brûlée for dessert and it was delicious.
On Sunday, Mike called me in the morning and told me not to visit that day. He was still in the ICU--only because they did not have a regular bed available until that evening--and Saturday night had been chaos. The man in the next bed had come in with a bullet wound to the head. I did not need arm-twisting to keep me away so I went to my daughter's.
I took my grand son on a hike. My grand daughter had been hiking all week during day camp and was quite done with it. He is six so we only went about a mile and a half, but it was a very steep incline. My daughter was grateful for the subsequent early bedtime as he was tired out afterwards.
I also managed to keep my library obligations and spent some time on Monday morning making tile coasters and then denim containers with the kids in the summer reading program. I think that they were two successful activities. Sparking a bit of creativity is a kick. It is amazing to see just how intuitively creative kids can be--some more so than others, obviously, but I think it was fun for all.
So now I will stick around the house for a few days to keep an eye on how Mike is managing. I hope it stops raining so he can sit outside and I can get to some weeding. It has been over a week and although I thought I was quite thorough that last time, some of the weeds are scary looking. They can hide and then pop out after you turn your back. And this summer, they have been well watered. They don't seem to mind all the rain at all. Pesky.