Yesterday I got up and told Alfonse “today we’re turning the house in to a spa and the whole day is about relaxation”. He really had a grueling time in the hospital with all of it’s strict rules (he could only shave on Saturdays for one) so I declared these next few days “days of rest” for both of us. I think generally in our culture none of us get enough of that.
I consider this transition as important as the hospital stay was for Alfonse in terms of recuperation. I just think his whole body and mind needs down time and quietude. I think mine does too.
I’ve said, and heard the words “if I had the day off I’d stay in my jammies all day and watch movies” but when it comes to days off, most of us run around like chickens with our heads cut off doing errands and busYness.
We met up with Dr. Yasinski in the morning and John really liked him (thank God). So he’s now coming on the team to help support all of us, especially John. I feel so fortunate to be have been referred to him. I trust him on so many levels with knowing how to support Alfonse and all of us really. That means so much.
We ran out to try a new Mexican restaurant for lunch that’s just up the road that everyone’s been raving about (YUM).
Agua de Mango and sopes
Then ran four errands (ok one was Yogurtland for later :D) and came home and went on the R E L A X. We’re getting in to some new shows on Netflix (Scandal and House of Cards) and basically just enjoyed a day of simple pleasures. For me just sitting in a room quietly watching TV with my brother is a version of Heaven.
He just keeps expressing how good he feels, how amazed he is by the lack of symptoms, how happy he is to be out of the hospital, how grateful he is for my support. My dear sweet brother is BACK. It truly is a miracle.
Imagine my surprise when I heard on the news this morning that today is “The Day of the Bratwurst” and yesterday was “National Relaxation Day”. Seriously! They said that! ha!
As we were out running around to pharmacies and other errands we kept remarking about how we hit every green light, how we ran in to no lines, just how smoothly the day was going. We were in the Zone!
I’ve never appreciated just relaxing at home so much as I do right now. And just conversing about “what do you want to eat for dinner?” or “what do you think about that show?”.
Made a shrimp stir fry for dinner–love having him to cook for-he loves everything I make
Catching up on little tasks put off while he was in the hospital.
Including getting Alfonse finally hooked up with his Ipad that he got for his birthday last April.
He went straight to researching recipes and asking what I might like for dinner. 🙂
pardon the bedhead, he’d just woken up
You never appreciate your good health until you’ve lost it temporarily.
You never appreciate the small stuff until you’ve had way too much big stuff to sweat for too long.
Netflix, home cooked meals, the Sirius spa station, air conditioning and jammies is where it’s at for us for the next few (HOT) summer days. I think I’m just extending it to National Relaxation WEEK.
Much ado about nothing and I couldn’t be happier.