Saturday, March 18, 2023

Catching Up With Pretty Garden Pictures/ Spring Bulbs

I cannot believe it has been a month since my last blog post. In that time, spring has arrived. 

Life has been a little crazy lately. Nothing serious just stuff that comes with life in our sixties. 
My husband had his first cataract surgery three weeks ago. We spent a few weeks just hunkering down. There is anxiety before the first eye but then there is recovery and stress until the second eye is done. The week in between seems to move so slowly. Once the second eye was done, Bill felt huge relief. He could not bend over or lift for two weeks which was very frustrating for him. I had to nag to get him to go sit in the chair and relax. He's not good at that which I'm sure you know if you have followed my blog for any length of time. 

His cataract surgery was stressful for him which in turn caused stress for me, as you can imagine. 

Additionally, when Bill was working from home, he noticed that I wasn't hearing very well. We went for hearing tests in January. 
He has some mild hearing loss but mine was moderate. I fell into the category of needing hearing aids. Well that process took a bit. I think, due to a scheduling mix up at the office but it was six weeks in between the test, the follow up with the doctor, and final follow up with the audiologist. 

I got my hearing aids two days before his second cataract surgery. 
It took me about three days to start to get used to them. I finally pulled out a a jigsaw puzzle because I knew it would distract me from having something in my ear. I have had my hearing aids for about two weeks. Maybe I'll do a specific post about them, if you think that would be of interest. 

Having them in my ear wasn't the only adjustment. My brain was tired, if that makes any sense. My brain had to adjust to the sounds, that I hadn't been hearing. 

We both had our normal beginning of the year appointments which led to some dental stuff as well. We've just been having a riot as we used to say in college. 

We also embarked on some bathroom improvements. I was going to tell you all about them in this post but I've decided they deserve a post of their own. 
I'll leave you with a few more pretty flower pictures.

All my bulbs came from Brecks

That is all for now. I hope that spring is on its way to you. 


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    1. But your flowers are gorgeous!🙂

  2. Yes as we get a little older things need some retooling. I was kind of worried and I am thankful you two are coming along.

  3. I would like to hear about your hearing aid journey. Both my husband and I are thinking that we maybe needing help with our hearing and I would be interested to hear your thoughts on this.

  4. I always love seeing you post, Katie. I understand about the hearing situation. My husband has diminished hearing and we know how frustrating it can be. Your flowers are so pretty and cottage-y. Hope you're enjoying your first week of spring!