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TWiP: Recuperation

This Week in Pictures (TWiP) at Polka Dot Cottage

I haven’t been out of the house since Wednesday, which is kind of a shame because it looks like it might have been perfect sweater-wearing weather. Goodness knows I have a pile of sweaters that have been waiting patiently for me to get back to them since April, not to mention a couple of new ones.

I had minor surgery a few days ago, and I’m at a point now where I have to decide between milking this recovery phase a little bit longer, or throwing myself back into Real Life (TM). I suspect I will choose a compromise between the two.

The truth is, general anesthesia really throws me for a loop. I feel terribly nauseous for the first few hours. It’s a relief when that passes, but it still takes me a few days to stop feeling tired and vaguely ill.

I think I will venture out this morning. Run a few errands. Have a friendly barista make me a soy pumpkin spice latte…

Yep, that sounds like a great start to me! ☕🍁🎃

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the photos I shot for Project 365 (one image each day for all of 2016), plus some snapshots I posted on Instagram during the previous week.

📷 = taken with my Canon DSLR
📱 = taken with my Samsung phone

Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…



365 📷: 2016 268/366 – We visited my Dad for his birthday ♥ [Taken at my parents’ house.]



365 📷: 2016 269/366 – Neil and I drove around this afternoon looking for a farm that had apple cider. At our third stop we found the cider, and some friendly chickens. [Taken at Lombardo Farms.]



365 📷: 2016 270/366 – I like buying flowers because it forces me to clean off the table. That usually leads to vacuuming the rug, and cleaning up the rest of the room. Sometimes I light a candle, too. $6 well spent, I’d say.



365 📷: 2016 271/366 – My high-schooler came home with a congested head and a fever today. He got a little medicine and a long nap, and he’s already feeling much better.



365 📱: 2016 272/366 – I’m having some minor throat surgery on this lovely Wednesday. Speaking of lovely, this is my wardrobe for the next few hours. Bonus: I get to keep the socks. [Taken at the Surgical Center.]



365 📷: 2016 273/366 – Painkillers, vitamins, and antibiotics: breakfast of champions ☺



365 📷: 2016 274/366 – Hot apple cider instead of coffee this morning. I wish I still had a few bags of mulling spices around, but I don’t. I sprinkled a little ginger on top, and that was nice, too.

Thanks for taking a peek at this week’s photos! If you want to see this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Flickr and/or Instagram.

I may already have plans to blog about some of these things in greater detail over the coming week, but be sure to leave a comment if there’s something in particular you want to know about!


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4 thoughts on “TWiP: Recuperation

  1. I hope you are feeling better…that doesn’t sound so fun. Hugs!
    And in spite of that, your photos are as lovely as always. The one with your mugs is my favorite. xo

    1. Thanks, Jamie, I feel almost 100% back to myself ☺. Re: the mugs, those bright colors always make me happy!

  2. Hi Lisa,
    I am glad you are back to the life you love and are doing ok. Your verticals are really nice and the gold sweater looks great.

    1. Thanks, Chloe! 💚

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