Thank you for the prayers for Forrest. He's had the surgery, is off the ventilator, and continues to improve.
Yesterday I woke up with a scratchy throat -- a tell tale sign that a cold was on the way. Although I'm happy to say it's been a REALLY long time since I've had a cold, I really dreaded this harbinger knowing what comes next -- the coughing -- inability to sleep through the night because of post-nasal drip -- more like rush than drip. So I'm babying myself for a bit -- lots of fluids, Zicam, Airborne, and no workout today. Tomorrow, yes; today, no.
I might go outside and prune the remaining four rose bushes. I hated cutting off leafy growth, but I really think the bushes will be better for it. I'm also taking a page from Betsy and George's book and planting hybrid teas in a few containers this year. The garden plan is underway and I've made a few changes like the addition of a mandevilla and a trumpet flower. Pictures to follow after planting.
Two nights ago, we booked a cruise that starts in Barcelona and goes to Provence, Corsica, Livorna, Rome, Naples, Sicily, Croatia, Slovenia, Ravenna and Venice. We're very excited! Our travel buddies, Margie and Dave, are going, and we may be joined by my brother and SIL. The cruise isn't for a year so we have a lot of time to save up and also plan.