Today was the first day in weeks that I spent time outside. Between surgery, recovery and the hundred degree heat I have been inside much too much and have been getting a serious case of cabin fever -- in July! But it's 82 degrees today and the thought of sitting in the dark in a movie -- my easy recreation these days -- was not appealing. I joined my friend, Mary, to spend time enjoying a perfect summer day. We went to a favorite take-out place and with our salads and iced coffee spent several lovely hours under these trees. Bliss!
Perfect outdoor place for lunch
Our lunch spot was across the street from one of my favorite places, Lincoln Center, and after lunch we enjoyed walking thorough the Lincoln Center Plaza and watching the fountain in the center.
I've been feeling a little gloomy over my recovery. I know objectively I'm doing well, but I still have a lot of pain and difficulty walking. I'm going to physical therapy and have been doing my at-home exercises and I know that recovery takes time. I did well walking today and my mood was much better. I think getting some air and sunshine helped a lot. It's not a fancy prescription, but fresh air, sunshine and friendship have great healing properties and they certainly worked for me today.
Wishes for fresh air, sunshine and friendship!