One day literally rolls into the next here and without visitors I think it would be intolerable but thankfully we have had a good number. It really helps break the day up to have someone who isn't emerged in this drops by for a visit. My mornings are full and as time goes on I will get more to do in the afternoons as well.
My one steadfast guy is here by my side daily, and he never wavers. We all have had our cranky moments of "hospital-itis" where we just want to flee to familiar and comfortable surroundings, but we are doing okay overall and doing our best to manage a fluid situation.
There is a lot to complain about and some days we do our fair share. But overall we are headed in the right direction. I’m reminded by the countdown on the whiteboard that I have 17 more days before I am home in my own bed, with the summer in full swing in Callander. I can almost taste it!
And speaking of young people, my own Japanese son, Takauki Oda, surprised me by telling me he is coming for a visit this August and is bringing a friend! I hope and trust I will have enough energy by then to enjoy some quality time as we do not get to see each other in person very often. I know I can count on my family to help out as "host and hostess" for our guests, but of course I will want to add my own special flavour to their visit. I have 2 months to prepare but a lot has to happen within this body by then.