It’s been an uneventful week. On Monday, I kissed and hugged my son goodbye, sending him back to Chicago where he will continue being happy, doing his graduate school research, and living his life. I miss him.
We were able to get Marc off with the help of his brother Joe because, on Monday, we had to have our car towed to the mechanic’s. There was some stress associated with this, truth be told, because Rob had a four day gig coming up for which he would need a car but this mechanic that we’ve never used before, assured and reassured us. We would absolutely have our car back by Thursday.
Today is Sunday.
We do not have our car back.
Thursday morning when Rob tried to talk with someone about the car, needing to know whether or not we should get a rental, we were once again reassured that the car would be ready at 4pm. Shortly after 4pm, when he had heard from nobody about the car, we called and were able to get a rental in spite of its being the last possible moment. So Rob was able to get to the gig on Friday with no problem. But not, as it turns out, without a lot of stress thanks to an uncommunicative mechanic.
I have been doing more exercising this week but carefully, gradually, not trying to do too much or much more than I am already doing. I use the bike on the lowest setting for 20 minutes a day. On top of that I’m doing a wall-sit challenge that builds up to a single 6 minute session by month’s end. I have replaced some of my physical therapy exercises with some mobility ones, moving my hips and legs in a full range of motion. Upper body and core work as well. I managed to lose 2 lbs this week, which is encouraging. Still above my goal weight but it’s easier to know that when I’m making progress. I just really hope to make more progress before the holidays arrive.
On our Saturday morning walk, Kanika made me an offer that I simply cannot refuse. I won’t go into any details right here and now. Suffice it to say, I will be busy the next few weeks. And I have a project I plan on beginning in October that I’ll more fully reveal sometime in December, assuming I follow through on getting everything pulled together.