2019 Life Logs, Day 67: Reading
Date: Friday, March 8, 2019
Weather: Still Sunny and Cold; High 35, Low 26 degrees F
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
Reading has filled my days since the knee surgery. I immersed myself into the world of Inspector Gamache in Louise Penny’s mystery novels until today. I still have five books in that series to finish, but today I decided to read one of the books Heather gave me for my birthday, ‘Educated’, a memoir written by Tara Westover. Tara, the youngest of seven children in a survivalist family, was born in 1986 in Idaho. She had no schooling, not even homeschooling, but at age seventeen she managed to self-teach herself enough to pass the ACT. That got her admitted to Brigham Young University where she stepped into a classroom for the first time in her life. It is quite a story and I managed to read almost half the book today. I could get used to this lifestyle of exercising a little, reading a little, and repeating that all day long. But it is time for me to start getting out and about a bit more. I still need to keep my leg elevated for periods of each day and I need to keep it iced as much as possible. But slowly, very slowly, I will begin reentrey into the real world. In the morning, Jed leaves town for six days, so I’m sure I can find a way to help Heather by doing afterschool pick-up this week. I’ll try driving for the first tomorrow and see how that goes. It has been chilly ever since my surgery making it a good time to be homebound. But it looks like the coldest days are behind us, at least for the next few days. Sunday looks rainy, but most days look partly sunny with daytime temps in the upper 30’s and 40’s, rather than in the low 20’s. Most accommodating.