Saturday, 21 April 2012
the cat in the hat
They enjoyed the movie and I enjoyed seeing masses of hair being cut and a new colour given me. It was so pleasant to see some sun after the downpours of earlier in the week and we sat outside under the shelter there. Other DIL took advantage of the sun and did a pile of washing.
A simple lunch of bread rolls and salad was enjoyed and then Master Six decided to show off his reading ability. He and reading have just clicked and they are visiting the local library regularly for more books to satisfy his appetite for reading. You can see from the picture how happy he is to show off to world's best auntie. He's reading a Seuss book, The Cat in the Hat and enjoying the silly concepts. I know Seuss appeals to children but I really don't like them. The only ones my sons had were presents as I would not buy them. I was also shown Merit Certificates from school for both of them and an adult crossword from the paper which Miss 10 had done all by herself with help from my son for just one clue. I doubt that "ossify" is a word known by many ten year olds.
We had a great day and returned in the early evening. I was glad I had leftovers I could have for dinner with a bit of re-heating.
The middle son did get water in the garage from the door shown in photo below. About a foot and they are cleaning it out today. The whole area was saturated, the Cumberland Highway was blocked and many streets were flooded.
Son saw the surgeon this week for the first visit since operation five weeks ago. The surgeon was surprised at the progress he has made and said he was six weeks ahead of expectations. That's what son is like. He does his research and works his plans and is very determined.
He's been give the OK to expand activities but has been warned he'll always need to be careful. He's never to lift heavy stuff or do heavy gardening or labouring. These are not his strong points but he would help friends out. Now he will be able to refuse knowing that they are forbidden. Ask for computer help and he'll go out of his way to oblige. He won't be able to sit or stand for long periods ever, either. He's looking forward to being able to swim again, so he's hoping for a few more warm days to go to the beach. Much better than an indoor pool. We are all thankful for the success of this but there are other discs which are also damaged. Nowhere near the damage which caused the operation but more reason for him to be careful.