Wednesday, April 24, 2013


19 April, 2013

Spent the day the same way you did:  watching the Boston manhunt.  We now get the BBC, so I was able to follow it all in English.  So relieved it's over!  For most people.

20 April, 2013

Stelios and Anastasia came to visit us today.  They've been friends of Demetrios for decades, retired schoolteachers and near neighbors of ours - and more wonderful people you will never meet.

Here is Stelios with Demetrios.  That's Demetrios' new desk.

And here is Anastasia.  This angel brought us enough shrimp-and-macaroni casserole to make 5 meals plus a box full of chocolate-covered pretzels.  Cooking is very difficult for me, so this was a hugely welcome gift!

I'm hurting a lot again, because of having spent the whole morning trying to help Demetrios clean and tidy our apartment, in preparation for our guests.  Didn't do much; just washed the breakfast dishes, dusted a bit, took in some laundry from the line and folded it and put it away.  Tried to make my (separate) bed, but couldn't make it look decent.   That isn't a great morning's work but together with getting dressed, brushing my teeth, combing my hair, and putting on a dab of make-up, it was exhausting!  It's of course the moving around on my "scooter" that is so tiring.


Anam Cara said...

You wouldn't be exhausted if you didn't try to get around so much! Sit still and rest that foot and everything else. The guests will understand if everything isn't in Architectural Digest shape.

elizabeth said...

I know it is hard to just rest - I've had mono now for over 2 months and rest can be hard. But I've also had a fractured foot and if you over do it you can have worse things going on AND it will take longer to heal. Take it easy ~ as I am as well ~ it's not always fun ~ but it is sometimes what is needed.