Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Out His Window

This was the view from Brian's hotel room earlier this week. He is in Amsterdam. Eight hours difference and so very far away.
Often when he travels, Brian doesn't have time to take in the local sites, but this trip he was able to tour the Anne Frank house.
Tomorrow, he will take in the Van Gogh Museum, and the next day he is off to Cardiff, Wales. *Sigh* Such adventures.

Out MY window I see crusty old snow and frigid temperatures.

However. . . to survive my lackluster January I am trying to focus on the "savory moments" (thanks to Marianne). The moments I am savoring reflect my healing knee:
  • I have been driving again for over a week now.
  • I am basically knee-pain free, just discomfort until I overdo it, of course.
  • I can walk without a limp (for a little while).
  • I rode a stationary bike for 20 minutes today.
I may not be exploring Europe this week, but I AM able to manage my home again and care for my family. That is definitely something to relish.


Saimi said...

Look at you go girl!!! You're working it out, I'm proud of ya!!

And those sights your husband is seeing....AMAZING!! But the best sight in the world will be him seeing you all better and getting around like there's no tomorrow!!

Good job!

Dixie Mom said...

You have made a quick recovery! Too bad you couldn't travel to Europe with your husband.
I wish I could go to Europe right now. I've got a travel bug that won't go away!

Anonymous said...

I was just reading some history about the Anne Frank House ! Thanks for sharing the wonderful photographs !

Dean and Sheri said...

Great photo! Thanks for sharing those. So happy to hear you're feeling better and getting out and about. AND...thanks for the link to Marianne's blog...LOVE IT. Actually, the last thing I really need is another blog to read...but what's ONE MORE? Also, thanks for your kind comments. I appreciate those...a lot. Have a fabulous day!

Marla said...

So glad you are recovering well. Hugs and prayers sent your way. Blessings , Marla

Lacy said...

I'm glad you're doing better. What does your husband do? My husband travels quite a bit for work.

Lesa @ music notes said...

He is far away but hopefully he will get home soon. It was fun to see the pictures. Good job on all that you have accomplished post-surgery!

Ginger said...

Oh! Those are beautiful photos... I hope someday I can go someplace like that. I hope your knee gets back to normal and heals quickly.

AllisonK said...

Found you from MMB.
Your blog is wonderful and I remember those moments of being able to move again (a few knee surgeries here).

Thank you for the inspiration.

Julie said...

Lacy, my husband is a Professor of Chemistry at BYU. He has developed some Virtual Labs which account for the majority of his travel. This time, however, he is also tin Europe for a company he has started. I'm curious now what YOUR husband does. :)

Lacy said...

WOW! That's amazing :) My husband is a computer engineer at a robotics company. They develop and install (hence the traveling) automated parking systems.

Now that he's finally graduated, he's also teaching a class at USU this semester! That's what he really wants to do.

I love your blog and really enjoy your comments on mine.:)

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Shay said...

I love the pictures! My favorite was the picture of the Anne Frank House.
It's a good reminder of people who are willing to make very difficult sacrifices...or who live in hard times and live with courage.

Hope your knee continues to get better!

Mom to Many said...

I am popping in, while excitingly enough, the oven cleaner dries.

I am so glad you are on the mend.
I know what you mean about being here with snow. Today there is some melting happening though. Yay, something different before it snows again.

Beautiful pictures! I hope he is home safe and sound soon.


Cherie said...

Beautiful pictures!
My husband travels around the world for work too and often gets to visit some cool places while I am stuck at home. Sometimes it's hard. I know it's hard for them too with the flights, lonely hotel rooms and often bad food or at least weird food, and long meetings.
I am glad you are up and around and able to do more with your knee!
That is awesome :-D

Valerie said...

What an awesome experience for your husband. Too bad you can't do it together. Hope you continue to heal well.