Can you believe we are into summer already? I just don’t know where the time went. I am 8 weeks post surgery and things are going fabulously. I saw my neurosurgeon a week ago and it was practically high 5’s all around the room. The surgery is absolutely a success. Oh my gosh, it’s hard for me to even think about how much pain I was in. It’s difficult to explain, nerve pain is hard and I’m still in a lot of pain BUT, big, big BUT I can think about later today, and even tomorrow. (Pssst, who just sang a little verse of ‘I like big butts and I cannot lie,’ hope it wasn’t just me lol.) Before surgery all I could think about was this minute. It was red lipstick, plastered smile and trying to make it through. It still hard to say what my outcome will be and I’m not sure if I’m explaining well but the goal isn’t pre-this hot-mess Kate. That gal is gone and we are going to be okay with that. My goal is not to be medication free, 10 km runs, jet pilot or any type of active pilot. The goal is a peaceful little life. To manage my time, to keep up with my family and have really well managed chronic pain. That’s it. I’m not saying we won’t do amazing things, because we will, don’t change the channel! We’re still going to have so much fun, I promise!!
Have you guys been watching my stories? The #withlovelakehouse is one hundred percent my happy place. I have wanted to move into this area for so long. The Prairie winters were so cold and so hard on my old lady body and this winter in Ontario was so freaking cute! Yesterday a woman said, ‘What beautiful weather, thank goodness that winter is finally over!!’ And I giggled so much to myself. That winter was just so adorable, cute little snows, I don’t think husband even broke out a winter jacket all year. It’s already so warm now, yesterday I went swimming in the lake. Same day, I also saw pictures of my Prairie friends with hats and mitts on. Sorry Prairies, I be out! So climate is a win and then the house itself. Ohhhh the house! I feel like I’m on vacation at the house. Instead of having a cottage, the house is the cottage and cottage life is the best life. I’m starting to explore the neighbourhood and I think within biking distance there is a jerk chicken truck, poutine shack, antique market and ‘Meat and Variety’ store that sells old Danielle Steel romance novels, emergency birthday party supplies, the butcher, and wine. Total win!
Inside the house things are amazing!!! The kitchen is so gorgeous. I was having a mild heart attack about having chosen white marble floor, and really regretting that we chose not to try to save the old floor. In my head I know that it was so damaged we really couldn’t but then I chose this beautiful white floor and realized it’s a beautiful white floor, what was I thinking?!! I have a spilly talker husband, he’s a pilot, he uses his hands a lot when he talks! But last weekend has re-sealed the deal on the floor for me and with the kitchen cabinets going in, it is amazing. Everything is so beautiful down to the last detail of the pretty toe kick’s! Function-wise the kitchen makes me even happier. This kitchen is designed completely for me. Basically you could work this entire kitchen with one arm. My left arm is still… It is what it is. So everything in the kitchen is basically located eye level and below and can be used with 1 hand. How amazing is that? Okay enough of my chatter, let’s see some pictures!
So there you have it. It’s at that beautiful stage where everything is coming together. I wish I was there every day to watch but these small humans still have school. I wanted to skip the rest of the year but they told me we have to be responsible and go to school. lol.
I hope you have a beautiful week.