Well, now I have to confess my dirty little secret. Ever since my surgery, I have only showered once a week because I was afraid that my ostomy pouch would come off from getting wet, and I would have an awful leak. So, last night, I went on the Ostomy Support Group forum at Inspire.com and asked how people manage to shower with their pouch on. I love that support group, because whenever I post, I get so many responses, so fast! I got ten responses in about three hours, all with very helpful information on how to get this done.
Today was my “Practice Living A Normal Life” day–I decided that I would get up and follow my pre-surgery routine. I’m glad I did, because where it used to only take me about twenty minutes to shower, wash my hair and dry it, and get dressed, it took me about forty-five minutes this time. That is very good information to know for when I go back to work on August 15th.
After getting all cleaned up and dressed up, I went outside, and got myself into my truck all by myself, and drove over to pick up Gaelyn from GeogypsyTraveler. We had made a date to go out to the Grand Canyon Lodge for breakfast. I was about to cry because it was my first social activity since coming home (except for walking over to a potluck a couple of weeks ago). I can not tell you how important this date was to me!
And yes, when bloggers go out to eat, they take pictures of their food. I had a great breakfast of gluten free pancakes, fried eggs, crispy bacon, and cottage cheese. I am soooo glad that the Grand Canyon Lodge at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon offers gluten free choices on their menu.
And yes, I took pics of my friend and breakfast companion, too. She is one of my best friends in the world. We had a lovely visit, with good food. What more could a girl ask?
After breakfast we went window shopping at the Gift Shop. I loved this T-shirt, it was 100% cotton and was soooo soft! Thinking about getting one when I start working again.
I loved this ceramic platter and pitcher too! I can just imaging that pitcher full of good ol Georgia sweet tea, and a platter full of fried catfish and hushpuppies! I think they would look fabulous sitting on my dining table as a centerpiece, too, with a bouquet of flowers in the pitcher. But, alas, I left them both in the store.
I really loved this metal work “rug”! But yikes! $950 for it. If I had been working all season, I would be buying it for my house. Yes, it is still available in the store because I left it there.
And really, if I had that much money to toss out on one of these beautiful pieces of art, I wouldn’t be able to choose. This one is so beautiful, too!
After perusing the gift shop for about half an hour, we left without either of us making a purchase. But, it was fun to get out of the house and live a normal life for a couple of hours.