Yes, I got up at 6:00 and ate my breakfast. For me this is late. I used to get up at 3:00 or 4:00 or even 5:00, but now I’m sleeping until even 7:00 or even the ungodly hour 8:00 a.m. yes groggy eyed I wander out to the kitchen to pull food for breakfast out of cupboards and frig not knowing even which is which, cupboard or frig. But, eventually, I recover enough to turn on the computer to sit down to the daily blog, or semi-daily blog, or how many blogs entries or whatever. I seem still unable to type with my one finger Chuckie approach yes to everything, and so, I’m getting much-needed rest that I’ve been deprived of since my knee began giving me such pain, and I didn’t know it, but since this right knee, the strongest in my body? went bad. I am a strong walker, but I think back to two or three years ago when I began dragging my leg around in order to take pictures. I am thankful I had a great surgeon and a great surgical team! My knee is far along in its recovery, and so am I. Music again I make with my beautiful cameras, my instruments of creativity, and, oh thank you, dad, for leaving that 35 mm camera, low when I was seven, and Bill Dennis for encouraging me at age 16 when I bought my first high powered camera system, a Honeywell Spotmatic, and three lenses with great flash, a great system that any newsman might carry. So, now I carry one or two of my great Nikon DSLRs or one of my six great Nikon point and shoot cameras. My leg and knee are so much better I can walk the 1/4 mile to Turtle Creek to take pictures, and up the path to point back the beautiful vist
a of Hartford Grain Elevator, or back to the small pond where small critters live, and the blue and grey houses in the distance. All this I have because of a great surgical teal, and Dr. Timothy Stevens, the surgeon who grounded me with a titanium knee that will outlast me, and so I can sleep without pain until 8:00 a.m.