After an extra helping of wine, I sang the jingle to Jon.
“Recovery Jour nal….With Jon.”
Then I told him, “An arrow appears and points at your head when I sing the words “With Jon.”
What can I say it’s what I saw.
Jon asked me to do a drawing of it. But I told him it wasn’t a drawing, it was a video. I’ve seen people do things like that, but I don’t know how to make an arrow point at his head in a video.
So I settled for a photo without the Jingle.
Earlier in the evening, Jon said he guessed he’d be writing a recovery journal the next week or so since he wouldn’t be doing much else. We learned today that after Jons’s surgery for a bone spur on his toe, he’d have to stay off his feet for one to two weeks. No shower’s either. He can’t get his foot wet and will have to sleep in the big boot he’ll be wearing.
This was the first we heard of all of this so we were a little surprised. I had imagined a day or two of Jon having to rest, so I had to adjust my expectations.
The wine helped.
I was already planning how I’d spend my time in the house, looking after Jon those first few days. I had my sketchbook ready but now I was thinking of the photos I’d take and alter for Jon’s Recovery Journal. A few hours after dinner we started plotting.
“It’ll be fun,” I said, “we’ll work on it together.” I’d never drawn on one of my photos before. I learned something new already.
Tomorrow I’ll drive Jon to Saratoga and wait outside while he has his surgery. I’ll bring my sketch pad and the macro lens for my iPhone. If I take a good photo or find a good video, I’ll blog about it on my iPhone while I’m waiting.
Jon’s doctor said he would probably be out of it for a day or two from the anesthesia. So things will be interesting around the farm for a while.
I’m not sure what to expect, which is probably a good thing. A surrender of sorts. I’ll just have to take things as they come.