I miss having coffee with Don in the morning. He's probably allowed to have it, but it just hasn't appeal to him since surgery.
We enjoyed a lot of coffee mornings during Covid lockdowns, in 2020. Picking our mugs was a big event! But Don's enjoying tea these days. We're kind of getting in the habit of afternoon tea. I like that.
A lot of people developed new drinking habits during 2020. Evening Happy Hour is not a new thing for Don and me. Luckily our pandemic isolation didn't force us to add more drinks, just more props and decor.
Mostly I just miss having a glass of wine before dinner. Since Don retired, we both have pretty much done our own thing during the day. "Happy Hour" before dinner, has become our catching up time. We sit down and share what we learned or read or did, during the day. Sometimes I'll hear something curious in the day... but I'll save the story for Happy Hour.
New Kind of Happy Hour
Don and I are pretty much with each other 24 hours a day, now. So it's hard to report on much new. But we're continuing our Happy Hour Habit, minus wine or cocktails. Again, I don't even know what the rules are with drinking, after heart surgery. We didn't ask because it's not on the forefront of our brains. Don's too focused on healing to be thinking about beer or booze. He's encouraged me to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening, but that's no fun by myself.
But, we're enjoying the part we like best... the visiting part. We've got sparkling water and juice options and lots of glasses. Some of these beverage combos are comical and not so great, but I'm glad to sit and sip, with no TV and maybe some soft music. We don't talk lots, but we make a toast to the day's accomplishments! We'll celebrate with some champagne one day. But no hurry.
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me. I ranted for a year, until I got my vaccine in March 2021.
Coronary Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was Don who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!