Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


Saying YES

My husband surprised me today with an Alaskan Cruise in August to celebrate our ten-year anniversary.  I’m so excited I can hardly contain myself.  Both of us have always wanted to go to Alaska, so we are both pretty jazzed about it.

What I’m really excited about is that I can finally make commitments and keep them.  For so many years it seemed I was afraid to say ‘yes’ to anything for fear I wouldn’t feel well enough or be able to go.  Still to this day, my immediate reaction to things is to wonder if I can do it because that’s how my mind worked for so long.  But then I remember…oh yeah, my knee is doing well…I can say yes and be excited about it!

Tomorrow we’ll be looking into shore excursions.  One of them sounds really cool which involves taking a sea plane over the glaciers.  I can’t even begin to tell you how awesome that sounds!  Hopefully there is availability otherwise, we’ll just have to suffer by enjoying the beautiful scenery on the water.  🙂

Life is very good after this knee replacement.  I never thought it would be this good!

chalkPicture of the Day:  A woman transferring her chalk drawing to the sidewalk.

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Say Cheese!

Wow, so today was a big test for my knee.  I went out with my camera club and we walked and walked.  At least for me it was a lot of walking.  Especially since yesterday I did a whopping 55 minutes of cardio.   I was kind of tired when I got up this morning but I went anyway, and I’m so glad I did!  I enjoyed meeting up with a bunch of people who have the same interest as I do.  It was nice to be among the living again.  😛

However, because I walked around a lot for two hours with camera in tow, and because yesterday I did more cardio in one day than I’ve done in years, my knee is reminding me that it is still not 100%.  I’m happy though that I could do all these things without limping or suffering at all.  It was just sore when I got home.   I’ve iced a couple times today, including right now as I type this to you.  Ahhh, feels good.  Four more days till my 7 month anniversary!!

Pictures of the Day:  Blue Jay that landed right next to me.  I got one shot off before he took off.  The other is of a cabbage.




Sometimes all it takes is….

…another laugh! I had an email conversation with a friend of mine and had to post it. I’m still laughing about it. So darn cute!

Me: I’m not feeling well….stomach ache…
Cindy: im sorry your stomach is not feeling well today. A cold? Nerves? Pregnant?
Me: Lol pregnant! I think it was therapy hotdog from yesterday. (A few minutes pass and then I say this…Darn ipad typed “therapy” instead of “the”!)
Cindy: lol I was going to ask what a therapy hotdog was! Not only cleans your insides out.. but flushes out all your painful past too.. not a bad deal for 4 bucks lol