Hello, November.

This morning November got off to a cold and rainy start…

Taken with Instagram. 😀☔️❤️

Thanks, Timehop.

These photos popped up when I was looking at my Timehop this morning. They are from when we went to the Beer Baron’s Ball a few years back…

Genifer is sooo pretty. 😀😍🦕❤️

I’m still pretty popular.

Apparently, my photos on Google Maps are still pretty popular…

It’s pretty nice to still be popular. 😀🗺📷❤

CDW18: AIGA Agency Crawl.

Tonight, Deskey was part of the Cincinnati Design Week 2018 AIGA Agency Crawl

Braxton Brewing Company was kind enough to provide us with a selection of liquid refreshment for the agency crawl…

And then it was show time!

In Deskey’s conference room, there was a collaborative art installation that was serving as a conversation starter about topics that are important to women in the creative community called WomanUp: Talk Back. 

The tour moved through Deskey’s sixth-floor space…

And down to Deskey’s fifth-floor space…

And I captured this LapseIt time-lapse on our fifth floor. It was a really fun night getting to show off our Deskey workspace. 😀🖥️❤️

We saved a turtle named Frank.

This morning we went to pick up our groceries from Kroger via ClickList (quite possibly one of the greatest inventions ever) and afterward, we stopped to get at Dunkin to get some breakfast foodstuffs…

On our way back home driving down Hamilton Avenue, Genifer spotted a turtle on the center line trying to cross Hamilton Avenue. I had her pull over to the side of the road and I ran back to pick up the turtle so had didn’t get smooshed by a car or bus…

We were pretty shocked that he made it to the center line without getting run over. I hopped back in our car with the turtle, and Genifer immediately named him Frank. We took Frank down Hamilton Avenue to Parker Woods. There is a little marshy area that we thought a turtle would find to be turtle paradise…

As soon as we set him down on the edge of the path, he immediately started booking it into the dense underbrush…

We hope Frank likes his new home. 😀🐢❤️

I’m still pretty popular.

Apparently, my photos on Google Maps are still pretty popular…

It’s pretty nice to still be popular. 😀🗺📷❤

Words to live by.

To be honest, most of the time I really don’t know exactly what I’m doing or supposed to be doing. I just keep trying to put one foot in front of another each and every day. 😀👣❤️

Image: Ffffound.

Home sweet home.

Welcome. Home sweet home. It’s always really good to be home. 😀🐻🦉❤️

My left hip revision surgery.

This afternoon I went back to The Christ Hospital Joint & Spine Center to undergo my hip revision surgery on my total left hip replacement.

From what I was told, the procedure went great and the revision was a complete success. Genifer hung out with me until the Reds game was about to scheduled to start and then she left to let Mack out in our backyard to go potty…

The bear Genifer got me for my first left hip surgery kept me company…

I had a much better-positioned recovery room this time around for the Reds Friday Night Fireworks. Last time, I could kind of see the fireworks from my recovery room. This time around I had an excellent front room seat for the show…

I had a chef salad for an evening snack…

They had the best bread pudding. It was delicious. I’ll definitely miss having them bring me the delicious bread pudding with caramel sauce.

After a long rain delay, I finally got to watch the Reds game…

I saw bits and pieces of the game. I guess the Reds lost 12-1. Ouch.

It wasn’t exactly the way I planned on spending my Friday but all things considered, everything went very well. I rested comfortably for the rest of the evening. 😀🏥❤️

My second hip surgery.

Early yesterday morning, we drove back over to The Christ Hospital in Mount Auburn for my second hip surgery. Today, I was scheduled for a total left hip replacement…

The prep for the surgery went very smooth and very quickly. The actual surgery seemed to be over in a snap of the fingers, and just like that next thing I knew, I was in post-op chomping on pieces of ice, and not long after that, I was up in the recovery room where Genfier was already waiting for me…

We could see downtown Cincinnati again from the big window in our room…

Genifer got me this awesome blue bear in the gift shop…

She said she wanted to get something that said the Christ Hospital on it. But they really didn’t have anything like that. This guy was about the closest thing she could find. But every time I see him, I’ll think of my surgeries. We hung out together all afternoon into the evening in our recovery room. We had some room service while we watched most of the Reds game on TV together before she left to go home to let Mack out of his crate. Oscar was staying with Genifer’s mom for the weekend. After the Reds lost to the Brewers, I could kind of almost see the Reds Friday Night Fireworks from our recovery room above my red bag on the sofa…

After the fireworks, I laid down to try to get some rest. But it’s really hard to get a lot of rest in a hospital because people keep coming in and poking and prodding you. I took a photo out the window every time someone came into the room and woke me up…

And I was pretty much awake at this point…

I met with a physical therapist at 7:30am who had me walking up and down the hallways with a walker…

After meeting with a physical therapist, I ordered us some breakfast…

Genifer brought us coffees from Sidewinder. We started watching the France versus Argentina Round of 16 World Cup match. When I left to meet with another physical therapist, France was up 2-1. When I got back to our room after walking some stairs and walking up and down the hallway on crutches, this is the score I saw…

By 12:30, we were in the car and on our way to Walgreens to fill my prescriptions. Then I was home resting comfortably in bed with my new friend. You’re my boy, blue!

When we got home, we laid around and watched Uruguay knock Portugal out of the World Cup and then a thriller of an MS match between Seattle and Portland before missing just our second home FC Cincinnati match ever, But we got to watch the FC|C match on TV. And they won, 2-0! My first day of recovering from hip replacement surgery hasn’t that bad at all. So far so good. I hope the rest of this recovery is as smooth and relatively pain-free as today has been. Fingers crossed. And once again, I can’t really say enough about The Christ Hospital. The doctors and all the staff were just incredible. Everyone was so extraordinarily nice, so helpful and went out of their way to make sure I was always as comfortable as possible and that had everything I needed during my brief stay. It’ll be amazing once my physical therapy is complete and I’m back to 100% with no more hip pain. I don’t even know that I can fully fathom what that would be like. But I bet it’ll be pretty incredible. It’s been a very long time coming.
😀🏥❤