from the knee surgery. I am mostly up and about, just a little slower than usual. I had a busy day. Last week I decided to dye my slip covers on my rataan sofa and chair---not a good idea---the fabric fell apart in the wash (of course, it was 20 years old). So today I drove to the beach to a fabric store and picked up new fabric. I then went to a pool supply house and bought a new liner (it's aquarium with fish on it, how cool). Last week before surgery I was filling the pool up and ready to add chemicals. husband cut the water off, saying he would finish it the next day---yeah, right. Not enough water, weighted the bottom, liner ripped---but I got a new one and it was needed anyway. I also ordered new swings and accessories for my 20 year old wooden playset. I will pressure wash and have difficult child put the new swings up tomorrow. PCson is planning JJ's first birthday party on Saturday. I ordered an entire back yard (plastic climber, swing, sandbox, teeter/totter and picnic table with umbrella) from online. It should be delivered on Thursday or Friday. husband will ride over on the Harley and help son put it all together. I called tonight and sang "Happy Birthday" on speaker phone. JJ yelled yeah and clapped his hands---how cute is that?