I am recovering well from surgery and expect to be back to normal activities next week. Thanks for the kind wishes and comments.

I have been very well cared for. My sister stayed with me several nights to help, and my home helper has come in every day to make sure Jack and I and Kitty had food and medicine and anything else we needed. My associate, Jan McClintock, took care of email, comment moderation, and clients. Friends brought food, called me, sent cards, and generally made me feel like a pampered lady of leisure.

O GOD, who art the giver of life, of health, and of safety; We bless thy Name, that thou hast been pleased to begin to deliver from her bodily sickness this thy servant, who now desireth to return thanks unto thee. Gracious art thou, O Lord, and full of compassion to the children of men. We thank thee for the compassion and help of friends and family as well as the healing skills of the medical staff. May her heart be duly impressed with a sense of thy merciful goodness, and may she devote the residue of her days to an humble, holy, and obedient walking before thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ~ Adapted from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer

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