Three weeks ago, on route to the family cabin we stopped in to visit some friends camping at a nearby lake. A refreshing wakeboard on a hot day left me with a tore MCL and ACL on my right knee. I have been practicing watersports my whole life so this was not a new activity for me just a twisted fall. I have spent the last three weeks with a knee brace and limited movement. Although I am able to get around relatively pain free I don't seem to have enough speed to keep up with 3 active kids, household duties, and acreage yard maintenance. The focus has been on the kids but the slower pace has them bored and therefore pestering each other. The return of another school year will allow me to catch up on household maintenance during the hours they are away and some more one on one time with my frustrated 2 year old in the slow learning process of being independent.
For the duration of the slow recovery of my knee injury we have implemented a few necessary but temporary decor changes. Temporary because they definitely don't fit with the rustic modern theme I would like to achieve in my home.
The recliner from the basement was brought upstairs to accommodate icing and elevation requirements.
We purchased an exercise bike for my physio therapy rehab. My husband was very happy to add this to the other dust collectors we currently own residing in the basement. Perhaps someday we will develop a portion of the basement into a gym. In the meantime this piece sits in our bedroom conveniently for the five minute stints I am to be doing on it numerous times a day.
And a few inspirational photos from those who managed to work recliners and exercise equipment into the homes decor permanently.
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