I followed the doctor's advice and took it easy over the weekend – I didn't leave the house further than our back courtyard. It helped that the weather was gorgeous and that I could sit out on our deck for a couple of hours each day. Actually, it was so nice that I was able to sit out in a tee shirt (and skirt).
I needed one crutch under my arm yesterday but today I have managed to get around without an aid. I even went down the back steps almost normally LOL – having to put both feet on each step as I went up and down, gripping both rails, counts as almost normal!
My white rose still has some buds to open but the thing which attracted me to the plant today, and hence the trip down the steps, was beauty & beast together: