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So kind of you to stop by....I do enjoy the company.

Monday, April 14, 2014

My sister is here for a visit.  She'll only be here for a couple of days but that's better than none!  It's great.  I look forward to the time we'll be spending together.  But wouldn't you know it's going to rain?  Of course.  My son came up yesterday afternoon to visit and finish hooking up my new equipment (hooray).  We all had dinner and good conversation.  An early night with good sleep and we're ready to go.  Y'all have a pleasant day and remember:  all who wander are not lost.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

A Visitor

Tomorrow I drive down to the airport to pick up my sister who is coming to visit for my 70th birthday!  It's the first time she has come to visit.  I am soooo looking forward to having her here.  She lives in Missouri and has had a pretty rough winter.  It's been nice and warm here.  Mother Nature is cooperating in a way.  The dogwoods and azaleas are in bloom, trees are greening up and so is the grass.  The forecast is for rain on Monday and Tuesday, which is a bummer since she's only going to be here until Wednesday, but we'll make the best of it.  My son is coming up for dinner tomorrow and my daughter will be joining us on Tuesday at quilt guild.  It's been a long time since my sister has seen either of them.  Boy, will she be surprised!  Like I said, I'm looking forward to her visit so I'd better get a move on and get some dusting done!  Y'all have a gorgeous day.

Saturday, March 22, 2014


BlogSpot is trying to tell me that I'm not following any blogs.  Horse hockey, bull cookies!  I have a number of  blogs I follow.  Quit telling me that I don't follow any.  And no, I don't want to add any at this time.   Grrrr.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Typing with one hand is a bit frustrating.  So is doing a lot of other things. After the stitches came out a brace was put on so my thumb and its tendon could rest.  I had my first therapy session the other day and have been given some exercises to do at home.  Needless to say the housekeeping has been put on hold as well as just about everything else.  My maternal grandmother had only one arm.  She lost the right one when she was in her twenties..and she was right handed.  Back then there weren't the modern conveniences we have now and she had to learn how to do everything with her left hand. I admire her tenaciousness, especially since my mother hadn't been born yet.  She lived with us when I was young and taught me some things, like how to tie a shoe lace and do needle punch.  Eventually she lived by herself and she managed.  I honestly don't know if I could do it.  I will do the exercises and when the brace comes off I will be careful not to do what made the surgery necessary.  In the meantime I'm learning to make do and not worrying about making my bed or housekeeping.
Y'all have a thankful day.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Stitches out

Am getting the stitches out today.  Woo Hoo!  It's been an interesting, if sometimes frustrating, experience trying to do things with my left hand that are usually done by the right one.  Every time I brushed my teeth the right hand and arm would start to move along with the left if I didn't pay attention.  Weird.  Opening jars and bottles was a challenge but somehow I managed.  You don't realize how much you depend on the dominant appendage until you can't use it.  I'll be asking if there is some kind of glove or limited brace I might be able to wear so this doesn't happen again.
This time change is for the birds (maybe).  I had to get up in the dark this morning.  Why can't "they" just put the damn clock in between and leave it there.  Or leave it on DST.  Woke up at 6:30 but the body clock says 5:30.  Geesh.
Y'all have a tremendously wonderful day.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Post surgery

The surgery was quick.  The prep and waiting long.   I was given medication for the blood pressure being on the high side (and yes I am now on medication for that).  Daughter drove me down and stayed with me until the surgery.  She was there when I came to.  I don't know what the anesthesia was but I thought I would be awake for the procedure.  Maybe I was but I don't remember.  After I was awake and ready to leave daughter took me back to her house where I spent the rest of the day and night mostly dozing.  I slept for a few more hours yesterday then drove home.  Took a nap then went to bed.  Wasn't hungry but did have a protein drink before calling it a night. Believe it or not the bandage comes off today.  I have to keep the incision site dry.  Hmmm, that should be interesting.  Hopefully I'll be knitting again soon, just not so much.
Y'all have a peaceful day.

Friday, February 28, 2014


Today's the big day.  I'm having surgery on my right wrist.  There's a tendon in there that is VERY irritated with me and has been letting me know it.  Luckily I know a really good surgeon who has already done my left wrist for the same problem only my right wrist just happens to be worse.  Cause?  Two things, knitting with 8 inch number 2 circular needles (to make socks or leg warmers) and stress.  It's going to be interesting getting some things done since I'm right handed.  Driving, at least, won't be a problem (yes, I can drive with one hand).  Unfortunately I can't have any breakfast or coffee.  The surgery isn't until after noon and my tummy wants to be fed.  Geeesh...not even water! I understand why so I'll play along like a good girl. 
Y'all have an adventurous day and remember:  sometimes it isn't what it seems.