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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.

Thursday, February 20, 2014


I went to the local big box store, gift card in hand.  I was actually looking for a gift card for a gift for a friend.  I found what I wanted and spotted vegetable seeds on my way to the bird seed.  I'm going to give it a try again this year.  I bought Seeds of Change peas, beans, and chard.  They are labeled organic.  Hopefully I'll get something out of them.  Last year was a bust.  Instead of trying to start them indoors as I did last year I'm going to put the seeds directly in the ground.....after I do a little work on the soil.  I think if I'm not successful with the veggies this year I'll go back to growing flowers.
Y'all have a bountiful day.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Daughter's Birth day

Today is my daughter's birth day.  I won't tell you how many years 'cause that doesn't really mean anything except it's another year she's made it through life.  It hasn't been and isn't now easy for her.  She has strength, though.  She's tougher that she thinks she is.  We're going to our favorite Thai restaurant.  I'd love to have some spring rolls but, unfortunately, they've taken to using cilantro in them and that makes them taste like soap.  Soooo, chicken coconut soup (no mushrooms) with a side of rice and a cucumber salad will do it for me.  Daughter can have whatever pleases her.  Afterward we're going to JoAnn's to see if there's anything we can't live without.  I received a gift card at Yule so I may buy some thread.  I can always use thread for my embroidery.  I may see if she'd mind doing a slight detour on the way home.  I want to see if the orthopedist's office is where it was the last time I was there some years ago.  I have to go get my wrist checked out.  Seems the tendon is irritated with me.  Really irritated!  The original source is probably stress (beginning in the neck) and the constant knitting just made it worse.  Not knitting now.
Y'all have a stress-free day think SPRING.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

It's white out there

It's snowing...again.  This time it's a very fine dense snow, that can't decide which direction it wants to come from.  There's a dusting of it all the way to my front door which means the wind must have kicked up during the night.  My whole porch is covered including the seat of the bench swing!  At the moment I still have power but if the snow turns to freezing rain that could change.  Luckily I have wood on the porch, with a coat of snow, so I can at least have a fire in the fireplace and, if necessary, in the wood stove in the basement.  Wouldn't be the first time.  I also have a bit of dry wood on the back porch.
I don't plan on going anywhere but started the van just in case (wanted to make sure it would start).  Sooo glad I had remote start installed.  Didn't go anywhere yesterday either.  Did get some sorting and such done both in the den and basement.  It's slow going but I plan on doing a little every day.
This weather is crazy.  Last week it was fairly mild.  Sunday it's supposed to be in the high 50's or more.  At least I made it down to the pond before this craziness.  I know I'll have to go down again when it warms up a bit. 
Saturday is my daughter's birthday and I'm going to take her out to lunch.  There's a Thai restaurant we both really like and that's where she wants to go.  Sunday I'll be helping her move someone's stuff.  Luckily she has a friend who will watch the kids while we're busy.
Guess I'd better get a move on.  Don't have anything concrete planned.  Guess I'll just putter about, maybe get some more sorting, throwing away done.
Y'all have a peaceful day.

Saturday, February 1, 2014


I'm going on a quilt retreat this next week.  Am hoping to get a few projects finished.  It'll be nice to be with friends with no worries about cooking or cleaning or laundry, etc.  Just sewing which I should be able to do with this stupid bad wrist I seem to have all of a sudden.  Hope it isn't the same problem I had with the left one.  I really don't want to have to go through surgery, especially since I'm right-handed.  I know what caused it and have quit knitting for the time being.  When I get home from retreat I'll be making an appointment with the doctor who took care of the left one.  Daughter and a friend are coming to take care of the cats.  Because daughter will be bringing the young 'uns the cats will most likely go into hiding.  Granddaughter likes to chase.  She means well, she just wants to pet them.
The snow is gone.  Temperatures are supposed to be much warmer these next few days and the rain comes in on Monday.  Great.  that's the day I drive to NC for the retreat.  Am picking up another guild member on the way and hope that we don't get too wet loading the van with her things.  I plan on getting everything I can into the van tomorrow.
Guess I'd better get a move on.  Cleaning won't get done by itself, darn it.  Y'all have a pleasant day and remember.....today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.