Tuesday, April 26, 2011

La, La, La, La, La, La…

I say with my fingers stuck in my ears!!!  OMG are you as tired of hearing about the Royal Wedding as I am?  I do wish the couple well – as I would any young couple setting out… but for crying out loud… enough already.  Unfortunately it’s not going to be over as of Friday – it will continue for a good couple weeks I’m sure.  I am thankful that I am at least more mobile these days and not confined to my prison recliner all day long eating bon-bons and watching TV.

She walks!  Yea!!  With a single crutch no less!!! AND…. drum roll please… she does STAIRS!!!

The timing could not be better for my increased mobility as my daughter is off with her husband and kids this week for a much deserved vacation… which means I’m on my own during the day.  I have to go get my own coffee and meals during the day.  I am also driving myself to PT – which continues to be a painful but fruitful experience… I am now up to 77 degrees.  Can you say ow?  Me… I usually say ow, Ow, OW!  The tendons and ligaments were pretty well banged up in the fall – so now I need to encourage them to stretch out again… well the therapist does the encouraging… me - I say ow, Ow, OW!

I am getting those muscles in my leg stronger – they now mostly cooperate when I send them mental commands to work… although they do still have a jello quality to them as they quiver and wobble.

Kara and her family will return here this weekend and then between Monday and Tuesday they all head off to San Diego for a couple weeks.  Mark still has a week of school in SD and they will work in some more family time before heading back to Hawaii.

And so - my days of being pampered are over… I think I could have enjoyed them more if there wasn’t all that pain involved!  LOL

Monday, April 18, 2011

I Am Cured…

I am cured of the want, urge, desire, hankering, longing, craving, wish, yearning, eagerness, or desire…

…to sit around and do nothing all day.

Yep, I am so over that…

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Get Some Cheese and Crackers…

I feel a wine whine coming on… LOL

I won’t really whine much - I am a bit frustrated with about everything these days.  My knee, the weather, quilting…

Let’s start with my knee… it’s doing about what I expected – which is not much.  I had PT twice a week for 4 weeks and just began my 3 visits a week.  I am putting weight on it and using it to walk although I’m still using the walker until I build up my overall strength more.  I have recently started to work on bending it – going from 40 degrees the first time they measured to 60 degrees yesterday.  Not at all what I need or want in a knee… I think know the rest of it is going to be a lot of hard painful work.

My overall strength is getting better – especially once I started weight bearing on that leg.  I no longer wear myself out just getting my shower…and I’m not exhausted when I get to PT.

I have been spending a little more time downstairs recently – but still have to haul myself up the stairs for the ladies room.  I’ll be happy when I can walk up the stairs.  But for now I’ll go up and down on my hiney a few times and then call it quits and stay up in my room.

I miss the sunshine when it’s hiding… and it’s been hiding around here a lot recently.  It was such a pleasure to raise the blinds to the sunshine this morning!  Now that I’m walking easier and further I can venture out on the driveway with the kids and enjoy some fresh air – which we did this morning.  There is so much I’d like to be doing in my garden – I look forward to getting out there and getting stuff done.  It’s mid April already – let’s get the warmth going on a more regular basis!

Quilting… well there isn’t much to say on that subject.  I haven’t done a thing – nothing… nadda!  I haven’t even gotten up to my studio to work on the calendar quilts I need to work on.  I brought the stuff home a couple weeks ago – but just have not been able to get up there to work on them.  I hope this weekend will be different.

My daughter and grandkids will be here just a few more weeks.  I am so very grateful of the time and energy she has given me these past 2 months.  I know it’s not the vacation she had planned – it’s not what I would have planned either.  There are lots of things I wanted to do with them while they were here… but those adventures will have to wait until next time.  I do hate that she’s had to work so hard… she pregnant and due late July – so it’s been a lot of work taking care of the kids and her Mom and Dad.  I really don’t know what I would have done without her here.

Just a quick note:  because I have recently had some S P A M comments show up on older posts I changed the settings so that Anonymous comments aren’t accepted and (if I remember right) you may get a note that the comment is awaiting ‘Moderation’.  I’ll reset things after a while… I wish those nitwits would find something better to do with their time.

But after all that frustrating stuff… this is the kind of thing that keeps me sane.  I know it’s a long video… but the boy was just too funny.