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.


anniek said...

howdy.... i hope you continue to heal quickly- i feel your frustration. and if that is your whine, my friend, bring it on... you are always ALWAYS so upbeat, you're allowed to indulge-in my book for sure! i hope you get to see sunshine this weekend, and get to do something fun and quilty.

Barbara said...

Cheryl......that boy is so precious. You are fortunate to have them there while you recover. Enjoy every minute. Continue to do well and seeing the sunshine will help.

Lori said...

Nine marbles? We are doing the same thing here with dimes. Don't they have great imaginations??

Greenmare said...

oh it's hard isn't it? I felt a little like that with my rotator cuff surgery. I did't do much at all, and there was tons of stuff I couldn't do, and PT stinks! ouch. play around on the computer and surf for stuff you don't usually have time to. Now I wish I had done more of that when I was laid up. ;-)

Judy said...

That video was too cute! I thought for sure he only had one marble in there.