Friday, November 18, 2011
Yesterday the physical therapist gave me my walking papers. YIPPEE! Still supposed to avoid riding up big hills, but otherwise, if it don't hurt I can do it. So we took the bikes up to the Chief Ladiga trail and went for a ride. It was WINDY!!! Only did 21 miles, and the knee did good, but was a bit sore this morning.
Today we took the dog for a short hike on our mountain bike trail. Got cut it shorter than originally planned, but got in about 3 1/2 miles. I have to work all day tomorrow, so decided to spare the knee. It feels good to be almost back to normal again.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
I have had my bike in the trainer and getting 30-45 minutes on it every day. Sure feels good to be back on the bike, even if I'm not on the road. This afternoon was absolutely beautiful, so we took the kayaks out on the watershed for a little over 2 hours. It was great fun, and beautiful.
Our bike trip this weekend has been canceled. My uncle (mom's brother) passed away Monday morning and we will be staying home with the family. Please keep my grandmother in your prayers. This is a very sad time for her.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Had my first physical therapy today, and survived! It felt so good to get those big bulky bandages off and have some fresh air on my leg. They put me through some stretching and strengthening exercises to do twice a day, iced it, re-wrapped it, and sent me on my way. She thinks I will be able to do the bike ride next week if I ride the tandem and put the flat pedals back on. The rides are short and flat, so not much pressure on the knee. I can drive as long as it isn't a stick shift, do stairs (but not carrying anything), and shower as long as the stitches don't get wet. I go back Wed for another hour of work with weights. Thursday I will see the doc again and make sure things are going well.
Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes, they are so welcome!
Last week we did some kayaking to see the beautiful fall colors from the lake.
I'll see the doctor Thursday and hopefully can get back in the kayak soon, too.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Well, here I am on the first full day after surgery. Don't know how my knee looks, can't unwrap it till I go to physical therapy on Monday. So far so good. I can get around slowly with no crutches today, and surprisingly, there is very little pain. Nothing just the ice pack can't handle. I'm sure that will change after therapy.
I can't wait to get back on my bike.
Life is good
Monday, October 17, 2011
The 5th annual Camp Cheerio Quilt Retreat was a great hit. We had many returning friends a few new folks join us. It is nice to meet new friends. It is amazing how fast you become family.
Thursday we sat up our quilt room and had our show and tell. Friday we spent all day sewing and eating.
I started the Morning Star quilt for my bed. Love my little featherweight DH got me for Christmas, she purrs like a kitten.
Meals were in the dinning hall. We did have other campers there with us, but the "big kids" got to eat first.
Of course the snack table was full, but some sweet person did remember to bring us some fruit. My mice were almost gone before I remembered to take a picture.
Saturday was quilt show and mini class day. Jennifer taught us some fabric folding, and we made little boxes.
Teresa taught us how to make 2 color prairie points, and picket fence borders.
Then we had our quilt show. The dear hubbies strung some clothes lines for us and after lunch we hung our quilts and tops. The Y-guides (and dads) who were there came by and voted for their favorite.
Every year we leave a quilt with the camp to display somewhere in one of the buildings. This year our background didn't make it to camp with us, due to a series of (un)fortunate events. A non-quilting friend of one of our campers just happened to be a wonderful sketch artist and agreed to make a sketch of our quilt show. We presented it to the camp, but will have it framed and shipped back so they can hang it. She did a fantastic job and I just love it.
Our group picture in front of the quilts.
Saturday night I went to the chapel to catch the sunset, and it was beautiful!
Then Sunday morning I caught sunrise from the deck of the dining hall.
Just a bit of sewing Sunday morning and DH and I packed up to head for home. What a sad thought, but the drive was beautiful. The colors were getting brighter and the hill sides were lovely.
We have chosen our date for next year, and I can't wait.
Life is good.
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