I've Been Busy
I haven't been Sparking as much lately due to the bed-bug issue. My DD and I have been uber-occupied prepping for the exterminator, due to come on the 28th in the morning, for an estimated 6 hours. Anyway, just today I finished prepping MY room.... Read more
It's Always Something...
Last week they started doing some roadwork. It's going to be going on for the next several months, turning my section temporarily into a one-way east-bound.
A BUSY Day...to Be Followed by Some Relaxation
Yesterday I got u early - before 6. I actually planned to rise at 6, to get accustomed to school hours, but my bladder beat me to it. So, I started with my knee workout, and then I got on my bike - I was gonna try 10 minutes but I actually pedal... Read more
Moving Right Along
So I took myself to breakfast at a local diner, the Peppermill, taking my daughter for company, after which we went to CVS where I got my " bottle of youth" (hair dye). I put it in (half now - half before school starts!) sand then I put in Richa... Read more
A Giggle and a Comment
Sally was driving home from one of her business trips in northern Arizona when she saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the side of the road. As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped the car and asked the Navajo wom... Read more
A Giggle and an Update
My friend hates to exercise, which means the treadmill in her bedroom barely gets used. Nevertheless, she swears by it.
"It really works," she told me. "I throw my jeans over it and they get smaller."
Received from Doc's ... Read more
The day started out slowly. I did walk back and forth 15 minutes, but I hadn't done the knee routine. So this afternoon I decided I would do them after changing my sheets, and then I would shower off the sweat from this muggy day.
I started b... Read more
This has to be one of the best singles ads ever printed. It appeared in The Atlanta Journal.
SINGLE BLACK FEMALE seeks male companionship,
ethnicity unimportant. I'm a very good looking girl
who LOVES to play. I love... Read more
Ten More Degrees!
I hadn't yet done any of the exercises this morning, and I was weaning myself off the pain pills, especially due to their constipating effect. But I was ready for the therapist this morning, as we went into the kitchen and I performed the new ex... Read more
Making a Liar Out of the Physical Therapist
Well, PT came this morning and after the preliminary questions and taking of vitals, she started me on some standing exercises. We go to the kitchen counter so I have something for balance. "Now, don't expect to be able to lift your leg very far... Read more
The therapist arrived today while I was in the kitchen making "Cajun" Chicken Salad - that is, chicken salad made from the leftover barbecue (blackened exterior!) chicken thighs from Saturday. I used only 4 thighs but it made a lot of salad. Any... Read more
Since I had the hip replaced and now the knee, friends and coworkers and I have joked about me becoming the Bionic Woman. Then I saw this cartoon and just had to share it.
The real bruising didn't start showing up until Saturday. The PT said it indicated that I was actually doing well, putting my knee through its paces. I figured I'd get a couple pix of the leg at this stage, just for the record.
I have successfully slept in my bed since coming home from the hospital. Pain meds definitely help! Yesterday and today before heading downstairs I did the prescribed post-op exercises. I find myself talking encouragingly to my new knee! It does... Read more
Home with a New Knee
I went in for total knee replacement on the 30th. Surgery was at 12:30 pm. I was discharged today, picked up at 3:30 pm. That's 50 hours. Only 2 hours more than my discharge for the hip - probably just as well because I got in on a second round ... Read more
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