Last week I took a drive out to the boonies to pick up some free ceramics from a friend of mine who was closing her business. I got a few pieces that were already cleaned and fired, but I also looked over the greenware to see if there was anythi... Read more
Robin Watch, PT, and PD
While it is also gratifying to see the starlings' bills turn yellow, there is nothing like seeing robins around again. I had to go to PT this morning, so on the way I deci... Read more
Weekend Working Out
I had my PT on Tues and Thurs, and I'm telling you, the day after, I feel like this little French Bulldog...
So Friday I didn't do any real exercises except for some of t... Read more
A Good Report
I went for my 6-week follow-up at the surgeon, and he was very impressed that I was walking without cane or walker (and actually I've been doing that since after the second week, using one or the other only when going longer distance or over ice... Read more
Today I spent several hours, taking each grandchild in turn into my room to paint their projects which they made during February recess. And when they finished, I put second - sometimes third or fourth coats of underglaze - on the pieces, touchi... Read more
More Working Out
Yesterday I had another PT session. A little longer - My therapist (Adam) assigned me to do 8 minutes on the treadmill. Well, he was elsewhere in the "gym" and I was feeling good, had boosted the speed to 1.8 (Tuesday it was 1.6) mph, and I did ... Read more
So, this morning I was out chopping the ice around my van's tires, and was ready to cancel my PT appointment again because I couldn't budge it and my DSIL had to use HIS car for an appointment. BUT, he and DD salted and chipped and got it sprung... Read more
I am so thankful that I have a good job with a good union with good medical benefits, that paid for my hospital expenses, and also pays me half-pay disability while I'm out of work (since I used up all my sick days.) I am thankful that I had a g... Read more
Changing It Up
I am SO-O-O grateful for the resources available via internet!
While still working at my previous school, during breaks I would get to a room with computers and very little traffic, and find different cardio routines. On the individual comp... Read more
I was all set. I'd showered, washing my hair. I'd called Supercuts. My DSIL pulled the Impala out of the driveway and I got into the van and started it up.
It wouldn't budge.
Apparently when he backed it farther in for me on Wednesda... Read more
Out Patient Physical Therapy
I DROVE today - first time in a month! It is exactly 4 weeks since my surgery. Well, I packed my walker just in case - but the parking lot was clear. First half hour or so was just questions and checking how I am right now. Then I was taken to a... Read more
I have three kids of my own, the "fruit of my womb." My Honey Levi also has three, and today is the birthday of his eldest, Josue.
When I first met him in 2011, he was very quiet - not negative by any means, certainly glad for his father's hap... Read more
Because it's still a little difficult getting into the shower, and because it's winter and I don't sweat that much anyway, I don't shower as often as I do when I'm in the sweltering heat of Pucallpa with my "Honey" and his parents. But I noticed... Read more
Nothing Like Home Made, Hand Made
One of my means of avoiding boredom is crocheting. I have a favorite pattern for afghans, from a beginner book - it's a circular, zig-zag pattern. The trickiest part is the beginning, but after that it's all double crochet and chain stitch. I'v... Read more
So I went today for my 3 week post-op visit (DSIL drove me). I was told, as long as I could LIFT my leg to move my foot on to accelerator and brake relatively painlessly - and wasn't taking the narcotic pain med - I could DRIVE! I'm going to wai... Read more
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