I thought I'd better do a post so you wouldn't think I had another crazy thing happen in our family! I got my stitches out on Thursday. The surgeon was very pleased with with how nice the incision looked. Basically saying: "Gee I do good work!" Ha! He was also pleased with my range of motion. I was happy to get what I lovingly called my "boat anchor" splint off. I have a lovely velcro splint that can be removed for showers and putting ice on. Makes life much easier. I even went out on Saturday and cleaned out a couple of flower beds. I'm not letting a couple of broken bones stop me! Well, they did slow me down but now I'm excited to see if I can mow! Jack and the boys (Jackie and Phil) worked on a project in the front sidewalk area. We needed a new retaining wall and they got that fixed up nicely. Jack had done most of the prep work done ahead of time so that made it go quicker.
Sunday, April 11, 2021
Thursday, April 1, 2021
March slid out like a lamb and Mother Nature just couldn't resist a little joke this morning.
A little Spring snow!
Spring snow looks and feels a lot like Winter snow but I know our temps are warming up this weekend and already most has melted.
The red snow shovel hopefully has seen it's last use for a while.
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Jack and I got our second vaccine on Friday. We decided to do our usual Saturday running around right after incase we would have any reaction. Some do, some don't. We did. Saturday afternoon we had aches and very tired and I had chills. But better today. Tomorrow more shots in the arm for me. I'm getting surgery to repair my left wrist.
It's not suppose to bend like this. They x-rayed my right arm too because it hurt. They said it was fine even though Jack questioned one spot by the elbow when he looked at the x-ray. I questioned it too and even asked for another film. Nope they said, no need. I went to the Ortho doc on Thursday and showed him my arm...
Pretty black and blue for not having a break. He looked at the x-ray and said: Well, it's broke too...right here (where Jack originally questioned) by my elbow. Thankfully it's small enough to not need anything done.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Because my life has taken a few dips in the last year, I thought I would put the cherry on the sundae. Yesterday I did a dumb stunt and fell in my garage and broke my left wrist. I thought my right arm was broke too but thankfully it's just bruised and super sore. I have a nice lump and abrasion on my forehead that necessitated a CT scan. I was in serious doubt that they would find anything in there! But my head was fine so I'll see the orthopod on Thursday. I'm sure surgery will be involved. Time will tell. So for now I'm plucking away with one hand and I'll spare pics for now! Sheese...what a week!
Saturday, March 20, 2021
I'm a bit behind in posting. It's been a week of busy things and decision things. I was hesitant to write this but I have to say we had a hard decision to make regarding Lucy. We decided to re-home our little sweet girl. She's a wonderful dog and was even housebroke...well, at least 98%! Very smart. The reason is more geared to me than her. I have some health issues that I need to tackle. I've put them off thinking it would go away..not even sure we know what "it" is yet. It's nothing life threatening! Probably more geared to arthritis and fatigue. I finally called my Doctor and I'll be getting some tests started next week. Anyway, I was pushing through getting Lucy lots of exercise and training. Arnold was the other problem. Not getting along with her at all. He's old and not into puppy play. It was a battle daily to keep her from getting bit and him from being stomped on by her playfulness. My son works with a nurse who was excited to get Lucy if we decided to go that route. After hearing about her family we said OK, lets do it. Lucy will be living in a big, beautiful home on 10 acres of land with this sweet family. They have a 9 month old Labradoodle puppy and 2 kids, ages 11 & 14. Her hubby is a firefighter/medic. They came by yesterday to pick Lucy up and the kids are wonderful and they have posted pics on Facebook that show her settled in and the other dog so happy to have a playmate! We feel really good about this and I know Lucy will be a much loved addition to their family. Plus they only live about a half hour from us and I'll see pics on Facebook and can visit if we want. So on this first day of Spring I'm hoping to get on with taking care of me and getting ready for Easter. Here's a few pics of the past week.
Sunday, March 7, 2021
If your name is Robert are you called Bob? How about Andrew? Are you Andy? Thomas is Tom? A few times I had folks ask me if my hubby's name of Jack is a nick name for John. Nope...Jack is the legal handle for my honey. My name is Kathleen but I've been called Kathy all my life. Well, that's not entirely true. How about Kath...yep I've been that. Jack calls me Kate. My niece's name is Katie and toward the end of Mom's life she would call me Katie too. In high school I was called Greek. In a school of 4000 students if you yelled Kathy down the hall you'd get many heads to turn. Yell Greek and not much of reaction unless you were me! In surgery I was Starko...(Or Starcasm lovingly called by some surgeons!) Let's not forget YaYa that my Grandkiddos call me. Yia Yia is Greek for Grandmother but I chose to spell it YaYa and it's my blog go to. Do you like your name? My Grandfather went by Al because he didn't like Elmer. Jack's Grandfather offered us $50 if we would name one of our kids after him...Otis...nope, wasn't ever going to happen! Now a days the movie stars call their kiddos some weird stuff. I guess we'll see if they grow up to like it. I don't think I'd like my name to be Apple but that's just me. So what's the real point here? Well, I mentioned a few times we were thinking of getting a puppy. I went over it a million times in my head and just couldn't decide. Would this be a good decision for our lifestyle at this time of our life? How would Arnie handle a puppy at his advanced age of 11. Do I have the time and stamina for puppy training? My sister said she's never seen me so indecisive about something. She was excited that we would both have pups who were sisters too. So I took a deep breath and said OK, we'll do this. On Tuesday last week we brought her home. A little red Goldendoodle...AKA..Mutt. Let's face it they are really just a mixed breed but now they are called "designer dogs". Hoity Toity! My friend is the breeder and this isn't a puppy mill situation. My son Jordan was surprised we went with a breeder since we've always gotten our dogs from a shelter. If I didn't know the breeder so well I wouldn't have gotten her. Yes, it's a her and I mentioned her name in previous posts. Her name was Autumn. My sister named her because of her red color and Autumn is my favorite season. We've had her 6 days now. 6 long puppy training days. To say I'm tired is an understatement. But I know it will get better and she's doing really well in a short time. I'm glad I'm not working at the moment too. Today we had my kids and some of the Grandkiddos come over for lunch and to meet her. She's the one who's exhausted now! So back to the name game. We decided to change her name. After being with her and getting to see her personality come out we decided Autumn was too millennial and didn't fit her. I asked my sister if she would be upset if I told her something. She immediately thought I was getting rid of the pup! That's because after the first day I was ready to do that! In fact, my son was willing to take her. But that didn't happen! No, I told her. We were keeping her but changing her name to....LUCY! Like Lucille Ball with that red hair! Plus her personality is spunky enough for it! So here's LUCY:
She's a cuddler.
Plus she's fairly chill.
Monday, March 1, 2021
Last post I shared the icicles and snow. So let's just compare what a few days will do. I drove home from Chicago yesterday and the weather warmed up to almost flip flop weather! My car thermometer read 62de at one point! Yowsers!