A much better week this was! Physically I accomplished much more than I thought I'd be able too. One of the changes that I have made seemed to really help. Most of you know that I clean house for a family every week. I've been with them for at least six years now. They are truly are a warm, loving, understanding, Christian family from my church.
Usually I clean one day a week but this week I decided that I would split it up into two days in hopes that it would make things a bit less painful at the end of the day. They don't really care when I come so that wasn't a problem. I went on Tuesday to clean the bathrooms and the kitchen then went back on Wednesday to do the dusting and the floors. This worked out so much better for me. I was still tired and a bit sore in the evenings but just not so much so. I'm going to do it this way for awhile or until I get healed more.
|Look at the gorgeous color of these Petunias from my yard. This little camera really doesn't do them justice. They almost glow! I wanted to take a picture of them before we get a hard freeze. Not to far off I suspect.|
On Thursday I went shopping. I bought my husband a new video game that he has been wanting. I can't usually splurge on items like that but he deserves it. He spent his entire three week vacation in August taking care of me, Katie, the animals and the house while I was having my knee replacement surgery. The poor man was exhausted I know. I just want him to know how grateful I am to have him as a partner. I couldn't have asked or paid for better care.
I really wanted to get him that game!
I walked all through Wal-Mart that morning and then I went Croc shopping for me.
I ran all over town looking for a pair. Two malls.
Oh you didn't think that I meant that kind of crock did you ?
No that would be silly!
I've been having problems with the tendons in my feet since the double knee replacement surgery. My husband thinks it's probably because I walked sort of crippled up for so long that my feet got used to supporting more than they have to now. I think he's right. I've been actually practicing different ways to place my feet when walking. I think it's starting to work for me. However I have also found that the only shoe that I am totally comfortable walking in is Crocs.
These one's to be exact. And they had to be black as I already had a comfortable brown pair of shoes. So the one store that carried them didn't have my size, blah, blah, blah.....
But I didn't give up.
While I was at the mall looking at Penny's, I ran into this woman that I used to work out with a few years back. She is probably in her 70's although she looks so good it was hard to really know for sure. We would workout together nearly every morning. She was so sweet and I remember her telling me about all of the cooking she would do for her family.
Now you all know how much I hate cooking and her food always sounded so delicious. I remember even back then thinking how painful all of that cooking would be for me then. A lot of standing.
Anyway the subject of Crocs came up and she suggested that I look online. DUH!!!!!
So after giving Penny's and Sear's a try with no luck, I drove home, went online and ordered the exact pair that I wanted and saved money to boot. The whole point here folks is that I cleaned house two days in a row and then walked all morning the next day. Something that a year ago would have been unthinkable. To top that all off, today I ran errands, went to three grocery stores, came home and cleaned my own house. I'm just a little sore. I just hope I don't pay for it all tomorrow.
My husband will be home tomorrow and the poor dear is pretty sick. My daughter-in-law had minor female surgery yesterday. She is doing fine and loves her Mother-In-Laws Chicken and Homemade Noodles. So I promised them both homemade Chicken and Noodles.
The plan is to cook them in the morning so my son can stop by on his way home from work and pick them up. Wish me luck!!
Speaking of my son, who never reads my blog, I am about three-quarters of the way through his Christmas Afghan. I was telling this to my oldest daughter, Ginny, and guess what? She wants one now too. Of coarse this won't happen before Christmas but it will make a nice winter project.
It isn't a fancy afghan but then my son isn't a fancy man! It's just all of my scrap yarn. But he will know that each stitch is a hug from mom. For those of you who crochet (Naida) I am going to trim it with a reverse single crochet in black. I love that stitch as it almost looks like a rope.
If I can make it through this weekend without feeling exhausted and too much pain, I think I may have just turned a corner. This gives me hope again.
Never give up...
Never give up...