I'm at a loss for words as of late it seems. So many things have been going on around here that my mind has been having problems focusing. So I am just going to ramble again as that seems to be all that I am capable of lately. I'm also going to post a few random photos of people, events and flowers of this past summer.
Mansion around the corner from my house. A girl can dream right?
I guess the main thing on my mind is my upcoming Carpel Tunnel Release surgery a week from this Thursday on the 20th. I've had Carpel Tunnel in both hands for close to 10 years now and it's come to a point where my splints aren't working anymore. To many sleepless nights, constantly dropping things and not being able to do certain things such as crocheting, has driven me to this.
My grandson Jack, turned four in June.
Judging from this photo I'd say it must feel pretty darn good to be four!!
I am not looking forward to the surgery at all but desperate times call for desperate measures they say. So hopefully all will go well and I can have the left hand done before Christmas.
Katie will take me to and from the hospital for the outpatient surgery. My husband is taking the following week off of work to help me out. I'm digging deep for my faith. I'm really not looking forward to this.
I had another couple of visits from two toads in my yard again this summer. Before the horrible heat wave. Haven't seen the poor little things since.
On a good note, I won't be doing much cleaning for a bit.
Oh... wait, I forgot, I LOVE TO CLEAN !!!
I wonder if I'll be able to use my little finger to type with. Did you know it's the only finger not connected to the nerve that the other's are connected to?
Katie playing "Dress Up" with our Pug, Ruby.
I did manage to do some sewing today. Kate had a headband that she really liked wearing so I looked up a pattern for it on YouTube.
I told my husband that I wrote down the pattern measurements and instructions. He asked why I just didn't print them out.
Is there any way to print out a video from YouTube?
No he's not stupid. He just didn't know where I got the pattern from.
I made two. They were quick, easy and cute. I haven't taken a photo of them, sorry. I was just happy to do something fun.
Hit and run accident that happened on my front lawn this past spring.
There is a reason I never park in front of my house. It's the third one I've seen since we've lived here.
The neighbors did get a new car.
So whilst I was having fun sewing, I was also doing something I hate. Cooking. I decided to make homemade Beef Teriyaki with rice. It came out very good, in fact both teens LOVED it !!
Which reminds me, when I went to the doctor yesterday to get my clearance for the surgery, he informed me that I had gained five pounds since June.
Daughters, Ginny and Katie.
I didn't even try to explain that he would have gained five pounds too had he been on a double dose of Cholesterol medication that made me want to sleep 24/7 during a heatwave/drought.
I was a slug, I'll admit it. And I did tell him that I felt like crap the whole time I was on it. I am doing much better since he cut it back.
Don't get me wrong, he's a very caring doctor but sometimes they need to take certain things into perspective.
Balloons get ready for the race.
I've been eating healthy again but still haven't started exercising again. No excuse really. Just laziness I guess.
Everyday I tell myself that I will ride my bike "Today".
Then I just get busy running around until I'm exhausted.
I think you all know what I'm talking about.
Motivation. Don't seem to have it.
I brought all of my Autumnal decorations out last week and decorated the inside of the house. I would like to have more as Autumn is my favorite time of year.
I've made quite a bit of them myself.
Pumpkins are expensive again this year. I used to buy a lot of them for the front porch. I'm thinking we'll be cutting back this year.
Photo that my granddaughter, Sarah, took a couple of weeks ago while spending the night.
Since my son and and my DIL have gone their separate ways, I guess having Thanksgiving Dinner will most likely be at my house this year. Katie is planning a fancy cake for dessert.
I don't know who's going to cook the dinner. Hopefully both hands will be working by then. If not, my husband is an excellent cook!
I can't get enough of these beautiful Morning Glories blooming all down my fence. I have so many photos of them.
Some would probably say too many!
Tomorrow I will go clean my weekly house. It will be my last week for awhile until the doctor says I can go back to it. I will miss this job. My morning talks with Linda. But hopefully things will go well and I will get back to it soon enough.
As for my secretary job at church, I'm just going to see how things go. When I can drive, I can do most of that job with one hand.
I'm pretty sure I can get help from others while I'm out.
I told you this was going to be random didn't I ?
Well I'm sorry for that, I've been scatterbrained lately!!
So I will end your misery and sign off for now.
I'm going to try and post at least one more time before next Thursday.
One of my yard Gnomes.
Oh I forgot, I've been doing some Thrifting lately.
I'll try and remember to post some of my "Finds"