Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Bit of This and a Bit of That and So on and So Forth...

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.
Poor dog.

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.
Balloonfest  2012

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.

Grandson Jack.

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"


Lynilu said...

Will you be able to crochet after the surgery? A friend had the surgery and was told she shouldn't get back into knitting as it could cause a repeat. But that was about 20 years ago and techniques may have changed. I hope so for your sake, 'cause I know you love it. Good luck! Keeping you in my prayers.

Barb said...

I wonder if 2 toads means that the Toad from last year has a significant other? I'll be thinking of you next week - glad it's outpatient. Take Care of yourself. Jack's b-day cake would be my Jack's dream come true. It's enormous!

Wanda..... said...

Your rambling bits of this and that made an enjoyable read, Di. Hope the surgery is a breeze and enjoy your favorite season, I'm looking forward to autumn too... after this unusually dry, hot summer we've had!

Anonymous said...

Best wishes for speedy recovery.

Need A Latte Mom said...

love your morning glories...i have them popping up in my yard in the strangest places.

Rob-bear said...

Oh, dear! Carpal Tunnel problems are not fun. For some reason, I seem to have trouble for a while, then everything get better. This is a mystery.

Among your notes, I saw "my son and and my DIL have gone their separate ways." So sorry to hear that news!

Blessings , Bear hugs, and chocolate!

A Lady's Life said...

Diana you have such beautiful grand children and a wonderful husband.
Anyone would love to have dinners at your table no matter what you serve.
You have to think about the things you can do and leave what you can't for another day.
Living with pain is not a good way to live and quite depressing and add a few clouds outside and you could have a very bad day but then sunshine walks into your home and gives you kisses and it all looks great again.
I hope you can fix your hand problems soon. I never heard of carpal syndrome in the hand.
Live and learn.
You seem to love your Dill so I wouldn't cut off relations with her just because your son did.
She can still be a friend.

Lois Evensen said...

I hope your surgery goes well. Sorry you didn't have toads in your garden more this summer. I remember your darling little toad house from last year (or was it the year before).

Dee said...

Sorry you have to have surgery...I just tried typing with my little finger and it works:) I even kept my hand stiff as if I had a splint on it. The good news is you will be able to get up and walk around this time. But I can relate to you not looking forward to it.We had a little toad visiting our kitty for a few weeks...he has not been around in awhile and like you I miss him. The alter area of your church is beautiful and it does look like Jack is enjoying being four. :)I will be Thinking of you...

Annmarie Pipa said...

my mom had carpel tunnel surgery and sang the prasies of relief afterwards.....good luck!!

Ginnie said...

Well, little by little you're getting a full make-over, Di. I have many friends who had had the carpal tunnel surgery and they are ALL doing well !
I love the sweet picture of your grandson Jack ... wondering what he's pondering about so seriously?

Anvilcloud said...

All of my good plans are for tomorrow ... which seldom seems to arrive.

About Last Weekend said...

Very very cool house - and your grandson is a cutie!

naida said...

Good luck with your surgery Diana, I'm sure you will be happy to have that over and done with. I hope you have a speedy recovery, it sounds like you have a great support system there.
Your grandson is too cute! Happy birthday to him :)

Ellen said...

If this is how interestingly you ramble, Diana... by all means, ramble on! :-) This is one of the most interesting reads I've had in days. Made me smile. You even succeeded to make your date with the surgery so much like saying -- 'I'll be heading down to the grocer's. Anything you might want?' :-) Bless you.

Blessings to you and your family. God is with you.

Mamabug said...

I'll be thinking about you and sending lots of prayers and hugs your way dear friend! I wish you a very speedy recovery.

Rebecca said...

How the heck did I miss this post!?!? I'm embarrassed.

First of all, those morning glories would be worth all your rambling for me! They. Are. Gorgeous!

Now...I'm really bummed about your surgery. Are you having both hands done? Know that I will be thinking of you and praying. Wish I lived closer. I'd make some soup (even if I'm not a huge fan of cooking myself) and some banana bread -- stuff like that!

Good to see Toad again & being 4 DOES look like fun....

Guess I just like "random".

Barb said...

I'll be thinking of you tomorrow Di - hope all goes well. Tell Katie to drive safely. Hope you or Katie or Jake can let us know how you're feeling.

Tranquility Speaks said...

Sorry I wasn't there when this surgery was scheduled, but from the next post I am sure it went ok. You're one brave and strong woman I am so proud to be acquainted with!

Sorry to hear of your son and DIL. Loved to read this post and each of your ramblings! Your honesty and humor make it so good :)