Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Unlike my BFA, I don't blog much.  Not too much to say.  Haven't done a whole lot since I had surgery on April 3.  What they don't tell you is that it is MAJOR surgery and it takes TIME!  The first month is such a blur to me.  I got lots of cards and calls.  Food was brought over by very well meaning and lovely friends.  Pretty much sat around and did nothing, except get up to toddle to the loo!  The interesting thing is, I am having the same surgery again in July.  I have been asked if I am excited for that.  No.  I am not.  I know the 6 week schedule.  It scares me.  Yet, at the same time, I do know what to expect, and being able to walk well is such a plus!   However, are my sweet friends going to get tired of this?  I know it has been a while since I have sewen anything.  The bags at my friends blog, Garage Sale Gal, are so cute!  I know that I want to make a small purse and finish a pair of capris and an Oliver + S outfit for the 18 mo. old grandson.  Plus make 3 pillow cases for the 2 sistahs and 1 daughter that are meeting in Door Co. the end of the month.  I have got to get working!  At the same time, I have some major carpal tunnel issues in both hands.  My right is worse  so it is off to the chiro for that.  I am not sure if this is due to the walker and subsequent cane use;  I am almost off the cane, at least in the house, but still use it outside of the house.  I am now driving--3 weeks today.  I had been in a side swipe accident 2 weeks before the surgery (the carpal could be due to that, too) and so driving makes me very nervous, but I still take the same route to my volunteer job.  The one thing about having surgery in the summer is that you have an excuse to sit in the air conditioning and not have to wear socks.....and have Hubby wait on you, vacuum, do the dishes and the laundry, besides his 40+ hour job! 
Spent the weekend celebrating 38 years of marriage--to the same man.  Thursday found us in Dubuque at the Mandolin Inn.  Friday we went to WI to visit our Atlanta born grandchildren who are up visiting the other grandparents.  Or, I should say, the good grandparents.  This is a long sotry that I will not go into.  Those said grandparents were to be chaps as we interacted with the 2 oldest (their parents and little bro are still in Atlanta), but they did a very good job of letting us actually have some time with the 2 by ourselves.  We got Friday late afternoon and Sat. morning with them.  Well, I do have to leave this as the typing is hard on my right hand.
All from the bush

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Photos from last summer.

 I guess I am stuck in a rut.  Here are some photos from last summer's trip to the Netherlands.  Then top pic is taken at a bar--cafe in the morning.  We had hot tea in glass glasses w/o handles!  Plus a biscuit.  The next photo is of Hubby's Tante who is 94.  Still in her own place.  A high rise on the 20 something floor!
The last photo is of Hubby's cousin and his wife with me and the lovely MFA.
She is beautiful, don't you think?
What are your plans for Easter?  I have none.  I am having surgery on the 5th, so will be recouping with no plans for  a big to-do.  Hubby will go to his church and I will stay home.
To my BFFA:  Hummmm.  I haven't got anything togehter for a birthday box, it may be very late.
All for now.
From the bush

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The New Year

Wow.  I had no idea how long it has been since I blogged.  I hope that anyone who actually reads this is having a great new year so far.
Here are a couple of pics of our trip to the Netherlands this summer.
Hubby and I and the MFA.  We took the long route!  However, it was an adventure.  We spent some time with Hubby's relatives and then on to Amsterdam (pronounced; Ahhmsterdhum).  The countryside is really beautiful.  If you think the prairie states are flat, well, you have not been to Holland.  We also went across the main dike that holds the Sea from getting into the country.  We spent a couple of days with MFA before the trip and then got to visit with the grandchildren a short time before taking us to the Atlanta airport.  We went over on the Polish air lines and spent a few hours in the Fredrick Chopin airport.  The guards carry their uzzies and look really mean!  I ended up getting the x-ray treatment in New Jersey!  Not once--but 2 times!  I was hot and tired and positively broken down by that time.  Was not happy, but didn't say what I really wanted to say for FEAR!  In this land of FREEDOM??  There is NO freedom at the airports!
I have been sewing up a storm.  I need to take pictures of the projects and the kit I got recently.  Hey, that is for the next blog.
All from the bush

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