You're all on your way to my house for an intervention aren't you?
Friday, October 29, 2010
You're all on your way to my house for an intervention aren't you?
Thursday, October 21, 2010
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BTW, The PCP gave me the same anti-spasmodic drug (Flexeril) I hijacked from DH…yes, I'm a SPAZ! My range of motion in my arm is better, but not my head…so I'm walking around like Frankenstein with my head bolted to my body…make that a SPAZ FRANKENSTEIN…Hey, I've got my costume!…Just in time for Halloween!
Monday, October 18, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
DH thinks this is the result of my ladder fall as I can't trace the neck back to anything else, not even sleeping funny as I didn't wake up with it (and it's on the left side, which is the shoulder I fell on). Geez, I thought I was out of the woods with a few bruises and skinned appendages...four days later? Could it really take this much time for an injury to start? Funny thing was, I was planning to blog about how quickly I recovered from that fall and how that never would have happened 100 pounds ago...jinx. I do have that Osteoarthritis in my neck that was affecting my same shoulder (went to Physical Therapy 1.5 years ago for it). I wish the Doc could have gotten me in today...I may be better by Monday (fingers crossed)...but I may be rifling through the old prescriptions tonight *sigh*. OK, enough whinefest...No worries, it could have been so much worse!
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Have a great weekend all...If you need me, I'll be in my self-medicated coma LOL...come join me...I have
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
OH, and can I just say...WHAT THE HECK WOMEN??!!! I tried on about 4 outfits before finding one that fit OK this morning...yes, I'm having fat days again. I wore a new top, no coat over it. Do you know how many women I passed today...in the parking lot, in the ladies room, in the stairwell, in the waiting room (where I was called to the window three times), three different nurses during my appointment. I was wondering why I was getting stares and was starting to take it personally that I look like a stuffed sausage in these jeans.
COULD ANY OF YOU HAVE TOLD ME THAT I HAD TWO LOVELY *SHINY* TAGS WITH THE SALE STICKER HANGING ON MY BACK?!!! *sigh* ...and I'm guessing some of you were fellow banders...*double-sigh*
Monday, October 11, 2010
Yesterday, I was finishing up the last piece of outside painting (the casing boards around our garage doors). As much as I tried to make this house maintenance free outside, there's still a few things to paint (I also repainted all the outside lights this weekend, remind me to show you as I need opinions). Actually, I only got the prep for painting underway. The paint was flaking so I was outside from 9am-5:30pm (until I wiped out) scraping off paint and then using the belt sander to get the final pieces off. OK, picture this; I was up on the ladder at the top of the garage door (feet about 4-5' off the ground), leaning a little to one side away from the ladder, with the heavy belt sander in both hands, and then....I turned on the belt sander. You already know what happened next...it grabbed the wood and pulled me right off the ladder (think America's Funniest Home Videos, but without the video).
I'm not sure what happened next, but I rolled and ended up on the concrete, in front of the other garage door, with a little less skin (wonder how much skin weighs LOL). I'm celebrating the season with a fall. I'm thinking it's a good thing that I weigh a lot less now or the outcome might have been much worse. DS2 happened to be outside mowing the lawn, so I waved him down to come help me up. I've got two skin knees (yes, even with long pants on, thank goodness), a skinned elbow, I'm going to have a huge bruise on the shoulder that I landed on, and I did something to my back and neck (hopefully just aggravated the osteoarthritis). I'm moving like I need a walker.
OK, let's find an upside...DS2 is off school today for Columbus Day, so I have the help I need to get the primer on to protect the raw wood (remember, DH left yesterday for the week). Oh, and I've decided that scraping (my bat wings were flying scraping that paint) and sanding paint off all day is an excellent workout for the arms...and if you tumble off a ladder...it can be considered aerobic activity!!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Here's some pics of DS2's first Homecoming...He's pretending here that parent's don't exist (and was he ever shocked that everyone's Dad's and Mom's were at the girl's meet-up house to take pics...he thought we'd be the only ones LOL).
Guess who decided to link arms and is mumbling jokes under that smile?
We lucked out and the before pics were in our neighborhood...at the gazebo (I love that the girl's plan everything now that I'm down to my last boy; dinner, dance, and a bonfire after...yes, I waited up for him...he had a blast and he's still sleeping it off).
Don't the girls look beautiful?!
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Foyer Table with DS2's gourds he grew.
Fall smelling candles, more gourds he grew, and indian corn here and there.
Front door is bedazzled...I always get at least one kid every Halloween night who tries to take one of my fake apples out of that basket, thinking they're what I'm giving out (good thing they're glue gunned in or I'd be making some kid choke).
Sweaters have replaced tank tops in the closet, and leggings and jeggings have replaced shorts and Capri's (oh, and the black boots fold over...maybe I'm too old for the thigh highs?...but I thought they might be OK since they're flats and not the spiked-I-still-think-I'm-20 ones, like DD bought. Or maybe I should only wear them folded?).
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
- We had the first wood fire in the fireplace this weekend (the sap buckets still need some mums).
Coats and winter scarves are out (and swoopy bangs have been brought back, now that I'm no longer in the garden sweating).
The gazebo and patio have been deflocked, and the bamboo is in full bloom (right).
Friday, October 1, 2010
What happened to my little baby (second from the left below)?!!
Yes, thanks to your suggestions (thank you) and then 4, count them 4 trips to the Target Photo Place (after getting some of them done on the Staples-not-so-photo-quality copier) to redo the bad ones (over and over because the Target scanner sucks and left smudges and lines every time...you wouldn't believe me if I told you what I went through...let's just say the gal felt so bad that she gave me a full refund and I didn't even ask or complain)...the hall is done (thanks again Diane for the wall quote).
OK, almost done...I'm still considering the quote for the other wall (there's my baby again second from the right...God I feel old). As my youngest sister reminded me...we'll be moving soon...every house that we've lived in, the minute I hang a wall of kid photos we move...so I waited 9 years and this is the longest we've been in any home...wonder where we'll be moving...somewhere warm I hope...it's freezing here, but I digress...
OK, he's still my baby...see...this is how he really felt after hours of shopping with Mom (and then I made him try it all on again at home)...Do I dare tell him to tie his shoe...I think not...he's got to have some level of independence now that he's in High School...
...do you think he'll let me chaperone the dance?...hee-hee.
Happy Weekend all!