Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A "break"- exactly when I needed it : )

I went to see the ortho MD again...
The Dr fussed at me and said, "You are doing too much! You have a micro tear in your tendon. Put your arm in a sling for 30 days."
I laughed at him. This is my RIGHT arm we are talking about! And I am a MOM!

He seemed to think my being a "Mom" was irrelevant.
I went home- pondering how in the world I was going to manage things with my RIGHT arm in a sling- and basically decided I needed to go away for a little while. When I suggested this to my family...they all laughed at me!
About 2 hours after my Dr. appt- I got a phone call from someone near and dear to all of us...
K9 was on the phone!
I was planning a trip to see her on Nov 1st for her art show- and it turned into a week-long invitation to go to the cabin!

Gawd- I love that dog!

So- wish granted! Christmas came early :) I don't promise to wear the stupid sling the whole time I'm with her, but I do promise not to do the "Mom" thing for at least a week!
There will be updates and photos...and most of you should expect your ears to be burning at some point next week :) We will be talking and thinking about you :)
*Prisim- you will most definitely be missed on this trip- I'd give almost anything for you to be with us.
More soon~

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Lilies and TMI

I love, love, love this image. I took this shot 2 summers ago and I need to have it blown up and hang it in my house somewhere.
I love the color, and the curls, and water...and it's untouched. I might love it even more if I edited the background color a little. I'll play with it and see what happens.

This is the actual crop of lilies in my front yard- and in 4 weeks I MUST dig up the bulbs and re-plant them. I will have plenty to give away. Would you like a handful of Easter lily bulbs?

Email me at cora.blue@hotmail.com or maydensvoyage@hotmail.com and tell me where to send them- and I will : )
I wanted to do this last year but a good hard freeze didn't come until late in the season and by then I was up to my ears with Christmas and such. These flowers are hardy and I think they will grow just about anywhere- and they don't need to be fussed over. I've planted them in the shade and they grew, and in full sun.
I was given some bulbs about 14 years ago from a plant given to a great-grandmother back in the 70's- and have dug them up (when we moved) and re-planted them...they are gorgeous and I love them.
So...if you want a bit of Mayden's favorite flower in your yard- or in a pot on your deck- just send me a note and I will mail them in a few weeks.
Personal note: (the TMI part :)
I'm having a fit with my right elbow (not the one I fell on). I've got tendonitus, had the cortisone shot, and I'm still having a lot of trouble with it. T's been gone for most of the month (work and play) and I am heading out for some girl time this weekend when he returns (beach trip!).
I'm inside out over the election stuff and the bail-out and if I start writing about it I don't know if I could stop. I was glad to hear the banks who are getting part of the 700 BILLION have to pay a 5% return...but of course one has to show a profit in order to actually pay a return...and who can be sure that will actually happen? Sigh...blah...not good.
I've been up to my ears with "Mom, sister, and caregiver stuff" and writing has taken a back seat...I'm sorry. I'm actually more sorry for me- because it's a waste and I know it. I miss you all.
I'll go back to the ortho Dr. again and see what he says. Surgery might be in order- but with this involving my RIGHT hand I am hesitant. On the other hand (no pun inteneded) I am so limited in what I can do with my right arm I might as well do whatever it takes to correct this and get back into the swing of things as soon as possible.
Here's a revelation about me...(I just realized it!)
I loathe being limited in any way!!!
How about you?
Getting old is going to be (IS???) quite a learning (and humbling) experience, isn't it? :)

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Oh...lol! "Proud to be an American! " :) (just laugh!)

A little prevention/treatment humor for those who find little to smile about with their investments these days . . .

If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Delta Airlines one year ago, you will have $49.00 today.

If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in AIG one year ago, you will have $33.00 today.

If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Lehman Brothers one year ago, you will have $0.00 today.

But, if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the aluminum cans for recycling refund, you will have received $214.00. Based on the above, the best current investment plan is to drink heavily & recycle. It is called the 401-Keg.

A recent study found that the average American walks about 900 miles a year. Another study found that Americans drink on average 22 gallons of alcohol a year. That means that on average Americans get about 41 miles to the gallon! Makes you proud to be an American!

Thanks to my friend Paige for this one...it was too good not to post! :)