Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Day 272

AND THIS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
is my $9 Goodwill table


Yup, the small 30" table on the right. $9 plus a CT scan, bloodwork and emergency room visit. Details in previous post. Sigh.It fits perfectly though!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Day 271

MY NEXT SEWING PROJECT
tomorrow i will dig through my stash and see if I have some good fabric choices


Monday, September 26, 2016

Day 270

BACK TO THE DRUDGERY OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
progress seems slow this time around


Pain and Torture done, just waiting for the print-out of the new exercises.Thanks, Chris, for being a pain in my knee! 
What a lazy bones.

Um, I think something is wrong here!

Day 269

A LEGEND IS GONE
Arnold Palmer died today 9/25/16

These photos are from 2005, when Dave and I had the pleasure of meeting Arnold Palmer when he was at Suncadia, playing on the Prospector Course for it's grand opening. Since we owned a lot in Suncadia we were invited to attend and one of the golf instructors at our local course, Jodie, actually knows Arnold! Her brother was his caddy many years ago and they kept in touch with each other with letters and cards. Both Dave and I have taken lessons from Jodie and when Arnold invited her to come, and she found out we would also be there for this event, she suggested we meet up and she would introduce us to Arnold.

Arnold signed Dave's golf hat and now that hat is tucked away never to be worn again. Arnold Palmer will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him and all who knew of him.

We had front row seats to watch A.P. warm up on the practice green.
He didn't take that many practice shots, instead he regaled the crowd with story after story.
Always smiling and always pleased to talk with his fans.
Jodie walking and talking with Arnold as they head down to his ball.
So sweet!


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Day 268



CHARLOTTE TURNED SIX
on Thursday, but her party was today













Day 267

$9 GOODWILL SEWING TABLE
becomes not such a good deal

It began as such a great day! Merrely picked me up at 9:50 to meet Tamie for coffee at Starbucks. Then she and I made the short drive to Goodwill. (We are both Goodwill fans.) I wanted to see if I could find a small table for my Babylock Sewing Machine so I could have that machine set up for embroidery and use the wonderful Bernina 790 for sewing. I would then be able to utilize my sewing time better and have two projects going at the same time.

Lo and behold, there was a perfect 30" wide simple desk/table and only $9!! I paid for it and had them put Dave's name on it so he could pick it up on his way home from lunch with Chip. All was looking fine, until I decided to plop down in this big overstuffed chair that was just across from the desk. PLOP.....unfortunately I didn't notice the solid metal shelf above the couch and the back of my head clanked into it. Ugh. I saw stars and then got a bit worried. Uuhhhh. I'm on a blood thinner for another week. I knew it could be a serious situation if I had an injury, especially a head injury.

After I got home, I called the anti-coagulation clinic to ask their advice. Would this be a potential problem, since I do have a lump on my head but no bleeding? They told me I did the right thing in calling as I needed to watch out for stroke-like symptoms as a potential result of a brain bleed. They suggested I go to Urgent Care just to be on the safe side.

SO, I then needed to call Dave again and tell him that he needs to come directly home after picking up the desk so he could take me to urgent care. Poor Dave! We kind of knew it would be an extra expense because I was probably fine, but how do you make the choice to not get it checked out? Off we went and 3 hours later we were back home after blood work and a CT scan showed no problems. The doctor encouraged me that we did the right thing in coming in and that I still needed to watch out for headache, blurry vision, etc, etc, etc for about 24 hours.

By the time we got home, I needed to take a nap! A late nap at that. 

Waiting.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Day 266

7:30 PM
it's time for

Oh my. I can't wait to get fully recovered and back to doing other things than watching TV.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Day 265

PICKED UP MY MACHINE TODAY
after getting  the staples out of my knee!

After Dave drove me to the doctor's office to get my staples out, he was kind enough to take me to Sewing Machine Service to pick up the Bernina 790 I'm borrowing (a part needed to be replaced) and he got to meet the owners and others who work there. Such a fun place! I even saw a friend from my old Garden Club who brought her machine in to be repaired. Tomorrow I hope to get the sewing machine set up and get back to spending some time sewing again.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Day 264

HAPPY TO HAVE A NEW TENS UNIT
so frustrating that the one I ordered 2 months ago stopped working

Thank you Amazon! Ahhh, some pain relief.

"What do you mean I'm on your pillows? I like it here!"
"OK, you can have your pillows, I like your lap better anyway!"

Monday, September 19, 2016

Day 263

SURPRISE!!
the begonia is in bloom