Monday, April 9, 2018

The Simple Woman's Daybook ~ April

For Today

April 9, 2018

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Looking out my window... 
...the days are beginning to warm up!

I am thinking... 
...about the wonderful time we just had at the fair!
I am so thankful...
...for the continued prayers.

One of my favorite things...
...are linens. Bed linens along with table linens.
I am one who likes to change her linens for the seasons or holiday.
Most of it mixes and matches for whatever the occasion or mood I am in.
In the desert, you really don't need to be bothered with a comforter.
I do have a couple quilts for those rare 35 degree nights.
Otherwise, I use duvets with nothing in them.
Add a couple flat sheets of coordinating colors, and I end up with a cool bed set.
I even use a window panel as one of those foot drapes.
I just fold it in half lengthwise and tuck it in or let it hang off the edge.
Right now my bed is set up with many pillows and a wedge as I continue to heal.
It isn't one of my best ensembles but changing the bed isn't all that easy right now.
So I'm keeping it simple.

I am creating... in my bed linen armoire for more!
Yep, a new bed requires new linen!
I've had a Queen these last 5 years.
Time for a King! 
I just love making my bed feel as comfy as a 5 Star Hotel!
Now it will be as big as one too! 

I am wearing... Lularoe's, still!
It's either them or my PJ'S. 
They are the most accessible clothing for me to put on and off right now.

I am hoping...
...that things continue to go in the direction they have been.
This broken arm seems to have been a blessing in disguise.

I am learning... do my exercises one step at a time.
I was so discouraged the first day of therapy.
I couldn't do what the therapist was asking me to do.
A week later, it's improving. 
Can't wait for the day I can put my arms over my head!
In my kitchen... the makings for tonight's dinner, Spaghetti and Meatballs. 

In my garden...
...the only change is the annuals are beginning to bloom!
The flowers are so beautiful on this tree.
The hummingbirds love it.
I still have no desire to get out there and putt around.
Keeping up with the house seems to be enough right now!

A moment from my day
...a moment from one of my days last month.
Keven Harvick's burnout after his win at ISM Raceway in Phoenix.

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Adventure #3 - Our LONG Drive to Las Vegas

Over a week ago I finally got around to writing about one of our adventures from last month. Adventure #3 is done, in the book and can be read here. The other 8 will be up soon, and then I'll be caught up! Thankful our next adventure shouldn't happen until sometime around the middle to end of May. I am so grateful I had the layouts done before my accident so to make it easier to blog while traveling, but that was not how it ended up working out. I didn't even take my laptop with us. I was just so thankful I got to still go on the trip, I didn't want to jinx it or add anything else to it!

Being able to type one and a half handed is better than one-handed, LOL! I can actually rest my left arm on the laptop now and move just my hand as needed. Mobility has been improving too. Bruises have healed, aches and pains have reduced considerably, and only get pop pain up after exercising which I have been given and are allowed to do. What I also had was my first outpatient PT appointments last week. Went very well. Will be at them twice a week for 30 weeks. That seems like a long time but having a myopathy adds just a bit of a challenge. Plus my insurance allows me 60 visits a year, and since I have met my deductible for the year, they are covered 100%. Also no more Home Health as of the Friday before last, yay! We also stopped the nurses, or as I had been calling them, grannysitters! I had three different ladies help me over the 6 weeks, all were so helpful and allowed me to continue resting, and healing, instead of straining it trying to keep up with things myself.

Last week I got to go to the fair and watch my granddaughter show her goats. She did excellent as always. She received Grand Champion and Grand Champion Reserved for Breed with her two baby girls. Plus she got purple for their momma's! She didn't do as well in her showmanship, getting the first blue, but understood where she slipped up. Lesson learned!
Because she has two dairy goats, she needs help during the breed judging. On the left is Brook with her leader's daughter, and my granddaughter is on the right with Chloe. Even though Brook is absolutely beautiful, she does have an attitude and doesn't like to show. Chloe just LOVES strutting her stuff!
She wasn't the only one entering the ring. During the PeeWee Show, young kids not yet of age to actually enter themselves, get to check it out as well. It's my grandson 3rd year with the goats but his first for the calf.
He looks like such a pro!

That was the extent of my time at the fair this year. I didn't even get to the other exhibits. I am so stubborn to use my chair in town. It's one thing for the races, amusement parks and such, but to get around town, I would prefer to try and walk it. Only since my accident, has it been difficult. Hoping the strain will pass with therapy as we continue to work out those muscles again. 

Just another week of Our Journey Through LIFE. Thanks for stopping by. 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Simple Woman's Daybook ~ March

For Today

March 31, 2018

I  almost didn't get to this...

The last six weeks have been quite interesting!
The Simple Woman's Daybook

Looking out my window... 

...the view has been more accessible for the cat then it has been for me!

I am thinking... 

...what an adventure it has been!

I am so thankful...

...for the many prayers said for my bones to heal correctly, avoiding any possibility of surgery. Without them, we wouldn't have been able to continue our plans for our 40th Anniversary.

One of my favorite things... taking pictures!

Taking them one-handed proved to be a challenge, but am always pleased with what I get. 

I am creating...

...another chapter of "Our Journey Through LIFE!".

I am wearing... Lularoe's! 

They are perfect! They stretch! They are so comfortable!

I am hoping...

...I can get caught up soon!

I am learning... be patient. Healing is a process.

In my kitchen... my hubby, making our meals, even cutting mine into pieces I can fork!

In my garden... won't see any changes, just yet! 

A moment from my day

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Oh, What a Journey!

I can't believe it's been one month since my fall. Honestly, it seems so much longer!

The doctor appointment went great. He saw the healing he had wanted and gave us his blessing to travel under some conditions, all that I was willing to accept.

  1. Be diligent with pain management.
  2. Keep arm immobile, in other words, the brace stays on 24/7 
  3. Stop every hour and a half to walk for 15 minutes
  4. Continue to exercise the hand, wrist, and elbow as pain allows
  5. No more FALLING!
I'm happy to report we followed his direction to the letter! Or is to a tee?

Wow, has it ever been a journey! It was one heck of a way to add more excitement to our adventures. Unfortunately, some had to be canceled, while others we managed to get accomplished, included more than we had planned on.

All in all, we had a great time. Eventually, I will get the post done on the incredible adventures we managed to have. Editing the 1400 plus photo takes time as well. Not comfortable snapping them one-handed.

In the meantime, I peck across the keypad, one letter at a time, letting Grammarly correct my mistakes with the click of the mouse.

Typing one handed is interesting! Call me silly, because I know there is this microphone thing to assist me, but it doesn't seem to want to cooperate with me. It could be all my fault though, just saying! In fact, all my devices are giving me a hard time. So I'm ignoring them, LOL Even my Instagram won't load. Hubby says as soon as I feel up to it and can manage to deal with the tech guru, we'll upgrade them. They are well overdue after-all!

Besides that, I have had the experience of Home Health. A nurse, the OT & PT, come once a week and a caregiver my hubby hired comes for four hours every day now that I'm home. This has been most interesting.

So that's it for today. As I continue to improve, I will continue to catch up as well.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Our 40~4~40 Has Begun

We had our first adventure on the list. 
What a great time we had! 
Only wished we could have had more of it. 
It seems to be over in the blink of an eye.

I've just added another blog to the Bar above.
Or click the link under the photo above.

I hope you will pop on over and check it out.


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