Saturday, March 31, 2018

Sunday Stealing

1. What Are Three Things You Need To Buy?  Eye drops, plants for the deck, coffee pods.
2. My Biggest Hope Is________.
  Survival until January 2021.
3. What Was The Last New Thing You Tried?
Learning to walk without toes on one foot.
4. What Mood Were You In Today?
Good, lazy (as usual).
5. What would be a better name for the color of goldenrod-colored paper?
How about "yellow"?
6. Where did you get your silverware?
The sterling flatware I had was my mother's; the stainless I still use was a wedding present.
7. What artifact from this past week would you have bronzed as a keepsake and heirloom?
Not a thing.
8. What was the most recent ceremony you attended?
Andy and Erica's wedding.
9. What east Asian cuisine is good for your Seoul?
I haven't found an East Asian cuisine I didn't like.
10. What life lesson did you learn the hard way?
  To delegate.     
11. What do you wish you spent more time doing five years ago?
Talking to John.
12. What gets you excited about life?
Living, moving, not hurting.
13. Have you done anything lately worth remembering?
Just knitting.
14. What does your joy look like today?
Lovely spring sunshine.
15. When you are 80-years-old, what will matter to you the most?
Since I'm 82, I'll say surviving and still plugging along.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

The future is coming

The March for our Lives was today in Washington, DC, and in many cities and towns across the nation and around the world.  The young people from Parkland, FL, were speaking not just for those affected by their tragedy, but for those of Sandy Hook, Columbine, Virginia Tech, the Pulse nightclub, Las Vegas, Southerland, Chicago, Charleston, and all the other victims of gun violence.

If you didn't see it live this afternoon, spend 7 minutes listening to Emma Gonzales speech.  It will be obvious that this young woman and her peers are the future ... and it is coming!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing

1. Do you tend to have a guilty conscience?
2. Do you still have your wisdom teeth?
Nope - they were all removed when I was a teenager.
3. Peanut Butter - creamy or crunchy?
Anyone who knows me knows how much I hate peanut butter.
4. Get up off your butt. Take 5 steps. Which leg did you start out on?
I don't have to get up - I start on the right leg.
5. What color is your favorite kitchen utensil?
I don't have a favorite - but they're all stainless steel.
6. Did you watch the Michael Jackson memorial/funeral? No - not my generation.
7. Do you know anyone who graduated from high school this year?Were you invited to their graduation party? Did you go? No.
8. White with black stripes or black with white stripes? Zebras? Referees?  Prison uniforms?
9. If we were to call your 6th grade teacher, what would they say about you? It'd be an interesting call, since I'm sure she's long dead.
10. Can you draw a perfect circle? Only with a compass or by tracing around a template.
11. What was your favorite scratch & sniff sticker scent?
Hate them all.  I've cancelled magazine subscriptions because I couldn't get rid of the smell.
12. What does your sibling do for a living?
She was a psychiatric social worker.
 13. How many light switches and electrical outlets are in the room that you are in right now?
Two light switches and four outlets.
14. Do you know sign language?
15. Do you step on cracks in the sidewalk?
If that's where my foot lands.
16. And the sheets on your bed look like....?

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Simple pleasures

I saw the orthopedist this morning.  They took the stitches out.  Everything looks great.  They said they couldn't believe it had been only three weeks since surgery - said it looked more like six weeks out.  So I've been dismissed, unless I develop some other problem.  I can wear whatever shoes are comfortable, and basically do anything I want (and am able to do).  I can get a pedicure and get back in the pool in three weeks.  I know it'll take me a while to get used to walking, so I plan to wean myself from the walker to a cane.  Just around the apartment at first, but hopefully outside, and then with no assistance.  We'll see what happens.

And the big test this evening - I did my laundry!!  (Such simple pleasures)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Birthday Week

Happy Birthday to Alison!
Happy Birthday to Sarah!
Happy Birthday to Foster!
Happy Birthday to Roger!
Happy Birthday to Me!

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Two weeks later

Margaret came over last night so we could get an early start to the surgeon's office this morning.  Traffic was fairly light, then a wait getting a wheelchair at the medical mall to get to the doc's office.  But it was worth it!  The tech had to work extra hard, but finally got the cast and bandages off.  They got x-rays made.  All looks great!  They did NOT put a new cast on, just a light wrap on the left foot, and wear the hard-soled shoe that I'd had before on the right foot.  I can wear a regular shoe on the right foot. She (the PA) took the steri-strips off, but didn't take the stitches out.  I'm to go back next week, probably for that.  The foot looks pretty odd with no toes, and walking is going to take some getting used to, but still no pain.  And just having all the dressings off and being able to move my feet around is fabulous!   Then when we got home, Margaret stayed for a while.  She wanted to be there when I took a SHOWER!!! and washed my hair!!!  She also wanted to check me out driving the car, so I drove out so she could go in and pick up some lunch for us, and she okayed me for that, too.  Needless to say, I'm a happy camper.

This afternoon, the estate lawyer came to the apartment with a notary to get some papers signed to get those last couple of financial things transferred into my name.  I thought all that had been done, but then I found a couple of other things that needed done.  Margaret stayed until they left, so she's up to date with that stuff, too.

By 4, I'm got to finally finish working the puzzles in the paper and online, and getting to the computer stuff.  Whew! Tomorrow, I'm going to meet my swimming buddies for coffee - Hooray!

All in all - a pretty good day.