Sunday, January 31, 2010

Taking a Break

I think I am officially taking a break from posting. I may pick it up again later when my hand is completely healed and I can type with both hands again.

So MUCH later . . .

Tuesday, January 12, 2010



We received lemons from our neighbors again and made three lemon meringue pies. They turned out beautiful - we gave one to the neighbors in thanks for the lemons (will get some next year too). Kathy, Max and I went to Volcano so Kathy could work on Max's mom's computer and Max could repair a broken ceiling fan. It was a quick but fun trip. The rest of the weekend was kind of kicked back.

I purchased some curtain rods and a cookie sheet and Max glued them for me (one handed I would end with up glue everywhere - which now that I think about it I do with two hands). It is a really cool idea for a cheap tray for my quilting machine. Other than watching some movies and Tivo programs the weekend was quiet and peaceful.

Later . . .

Thursday, January 07, 2010


It is official - I am bored to death. The limitations imposed by this cast and the surgery are driving me crazy. I guess I can be grateful that the resultant pain from movements I am NOT suppose to be doing is in fact keeping me from doing them (probably more accurate to say - keeping me from completing them). I am talking I can't even fold clothes unless it is something small that does not weight much and I can handle with one hand. Of course quilting, sewing, cutting fabric and all that stuff is on hold. I am not liking this situation very much at all. So needless to say I have not been doing much to write about.

Later . . .

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Finally the New Year

We brought an end to all the Christmas celebrations with dinner and presents on New Years Day. Jesse had the kids for New Years (he gets every other Christmas) so Kathy cooked a fab dinner of prime rib, baked potatoes, yorkshire pudding, salad, corn, garlic bread and ended it with cheesecake topped with cherries and chocolate! The entire Lawson family was here and we had a great time (no work for me with "the hand"). It goes without saying the kids (Katie and JD) had a great time cause it was all about them when the presents came out!

The family went to see "AVATAR" on Saturday and I have to say I was amazed by the movie - awesome! Well worth seeing and we are going to see it again at the iMax. Michael was in Redbluff this last week so we will see it again with him. I usually do not ever want to see a movie more than once, but I am ready to see it again. I loved that movie - go see it!

We got the house "undecorated" Saturday morning. I did a lot of one handed carrying, but Max got the brunt of it all. Debby came over today to help her get the stuff back up in the rafters - no lifting more than a pound for me!

Max has one more day before she has to go back to work. Hard to believe it is 2010 and another birthday is staring me in the face.

Later . . .

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Clearing things up . . .

I was told my last post was a bit confusing regarding the ability to email post. What happened is when I sent the email it automatically posted, but the text was all out of alignment and I had to spend a lot of time trying to fix it - so what is the point? You still have to upload the pictures - so what I thought would be handy is not gonna do the job for me - unless I am missing some component.

Later . . .

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Email Posts

I don't think I will be using the email posts because they transfer over all out of format. It would have been handy, but the old way works just fine.

Later . . .

Monday, December 28, 2009

Catching Up

Well I have my cast and I wish I could say that all is well, but I am still having some pain associated with the thumb joint. It is really hard not using the hand, but I just can't use it. I am trying my best to not use it and the pain does remind me to stop! I got the stitches (and there were many) out and am now sporting a purple and pink cast. It is scheduled to come off on the 21st.

Duane and Denise came up the weekend before Christmas and we had a great time with them and the grandkids. We basically bought games for the kids and we spent most of our time playing games with them. The weekend went by rapidly as they arrived on Friday night and left on Sunday afternoon. We had our Christmas on Saturday. The kids had never been here for Christmas (we have always gone to their house) and it was really nice to have them here. We don't have any extra room, but we got out the air mattresses and it worked out.

Max and I took a couple of days and drove up to Reno - had some snow on the way, but not too bad. We had a really nice time just messing around and doing some gambling. We came back on Christmas Eve as Max's mom was having surgery on that day. All went well with the surgery
and she got to do the out-patient thing and went home that night. We spent the day at Debby's having snacks and watching movies (The Hangover and Four Christmases). For anyone who is interested, The Hangover was a total HOOT! Max ended up sick to her stomach and did not feel good for a couple of days.

We are having another Christmas on New Year's Day. Kathy is fixing dinner at our house and all the Lawson family will be here. Jesse only gets the kids for Christmas every other year and this was his off year - thus New Years.

I am experiencing some severe boredom due to the fact I can't do anything that I normally do. No sewing, no quilting and nothing around the house really. Not a whole lot you can do with one hand. I am sure Max will be happy when the cast is off and the PT starts.

Later . . .

Testing Email Posting

This is just a test for email posting.