Saturday, January 3, 2009

Goofy post

Wow, I see my last post did not come through. Now to remember what I said! Oh well. Jane, I know I was commiserating with you. I think you're having the worst end of it, as you seem to still have some hurdles ahead. Be strong, and look to the end result! That's what's getting me through this miserable physical therapy.

My shoulder is definitely coming along, but after the dramatic improvement the week after I got my sling off, now the progress is much slower. I can lift that arm just slightly higher than shoulder height, but it is still soooo stiff. Each week my range of motion that PT can move it increases some, but I will be glad to be able to move it on its own power. I still can't move it behind me, like to scratch my back, but the side to side motion is getting a little better. Ugh. I am getting very tired of this, and so am not doing my exercises at home as often as I should. Bad Jean, bad! I must carry on with them if I want to get my arm's mobility back.

On the up side, last night we assembled the recumbent exercise bike I got DH and I for Christmas. I tried it out, and it's SO much more comfortable than the old-style bike with the tiny seat that hurt everyone's butt that we used to have. You're actually comfortable, leaning back. I know I will use this, and I hope DH will too. I've got to get back on the treadmill too, but that doesn't sound as appealing right now. Sigh.

Well, here's wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2009. I certainly hope 2009 is a better year than 2008 for us. I need to take off all the weight I put back on last year---grrrr! I want 10 pounds gone!! There's my New Year's resolution. Anyone else?

Jean in VT

Friday, January 2, 2009

I forgot

I read the Yahoo site all the time too and see some poster I remember.
I am unable to post on the site so could some one pass on the Happy New Year message to all.

Happy New Year

Just wanted to come by and wish every one a very Happy and Healthy New Year.
I know that some are recuperating, so I hope it continues that way.
Spend a very quiet New Years eve. We just can not seem to want to go out among a whole lot of people any more. After planning and organizing New Years eve parties for over 150 to 200 people for more than 30 years I sooner just stay home with a few friends. Has not happened yet, but there is hope for the future.
Trying to do a quilt as you go quilt for our Cancer group. I am using up all the left over pieces of batting and flannel. It is going to take me a while.
Had two big boxes filled with left over pieces of batting. Now there is only one and a half box. There seems to be an end in sight.
Maybe I better get at it again
Happy New Year all

Happy New Year

It seems that I have the honor of being the first poster for 2009.
Guess everyone who has electric power is busy doing other things.
It's been a good year so far! Football, lots of it on the new TV. High Def is amazing when one is watching sports. You can see the blades of grass on the field, the sweat on the players.
I'm itching to get back to quilting, and can't wait to have the eye surgery on the 15th so I can see colors and drive in the dark again. I went in and sat at my sewing machine today, just sitting there looking out the window at the sunshine made me happy.
DH is feeling better and we went for a kayak trip (a short one) about noon.
We found our way to a small creek about 20 miles from here and then had to find the public boat ramp. The weather was sunny/overcast and about 60. The creek was a nice paddle, but too many jet skis and power boats out to really enjoy it. Otherewise it was pretty, and we would go back again. I think lots of people got new boats / jet ski stuff for Christmas.
We have been too warm here (I know that people in snow don't want to hear that) but the plants don't know whether to bloom or not. It's fun to get out in, but dry, and we need the heat business. Whine, whine, sorry.

DH & I still don't know what illness he has. This Wed. we will visit the ENT who hopefully will schedule to get a lymph node removed from his neck to send it to the lab and cut it up. He has had every blood test they can think of, which reveals nothing. It's good he is feeling better, but madning that we still don't know what "it" is. I'm thankful for good doctors, good hospital care, and good insurance!
OK, this is a book, happy quilting, or whatever everyone is doing this weekend. Stay safe and happy and healthy in 2009.
Sara in Fla.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Just stopped in to wish every one here a Happy New Year!

I can't believe it is here already! But looking back I see it has been a very busy year with some very good times -- the trip to Europe, the family reunion, Grace's Retreat, among others. Looking ahead I see a trip to Paducah with four of my quilting buddies in April -- tickets purchased, flights and hotels booked, classes all selected and confirmed. Obviously another good year coming up! LOL

I will be staying home this evening, getting ready for the New Year's Day party we host for my family tomorrow. And then things can get quiet around here for a while...

I hope you all have some very good times to look back on, and more good times ahead.

Happy New Year!

Jean/Mill Bay

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year

I am planning my usual New Year Celebration.

I went to Movie Gallery and rented 3 movies, and bought 4 more. I have the makings for Rotel cheese dip, and two bottles of Newman's Own Tequila Lime salsa. I may eat some other, more healthy stuff too, but this will be more fun.

I plan to quilt and watch movies for the next two days. Here's hoping that I can finish the top to my mother's quilt. I'm not planning to leave the house.

Happy New Year, with my prayers for health and prosperity for each of you.
Laura in Alabama

try again

I posted yesterday but it didn't show, this time maybe? Bee.

Monday, December 29, 2008

sending love to our broken ones

and hoping you all start feeling much better. Jane and Jean you both have had a bad time, hopefully next year will be better. If you remember we cancelled our festivities this year as our Mary was terminal and we didn't think she would make it and she didn't , her funeral was on Christmas Eve, we were really all thankful as her last few weeks were horrible. She was an artist and had taught art all her life . During the last few years she used our local Marae to try to bring pakeha(us) and the local maori together with art and was very successful. The Marae asked if they could take the funeral service for her and it was wonderful. The feeling of Aroha(love) you had to be there. and the singing!!!!!!!!!!! No wonder Mary wanted to be with our Maori people. We all came away from the chapel feeling so peaceful . The following day we just had morning tea at our DD's as we wanted to watch an 8 months first Christmas and did she enjoy it. Wrapping paper everywhere and one very happy kid. We all had our cameras and the poor wee thing had cameras going off everywhere but what a memory for her.Only thing is she has learnt to squeal and is she loud, our ears were ringing.Not much else happening now, must get the garden in order and carry on with Janna's quilt, a large hexagon, on black, with NZ fabrics in the centre
. All by hand and so enjoyable. Keep warm my friends and hope the economy will get better soon. Bee in a warm and sunny NZ.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

orthopaedic club

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