Friday, August 02, 2019

August? Already?

Wow! July blew by in a blink!
Not only are we searching for a new Rector for our church, but we hired a new organist/music director. She seems lovely and motivated, but change is hard.  There are a big bunch of unknowns. She seems to want to do a lot of things, and at the same time,  appears to have forgotten that the group is small. I’d like her to eventually take over, but I’m not sure the group is ready for that. Only time will tell.
I’ve been really busy getting ready for the handbell year for both churches. We’ve got a lot of events scheduled and I can only hope those who can benefit most from the workshops decide to go. Sometimes I think I’m the only one who wants to do these events... if I could get them to go, I know they’d have a great time!
We had a couple of trees come down in the front yard. Today we started the cleanup process. We are doing a burn pile for the first time ever. We just have way too much tree shrapnel not to.  We have a decent sized pile started and will add to in on a cooler day. My foot did ok. It is tired. It’s getting hot out, so we are done for now.
Happy Friday, all!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

A month out...

Well, it’s been a month since the surgery and I’m back into my tennies - both the same size, I might add! (I wish I could say that about my pants...) I’m allowed to walk on the treadmill again, but only 15 minutes at a shot. I’ll take it!
I can swim. I can shower. I can jump up and down.
I cannot walk in bare feet. I’ll manage.
I have to stretch my toes... it’s weird, but whatever. It beats going to PT.
So, I’m almost back...

Saturday, June 29, 2019

A week out...

It’s been just over a week since my bunion surgery, and I’m doing ok. I was doing great until the top of my foot got bruised - I’m just a delicate flower... The surgery site is great! The rest of the top of my foot is a giant bruise. It only hurts when I stand up or put my foot on the floor... so... I need to sit until my next appointment on Tuesday - we all know I don’t sit well.
So far, I’ve made a dragonfly blanket, finished another, made a pair of mittens, made a baby hat, baby booties, and a baby blanket, and worked on a shawl. At least I can say I’ve been productive. I’m going to finish two shawls that I’ve started and hopefully get another few pair of mittens done during my recovery.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Bunion time!

In the morning, I’m off to have the bunion on my left foot taken care of. I’m not thrilled about going under the knife, but I am looking forward to being able to walk without pain - after the first few days, anyway!
I’ll be in a boot for about a month. At least it’s my left foot which means I can still drive. The doc says I can do almost everything, but it won’t be at the speed I’m used to moving. It also means I’ll be wearing more dresses...
This weekend I’ll be sitting with my foot up.
I don’t sit well... but, I’ve got a few projects to work on to keep me busy.
So, I’ll manage!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019


We don’t normally take vacations.
We stay home and have friends and family visit us. We live in paradise. We have a pool. We have stacks of games. We have a TV and (spotty) internet. What else could you ask for?
If we do travel, we go to see family. But really, we like to be home.
Tomorrow LLB and I are doing something different.
We are going on vacation - just the two of us. (Mr decided that cat sitting was more up his alley than what we have planned.  He also has a work project that finishes up next week that will demand lots of hours at the office.)
We planned this when her divorce was finally final.
She sold her ring to pay for it. I love that about her - she can take a crappy memory and make it a good one!
LLB has definitely come out the other side and it is good.

Saturday, May 11, 2019


Tomorrow I’m singing with the choir.
I can match the note if I can hear it... key word: if.
I did really well at rehearsal, so I think I’ll do just fine. I’m an instrumentalist in real life... this singing gig is not something I do on a regular basis. That said, I had a lot of fun, so I may have to do this more frequently in the future.
Tomorrow I also get to ring the bells... I love to ring and it’s a real treat!
This will be the last time I ring for Amanda. She wanted to hear the bells one more time - she got blessed. Darrel happened to choose an anthem that has a bell accompaniment and I decided to show up for rehearsal... yep... it’s definitely a God thing!