Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Much Over Due Thank You

In a post on June 19, 2011 Herrad at http://accessdenied-livingwithms.blogspot.com/ presented me with three blogging awards. 
Thank you so much Herrad.  Your acknowledgement and encouragement are greatly appreciated.  I accept these awards with much admiration and respect from an exceptional blogger, you, my dear friend Herrad.



  

"It's a Sun Shiney Day"


My title is something my now 10 year old granddaughter would say in her younger years.  I thought it was so sweet. 

The sun isn't shining outside nor did I wake up feeling very sunny myself.  Yesterday I decided I needed to give my right arm a rest from crocheting as it was hurting quite a bit.  My left arm has started having spasms.  Tends to p*** me off that I find a hobby I enjoy so much and I can't do it except when my body allows.  I know, I am lucky I can do it at all.  I am thankful for that.  Truly I am.

So yesterday instead of crocheting I thought I would back up my photo files on this darn contrary computer.  I put my wrist splint on and started to work.  Needless to say things did not go smoothly.  I could not get this computer to back up the last file for love nor money.  By the time I stopped my left shoulder and  neck were flared up.  

I get up this morning, turn on the computer and a box pops up.  "You have files ready to write to CD."  It worked.  Mission accomplished.  :-)

This is my last crochet project for baby Andrew.  I hope you enjoy.

I think I will go out and look at my lilies and visit my hummingbirds.  That is sure to bring a smile to my face.

Wishing everyone a reason to smile today.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

What Am I Doing?



It seems to be one of those days my brain functioning has taken a near total hiatus. I thought I would pop on Blogger and post something quickly. Why would I ever think I could do anything quickly anyway? That was my first mistake. I couldn't figure out how to answer comments, I posted a non-existent blog twice and kept having to log-in.



Thank you to those who commented on my last post with such kind words. I hope I can successfully show you my recent crocheting works.




I am having such a great time crocheting little baby hats. I seem to enjoy doing small projects rather than large. I have approx. 6 more rows on a large afghan I am making for my husband and can't make myself wrestle with that monster, especially in this heat. That is my excuse anyway and I think it makes perfect sense although I think he is a little worried. I also have a small throw I made just for me and all is left is a few rows of border and it is waiting in the wings for completion as well.



The crocheting had to be put on hold for a week recently as my lack of balance and coordination sent me tumbling into my lily garden. I admit I am stubborn and tend to do things I know my body is not capable of doing any longer but this just happened. My balance problems didn't seem to be an issue at the moment I was dead heading my lilies. I reached a little to far to the right and found myself in a clump of iris. Thank goodness I didn't take out any of my blooming lilies. I used my right hand in an attempt to break my fall causing immediate pain. Needless to say a trip to the emergency room was required with the doctor diagnosing a linear fracture in my radius near my wrist. So he splinted and wrapped me from my fingers to my elbow until I saw my family doctor in 2 days from then. My family doctor looked at the x-ray and found "no fracture" but a sprain of my wrist. He phoned the hospital and confirmed this diagnosis with the radiologist report. We live in rural America and x-rays aren't immediately read by a radiologist just the E.R. attending physician. My sprain is getting better. I still have pain with crocheting and bought me a small wrist support to wear and it also helps with typing and using the mouse.





My new grandson is growing by leaps and bounds. He spent 3 nights and 3 days in the hospital 3 weeks ago for a virus of unknown origin. He has wonderful parents of whom I am very proud.



We had our monthly visit in late June with our 10 year old granddaughter, Addie. We were sitting outside after the sunset and watching the fireflies over our neighbors soybean field and she leaned her head on my arm and said, "They are dancing a symphony over the field." How sweet she is and such a blessing.



That is all for now as I must get outside and dead head my lilies.


PS It took me 3 tries to post these pictures. Bah Humbug...