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OK.....I'll admit I am sad, mad, frustrated and a whole bunch of other emotions right now.

You see, our elder daughter, Gwen, is getting married in August, which those of you who know us probably already know. This is the happy part of things.

Well......she's only having one bridal shower. It's on the 25th of this month, the ONE day that we (Grace, her only sister) and I can't go. Grace has to work that day and there is NO ONE that she can switch with to be able to attend the shower. This is also the day that very good friends of ours are moving into their new house, and DH has agreed to help them move. And,since I don't drive, and both cars will be utilized that day, I have no way to get there! The grooms sisters are the ones planning the shower, and THEY did not contact ME, they only relayed information through Gwen. I told Gwen that the 25th would be a bad day for us, the 26th would have been better. Obviously, the sisters didn't take that to heed and have planned it for the 25th. Sooooo........I can't attend my own daughter's only bridal shower!

Then, to top thing off.........when the invitation arrived, Grace wasn't included! Grace wasn't invited to her own sister's bridal shower?!?! How the hell does that happen?! Obviously, they weren't thinking AT ALL! Oh, and Grace has not been included on any of the planning for said shower either, or this might not have happened.

So, Gwen and I have both been crying because we're both so angry. Gwen doesn't want to go to her own shower. There are now hard feelings between Grace and the groom's sisters. So, it'll be interesting to see how things play out from here on out.

Sorry......needed to rant a bit.
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frustrated frustrated
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Been a long time since I have been on here. Face Book has been eating a lot of my time, easier for me to keep up with things. Also been very busy since I started a new job at the library in January.

We ordered a new canvas tent/pavilion from Soul Pad (if you want to see, look it up on the internet) and it arrived yesterday. Haven't put it up yet, was way too windy yesterday. Hopefully in the next few days we can get it up for the first time and see how much room we'll have an all that.

Now that the weather is cooperating, I am able to get out and walk a bit more. More than I've been able to do in a very long time. It really helps when both hips are working correctly! I'm glad I had the surgery and, in hindsight, should have realized how badly things had deteriorated. I feel SO much better now. Yes, I still have strengthening to do with it, but it is so much better than it was a few months ago.....heck even 2 or more years ago. :)

Happy Easter to everyone. I hope you get to spend time with those that you love.
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chipper chipper
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it's been a while since I posted here. Sorry about that folks, been keeping myself busy with projects and other web sites.

The good news is that I can walk! Hubby still wants me to use the cane while out and about, but most of the time I don't use it any longer. It's a nice feeling to be able to walk without assistance. It's also very nice to be able to stand up and walk without physically putting my hip back into place before moving. I really should have realized that's what had been happening........but, then, hindsight is 20/20. Oh well.....it's been corrected now and all is good.

Not much else to report. Pretty boring around here most of the time. Been doing lots of crafty projects, mostly for Christmas and 12th Night presents, some baby afghans, etc. I can always find *something* to work on. :)

More later............have a great day!

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cheerful cheerful
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Well.....it's been a while since I updated again.  Saturday was the formal wedding of Jason and Liz Coltom (in the SCA, known as Yngvar and Lucertola).  It was an extremely nice wedding.  We got to see some very good friends we hadn't seen in quite some time, so that was wonderful.  I used my cane for the first day then, hip was very tired by the time we got home.  Didn't move a whole lot yesterday.  But, today, hip isn't quite so tired and I've been using the cane more rather than the crutch.  I'm going to try and make some banana bread today.  I have some over ripe bananas that need to be used.  I finished a crocheted shawl for older daughter's future MIL, just need to get it sent to her.  Then I started on a striped afghan for my sister and BIL for Christmas.  Getting back to "normal" is still a bit slow going, but there's improvement every day.  By my calculations, I should be back to 2 legs around mid-November......unless things go better or worse than expected at this point.  I'm shooting for better than expected!  :) 
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Current Mood:
chipper chipper
Current Music:
Motley Crue
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OK.....I admit it, I've become corrupted by Face Book.  I find I'm spending way more time there than I should be and have been neglecting Live Journal.  I'm probably......no, I know, I've been neglecting other things as well.  But, let's face it people, I have SO much time on my hands with recuperation.........it's something to keep me occupied.  Granted, I *have* been doing other things as well......gotten a few Christmas/12th Night presents made up already which is nice.......but there's only so much I can do before I get bored with any certain activity.

Anyway........update on the hip.  Doctor was very pleased with my progress on Wednesday when I had my appointment.  Bone grafting is taking very well and just needs to finish healing/filling in completely which will just take time now.  I am down to one crutch for a couple of weeks and can then move to my cane which means.....#1 I am able to finally put weight on that side and #2 I now have a free hand to be able to carry things and do much more for myself!  I've caught myself a couple of times putting more weight on it that I probably should be at this point, but it hasn't hurt too badly, so that's good.  I'm SO glad that it's healing well.  The doctor said that he would expect this one to last me the remainder of my life.......that would be nice!  No more surgery on that hip unless something catastrophic happens.....yeah, I'm all for that!

Other updates..............both girls are now in college and loving it.  Grace is making friends, which was her biggest fear.....she was afraid she wouldn't make any.  Hubby is now teaching in his new school and adjusting.  It's different than any other school he's taught in, so it's taken him a bit to get used to it all, but I think he's liking it so far.  Believe it or not, we've been living in Rochester now for 3 months.  Doesn't seem like it's been that long......but I spent so much of it recovering that I completely lost track of time for a while there.  But, we continue on.........things will get better for me as I heal more.  I really can't wait until I can go for a *walk*!  One of these days............................................................................
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the apartment, where else?
Current Mood:
chipper chipper
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Happy Birthday to iamgeekgirl   Hope you have a wonderful day!
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Let's see.......where did I leave off?  Hip surgery of facial cellulitis?  Hip is healing nicely.  I'm getting stronger and am able to do more and more all the time.  Facial cellulitis hit about a week ago.  Went to urgent care, got really strong antibiotics, they did the trick and I think I am now clear of whatever infection was causing the cellulitis.  I still have a few days of antibiotics to take for it, and will do so, but I think that I'm clear there now.

Yesterday was my first big trip since surgery.  We helped Gwen move back to Morris for her junior year of college.  Can you believe she's already a junior?!  It was a long day and I was very tired by the time we got home late last night.  Slept in this morning, because we could.  I have a couple of weeks to recover and get even stronger before we bring Grace up to UMD for freshman orientation.  Then we'll be empty nesters!  I keep telling Gev/Garret that we won't know how to act.  :)  It will be different, especially since we've had a kid around for over 20 years now.  But seriously, we're looking forward to being a couple again.  I'm not saying we're not going to miss the girls......we will.....but life goes on and they need to start new chapters in their lives, just like we get to do again.
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home
Current Mood:
complacent complacent
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It's been a while since I posted........recuperation is progressing, albeit slowly.....too slowly for my taste.  Yes, there is progress and I'm getting better and stronger every day.  It's just going to take time....lots of it.  I have good days and bad days.  Today was kind of a bad day.  Hip wasn't "hurting" really, it's just been very uncomfortable all day.  No matter what I do, I just can't find a comfortable position today.  Hopefully that goes away when we go to bed and I can lay down.  But, I'm bored silly!  There's only so much crochet, lucet, or whatever that I can do before I just can't do it any longer.  Aarrgh!  I'm also so very tired of camping on the couch, but sitting in my chair just isn't comfortable yet either.  I'm not trying to be whiny....I'm just so very frustrated with my inability to be as active as I'm used to being.  I want to get up and be able to do something....bake some scones, make some chips, whatever!  Or GO FOR A WALK!  Oh well....eventually.  Gotta keep the spirits up and remember that this is all for the better and I'll be walking again, without crutches, in a month or 2.
Current Location:
on the couch
Current Mood:
bored bored
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I am now home, recuperating will take quite some time.  I have 8 weeks on crutches with no weight bearing due to extensive bone grafting.  Hemoglobin dropped after surgery and I kept passing out, so they had to give me 2 units of blood and kept me an extra day.  I'm still somewhat weak, in pain.........painkillers make by brain very fuzzy and sleepy, but this all will pass and I should be better than "normal" after it's all done.  IIRC, when i was in recovery, I think I heard teh doc say he got the length back in that leg.  I won't know how to walk!  It's been a least 1/2" shorter than my right leg since I was 13!  Talk about a new experience.  :)

So, that's where I am today.  Things will be healing, slowly.......but that's how it goes. 

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home
Current Mood:
sore sore
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Well, surgery is tomorrow morning.  Hopefully I will be able to post something within a day or so.  I will have my netbook with me, just gonna depend on what drugs they have me on!  Hopefully not something too strong.  I hate the "fuzzy brain" feeling I get with some pain killers.  More later...............
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contemplative contemplative
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