My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I'm Taking A Break

I need a break. While I love blogging and will continue to do it—and you've read my sentiments on this issue several times—I need to work on getting healthy for a bit of time. Why is it that pain always seems to find a new place to set up shop?!

Then the other day hubby's doctor's office called to confirm an appointment. Hubs hadn't told me about it and when we got home a few hours later I asked him about it. He told me his right arm started hurting on sunday when we were in Washington visiting our granddaughter, couldn't lift it to comb his hair, shampoo, towel dry his back or reach the car radio, just felt like he was loosing control of that arm. (He's left-handed.) He was thinking some "old age" disease was taking over his arm and/or body. That will be 2 weeks today. He said he didn't want to worry me because of my leg. I chastised him sufficiently, and he went to the doctor last friday. Doctor said it's muscular (what's going on with this family lately and our muscles?!) Anyway, he gave hubs some gel to rub onto his arm 3x a day. Needless to say, we're much relieved!

So with a full schedule of physical therapy on my horizon and putting my hubby before anything else, I thought a break would be in order. The physical therapist said I injured my ham string and the abductors and adductors in the groin area and will be doing PT in his office 3x a week for the next 8 weeks in addition to doing it twice daily at home. I cannot tell you how difficult it is to get comfortable—standing, sitting or lying down. He told me I could not be on the computer for more than 10 minutes at a time. It may be a month, just not sure at this point. But I need to concentrate fully on getting my back and leg back into shape after the fall, or actually the flip, I took in late August. Be back when I can. In the meantime I'll suggest to you to go back and read my first posts to see how pathetic they were. Just goes to show you we can all improve with practice. ;-)

Oooooh, I'll definitely continue to do Pink Saturday because I love it so much. And please forgive me for not commenting very much these last few weeks. It's been a pain to sit here much, and I cannot even sit in my craft room chairs at all,l so I'll only be doing things that allow me to stand while crafting. And prayers are much appreciated. I'm only injured, not dead, chicks!

But I'll leave you with a few pieces of eye candy.

I found these bright pink and white polka dot plates at the Dollar store and couldn't resist buying them, although I was there looking for things for someone else.

With that being said, just enjoy these photos taken the last day of September with my garden's last hooray. This hydrangea bush is under my office window seat.

I cannot believe these are still blooming. I am truly blessed by God for such a long blooming period for these magnificent roses.

And as you can see if you look closely, this rose bush is covered with aphids. Love Bunny will be spraying it on friday, the 1st of October.

And these little rose bushes in the back yard have produced beyond my imagination. I plan on getting more of them for back there next year. I love looking out our patio door and seeing such loveliness.

This one near our front porch is still producing blooms also. I just cannot believe how blessed I am with all these plants.

I love beautiful things. I mean I truly appreciate and love them. I buy them because I love looking at them and having beauty in my life, in more ways than one. While my style may not be your style, I think you'd be hard pressed to find much that isn't lovely in my home. I truly hope your home is your place of loveliness and serenity.