Thursday, March 7, 2013

Whaaaaat's Up?!

Not a whole lot.


Lots of resting still going on....



...which is driving me slightly batty as I look at yet again another dirt-attracting cast that was bestowed on me  after surgery last Friday.  



I go this Friday for a re-check and I hope Ortho Doc will replace this cast with a more comfortable and more dirt-repellent one.  Yes, I want a "cute" cast as my friend Lisa at Rottrover (she's got three Rottweilers!) hoped I would get at the beginning of Finger-gate.  I'm trying, Lisa, I'm trying...

Let's focus on the benefits of being shut down. 


Time to sit in the back yard and monitor the "gluttons" aka, the birds, feeding antics.



And wonder what the writing on the seed bag really meant when it said "no waste".  



Boston birds have lost interest in it, so now I am actually hoping some squirrels show up to clean up a bit.

Hard to capture the birds as they are so fast and I'm not exactly "quick draw McGraw" on the camera these days, but there is a great variety.

Here they are waiting in a nearby tree for Mr. T restock feeder one day.


Yesterday I surfed the net.  Do people still say that?  For an hour and that was the limit for typing on computer with cast.  Easier to answer emails on phone, so I think I will stick with that.  It was great to visit and comment on some of my favorite blogs, nonetheless.

And thanks to all who wished me well because your wishes are doing the trick.

I'm off the pain killers and took a 2 minute drive in the car to the grocery on my own today.  Have to shift with left hand, so I won't go further, but it was nice to go up and down the aisles and buy more pre-chopped onions. (hee, hee)

Mr. Onion, I, mean, Mr. Tennis will accompany me to my recheck tomorrow and if I'm good, I've been promised a movie out!!  I think he's the one who deserves a reward for doing double and triple duty around here.  I kicked him out last night to play tennis and I think that was his equivalent of me driving solo today.  Perspective.

Did you see that pretty blossom behind my ugly hand? 



 It's the Plum tree in our backyard here. 


 So pretty and the fallen blossoms leave a nice white spray on the grass, I think.

I have so far avoided for the most part watching that murder trial in Arizona, but I did catch a bit yesterday when the judge was reading 150 (!) questions from the jurors. They can do that in Arizona.  I think that's something to think about - good or bad?  

I am current on my taped shows.


  To put your mind at ease.

Finished


A great book about books, a mother/son relationship, and yes, death, but it wasn't depressing. Inspiring.

Started


Page turner from the start as usual.

I've been on a documentary bender whilst captive and took a break from my usual "crime" documentary tastes to watch this:


Particularily interesting to Orlandoans as this for the most part happened in our backyard.  They are legendary in Orlando/Timeshare/Rich People circles.  Your mouth will be on the floor several times during the movie which covers a period of two years.  When the Segal's signed on for the documentary they had no idea the twists and turns their lives were going to take.  Quite the ride.  If you happen to watch it, picture this:  Mr. Segal bought out the theater it premiered in for three nights in Orlando to "showcase" this "tribute" to his wife.  I heard he was not pleased with the final product and I imagine some awkwardness played out in the theater full of Who's Who of O-town. 

Also went for some nostalgia and watched


It still made me laugh and cry.  I remember when I first saw it when it came out I went thinking it was strictly a comedy.  Then, WHAM, hit me like a ton of bricks.  Great movie. Actors were at the top of their game in this one.  I think I may go on a Jack Nicholson binge next - anyone ever seen "Five Easy Pieces"?  That was mentioned as one of his best.

Well, this is about the limit of my typing endurance, can you tell I've missed rambling on?

Thanks for stopping by and humoring me and thanks again for all your encouraging words.  I'm very, very  fortunate.  Next week I visit a Nuclear Medicine place (sounds Impwessive!) for some cardiac tests.  At least that's the way I heard it over the phone. Good to get all this checked out.

If I get that "cute" cast I will be sure to post about it.  I want a yellow one! 
 How childish.

And I found this picture of Sadie that was taken the last time we were at the beach BFG (Before Finger Gate) and I was struck by the joy she is projecting even in a blurry picture.  


That's a gift to feel that kind of joy and I consider my pets a gift too because they let me be joyous through them just as my children have throughout the years. Okay, step away from the computer, Ann.

I swear I'm off the painkillers... end of ramble.

21 comments:

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Terms of Endearment is my all time favorite movie! I am impressed by your typing skills with injury :-)
Have a great weekend and take it easy.

Chatty Crone said...

I think you are doing great with and injury too! Glad you got to visit some blogs. I see you are reading a lot too. Hey we just all do the best we can do! Hugs, sandie

rottrover said...

"Forced" time to read and watch movies. What a bummer!! Glad the pain has decreased and you've earned an outing! I guess Mr. T thinks he can take you out without your drooling...That's a good thing!

Hoping the re-check and re-casting goes well Especially in the "cute cast" department :-)

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

YAY! So glad to see you out and about...and rambling!
The plum trees are pretty, the cast...not so much.
The movies sound juicy...thank goodness for dvr,huh?
Hope you are doing well enough at the DR. does a 'new cast' mean you're doing well, or NO? I would think a new cast means longer time in it...I don't know. i've never broken a bone in my body.

I hear feet and hands are the worst.

take care, get back to us when you can and time permits.
WE MISS YOU!
:P

Maple Lane said...

Hope your check up goes well and that you enjoy an outing afterward. Thanks for the book reviews. Wishing you a nice weekend.

Dexter said...

Quite the fancy bird feeder you have there. No such thing as no mess apparently. Hope you get your cute cast soon. I'll bet that trip to the grocery felt like a big adventure.

Mango Momma

Razmataz said...

That was a long post....are you sneaking Percocet when the Bostons aren't looking?

Take care of yourself. Don;t worry about tests. Better to catch things early.

Leslie said...

Sorry to see that you are injured, I hope that your check up goes well and you get that cute cast.
You definitly deserve a movie!!

I think I may look up that Lisa Gardner book ~ I need a new good read.

The animals look so cute and content.

Have a great weekend.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Glad you are getting out and about a little...looks like you've had good books and movies, though! We buy "no mess" bird food...it's still a mess, but doesn't germinate into weeds...

Mr. Connor said...

Wow ! On the mend. Sounds like you have been BUSY "relaxing " ~ great ! Sounds like more progress is coming . Picture of new YELLOW cast please. IS anyone going to sign it ? ? ? ? Bradley still has a chance, to sign, for snubbing you at the Oscars by not calling at least, right ?

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I vote for a pink cast....

She is so cute.

And plum blossoms already? That's not fair.

Jen

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Ann,
I'm so glad to see you're back. I've missed your posts, and reading about your latest antics, oops! I mean reading about your adventures. :)
No, honestly, it's great to hear your recovery is coming along as it should.
I bought the last Lisa Gardner book you read, for a friend, and she loved it, and gave it to me to read. So it's on my small pile of books to read. This weekend I finish my class. Yippee!
Terms of Endearment was wonderful, one of the movies that made me think and grow up maybe just a little more, in my early 20's.
I've seen Five Easy Pieces, and it's interesting, and I like almost everything the man acts in. I even liked his work in The Shining, although I don't want to see the movie again.
You have such interesting book, and movie suggestions, Ann. I'll put The End of Life Bookclub on my Wishlist.
Spring may be on it's way here, although Monday was literally a "snow day", and many of my co-workers, and the families I work for caring for their children didn't make it out to where I work. My employer picked me up in her 4 wheel drive, and we made it!
We look like we will break a 52 year old record for most snowfall this year. Can you imagine?
Keep getting better. Enjoy your time at home watching movies, and reading good books.
Know you have been missed.
Cheers!
Your friend, B :)


Robin Larkspur said...

Beautiful plum blossoms!
Happy dogs and kitty.
Be a good girl at the doctor tomorrow.
Keep happy thoughts!

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

P.S.
The picture of Sadie is so lovely, she does seem to be a joyful little thing - and loves running.
The plum blossoms look so pretty and delicate.
And I like the photo of the birds in anticiapation of Mr. T filling the bird feeder. You may get some interesting plants come up this summer, under this feeder. :)

centerofgravity said...

So good to see your blog again along with the lovely plum blossom, Sadie and bird pictures. You should be getting a more permanent cast today. Them you can really curse that thing. My neighbor's little boy broke his foot/ ankle? last year and she paid the extra $75 for one that could go in the water. Maybe you can get one like that too. Having dealt with too many casts in my family years ago it would be $75well spent in my opinion.

Mr. T is being very good with helping you out. So glad that he has found somebody to play tennis with.

Good luck with it all and mend quickly. CG

centerofgravity said...

So good to see your blog again along with the lovely plum blossom, Sadie and bird pictures. You should be getting a more permanent cast today. Them you can really curse that thing. My neighbor's little boy broke his foot/ ankle? last year and she paid the extra $75 for one that could go in the water. Maybe you can get one like that too. Having dealt with too many casts in my family years ago it would be $75well spent in my opinion.

Mr. T is being very good with helping you out. So glad that he has found somebody to play tennis with.

Good luck with it all and mend quickly. CG

Claudia said...

You've been keeping busy and that's a good thing. Five Easy Pieces is a great move - definitely watch it. Oh, I know about dirty casts - I had a broken wrist in the 80's and in those days you had the basic plaster cast. And I had a broken ankle in the 90's - not fun!

Feel better!

xo
Claudia

Edilma Weissmueller said...

I think your backyard is a place of wonder, a flowering plum tree....
You will have plenty of flowers and fruit when spring comes, after the polenm is gone . Good job, to the back up crew.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the header on your friends blog! I usually say I googled something. I believe we have The Queen of Versailles in our Netflix Queue. Love watching Terms of Endearment, great movie. Hope your appointment goes well today and you get that cute cast. Have a nice weekend. xoxo

Heather said...

Glad to see things may be turning to the upside and your are no longer "kinda/sorta" on pain killers! Oh and as for hubby deserving award for double duty, don't sweat it, you know you'll be making up for it as soon as you are totally up and about, LOL! Cheers~

Kit said...

So good to hear you are healing! It must be maddening not to be able to do the things you want to. But I can see you are filling the time well. Hope you get that yellow cast! :) Kit