Saturday, March 16, 2013

Knee Surgery

3-16-13:         Well, I'm slow with this. Half the time I don't know what to post, but I have some news today! Right now I am in Life Care of Kennewick, recovering from my knee replacement surgery. I finally had my knee surgery. I had my surgery on Feb. 25 of this year. More good news, I'm finally below 200lbs. I hope everyone has a good St. Paddy's day, tomorrow.
      I get the rest of the stables out on Monday. My PT. person says I'm doing good on my walking & other exercises. I can leave to go to the store or home to visit. I got my hair cut. This place has a small beauty palor, & the prices are very low.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Music I've Heard on You

I've just heard some beautiful music on You Tube. There is also a link on the yahoo home page. I'm trying to put a link in my blog. Please let me know if I do it right.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wish List

Hi all. I'm feeling better since my last post. A couple of groups I belong to have a "Wish List" day. I have a list but in my mind, I've never thought about putting it where someone can see it. So I decided to put it here.

Handyed aida & floss, Silk Floss, Punch Embroidery patterns, Golden Needles for counted cross stitch aida(for 10, 11, 14 & 16 ct), Floor Light with Magnifier & clip to hold hoop, Books on embroidery stitches & such. That is all I can think of for now. I may add more later.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Hi all. I've been going to physical therapy 2 times a week. Trying to strengthen my leg & back muscles, so I can walk abit more. My computer messed up on me, so I had to have Windows XP reinstalled. Now I have to look online for some of the programs I had. I'm doing fairly well. My best Christmas gift came the after Christmas!! My neice & her 2 girls came to visit with me. Her son was having a good time with his dad, so he didn't come. The weather has beenreally mixed up this passed month. First it is cold with snow, then it is up in the low to mid-fifties. I hope everyone is having a good year, so far. I'll have some more pictures to add later.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Big Disappointment This Month

I thought I was going to have my Social Security hearing the 3rd week of this month, but I didn't. So I have been alittle more depressed then usual. I called my doctor to see if he would increase my depression medicine. I haven't heard anything, yet. I called my councilor yesterday, & she suggested I get out & to something soothing. So my caregiver & I went out to lunch today. Then we went to the local Michael's & I bought sme floss to send to the person I'm suppose to for a Christmas exchange. I'm going out tomorrow to have a patial perm done at one of the local beauty schools. For those that don't know, a partial perm is where you hae just part of your hair permed. I'm going to have my front & sides done. When I got home from lunch I had some waiting for me. I got my first Christmas card today. It was from the person who was to send to me for the Christmas exchange. She cross stitched the front of the card, & enclosed a skein of SILK floss. It is my first silk floss. It is a very pretty color. It is from Dinky Dyes, & there is the number 25 & the word Ruby under the number. When I showed it to a friend, she said it looked almost like a candy cane. As soon as I can, I'll scan it & post a picture of it & the card. Having lunch out with someone, & getting my card & floss really brightened my day. I'm still alittle frustrated about the social security thing, but not as bad. My cat seems to know I'm feeling down. Ever since I got back from lunch & shopping, sh has been on my lap, or on the table close to me & purring away to me.
Now for something I learned from the sales lady at the craft store. If you are having trouble with ants, sprinkle some ground Cinnamon on the counter close to the wall, & sme on the floor by the baseboards. That will send the ants running. Also if you put peppermint, spearmint, &/or wintergreenmint, not the gum. Use a leaf of the plant. This will keep the mice out of your cabinets. Well it is getting late, & time for my bedtime meds, & snack. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Recipe Links

I think I put in my profile, that I am a type 2 Diabetic. Well, I've signed up for some recipe email newsletters. One of them is a Diabetic site. It is, It is a good site. There are some fantastic recipes. Another site I like is: Eat Better America Another site is: http:// I have a slow cooker, or crockpot, that I use alot in the summer time. I don't like using the oven in the summer, because it makes the apartment too warm, & I have to use the A/C too much, & up goes my electric bill. I also use a George Foreman grill alot during the summer. I have a few more links for recipes, but can't find them right now, so when I do, I'll post them.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Well, I'm still "arguing" with Social Security about my disability. So I'm just doing the best I can with the money from welfare. I've been stitching on some small projects. Those I can take with me when I go to doctor's appointments & such. I'll post some pictures of some of the stitching I have finished.

Well, I have finally decided to get some counseling for my depression. I'm hoping to get passed my feelings of abandonment by my family. I know they have families of their own, & jobs. I would just like to hear from them alittle more ten just one phone call every 2 or 3 months. I need to "learn" the right way to tell them that. I also need to get out of the apartment more, & socialize more. So hopefully I'll "learn" about that, also. The only problem I see about socializing, money. The money I get from te state, goes for my bills, & I usually don't have much left after paying them.

I'm having a procedure done on the 25th of this month. It is an upper GI, to see if I still have GERD, acid reflux. The state medica I have, will not refill my medication for that, until I am examed by a doctor in that field. Well, that will be done on te 25th of this month & I go back to that doctor on the 31st to get te results. Ok, time to post the pictures of some o the small cross stitch projects I've done.