Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Happy 2nd Bloggy Anniversary to me

I'm not necessarily  consistent when I blog but I been blogging for 2 years as of this past Saturday. I never expected to last much past the 1st year but surprise I'm still here.
I did it Mommy
I recently posted on Facebook a picture of the Grandpuppy because she graduated from her first round of Obedience Classes and now I have to share on my blog. I had to laugh because Pamela said that during the ceremony when she gave Sophie a command Sophie would bark at her. This little fur ball has quite the personality. Must take after her mom being so sassy.

Aren't they just the cutest ever.  They're moving on to Level 2 sometime this month.

They're coming home to celebrate our birthdays this weekend. Pamela's is Saturday and mine is next Tuesday. Pamela comes home now about once a month. Damn she's growing up. This working stuff gets in the way of us seeing more of her and Sophie.
We'll start celebrating Friday when she gets home.

Photograph by Richard Day/Animals Animals—Earth Scenes
Guess what I saw..... a real Blue Bird! No not a Blue Jay but a Blue Bird.
My husband thought they were one and the same but they're not.
OMG it was so pretty.
No that little guy/gal wasn't in my backyard it was up near the Woodlands. Dang it I didn't have my camera with me. From what I hear there is a Blue Bird Watching group up there. I may have to research and see if I can find the group and find out where the most spotting's are so I can get a picture for myself. These photos are from the Internet.

So it's been 6 weeks since my knee scope and it's finally beginning to feel better. Still have some minor swelling but I'm starting to walk without a limp. That's not to say it doesn't hurt when I step wrong. Started physical therapy  a couple of weeks ago and he gave me homework. Uggh. Never did like homework but I did it.  My knee hurt worst afterwards so they did this thing where they stick little electrodes around the knee and send small electrical currents thru it and put a big frozen gel pack on top. When they did that I started like Whoa... "Electricity and ice/water aren't  exactly friends". They laughed and told me it was okay and I guess it was because I'm still here. But doing that treatment after the exercises seemed to really help.
Now speaking of surgery..... David and I get to spend more quality time together.. We go to the orthopedic for my check up and to determine the fate of David's knee this Thursday. They even talked about a partial knee replacement. Let's hope this knee brace he's wearing is helping.  He'll definitely have to have a scope on his left knee for the torn meniscus but for the other issues he's having we'll just have to wait and see. More on that after our visit.

Saturday I went and bought a new curio cabinet for our hallway to hold a small camera collection and whatever else. David found it on Craigslist.  Now that I've got it in place I can start decorating the wall with  family and maybe some friend photos. David doesn't want me to hang the pictures I had going up the stairway at the old house but I want to hang a few of them so I'll have to pick out my favorites and then add new ones as they happen. I have to decide what color I want all the frames to be.  Most that I have now are various shades and types of brown but there is a couple gold, red and green ones. A Hodge podge for sure. I also want to get the signs that say Family and Friends  in cursive. I think that will work anyway. Or maybe I should paint  "Wall of Horror  Honor"  lol. As I was setting up the cabinet and putting in the 2 shelves I realized there's a space for a 3rd shelf. I called the store to see if maybe I just didn't pick up the glass shelf. Nope it only had 2. So I unloaded everything, pulled out the shelves and took one to the glass company to have a 3rd shelf made. It's ready.  I did leave my antique hand crank sewing machine, antique thread spools and a couple other older sewing items in the bottom. Can't wait to put everything back in it.
                         Thanks hubby, I really like this new curio cabinet.
Our next purchases is a rustic bookcase for the guest room,  a rustic dining table and hutch.

I want to share something my friend Carol made for me.  A woman of many talents. She knits, crocheter's, quilts, sews and does embroidery. Someone wrote on facebook the other day that "When I grow up I want to be like Carol" Me too! LOL
Here's what she made for me and anyone else who wants to buy some.
I mean she does make her living selling her wares. 
  Aggie Tennis shoes and Boots along with the four boots in the center for the quads.
Aren't they adorable? Let me know if you want some and I'll get you her number. Obviously she'll make them whatever color you want.

And the last thing I have to share is some quilted postcards I've made over the last 3 months.
 I wish I could put my quilts together so fast..... 
See the pocket? I hide money/check in there

Made these for birthdays

"Party until the cows come in"



This one I made for a friend of mine who is a big FARMVILLE player.

That's it for now! More to come.
So until next Blog ...
I think I am, therefore, I am. I think... ~George Carlin~



Linda said...

I LOVE this post! Congratulations for hanging in there! We're glad you did!

Your granddog is adorable! Of course, so is PAM!

Glad you are recovering! It is a long road and my doctor told me back when I had my knee replaced - it takes a full year to get over it!

Love your postcards!

Jeanette said...

Happy Anniversary to YOU!!!! Tomorrow is our one year anniversary! What an adorable grandpuppy! So good that you get to spend time with your daughter, I don't know what I would do without mine.

It's hell getting old isn't it? But, it does beat the alternative. My hubby and I spent lots of quality time together in July/Aug/Sept during his 5 hospitalizations!!!! But I wouldn't have had it any other way. In sickness and health, right? But all I can say, is he better be done with that sickness stuff!

I love your quilt cards! I've simply got to find time to quilt again. It's been ages since I've done anything.

Again, Happy Anniversary!

Handywoman said...

Very sweet grandpuppy! Smart dogs too! Love the blue bird pics.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Hooray for the progress, with your knee!!!

And Happy Blogging Anniversary!

Sylvia said...

HI Carla,
I LOVE the puppy! Shelties are so sweet. We had our Sheltie Shadow recently finish Puppy Kindergarten at our local PetSmart. He wouldn't sit still for the camera with his graduation cap on though. :-)
Hope your knees recover well for both you and your hubby.
Happy 2nd Blogiversary to you!

Thanks for sharing at Funday Monday.