Friday, November 26, 2010

I'm Back.....

Hope everyone had a wonderful
Thanksgiving with their family!

I finally feel like I am recovered.
I still have my boot on but hopefully,
I can shed it when I go to the
doctor for my follow-up next Friday.

On top of recovering from
surgery I also got sick earlier
this week and I don't know but
between the two I felt like my bum
was kicked! I started feeling
better on Wednesday fortunately,
just in time to start the holiday cooking.

This year I stayed home considering I
can't drive I thought it was a wise move.
We had a very nice quiet Thanksgiving
with just us. Still a lot of cooking
though, Turkey, stuffing, mash potatoes,
sweet potatoes, green bean casserole (only
way my boys will eat green beans), rolls,
pumpkin pie and for the first time ever
I made a pecan pie.

not too shabby and tasted pretty
good as well - you just never know
when you try a recipe for the first time

Here is part of the spread one of
the great things about my guys
is they don't over indulge just
because it is Thanksgiving and they
like what they like so it keeps the
number of items fairly easy.

The turkey turned out pretty good
stayed moist which is sometimes a challenge.
My husband likes to carve the turkey and
put the carved meat only on the platter.
Hence the photo is the roasting pan.

I also was able to get a lot of stitching
done yesterday. I woke up at 5:00 yes
in the morning and stitched for about
3 hours before anyone else got up.
Then I continued throughout the
day since I had to be near the
kitchen to check on the turkey
and make the rest of the food.

The boys seemed to enjoy!

I tried to take a photo of all of them
looking at the camera at the same
time - finally gave up before
icicles formed on their food.

My little guy though shows no
inhibitions at all. He loves the
turkey leg and if you notice he has a
small band-aid on his thumb from
helping dad peel the potatoes.

Looks like I have my own
little Henry VIII in the

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Recovering takes time....

You don't realize how tough it is to get around
until you really can't. I have been spending most
of my time on the upper level given that I have
to go down the steps on my bum.
My little guy finds it quite amusing to say the least.
I go to the doctor on Monday to have my
stitches removed - YEAH!!!!
Then hopefully the pin will come out the
following week which will allow me to
become a little more mobile and less
dependent on everyone.
Having to depend on others to get
things done is not a lot of fun.
Next Saturday is my guild meeting
so I am looking forward to getting
out and hopefully I can leave the
walker at home and use a cane.
I have been able to get quite a bit
of stitching done since I have time in
the evenings after doing what I
need to get done for work.
This weekend looks like a great movie
and stitching weekend.

For now I will leave you with a photo
I took while we were at the beach watching
the sunrise.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Alot has happened since my last post.
The weekend of the 23rd we had my
little guy's birthday party.

Here is my dining room decorated for
his pirate party

These are obviously pre-party photos
it didn't look like this after the party.

Everything went well the
weather was perfect and the two
hours went by fairly quickly.
So it is safe to say we made it
thru all the little pirates.

Here is Lance opening his gifts.
I didn't include photos of the children
because I am not sure how their parents
would feel about them being on my blog.

On the 27th I had foot surgery and
have been recovering.
Fortunately I can work at home and
go in one or two days a week.
I can't drive since it is my right foot.
I was able to get quite a bit of
stitching done over the weekend.
Had to rip some out because my
count was off - guess pain meds will
do that to you.