Antique Granny

Antique Granny

Monday, September 15, 2014

DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING

Question Of The Week 9-15-14



What life lesson 
did you 
learn the hard way?

Monday, September 08, 2014

ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY

Question Of The Week 9-7-14

WHAT THINGS DO YOU BELIEVE ARE IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO GO TO WAR OVER?

Friday, September 05, 2014

JUST THE FACTS

Okay I guess I have to face the truth. The pain is returning. The orthopedic doctor and my PCP say it is not going to get any better without the hip replacement. At least I had Tuesday, Wednesday and half of Thursday pain free. Next stop surgery consult. Excuse me while I cry a bit:(

Meanwhile I have been reading all about hip replacement surgery and what to expect after.  One interesting thing is that sex four weeks after the surgery is among the physical therapy list. Now I just have to find out  where I get my partner and will Medicare cover that?

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

HAND ME MY PANTS




Yesterday I had my Cortisone steroid shot in my hip at 10:30AM. They informed me I would be virtually pain free until about 4:30PM then the pain would return for 24 to 48 hours before we knew if it was going to work long range. The moment I stepped off the table I was doing a happy dance. I could get in and out of the car easily, walk up and down the stairs in my home, sit comfortably in a chair and change my clothes putting on my pants with ease!  

Needless to say my sister went along to be my support as well as my chauffeur and my photographer.

Well they lied to me. They said the pain would come back around 4:30 yesterday afternoon. I've been up all night waiting..... and NO MORE PAIN!  Just kidding about the all night part. I climbed out of bed this morning feeling great. Mild discomfort might describe what I feel if anything. Woohoo!

I have many to thank for prayers and well wishes. Looks like this is going to be a successful procedure for me to repeat every 3 months if needed and hopefully prolong the hip replacement. 

The second blown up photo showing the hip joint with the needle going in just below it. There is dye in the cortisone steroid that will flow up and around that entire ball joint during the coming hours.

As Ron always said, "Better living through chemistry.".

(Of course now I have no excuses to call for help. or to put off my housework and laundry, etc.  Maybe I should squeeze a little more sympathy from family and friends before shouting all this news.  LOL)

Monday, September 01, 2014

TOO MANY COOKS

Question Of The Week 09-01-14

ARE YOU A LEADER OR A FOLLOWER?

It seems to me that with the "Older Generation" there was a good system of leaders and followers.  For some reason it was okay to follow.  Now we all want to lead and I think that has caused a world of control freaks.  My parents had areas of leadership.  One in the workplace and the other in the home.  My Ron had a true sense of leadership in almost all things and had a bit of a problem with his "Baby Boomer" wife who also wanted to lead in almost all things.

We are wary of leadership and we always seem to have advice and better ideas to offer.  Is anyone willing to be a trusting follower anymore?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A WILL AND A WAY

Yes, if there is a will, there is a way.  I was selected for the ALS Ice bucket challenge.  I could not bring myself to dump ice on me no matter the cause that it would help but I did not want to offend the friend who gave me the challenge.  I came up with the idea of surrogates.  I picked a surrogate pour-ee, a surrogate pour-er and surrogate ice.  And I made my contribution to ALS.  I did not pass the challenge on to anyone else and now I am done and you are all safe from me. Have any of you taken the challenge? They say this crazy challenge has raised a ton of money for ALS research.
My art manikin prepares to make the pour.
And the female art manikin representing me receives the surrogate ice.

Monday, August 25, 2014

CAR 54 WHERE ARE YOU?

Question Of The Week 8-25-14

Have you ever been pulled 
over by the police and what for?


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A TALE WITH A TAIL


Pinky was adopted with his brother Simon for our granddaughter Hope's 4th birthday. Hope is now 12. Their family moved to Kansas on May 21st and as soon as the 8  year old cats were allowed to go outside of their new home, they both disappeared in about four days. Simon returned with a limp and was taken to the vet for treatment. Simon would be fine.  The family kept watch for Pinky, to no avail.  They were all crushed especially Hope! 

After two months they had all given up on seeing Pinky again as it has been so long.  On August 8th Hope ran downstairs yelling to come quick. "Pinky is back!" and there he was!  He was super skinny but other than that in good shape and even has his collar on still . The family was so happy to have him back :-)

Don't you wish Pinky could talk so he could tell us his adventures and how he finally found his way home?   

Here is the video of Pinky's welcome home.

video
 

Monday, August 18, 2014

SUGAR BARE

Question Of The Week 8-18-14

If you HAD to change 
your first name, 
what would  you change it to?


(Ron actually had a shipmate who legally changed his  name to Sugar Bare.) 

Friday, August 15, 2014

PATIENCE REWARD

Jessi's photograph in the Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum LA
I am not fond of my first post for today and often I would simply delete it.  However then I might hear that a fellow blogger was getting ready to comment and had come back looking for it.  So......I will leave it, but in the meantime I will deposit this much more beautiful post to ponder.  My goddaughter Jessi took this picture in the Butterfly Pavilion and I could not believe the patience she had.  I was pointing willy-nilly clicking away and getting some very lame photos while she was doing just as her mother would have done, waiting for perfection.