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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Break A Leg (it's just a saying!) ... 

It is already Tuesday.     It would be better if you could hear the inflection in my voice as I say that phrase.

It's hard to believe that my last entry was Saturday.     I know that I've been doing a lot of complaining about being stuck in one room -- on my sofa -- since my accident.     I'm tired of it -- I'm sure you're tired of it -- I know my s.o. was tired of it.     Saturday night, my s.o. helped me upstairs and I slept in my own bed for the first time in a week.     Sunday morning, he helped me out to the car and took me out for breakfast.     We also went to Lowe's because, after sitting on the sofa for a week, and with the change in "daylight-savings-time," the afternoon sun through the breakfast room windows is not only fierce, but it is also causing my large aquarium to turn green -- and, I needed some blinds to (1) match the blinds in the rest of the main level windows (that are covered); and (2) to cut some of the glare from the blazing afternoon sun.     I bought three more blinds to match the ones already in my family room (2" white wooden blinds).     My s.o. has been promising to install them since Sunday (maybe tonight???).

Also, on Sunday, after we returned from breakfast and Lowe's, my s.o. did all of the landscaping work in the front and back yards, and then helped me out onto the front porch (in my wheelchair) while he planted the antique cuttings and rootings of plants that I received from my cousin a few weeks ago (they've been kept in small amounts of water until they could be planted).     My s.o. repaired the Adirondack chair that he built for me several years ago and placed the chair in the front "island" planting bed where I had already planted several flowers, ground cover, ivy, and herbs.     He planted the rest of the flowers to fill in the bed, and then moved to one of the flower beds between the porch stairs and the driveway and added the verdis metal and glass solar landscaping lamps that he bought for the space.     After that, he hung the hammock (that my cousin's husband bought me a few weeks ago) on the back/side of the covered porch near the deck.     It was a long (tiring) day, and I was up too much (I'm sure), but I did get to sleep in my own bed again that night.

On Monday morning, I had to be at the hospital for my pre-op appointment at 7:00 a.m.      Of course, don't expect anything to go off without a hitch.     The hospital "swore" that the doctor's office had not sent over any of my paperwork.     And, of course, at 7 a.m., the doctor's office wasn't going to be open to verify -- or to get any paperwork faxed (or re-faxed).     Finally, they did the pre-op stuff without the doctor's orders based on my statements, new paperwork, checking my leg (foot/ankle).     After that, I had to go to the medical equipment company to get fitted for my fracture boot, which will be used after the surgery.     By the time I finally returned home (close to 10:00 a.m.), I was already exhausted!

Later in the afternoon, the doctor's office called to tell me that they were re-scheduling my surgery.     Same day, different time -- because someone else is allergic to latex, so he has to be first on the schedule for the day.     They re-scheduled me to 12:00 noon from 8:15 a.m.     So, instead of arriving at 7:15 a.m., I'm not due at the hospital until 11:00 a.m.

Back on the sofa, I realized that, since I won't be painting my walls any time soon, I needed something to add some color in the family room and breakfast room.     Thank goodness for laptops and wireless internet connections!     I ordered ten drapery panels for the family room in a golden/yellow voile fabric, and six drapery panels in a terra-cotta voile fabric for the (semi) adjoining breakfast room.

I have to admit -- that isn't my first shopping foray since being confined . . .

I have already bought several things while sitting . . .

I ordered a great designer bag last week (long story about the Marilyn Monroe purse, that was swapped out for the 50's Chic purse - that is waiting to be returned) that should arrive any day.

Today, I placed an order with Sephora, and with Aveda, and with Amazon (okay, two orders with Amazon) . . .

The housekeeper came today and straightened the main level.     My parents are coming down tomorrow to stay for a few days (for my surgery, and to help afterwards).     My Mom is planning on making fresh pintos and cornbread one night for dinner - yeah!!!

Tomorrow is the day!     I probably won't post for a few days, depending upon how quickly the pain lessens after the surgery.     So . . . until, whenever, everyone . . . wish me well!

btw, right now it is raining "pigs & sheep" -- my dogs are stranded out in this down-pour -- and the satellite just went out . . .     hopefully this isn't a sign of what hump-day will be like . . .

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