Well where in the world did the zippity doo dah days go?
I'm sure ready for one ... I know that for a fact.
I THINK 2 weeks from today...I get a walking brace. But then I
thought that when I went to the doctor 3 WEEKS ago. And when he said 5 more weeks in this one that day...my mouth dropped open like he just said he shot his mother.....Geezer said, "Now wait a minute Katy...don't panic....You've managed for 6 1/2 weeks already. Didn't help me one little minute when he said that...because it had already been a rough rough 6 1/2 weeks...with tons of weird sickness and trips to Patel and the ER....I still don't understand why all of that happened. They just kept saying it was probably after effects of the anesthesia...but GOODNESS GRACIOUS!!!
I sure haven't handled this well...I know that for sure. Geezer says
I've really done well and when folks call...he's always telling them how well I'm doing and how well I've handled it...But it's been a really rough 9 weeks.
I wake up in the morning...after tossing and turning all night long in this cast...and I could just scream...because I know I'm going no where and doing virtually nothing...although I have started cooking a bit...but even simple things just take forever.
But then I think of people who are NOT just going thru a few weeks of being inconvenienced and are having a really rough time...and I realize how good I've really got it.
I've missed the Reelfoot Lake Flea Market and Craft show....and I've missed the storytelling festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee and I've missed the World's Longest Yard Sale...and I've missed the Springfield Ohio Flea Market Extravaganza and I've missed all the little fall festivals around Massac County and I'm about to miss another one this weekend in Washington Park, here in town.
Then next weekend I'm going to miss the Vulture Fest in Makanda...and Kim and I have gone to that for years and years. But SURELY TO GOODNESS...I will be up and going by the time of the John Logan Craft Show on November 9th...we'll see. Kim and I were vendors at that show for about 15 years and boy was it a doozie....You just decided how many thousands of dollars you wanted to put in the bank and you took that much in merchandise....But now, we just go as shoppers. We rarely buy anything...We usually buy a couple of little $5 items from that skin care booth in the gym...but that's it. And then we go on a little shopping trip to Carbondale and Marion Malls and hit a few of our favorite junk stores in that area and we get lunch at Golden Coral ... makes for a super great day filled with tons of giggles and adventure.
Several have emailed over the last few months to ask about the Keystone Cop Girls because I haven't mentioned them in a long time. Keystone Mom was put in a local nursing home because her alzheimers got so bad and Keystone Daughter...who was mentally challenged and about 57 years old...went to live with her brother. I still hear from Keystone Daughter on occasion...but I DO miss...my adventures with those 2 rascals....
(For those of you who are new and don't know the KeyStone Cop Girls....That's a mom and daughter team that went to our church...and they really had no one to help them...so I'd take them to doctor appointments and this and that. They were a handful...because mom had alzheimers and daughter was mentally challenged and a handful...both very hyper and unpredictable....I often said I was going to get 2 child leashes and put them on it when I had to take them to a doctors appointment...:-) I used to kind of complain when I knew I was about to have a day with them...but now I miss that...so seeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :-)
I really don't have much today....I'm afraid this is a bummer blog :-) But you win some and you lose some.
I hope you all have a super duper grand and groovy day today. If you're healthy and can get out and do something or even speed clean your own homes....by giggers...take advantage of it. Because you never know what just one hour from now will bring to you.
I wouldn't have been too surprised if I had had a heart attack or got a cancer diagnosis...but I CANNOT BELIEVE....I broke my LEG!!! For goodness sakes alive!!!!!!! But if I can just struggle through this and get back on my feet....I absolutely guarantee you...this experience has changed me forever!
Peace and love from the canyon....I love you all gobs and gobs and thanks so SO much...for stopping by.....