Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I'm Still Here

I haven't had much to post about. To be honest, I really haven't felt like posting. Up until today it sort of hurt my brain to think, if that makes any sense. I think my brain is so determined to get this body well that it is just too much for it to think about posting, which pictures to post, etc. I have, however, been able to visit your blogs and see what you guys are up to.

It's been a nice break to be able to visit all of you. I can't visit for very long because I get tired, but it has been something that I look forward to.

Did you know that TV is the most boring, irritating thing there is? It's okay if you're well, you're busy, and like the noise. I always have the TV on. However, for me, when I am stuck in the recliner or on the couch watching the same thing day after's just so boring to me. I try reading quilt magazines, quilt books, and a book that I started reading before the surgery, but my eyes don't focus that well. Then there's the "I can't lift anything over 5 pounds" rule that is constantly playing in my head. Do you realize how many things weigh 5 pounds or seem like they do? I am not used to being so dependent. At times I feel like a fly that has fallen to the floor lying on his back wiggling his arms, and he can't get up no matter how hard he tries. My husband and kids come to my rescue.

I am just glad that I know there is an end in sight; an end where I can move better or that I feel like sewing again. I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I haven't taken anything for pain today, so that's good. Maybe my brain won't be in such a fog and my eye's will focus better. Maybe I should wear those reading glasses I am supposed to be wearing! Naahh. They'll just irritate me, and when I take them off it will feel as if they are still on, and that would drive me absolutely crazy! I can just see me wrapped up in a flannel quilt, sprawled out in the recliner, pushing up imaginary glasses on my nose. I'm sure I would look funny. It's about as funny as when last week the sun was glaring on the snow so much that I had to wear sunglasses while I was inside the house, wrapped in my husband's flannel quilt, and sprawled out in the recliner. Thank God no one thought to take my picture. At least I don't think they did.

I'm just ready to feel better and feel like sewing again. Until then, I do have some pictures to share with you on projects that I finished when I went on my Christmas Sewing Retreat. I'll save that for the next post when I'm in a better frame of mind.

See you tomorrow!


  1. Glad your back. And hope you continue feeling better.

  2. Rest, rest, rest. The body loves rest and that is the quickest thing to get you back to your quilting! All of this will be worth it once the initial pain and tiredness is gone. I'm not sure where you are located but if it is the dreary winter that it is here, curling up with a blanket seems like such a cozy idea. I'm having such severe menstrual cramps presently that I almost envy your recovery means it's OVER!!

  3. Rest is the best thing you can do for yourself right now. You'll be back in fine form before you know it . . . hang in there *s*

  4. I hope you continue to feel better and that the light at the end of the tunnel gets brighter and brighter. When I read the first two paragraphs I thought OMG I wrote this without knowing it. I agree TV can be very irritating especially daytime TV. You curl up cosy and get well. Marian

  5. So good to see you back! Rest, rest, rest... so you can gear up for that post about your retreat! xo-m


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