Jul 19, 2017

WEDNESDAY...IN WHICH OUR HEROINE DECIDES THAT SHE IS GOING TO HIBERNATE

My appointment with my family doc went as expected...surgery is imminent.

But before that can happen, there are antiobiotics to swallow, specialists to call, kidneys to plump, and one very stubborn spinster who is determinied to postpone said surgery until the apocalypse.

(Which I assume is any day now considering all of the other crap happening in my life at the moment.)

Never fear...I took the news with my usual good cheer, paid my $10 copay, got the hell out of there and went for a Berry Boost smoothie at the Smoothie King right outside my apartment.

I don't know what's in it exactly, but I feel healthier already.

Seriously, kids.  I will survive this.  I have to.  There are blog posts to post, Needlepoint Now columns to write, and enough stitching projects in my little cube room studio to keep me busy and out of trouble well into my dotage.

Besides...I promised myself that getting all of the bad stuff out of the way now means that I will be a very happy little old lady.

With a motorcycle.

And a very young boyfriend.

Named Brad.

Here's a little progress on Bobbin Garden:

As soon as I finish my smoothie, the paper, and the puzzles I think I'll get back to it.  It is a simple stitch, but very fun and turning out quite lovely, I must say.

Here's hoping your very own Futzingday is surgery and worry free.  Do something fun and come tell me all about it!

28 comments:

  1. Jeesh! I am sorry about the surgery. Your attitude does sound upbeat, though. We are all pulling for you.

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  2. I am so sorry that you got this news, but on the flip side, so pleased that there is something that can be done (albeit must be done) to get rid of the problem. Modern medicine, the cures and the curses.
    So before surgery (stay with me on this, ok?) you might want to stock up on nice, new conservative undies. I would hand deliver them to you, but I am pretty far away for that. I willingly did that for my dear friend/unofficial unadopted daughter, and we all need one of those, when she had emergency surgery, and only had cute little bikini/thong thingies, because even in her early 40's, she can totally rock those - hate her for a drop dead face and figure for 5 seconds and get over it - and she couldn't be caught in those. Those and real pj's were on the shopping list on the way down to the hospital when I got her phone call. Her wonderful hunk of Mr. Husband, who we will call Brad, was not quite the right person to take care of that task, but can rewire anything perfectly and quickly. Yup, do not be caught with thongs and sheer little nighties....or denim mini-skirts.
    So this morning I met a very nice police officer. I knew he was behind me, so I was really careful about that residential area speed limit. But I got pulled over...why? Expired registration, but no, it was not. The blasted sticker that goes on the license plate was not on, husband had put it on in last month when we renewed everything. Nice officer, very polite, all taken care of except for a sticker for the license plate, as we have to figure out how to get a replacement from our DMV. I did have the presence of mind to thank the very nice officer for his service before we parted company. Does that count as fun?
    It will be back to the Game of Thrones from Season 1 Episode One binge watch soon. 8 yesterday, lots more to go.
    Prayers continue.......

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  3. LOL - Ginger you are a treasure! Are conservative undies
    still available?
    Coni dear, Now that the report is in, let us all gear up
    for the big day and fortify you with whatever it takes to
    bring you into your beautiful dotage. That Berry Boost sounds great. If they pep you up, make them a habit.. I have to find a local Smoothie King and try one. Just love the bobbin garden... your work is always so lovely. Enjoy
    the hibernation day and Reeeelax... We love you and wrap you in prayer....

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    1. Conservative undies- are there any other kind?

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  4. You are unbelievable - in a strong powerful wonderful way! I do not think I could be that positive right now but I am so glad that you are!! Big hugs to you, you are in my daily thoughts and prayers. Now I want a smoothie too!

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    1. Just saw this on another blog and thought you might get a grin out of it

      My body is a temple, but it's one of those where they allow monkeys to sh*t all over the place.

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    2. Well, I busted out laughing on that one!

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    3. Well I like that! Connie conservative undies are a must and if you go to hanes.com right now they have seconds for way less than anywhere else. Plus delivered right to your door!

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  5. Bobbin Garden looks great and because of you, it was ordered yesterday afternoon. Coni, you are in my thoughts and prayers about the additional possible surgery. Enjoy your smoothie and put in some stitches while you hibernate.

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  6. You are owed some good luck and smooth sailing for sure!

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  7. My Bobbin Garden pattern arrived in the morning mail. Tonight is gathering supplies time. Like the idea about sensible underwear and sleepwear....just because new "personals" always make me feel good. Please don't wait for the apocalypse - Irish football is right around the corner and you want to be ready for that! Keeping you in my positive thoughts.

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  8. Coni, Bobbin Garden is looking lovey and DOES look like a fun stitch. Sending prayers and love & hugs, Cathryn ♥

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  9. Hang in there m'dear. Prayers and healthy thoughts are surrounding you 24/7! Luv, MaryO1230 Love your stitching project. Too lovely!!!
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  10. Coni, I don't comment all that often, but I look forward to your daily posts with great anticipation. I pray for you each day and hope you can feel all the love and hugs that come your way. We are all with you through any and all that life throws at you. Hoping that soon those throws will be bouquets!

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  11. Brad? Does that mean that Jeffrey is up for grabs?

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  12. Loving your stitching. Praying for you that all will be well.

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  13. Coni, God helps those who help themselves..,and your healthy attitude is a wonderful thing to see...read. You're smart, you're resourceful, and now I know you are determined. We will continue to pray for you because we just love you!

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  14. Does your young boyfriend have a brother?
    Good wishes for your surgery. You are on my mind, all good thoughts!

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  15. Brad, love him already! He's on his way.

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  16. Sending lots of love and supports your way. Gorgeous cross stitch. My fun thing yesterday was watching the deer from the back porch (house is on the side of a hill, so we get a great view). There were five "teenagers" plus mum and twins. The twins had spots, so was thrilled to see them.

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  17. Brad?? Who pray tell is Brad?

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  18. Coni, I so want this to all be behind you soon. You do have so much set for the "after" future! And yes, who is Brad??? Do tell! I have a stitchy night with friends at my "not so" LNS. I always love that. May your needles fly, your eyes and body nap well and tomorrow be bright and sunny ready for what comes next that you will sail through with flying colors!

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  19. That cross you're toting around is sure getting big- know that you've got an army of moral and spiritual support out here helping you carry it, my dear. ox-p.

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  20. Good thoughts coming your way. Hang in there! We are all rooting for you.
    Carolyn

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  21. You do such beautiful work! Take care of you.

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  22. Ooooooh can't wait to hear all about Brad so hurry up and get this surgery over with :)

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