Best intentions

Best intentions

After November’s NaBloPoMo, I announced grandiose plans to write more, share more personal stories, and continue Works in Progress… ask me how that’s going. In December, I’ve posted once. Of course, I challenged myself during holiday season when I have nothing else to do, like knee surgery rehab. (That’s going very well, thanks for asking). [...]

Hitting the road

You guys!  I drove MYSELF to physical therapy today. I drove! Now, I want to go to all the places. I was also given the go-ahead to ride my bike. Remember the bike my husband had refurbished a week before we knew I was having surgery? Yeah, I’m going to give that a go later [...]

By degrees

By degrees

I did a thing today and I am ridiculously excited about it. During physical therapy, I reached 120-degrees bending, and 0-degrees straightening, my leg… together those are considered full-range of motion. I still have work to do because getting to those positions is still a struggle, but I know now that I can. Not being [...]

One down…

One down…

One Christmas gift finished and a bunch yet to go. I got a little behind, got distracted with this whole knee thing dontcha know. Anyway, the remaining gifts shouldn't take long so I think I can still get finished in time to mail them out for Christmas. If not, I'll send a photo to let [...]

Making a list

Making a list

Thanksgiving is done and I am officially tired of leftovers. I finally started Christmas shopping but have only managed to buy two gifts and those were for my son to give to other people. (I have Amazon Prime so I can get a better deal for him, and yes, he is reimbursing me.) I have [...]

Every little bit helps

You guys! Today during physical therapy, I was able to ride a stationary bike for ten minutes, making full, forward rotations the whole time. I logged about 1.75 miles. That’s huge. Well, right now, every improvement is huge. It’s still slow going, but I’m seeing little changes in my range of motion that are encouraging. [...]

Recipes needed

Recipes needed

Thanksgiving is done. I ate too much and have leftovers that could last until Christmas. The Day After Thanksgiving, traditionally I make gumbo with whatever turkey didn’t get eaten. The last couple of years I have had epic fails. I burnt the roux last year and threw in the towel. I need some new recipes [...]