IS BEATING A DEAD HORSE THE SAME AS SWINGING A DEAD CAT?

I've been picking on Golden for using the term "swinging a dead cat," but I'm doing much the same thing by talking and talking and talking about my approaching surgery.  Honestly, I can't help it - I'm pretty scared about what's coming and even more...

IF ONLY!

Yesterday was one looooong day for me.  It began at 4:00am and ended at 11:30pm.  I'm too old to do this crap anymore!   First, we went to the dermatologist for Hubby's yearly checkup.  The doctor removed a mole that looked too dark to suit...

GETTING PREPARED

I sat and made lists today.  More lists.  Tomorrow, I'm going to refill my prescriptions.  I wanted to do that while I was at the doctor's office on Friday, but the nurse rushed in and rushed out so fast I forgot to ask her.  It won't be easy to do on...

WHAT'S THAT I HEAR? A story

I had this funny feeling that I shouldn't look out the window.  Okay, you can make fun of me as much as you want, but my funny feelings are almost always right.  But when I sit at my computer, I'm right next to the bedroom windows.  I look out every...

A RAINY DAY

Yesterday (Saturday), we went to the orchard for cider and apples and then to the meat market.  We got all sorts of meat, some we'd never tried before.  They had a combination of ground ham and ground sausage that they called "ham loaf," and we really...

FOUR WEEKS AND SIX DAYS

...until my knee surgery, but who's counting?  I am, of course!  I've been doing those damn exercises twice a day for two whole weeks now, and you know what?  My bad knee seems better and my good knee seems worse.  What the hell?   I keep...

PHONE TAG - I'M IT!

Around ten past nine this morning, I was sitting here innocently doing some deep-breathing following the absolutely exhausting (for me, anyway) chore of ironing Hubby's shirt and pants to wear to his aunt's viewing tomorrow.  He had just left to run a...

STILL PURPLE

My knees are still purple and my elbows are still sore and my arms and legs and back all ache.  Having said that, I am feeling better today!  I've managed to keep up with my preoperative exercises every day and I can tell a little difference in my arm...

ANOTHER SUNDAY MORNING

I went to church every Sunday morning when I was a kid.  We all went, Mom, Dad, Patty and I.  Sometimes it was a pleasant experience, but not always.   We usually had something to do.  Mom and Dad sang in the Senior Choir.  When I got a little...

OH, LOOK AT THE POOR OLD LADY ...

It was errand day, and most of the errands had to do with me and my upcoming surgery.  Woohoo!  I've been walking a lot better since I've been faithfully doing my preop exercises twice a day, and Hubby and I have been so pleased.  So, our first stop...

TESTING THE OLDIE

I was sent a list of things to do and the dates to do them by with a lot of other information in a folder.  All this information came from my "Presurgery Services contact," an RN named Teri.  We spoke on the phone before she sent me the folder.  ...

YET ANOTHER PICTURE OF MY INNARDS

Today is the CT scan of my knee.  I won't know until I get there whether I have to have the dye injection or not.  Something to look forward to ...   This has been a weird couple of months, and I'm not exactly sure why.  Maybe it's just me.  ...

WRONG AGAIN!

So I got dressed up for the reunion - black sweater, blackflowered floor-length skirt.  There was one other woman wearing dress slacks and a nice top.  Everyone else (the women) wore jeans.  JEANS!  I could have worn jeans and been comfy.  But no, I...

THE HISTORY OF MY EYEBROWS

I started life with white hair and dark brown eyebrows.  Eventually, as usually happens, my hair darkened to the same color as my eyebrows.  When I was a kid and got dressed up to go to church or wherever, Mom would look at me critically, then wet her...

PLUNGING INTO THE MEDICAL FRAY

My knee surgery will be November 18.  Meanwhile, I have the CT scan, a blood workup, an EKG, a chest x-ray, a urinalysis and I suppose anything else that someone thinks up!  Also go to my regular doc for a pre-surgery check-up.  I'm not quite sure...

HALLELUJAH! I CAN POST!

Soooo - I went to the cute orthopedist last Wednesday and asked him if I could have a knee replacement and he said sure, he had just been waiting for me to tell him I was ready.  (And I had been waiting for him to tell me it was time.)  First, I'll...

STRANGE THINGS ARE HAPPENING!

I seem to be logged into Thoughts and I seem to be posting.  However - the entire website is stretched down the right side of my screen.  All the various things to do are stacked one on top of another in an almost unrecognizable way.  This is the...

UP LATE YET AGAIN

Well, so much for getting to bed before midnight.  It really doesn't do me any good to go to bed early anyway, unless I need to get up at 2am for some reason.  I can't seem to sleep longer than two hours at a stretch.  Of course, now I've been doing...

MORE GOALS MET FOR THE OLDIES

I'm not talking about records here.  I'm talking about people, specifically Hubby and me.  Tomorrow we're going to the open house being held by the newest old-people's home in town.  Hubby refers to them as Old Fart Homes.  Hopefully he will refrain...

HERE I AM AGAIN ...

Can't get to sleep again.  Oh well, what the hell.  I'll use this time to think of more stuff to do to Sarah Granger.  Unlike some of the other books lately, I actually have a rough idea where this one is going and how I'm going to get there, and I...

WELL, CRAP ... I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN!

Yup, there's a drawback to that wonderful drug-induced nap I had this afternoon.  I can't sleep now that it's bedtime.  Oh well.   I've gone through my relaxing bedtime ritual.  I took my big honkin' wad of (legal) drugs.  I refilled the...

What a difference a pill makes ...

Actually, more than one pill!  We picked up my new prescription of pain pills two days ago and I held out until today.  Man, though, it was so nice to take a nap today that lasted longer than 20 minutes.  I actually woke up, turned over and went back...

GOOD VISIT!

Had a wonderful (but short) visit with my daughter.  I thought she would be arriving late Wednesday night, but she showed up with bells on around 3:30 in the afternoon!  That was nice.  She took me to the hospital for blood tests and then to the...