Monday, February 2, 2015

Non-stop Week

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Last week was one of those weeks where I could hardly catch my breath. Most of you know that I really don't leave this place much. I prefer to stay at home. There really is so much to do around here but I found myself "off the hill" as we say three out of five days last week. That's a lot of time driving people, a lot of time! Stick with me and see what I mean.

Monday: Time for my yearly wellness check-up. I'm six months behind on this so no more putting it off. 1 1/2 hours in the car to get to the doctors office. Wait not too long for my scheduled appointment. Good news on my lab results and general health (Yippee) but let's get an x-ray of that gimpy knee that's been giving me fits for the last eight months. Off the the x-ray lab, wait some more, back to the Dr., wait some more. No earthly idea why knee hurts, oh well. Better see a specialist tomorrow. 1 1/2 hours in car to go home, day gone complete exhaustion.

Tuesday: 1 1/2 hours in car back to doctor office for more knee consultation. No arthritis in knee (Good) soft tissue damage likely (Bad). Lots of new rehab exercises to follow. 1 1/2 hours in car back home, day gone complete exhaustion.

Wednesday: Bright spot in week. My Needle Nellies quilt group meeting. Lovely to see everyone and have a gab fest. I forgot my camera and so no pictures of works in progress. We drew names for our 2015 Christmas gift exchange, we have to have plenty of time to think about what to make don't you know. Also planning a lot of fun activities for the coming year. A Crocker Museum trip is in the works, remember this one
 Thursday: Beauty Day! That's in capital letters because it really is a big deal. I get my hair did every five weeks and it takes hours, that's hours I tell ya! I haven't decided to throw in the towel and go grey so there's all the color and highlight nonsense and cut and general tomfoolery. Let's face it, no amount of time is going to turn me into a beauty but I do allow an entire day for the process. I live in hope.
Friday: Finished up planting the raspberries and blackberries. The bare root plants we ordered from Peaceful Valley arrived mid week and Friday we got those in the ground as well as set up the drip irrigation for the rows. 



Oh my, I can hardly wait for those juicy berries to make an appearance! We gardeners are an optimistic bunch don't you think? While I was outdoors enjoying the weird, unseasonable, spring like day I pruned my 50 roses. I hate this task. So time consuming and the roses always bite back! But it must be done and it's really the only maintenance they require so... While we were in garden mode we cut back the wisteria which always threatens to eat the garden path and all who venture past.
Watch out for the thorns!
The wisteria clippings
All in all a good day's work!
Saturday: This house really has to be cleaned sometime!  And the laundry!

Sunday: Well, you all know what happened on Sunday. Will Lady Edith kidnap her own baby and run away to lord knows where? What about Bates, is he going back to the slammer? Speaking of Sunday. My new Sunday evening obsession is the Great British Baking Show on PBS. If you haven't seen this show what are you watching instead? Really?
Bad Ass British Bakers
It's just possible I'll have something more interesting to tell you this coming week.

Until next time,

12 comments:

  1. A day spent chasing medical appointments Is so very tiring - and you did 2!! At least you managed 2 days for yourself and the others around your domain!! Those dreams of juicy berries will get you through until they bear fruit!!

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    1. Those Dr. Apt. kicked my butt that's for sure. It's the travel time that really gets me down the one real draw back to country life.

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  2. The medical visits are important, the "beauty day" is time well spent on yourself, and the gardening will prove worthwhile in days to come. Just dream of the fruits of your labours... lol

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    1. My mom was a beautician with her own shop so I grew up at a salon. I must be the only woman in America who can't stand going to the beauty shop, a necessary evil to me. I do love working in the garden tho and that was a great day!

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  3. Wow. You are a busy lady, and I'm glad you can relax about most of your medical results. I hope the knee comes around too. I'm most impressed that you have the name of your Christmas 2015 gift exchangee though! I have never heard of getting that done so far in advance, but I think it is so smart! All year to plan and make something - excellent!

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    1. It can be a curse to have all year to plan if you're a procrastinator like me, LOL. No matter how much time I have I'm always working up to the last minute! J. you seem to be set as a No Reply Blogger, at least to me to I hope my response reaches you. Please let me know if it does as I'm doing a serious cut and paste dealio.

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  4. Hi Patricia, thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm jealous that you are able to start planting. Here in the north we have a foot of snow and will have to wait a few months. I love the Great British Baking Show! I tried to convince my husband we should watch that instead of the Super Bowl last week but no go. We did watch Lady Edith and the rest of the gang. I never thought of her running off but she just might! Be well! Susan

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  5. Susan, I wish it were colder here but this drought just hangs on and that means no snow or even rain. We will perhaps have a little rain tomorrow, that's what the whole state is praying for. That baking shoe cracks me up they are so very civilized! I can't even imagine what some of the things they're baking are but oh my goodness what a treat to watch.

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  6. Hi Patricia ... glad to know arthritis hasn't settled in your knee and lovely to see the gardening going on there ! We have almost 4 mos. to wait to get into our gardens !
    I hated going to the hair dresser, hated wasting the time getting colour, finally cut it all down to 3/4 inch and accepted the grey ;)
    Now I go to the hairdresser to add bits of colour like dark purple and black ... may as well have fun with it :)
    Hope rain arrives for you.

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    1. I see the incredible amounts of snow in the rest of the country and shiver in my boots - burrrr! When I do go grey I 'm following your example and amping it up for sure. Rain has arrived if only for a time Halleluiah!

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  7. Ugh...what a long week you had. BTW...your beautiful just the way you are! Luckily my hair is short enough to color myself...but do need to get it cut monthly. Love short hair though...and like you...not letting the grey get the best of me yet!

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    1. Val, It seems we've both had Dr. issues this past week yours much worse than mine. Hope you're feeling better and staying warm. I'm keeping up the good fight here and enjoying the rain, wet at last! The forest is sighing with relief.

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