Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Almost Over

Summer moves quickly in my area.
One minute we are enjoying the sun which doesn't set until after 9 pm.
Listening to all the insects and birds carry on with frantic activities.
Hearing lawn mowers in the distance.
Sprinklers in the neighbouring yards.
Now the moon and sun are sharing real-estate.

I've also been a little crafty.

And sometimes, my craftiness pays off:

School is just around the corner.
Time to say good bye to the last days of summer.
Start the scavenger hunt for all those puzzling school supplies,
and begin preparations for Halloween!

I hope you are all well

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Little Steps

We are all doing much better.
Hubs is on the road to recovery, even if it does not seem that way to him. He is not operating at full capacity and at times, that gets him down. I just have to remind him where he was two weeks ago. This is a huge improvement from there.
Now he is just taking some over the counter medications and not that often at that. Hubs does have a high threshold for pain. The idea that he is even taking anything at all gives a clue to those who know him exactly how much pain he is experiencing.

The fuzzy children and I are keeping our own company. I celebrated a birthday last week. I don't really feel any older. Just another day really. Jacob baked me a wonderful cake. Cherry Chip. My favourite after ice cream.

I'm working on a few different paintings at the moment.

Jackie helped.

Yes, that is white paint on her nose.

I am also participating in a knit-a-long, The Philosopher's Stone There are a lot of interesting stitches.

When we are not being creative, we are just sitting outside enjoying the scenery and watching it pay a visit to our back door.

The fuzzy children were really interested in something outside this morning.

This was our brave visitor.

Well, in a nutshell, that has been my week.
I hope you are all well and enjoying your week!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

We Are OK

This past week has been a bit of a challenge to say the least.
Hubs has had on and off for a the better part of a couple of months, pain in his shoulder.
Well, finally it reached the point where he just could not take any more. For him to get to this level of pain is unheard of. He just is not one to complain, ever, about any sort of discomfort.
So let the adventure begin.
We drove to the emergency room in the next town over. The whole time Hubs is just doubled over, almost crying. To see this is very unsettling, scary is probably a better word. I felt so helpless because there is nothing I can do but drive him to somewhere there is help.
I must say, once we arrived at the hospital, the staff were great. They immediately gave him something to stop the spasms. After the muscles in his shoulder quieted down, they took him for x rays. Those drugs are powerful. They knocked him on his butt in no time. If I wasn't standing in front of him, he would have done an epic face plant to the tiles.
After about six hours, we learned that his has had some serious stress to his trapezoids muscle. That is the one that runs from your neck across your shoulder and covers your shoulder blade. He will be off work for a little while until he can heal. Lots of sleep and quite the assortment of medication to help him on the road to recovery.

Yesterday was Comiccon in Montreal for Jacob and I!
It was weird just the two of us going, but it is much better for Hubs to stay home and rest. We did have a great time!
It was very overcast with periods of rain, but not a worry for us!

There were lot of interesting characters and cosplayers that did such a great job!

All that walking around made us very hungry!

So we had a great lunch up in the cafeteria

We walked around a little more,

Picked up a few souvenirs and it was time to head home!

That was my week end in a nutshell.
I hope you are all well.
Happy Sunday everybody.