Friday, September 18, 2009


I don't know what happened to my blogger downloads, but no photos are being allowed to be printed. Yuck!

I've been to see the specialist, results being, I can keep my feet, lose the hip though! Actually he was a no nonsense type of a guy and I really liked him! He said that the bunion needed to be fixed but that it wasn't a candidate for laser because of its size. Well that was a bit of a shocker as I was hoping that the second opinion that I have scheduled would say, "let's do this now" but he did say that the second one on the left is a possible candidate. Well it doesn't bother me at all as it's so small...

The hip, he says has got to go! I also am probably feeling pain from my back (arthritis) more than the hip he said. Now, what kind of a doctor says to start to do sit ups in order to strenghten the front (soft belly) muscles and that this would really help me with the back pain which sometimes goes down my leg? My kind of doctor I tell you! I loved him. He said if I lost some weight (OMG) that that would help me too. I am on his waiting list for the operations so I am going to give serious business to his suggestions...Flexibility here I come!

My quilting stuff is on hold for the weekend as we are having guests once again. The weather is lovely right now, a bit of rain this morning, but then sunshine. There is the first frost warning of the season, so it's only a matter of time before we begin to think of closing down our little piece of heaven.

Getting old sure ain't for sissies, or those of us that really suck at getting there!

Monday, September 14, 2009


My friend Helen came across these dots.

She couldn't resist getting them for me!

I do think they will be used for a back and

not a front! Just a bit large for the front of a

quilt, but I just love the reversing colours. I am

going to see if I can do something with them

though, as I do love orange and white.

We had a glorious weekend here in Haliburton county. Not a lot of people up for the weekend, probably due to this having been the first week of school and all.

We also watched our granddaughter on CBC on the Mazda Knockout Regatta! Mary and I were cheering as if it was the Olympics. Just seeing her name come up on TV, we were knocked out! What can I say, the camera loved her! Heh, she's 17 and an athlete, of course the camera loves all those kids and the testosterone of those boys! Anyway she made it to the finals and came home with a bronze.
We went nuts! Well done!

I am returning home for a few days to see about the bunion on my foot and also to have the hip looked at. I am also going to see about the laser treatment for the foot next month. That won't be covered by medical but the orthopedic surgery would be. I have been reading on bunions (thanks mom) and find out that it is mostly women that have them, and that they are inherited.

My mother has bunions and has complained of her feet and hammer toes for years, never doing anything about them. I have learned a lesson from her and am looking into it now before they become too painful and I really have any further troubles.

See you in a few days...