Forty-eight hours from now I will hopefully be laying on my couch with a few stitches in my hand. I’m having my carpal tunnel surgery on my left hand (as well as trigger thumb release) first. If that goes well, the plan is to do the surgery on the other hand in about six weeks.
Today I’ve been doing everything that needs to be done around here. EVERYTHING has been washed, dried, and put away. Sheets are ready to change the bed tomorrow. Even the dogs have been washed and dried! I’ve been organizing my projects and putting them away one by one.
I bought paper plates, bowls and cups. Plastic silverware. I cooked up a big pot of custard oats and froze it in four individual serving dishes. Trader Joe’s sells frozen oatmeal, so I thought I’d try it myself. Tonight I roasted a chicken for dinner, and cut the rest of it up and put it in individual servings in the freezer.
I THINK I’m ready.
A New Olympic Sport!
Synchronized chewing! It took a while for them to get in synch, but just look at that concentration!
Sophie says, “No, go THIS way. You’re doing it all wrong!”
Mr. Monk says, “The queen won’t cooperate. I know how this is supposed to be done, if she would just listen to me.”
An almost perfect score–9.5!!!
Noah was like the big awkward kid on the team. He just couldn’t quite get his act together. Instead, he took advantage of the queen’s concentration and used her bed as a chewing platform.
In the middle of dusting and vacuuming and other uninspiring chores today, I decided to put together a couple of little experimental squares, so I could run them through the wash a few times while I was doing all the laundry.
The first one is just a mock-up of the Double Wedding Ring quilt I’m working on. I was quite pleased at how well the zigzag stitch kept everything in place.
And this is just some strips sewn on top of each other, leaving the raw edge free. It did ravel quite a bit. I like the look of it though. Has a few possibilities.
Well, y’all, that’s about all I got for now. I imagine my exercise is going to be pretty limited, at least for a little while, thus the concentration on having healthy food choices easily available.
Since I worked hard and got everything done today, I am going to reward myself with one last swim, and the movies tomorrow!