.... ain't what she use to be. I took this picture the other day when I went for a ride. This horse is not far from where I live and I've seen it a gazillion times over the years. I couldn't help but think she's not what she use to be... kind of like me. LOL Seriously though, I'm not what I use to be. Not saying it is bad, it's just different. My mind goes in different directions when I'm thinking or planning. I react different in situations. I can't put my finger on it, but it's different. Maybe a more thankful approach to life in general.
My family often mentions a wheel chair when a long walk is in store. I don't want a wheelchair! I don't want a cane! I want to walk on my own. Sure I have a slight limp these days and I can't walk as fast as I use to, but I can walk. Since this latest surgery I'm able to walk almost as though nothing happened (except for the limp) I want to continue and try to get things back. I don't want to baby or pamper myself. If I didn't think I could and/or can do it I won't. I will ask for help. Stairs are a slow go still but that is more because of the limited movement in my ankle, not because of my legs.
I am limited with the amount of weight I can lift or move, but I do try. I also try to contribute in the household cleaning and cooking, not just financially. It's not the best but it is getting there.
The computer. Well, it's still not there. I'm not addicted to daytime TV, I think it sucks. I just get here and start surfing and I get blah. I have made my rounds to several blogs but I have noticed most of us aren't writing like we use too. I know it has a bit to do with AOL kicking us to the curb, but I wonder if it was a phase that we are taking out of our lives and we are doing other things. I have been playing in PSP and actually I've been having some fun. It takes me a bit longer when creating a tag. I can't get the groove going, but I have done a few and will offer them up. Does anyone still offer tags? I've not seen any really. Was that a phase too? LOL Or does everyone have so many they don't need anymore. Do folks just want snags with no names?
I did make a couple that are here. I was playing with a scrap kit I have and just thought maybe folks would use them for that specific post. Not sure. If you want feel free to snag 'em as is. As always I ask that things not be edited in anyway and that they aren't claimed as your work. :)
I know my sister has kept everyone posted on my Dad's knee surgery. It went well and he actually came home from the rehab/nursing home today. If you read Nancy you knew that already but I will tell you I didn't sit in the lobby I took that long walk to her Dr's. office. The reason I wasn't sure if I would was because my knee had been stiff/sore for a couple days. Not sure why. If I twisted in my sleep, if it was from the nice compression stockings I have to wear, or if it from compensating because of the limp. Regardless it's fine now so it wasn't an issue. I actually stayed at the house after bringing her home from the Dr so I was there when he got home. I was concerned about him coming home and not being ready but that was because I had not seen him use the walker at all. My brother helped him up the 3 stairs into the house but he did great. What a relief!
I was suppose to go out with a friend today to watch the Pittsburgh/Philly hockey game. She actually just called to cancel. She's not feeling well and wanted to go home to rest and get to bed early. I don't blame her one bit. I didn't really care. I can watch the game here and be just as happy. My sister won't be as I will be switching between the games that are on, but she'll live. Ohhhhhhhhh speaking of ... congrats Brit your Bruins did a sweep (won the best out of 7 by winning the first 4) over the Habs. Whuuuuu huuuu girlfriend. Now they can get some rest and wait to see who their next opponent is.
Well that's it. I'm off to get dinner going. Veggie stir fry (zucchini, squash, mushrooms, and snapped peas), stuffed chicken breasts, and mashed taters. Doesn't sound bad does it?