Saturday, May 15, 2010


I can't laugh, yawn, turn my head, drink from a cup without a straw, cough, sneeze, or talk in a loud voice.

But I can look at beautiful flowers my husband had ready for me on the day I came home. He is also doing a marvelous job keeping the fridge stocked, the laundry washed, and generally keeping things going. The kids are pitching in (sometimes I text them to remind them...must conserve my energy and my voice.)

I have to keep track of meds and do my breathing exercises. Thank goodness I don't need the heavy painkillers any more.

I got some lovely Get Well cards. Thank you so much!!!!! We have also been eating very well thanks to some impressive dinners that three Chicks brought over for us to enjoy.

I do everything in small increments, whether it's reading, watching a movie, or knitting. In fact it seems like everything these days is portioned out: 1500 mg of calcium, 10 pages of Anna Karenina, Synthroid, netflix, 1000 IU Vitamin D, 6 rows of knitting. Then a nap.

Yesterday I had a few hours where I got overwhelmed with all the things I am unable to accomplish right now. Then more flowers came! Thanks so much, Theresa. :)

So, what are you all up to these days? Knitting and otherwise? Most of all I hope you are all doing well!!
PS: If you're interested, there is a yarn give away going on right here!! If you mention it on your blog, you get entered twice!


  1. Karin, Glad you are on the mend. I'm working on a pair of socks with Periwinkle Sheep INK. I'm really enjoying it and they look pretty. I'm using an Anne Hanson pattern called The David Sock. I think I saw your husband and daughter at the Library opening today. It is lovely. Talk to you soon.

  2. Oh Karen, I have been away from the blog world for the most part, getting ready for 2 art shows and taking care of Bill while he recovers from his surgery. I didn't know you too were dealing with recovery....I hope you are doing well my dear...It sounds like you are on the mend. I will check in more often and send you some healing, mare

  3. Knitting, reading Tolstoy, napping: sounds like a perfect way to convalesce. I hope you are up and about and feeling terrific soon!

  4. Better to have the surgery in the past than the future, and it's better and better from here on out.

  5. So glad you are on the mend. I had a friend's mother's funeral and senior prom this weekend so I apologize for not getting over to visit. Are you up for a visit? Keep feeling better. Love, Cathy


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