I really try to have a positive attitude but this past week it was somewhat difficult. I went to my appointment with the surgeon who will be implanting the stimulator in my spine. I believed I was going to have it done that day but rather it was a further consult (6th in this process) to set up the surgery date. I was ready, nervous, and to be put off was really hard. The surgery date is scheduled for 2/23 and, of course, I have pre-admission stuff to do first. They really expected me to make the 220 mile drive to do this but I finally got them to let me get all that done locally. I think I was not as "nice" as usual and I regret that but I also think I had been misled and I am quite tired of all of this stuff. And there is one other thing. Once the trial stimulator was removed the back pain came back with a vengeance. No wonder I was ready for the next step.
I have a wonderful husband who, sitting in the dr's waiting room, knew I was going to need some comfort food. He did some online research and found a really hole in the wall place that was highly rated. The Fishing Hole is located in a small rundown strip mall but once you walk in the doors it is clean and classy. And the food was wonderful. Above you see Gumbo, a field greens salad and a light as air croissant. Everything was wonderful and only a few bites in and my mood was significantly elevated.
Since coming home I haven't done much sewing. I did, however, finish my pillowcases and have them on the bed. I also have pressed the fabric for my charity quilt but can't stand for long so haven't cut fabric, yet. I have it all set up so that I can cut a couple of sets a day and maybe even sew the first part of the block. Meanwhile I will be knitting and maybe even get back to working on my Sweet 16 project.
I don't know how everyone else sees it but at the beginning of the year there are so many new BOMs that appear online. In the past I would start at least 3 and usually at least finished the blocks. Now I have several I tried to do in the last 2 years so I have some (3-6) blocks done on each but nothing finished. So this year I am not starting anything new and it is so very HARD. I am saving several but I have not printed out anything new. I think if I stay on this computer, I will have an ulcer by March. 😛
We are expecting company about every other week for the next month. Fortunately no one expects me/us to cook for them so all we have to do is socialize. It is funny that we hardly ever had visitors for the first 54 years of our marriage, but the last 2 years there has almost been a steady stream. And we love it.
The weekend is almost here, so plan to have fun. Gari