Thursday, January 21, 2010

Slow Progress

Little by little we are making progress. I am not patient. Working very slowly is usually hard for me; but in this case, I am grateful for any progress. I haven't been bloggin because I hate whiners, of writers block  pain. Did you know that sitting is really important for typing? Of course you did. It may be hard to believe but sitting has been out of the question for any period of time. One would think with the berth I have that would neva be an issue!!

All the books in the house are stacked in the kitchen and amazingly they fit! The verdict is carpet. I know some of you are so appalled disappointed. I have been shopping for the last couple of weeks trying to put together a good deal and get something that I just might be thrilled to pieces with. Emptying the house and removing the old carpet saves a good bit of money so that's what we (who is we?  the husband is doing everything )are doing.


Everybody likes all the plants together in this little jungle arrangement so they may stay here when we are finished.

The big surprise was fitting all this stuff into the kitchen and STILL be able to use the table and walk around in here! I'm not going to get this done before February of that I am sure.
The hall is painted. My camera doesn't do it justice the color is fabulous. It's a warm almond or dark cream and the blend with the living room is perfect. The Hunny did a great job. He always does.

I'm sleeping in the laundry room to avoid the stairs. My chassis has a catch in it's git-a-long. Stairs aren't in my vocabulary right now so I am camping out.
Besides the hip the alternate shoulder got into the circus act and a hideous problem with my ears. That's all you want to know get. Trust me it's just another tale of litany of complaints woe. Since ya'll don't get paid to hear that crap I'm saving it for the local MD's who get the big bucks to listen.

I am actually going to apply for a government hand out and be a slug disability. I know I know, you thought that was settled months ago. But no--hope being a hard head  dies slow around here. However I am trying to get a sunnier outlook on life and have a few ideas of things I CAN do as my mobility gets better.  Some of those ideas are to be a peddler sell bread and also cook for busy mothers. As I get a clientele I can also offer to cater parties and do laundry whatever people need help with and will pay me for. I think it could work. While waiting to see if the core procedure is going to work on my hip, I can make little bread tags and figure out a system for what I can offer.  It's going to be OK.

I have missed ya'll. The truth is I have not been  too much pain thinking straight. I decided tonight to take drugs buck up and just  spend a little time gabbing at you. What's up in your life?

18 comments:

Grandma J said...

Wow, you guys have been busy! I love the colors and can't wait to see what carpet you decide on.

Linda said...

Awww...Karen, I'm so sorry you've been feeling so bad. Call me if you need anything! Love you!! I need a Momma!! I'd pay you to go to the grocery, do my laundry and cook for me!! And, I'll definitely buy bread from you!

Linda

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Hey, you can stay in bed, do the laundry and fold right there. That sounds like a good idea to me. Put a TV in there and a little fridge and you'd never have to come out. People could line up at the window to get their laundry. Yup, you've got a good idea.

Jeanie said...

You have had a lot going on. I hope you get a physical lift as your house gets a face lift. It is going to look great.

Kathy said...

Missed you! I love the hall color. Sorry that things are hurting right now. Your ideas are good ones but just get better for now.

Kat said...

Oh man. That is a lot of craziness going on. I hope you feel better and that the progress on your house continues to move along. :)

Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...

I sure wish you felt better--I know about being in the kind of pain that keeps you bed ridden.

While you are waiting to feel better you can be contacting your health dept. and see what it's going to take for you to cook legally to sell from your home. Some states allow that, some don't and you want to be in compliance rather than have someone rat and get you in trouble. I had to build a whole separate kitchen because of Alaska laws, you may be just fine with baking at home.

Email if you have any questions--I'd love to see you get the bread baking thing going. People are so hungry for anything homemade!

Mental P Mama said...

Yowza! It's going to be wonderful...I hope you are feeling better soon, though. That is a lot of work!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

What a gift - in your misery you still make me laugh. I pray for your health and plans for your future.

Chris H said...

The home renovations are looking great.. see your Hunny does have his uses, lots of them by the look at it.
I have been busy spending time with the family, MY HUNNY in particular.

Tricia said...

Things look nice. I hope you feel better soon. Good luck with the SSI. It takes them forever to give an answer. Forget 120 days. We have been waiting 6 months and still don't have a yes or no for Butterfly. God bless you and yours.

Farmchick said...

Sorry to hear about the health issues. However, your house is looking fab.

Farmchick said...

Sorry to hear about the health issues. However, your house is looking fab.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Busy little bees....just think how great it will all feel. Sleeping in the laundry room? OMG...does that mean you have to do laundry??! That would be my worst nightmare. I HATE laundry!

Kitter said...

Karen the house is looking great!! I'm sure that whatever you decide on the carpet will work out perfectly! So sorry to hear about the hip problem. I'm not sure if you know...but, when you have the coring procedure you cannot bear ANY weight on that leg for months! That means crutches and with a shoulder problem...you might need to rethink that as an option. Once the hole is drilled in the hip, it becomes very unstable until the new bone grows in. If not careful...you can actually fracture the hip and then end up with a total replacement anyway. CJ had the procedure so call me and we can talk!! Kitter

Twisted Fencepost said...

Looks like things are getting done, even though you don't feel like doing them.
Sometimes we just have to keep plugging along.
I sure hope you are feeling better!!! Because I miss YOU, too!

Coffee Bean said...

You posted!!! You posted!!!

Gosh, I wish I could come be your nurse after your surgery... so I could eat all your bread!!! LOL!

That's a pretty big deal. I am praying for you!

Angela said...

I was busy on the weekend. I did one shelf,,LOL..

Your post reminds me of what I've been dealing with..((hugs))