Monday, July 13, 2015

Good weekend...

I tried everybody's suggestions for leg cramps....I got some calcium, magnesium, quinine water and and Blue Emu and I can safely say I haven't had another charley horse.  We also started pushing more water and started a walking program.  We've only been doing it 3 days but at least we started.  I can't believe I am walking almost 2 miles now.  The difference between now and one year ago is monumental.  This new hip is a miracle.  Unfortunately I'm feeling some twinges in the left hip now but my goal is to build up as much muscle strength as I can before I have to have another hip replacement.  I don't know which will come first the hip or my knee.  The race is on!

We took Mike swimming again this weekend over at my daughter's house.  He's really enjoying it.  He's as brown as a UPS driver and I'm Snow White!  Can't tell we are related at all.  Don't know why he got all the pigment............  

I had to have a discussion with Mike about appropriate conversation topics.  Mike likes to start every conversation with a description of his most recent bodily functions.  How do I say this....he likes to tell just how great a bowel movement he had or didn't have.  He starts every conversation that way no matter who he is talking to.  So we discussed this issue and I told him that information is reserved for his doctor only and me only if he is having a problem.  I told him it is not appropriate conversation for everyone else.   

Well, after we agreed that he still is a gentleman and a scholar everything appeared to be OK.  Then about an hour later he heard me say "sh@#t" when a stubbed my toe on the pool ladder and he quickly told me that it was not appropriate to talk about bodily functions.  OUT of the mouths of schizophrenics!!!! touche.................

We have 3 weeks left until retirement.  I have a lot of meetings this week but the last two weeks will be pretty quiet.  I'm going to finish taking my personal things home so I won't have anything to do my last day except the retirement party.  I'm still having trouble imagining not being here every day.  But I have a lot of things I'm looking forward to as well.

One of the first things we have to do is purchase a new computer.  Our home PC is really old and just won't do what we want it to do anymore.  If I am going to keep writing at all I will have to have a new one.  I've already got a project to do with my daughter Julie.  She is writing curriculum and creating Power Point lesson plans for art instruction.  Since she is dyslexic she wants me to help edit her project and that will be fun.  My old PC won't even run Power Point.......way too slow.

My other daughter has been busy making dolls.  She is making  character dolls fashioned after each of her co-teachers.  She's making them for Christmas and they are the cutest things.  I'll try and post some pictures when I get them.  I was trying to help her the other day but my hands just don't do fine motor anymore.  Too many surgeries!   I had to have my basal thumb joints removed in each hand and that really affected my fine motor skills.  Can't hold a needle etc.  Otherwise my hands work just fine and no pain.

The summer is flying by............

4 comments:

Olga Hebert said...

What a lovely gift idea your daughter is working on!

Had to laugh about the language warning.

Arkansas Patti said...

Oh when our words of wisdom come back to bite us:))
That is really clever idea your daughter is working on.
Keep up the walking--it is the best exercise we can do to keep our parts working.

Aunt Betsy said...

I'm glad your charley horses seem to be gone! I have chuckled and chuckled at Mike! Can hardly wait to see the dolls!

Gwen said...

very happy to hear that the Charlie Horse situation is relieved. SHIT I'm glad. hahaha