This has been one of those not good/very bad days for me!
It's been nearly six weeks since my toe surgery and I am still struggling.
I saw the doctor this afternoon - early afternoon as in 1:00.
He said I was improving albeit at a very slow pace. The good news is that it's not worse!
I was at his Arlington office - and we didn't get lost but ONCE this time! - and he ordered some blood work at the hospital here in Irving so as to determine just what kind of infection we are dealing with. He suspects it's an autoimmune situation regarding my body accepting the foreign bone they used in surgery. We drove back to Irving and stopped in at the Goodwill!!!
The highlight of my day!!!!
I could NOT put this canvas in my basket fast enough!!!!!
My problem today probably started because I did NOT make my coffee this morning!!!
I sipped Earl Grey tea in a pretty tea cup instead!
My normally cast iron stomach has been subject to a good bit of queasiness with the strong antibiotics I'm taking so I thought I would try tea!
Now just WHO would get rid of such a great canvas???
It is now my favorite hanging in the kitchen!!
I had to hang it on a cabinet door as there is NO wall space for it and I just didn't think it would look right in the bedroom!
Other finds at Goodwill today include........
I didn't buy ALL they had but if they still have some NEXT Tuesday - I will!!!
If you live in Texas you need citronella candles!
Last year I had a citronella PLANT and it was awesome! It grew quite large and worked great as I had it in a corner inside the gazebo. Too bad that part of the elm tree that fell in the spring hit it on its way down and it failed to recover from the trauma of it all!
I have no earthly idea what this dish says but I thought it was pretty and on the back it says something about art credits and so forth. I MEANT to serve cheese and crackers in it tonight in art class - but art class did not happen!!!
This small plaque now hangs in the dining room with other wine inspired paintings and such.
Not a good pic but this is a sturdy metal basket decorated with grapes and leaves.
Can you see the wine theme in my purchases??
Right now it is holding the plums, peaches, bananas, nectarines and lemons I bought at Aldi - where I went right after Goodwill! I also bought the very last two bottles of my favorite New Zealand white wine! I could make TWO stops because I left Louis Dean (my knight in shining armor!) in line to pay at Goodwill while I rested in the air conditioned car!
This cute outfit will be my attire tomorrow!!
Four place mats that look FALL to me and I plan to use the right after the 4th of July!!!
Speaking of the 4th of July!!!
I went to the hospital for said blood work only to have them tell me at registration that there was not a diagnosis code on the orders. The nurse had given me a Rx for the blood work and I had no clue that I needed anything else! Long story short - the Baylor Angels here in Irving tried their best but could NOT reach the doctor OR the nurse to have the code faxed over. It HAS to be written ON the Rx!
I was in tears off and on all day and the lady at Baylor was so kind. Just before I gave up completely, I called the doctor's office and after waiting on hold for a long time and then pushing all sorts of option buttons pushed the one for 'Make an appointment!' FINALLY, I spoke to a person who was in yet ANOTHER location - not Irving and not Arlington!! I think it was Odessa!! Go figure!
Anyway, she could hear the despair in my voice and took it from there making contact with the nurse in Arlington who told HER to tell ME to give the hospital the Rx because the diagnosis code was ON it!!! NO, it wasn't!!! I finally gave my cell phone to the hospital lady and she told them!
At long last the code AND Rx was faxed, the blood work was done and I finally got to come home.....5 hours later!
The dress above was in the gift shop at the hospital and I bought it to celebrate!!!
We came home and Louis Dean went to pick up KFC since we hadn't eaten all day.
By this time I was not safe to be around people so in order to preserve my relationships, I cancelled the art class I had been looking forward to and went to bed with door CLOSED!!
Louis Dean was relieved!
I'm afraid I had used up all my 'nice!'
I stayed in bed until I had built up a meager supply and came out like my hair was on fire wanting to get something DONE!!!! Louis Dean WISELY let me whirl and I dug up grass and weed in a flower bed like my life depended on it! I planted several more of the plants I bought yesterday slowly saw some progress! I am here to tell you that MULCH covers a multitude of sins - and weeds!!
After I had pulled up the Bermuda grass, LD poured out red cedar mulch and it looks so much better!
Future weeds will be much easier to deal with!!
I hope I haven't been on too much of a rant!
To tell you the truth, I'm not used to feeling this bad this long and it is a challenge to do this with grace. Hopefully I will wake up tomorrow with a kinder more loving attitude.
For now I am going to do what my canvas says.......
I may have missed COFFEE this morning but I am NOT going to miss WINE tonight!!!