This blog was formerly dedicated in 2009 to my Dad who died of Alzheimer's in 2013. It's been three years now...and I find myself missing blogging...so I am re-inventing my blog... because, after all, life is about moving through, and going forward...

Monday, March 15, 2010

A bit of this and a dash of that...

I went to visit my Orthopedist today, and all my exercising at home has been very successful.  He told me I was 90% improved from my last visit with him.  I told him I walk Izzy with my left hand, and several times she has jerked me into breaking up the frozen shoulder fluids.  He got a kick out of my "dog therapy."  I asked if I could work with some hand weights, and he told me to do whatever I wanted.  I only need to return if I am in pain.  He told me it still may take several more months before I am completely healed.

To remind you, so you don't have to reference back as to why I have a frozen left shoulder, I had a "slip and fall" at one of the local casinos last July.  My left shoulder took the brunt of it.  So hopefully, before we move back to Cali, we can settle this claim...

This weekend, my Mom, sister, and girlfriend come for our quarterly Digital Scrap Booking weekend.  Some of us do Digital Scrap Booking, and others just have fun on our lap tops and we all take a TON of pictures.  We have a full weekend planned, so stay tuned for a full report...we have a lot planned. Really looking forward to a fun weekend!

We have decided we are taking 5 days and going house hunting in Cali the first week in April.  My husband has agreed not to put the house up for sale until we return.  We should know by then how realistic our relocation plans look... Either the houses are selling like hot cakes, or all the Realtors are putting in multiple bids on various houses for each buyer, only to withdraw the ones the buyer does not want.  No WONDER it is so difficult to find a house to buy!!

Meanwhile, I am packing up a storm, and being totally overwhelmed with the amount of CRAP I have accumulated!!  I should hang my head in shame!! I need one of my "neat nick", ruthlessly simplistic, girlfriends to come and help me eliminate stuff.  I am loosing my perspective...H-E-L-P!!

Two of my husband's sons, their wives, another couple, and us went to see Dennis De Young, formerly the lead singer and keyboardist of the band STYX.  He was at the New Orleans Casino with his new band.  Dennis is now 63 years young and you would not believe how zippy and animated on stage he is. His wife of 40 years, who was very attractive and hip looking, works with him as a back up singer. He must do Yoga!  His voice sounds as good as it did back in the 70's and 80's!!  Awesome evening!!

He did many of his big hits, including, Babe, Too Much Time On My Hands, Desert Moon, Lady, Come Sail Away, Don't Let It End, The Best of Times, Mr. Roboto,  and Madam Blue. I have to admit, I had to stuff Kleenex chunks in my ears to prevent deafness from the LOUD music....but it was really wonderful and fun!!

9 comments:

Mari said...

I'm glad that your shoulder is finally improving. It's taken a while.
My sisters and I are planning a scrapping weekend also - should be fun.
Good luck on the cleaning!

Jeanie said...

I can only somewhat imagine what a digital scrapbooking weekend is all about, so I will be eager to read the details. Great that your shoulder is better, especially with all the cleaning-out and packing you are doing. Just don't pack anything that you won't be glad to see when you unpack at the other end.

Lily Robinson said...

You know... it wasn't that loud when we were young!

missy said...

great blog, i wish i found that info sooner , i like the layout too!
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Wander to the Wayside said...

That sounds like a good plan to me! Will you be taking Izzy or boarding her? (By the way, how is she doing with your husband?)

I thought you told me that YOU are a neat nick!

Sounds like a fun evening. I can't take that kind of 'noise' anymore, actually find it painful. So I would have to stuff something in my ears as well!

Donna said...

Good to hear that your frozen shoulder is healing especially with all the packing and moving in the future.
The scrapbooking sounds like a lot of fun. I sure need to be motivated to get my daughters scrapbook done that I started last year. Maybe when I see your future pictures of your weekend, I will be motivated. Have fun!:)

Betty said...

That is so great, that you are having your mom, sister and friend over. I tried a little digital scrap booking too and it´s fun!
Good luck on the house hunting!

JeannetteLS said...

Good to read that your shoulder is better, and about your going out and having MORE fun... in between packing and dad and all the other things on your plate. Love you, Jetty

gayle said...

Glad you are doing better and have such a wonderful weekend planned!!