Saturday, May 31, 2014


On May 5th I had foot surgery that turned out to be more than I bargained for.  I thought they were just going to straighten the big toe on my right foot but they put a titanium plate and 5 screws in foot and fused the bones together.  I had 25 stitches and spent the first week on drugs.  It will be 4 weeks Monday that I have been sitting on the chair with my foot in the air.  I ripped the bandages off the second time they put them on.  My foot swelled so bad it turned black and blue and I had marks in my foot from the bandages that didn't go away for 4 days.  I'm still not allowed to walk without the scooter but the good thing is, guess who I got to get in the scooter so I could take him for a ride?
He won't get in by himself but if I put him there he stays until we stop going around the kitchen.  He's been such a dear since I've been down.  He comes up and lays on my chest a couple times a day.  Buster is such a good cat.

I hate to whine but I really miss doing clay and I see all these things about polymer clay that come up on my iPad.
I'm tired of reading.  I made 4 scarves, 2 pair of slippers and an afghan and a hat.  I've been making Kumihimo pens but can't really sit at my work table long enough to finish them.

The good news is, I got my stitches out Tuesday and was able to take a shower on Wednesday.  I can't tell you how good that felt after 3 weeks.  I'm hoping another two weeks and I'll be able to sit at my work table long enough and do clay and some beading.  This has really been bad though because I've doing a lot of internet shopping.  I bought one of those new spin mops and I'm anxious to try it out.  I bought some more Lock and Lock containers, I absolutely love those things.  I think the neighbors think I'm having an affair with the UPS guy.
My friends have been wonderful.  They bring brownies, jello, licorice, spaghetti, cake, cookies and now I'll have to borrow my husbands underwear because mine is not fitting so good from sitting so much and eating all those wonderful presents.

If you know anyone that is having foot or ankle surgery this Wheel Around thing has been great except now our house needs painting because I don't back up very well.  I've crashed into a few doors and walls.

Wanted to thank everyone for their nice cards and emails.

Friday, May 2, 2014


This Monday at 7:30 a.m. I am having foot surgery.  I've put it off long enough and can't put it off any more.  This little scooter will be my transportation for the next 6 weeks.  It's kind of fun and I've been practicing on it around the house.  I've only hit two walls so far.  I love the basket.  It holds a 6 pack and a bag of Cheetos.  I tried putting Buster in it but that was like trying to give him a bath.  As you can see the handle is on the left side so I'll be kneeling on the right side.  Thank goodness it has a brake.  My biggest concern is taking a shower and washing my hair.  Sometimes in the summer I do that twice a day.  I was told I can't get my foot wet for two weeks.  I don't like washing my hair in the sink but that might be my last resort.

Last week my husband took me to Vegas to have some fun before the surgery.  We were at the RIO and decided to have lunch.  We asked if the hammered pork sandwich was big enough to split, she just laughed.  The sandwich was at least 12 inches or bigger and came with two pounds of sweet potato fries.  I didn't even eat the bun on my half.  Not sure why the portions are so big.  Waste of food and money if you ask me, but no one did.

My niece and nephew are big Bears fans so I made then a Bear's pen.  Hopefully, I'll be able to do some clay and Kumihimo if I can get back in my studio after the surgery.  In the meantime I'm washing floors and cleaning so I don't have to worry about it while I'm sitting with my foot up in the air for 3 days.

I ordered some that new Sculpey Souffle clay from Joann's.  It was on sale, half price.  It's just like Studio by Sculpey but the colors seem darker.  If you are interested in learning more about it, go to The Blue Bottle Tree blog (Ginger)  she explains everything about Souffle.

Not sure if I'll be posting again for a while.  Have a good week and rescue an animal if you can.

I wish I could find someone to walk my 3 favorite dogs for me while I'm laying around with my foot in the air.

They wore me out this morning. Honey and Beau on top, Champ on the bottom.  Honey likes to go 40 miles an hour and all the other two want to do is pee on every bush.