Friday, February 8, 2008

What kind of flower is that, anyway?

I have vowed to spend at least a few minutes a day "shopping" my studio downstairs. It is amazing the stuff I am pulling out! Wednesday night's search and rescue mission came up with this beautifully embroidered tablecloth that sadly had a hole and a couple of really gnarly stains on it. That didn't stop me from turning it into the pillow you see here at left. Looks "spring-ish", eh? The minute the temperature's climb over seventy once in the season I say "that's it all done with winter, on to spring!!!!" Of course my kids are still lobbying for to use all their snow days. Heck the teachers I know are doing the same thing!

I spent so much time on the computer today playing "Suzie Shopkeeper" at Stifel and Capra that I think I am about to seize up! I am looking forward to tomorrow (I'm open from 10 to 2) to chat up the Saturday shoppers from the Farmer's Market. We have LOTS of new stuff out. New linen, more jewelry from Ting and Pixie, and a new line of stained glass items from Conley's Glass. Jack and Bette Conley were in yesterday and brought a nice cross section of their products to display. It is a bright sunny day so they are really shining bright!
On the "what's up with Bob?" front he is scheduled to meet with his orthopaedic surgeon on Monday for a pre-surgery consult. Assuming that goes smoothly I suppose he will come home with a surgery date. Fingers crossed!
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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Talk about a motley crew!

Well, other than Super Tuesday, other than the one year anniversary of Bob's illness, yesterday was also Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, the day when we break out the good china and the good wine and serve cajun food and make a few select friends take goofy pictures before we feed them! Luckily our friends are patient. These folks were on the guest list from LAST year but we had to postpone until Bob was home. Happily Bob is home, the jambalaya never tasted as good and we are ready to move to the next step in his recuperation: a complete hip replacement. A scary concept but a necessary one if Bob is to walk with out pain. And booooyyy are we looking forward to that. It is hard to see someone you care about suffering and not being able to do much about it.

I was not shocked by Bob's emotions during this anniversary time. But I will say I was shocked by mine. Stress and waves of trauma washed over me as I sat on the couch Friday night thinking of how that was pretty much what I did for a month was move from hospital to couch to bed to chores to hospital... I still am grateful for all of the love, prayers and support we received and still receive. Thanks be to all. And pass the hot sauce.
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