Friday, November 23, 2012

A birthday!

Gosh, It's already been 2 weeks since I posted!
I'm really not sure where the time is going lately, it just seems the time is whizzing past.
Big Country Girl had a follow up appointment at the fracture clinic this week.
As it turns out, the appointment time is only the check in time. You can spend 1-3 HOURS sitting and waiting for your turn. It took almost 3 hours before we saw the Doctor!
He was very pleased with her progress and didn't want to 'disturb' her healing fingers so he didn't put a new cast on. Since she is away at school, she has been instructed to remove the soft cast on her own and exercise her fingers and then put on a tensor bandage. Follow up at the clinic Dec 13th.
She was home for 4 days and it was wonderful to have her home again.
She spent a lot of time with Little Country Girl too, which makes me very happy :)
We also had an early celebration for Big Country Girls 18th birthday...just family and one surprise guest. We had a lovely time and ate too much as usual.
Drove Big Country Girl back to school at 6am through thick fog.
I'm always so sad when I leave her there.
Her birthday was yesterday, and it was the first time that I wasn't with her ON her birthday.
Happy Birthday Honey!


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Welcome November - time flies!!

It's been exactly a month since my last post - how time flies!
The last month has been SO busy!
September was the month of getting back to routines, and getting used to new ones.
It took us all a while to get used to Big Country Girl being away at College.
I will forever remember October as the month of RAIN as it seemed that was all it did. I can only remember a few days of sunshine which made it very difficult to finish clean up in my gardens and those of my employer. Perseverance paid off and now the gardens are all done.
Then came the beginning of winter sports -  figure skating for Little Country Girl.
Then along came Halloween and the need for 2 for skating and one for trick or treating. And also baking for the party, 4 bite brownies!

 Then, the first rainy Halloween I remember EVER.
But Little Country Girl wouldn't dream of staying home, so on went the costume and out we went with the umbrella in hand.
Along came November, my favorite time of year for de-cluttering. Every year I am disgusted by the amount of stuff we have managed to collect in a years time. I took several trips to the Goodwill Donation Box, some things were donated to the school and a few other things were given to friends.
The recycling truck took away a lot of old papers and magazines and the rest has gone to the garbage.
I am still gathering things to get rid of ... who knew we were such pack rats!!
Then we had Hurricane Sandy blow through, just a windstorm here, but she sure caused havoc along the eastern coast. My heart goes out to those affected.
Pre-Christmas cleanout continues, and we are starting to plan for Big Country Girls 18th birthday.
But something UN-planned happened last week ... Big Country Girl broke a bone in her hand!
She has an appointment at the fracture clinic in a few days and they will give her a (hopefully) smaller cast. 6 weeks in a cast is not her idea of fun!