Friday, March 27, 2009

I Think I'm Back!

Its hard to believe it has been seven weeks since I last posted. I left you all with the list of things I had to do to "fix" my back......well, so far I have not heard from the rehab clinic!! So I have muddled on with the things they had me do at home, which only exacerbated the situation. Finally I stopped and things went back to my "normal".

I talked to them this week and they assure me it is just a matter of getting me in their schedule, but I'm out of the notion, I think. If I can keep moving with gentle exercise, i.e. my stationary bike, following a walking tape, and swimming, I think that will be as helpful as anything I could do by driving an hour each way to the rehab place.

Sooooooo......let's change the subject. I think I am going to come back to blogging, but hopefully with shorter posts! (I'm not sure that I can tell what I have to say with fewer words!!)

Today is the last day of Spring Break here in Oregon. I have had grandson, Elliot, for part of the week, and then his parents came yesterday with Molly, and have done some exploring. Today they are in downtown Portland, riding our Max train and having a good time in "fare less" square. I fixed them a good lunch, so hopefully there will be a dry part in the day where they can enjoy the lunch on a park bench.

It has been good for me to plan for them. I did some cooking and baking ahead of time and put in the freezer, so meals have been easy, but delicious!! They are all good helpers, so kitchen clean-up is a breeze.

I'm enjoying the quiet day with their doggie, Sophie, a little black Yorkie. She loves her "grandma" and comes to find me from time to time. She always looks as if she is saying, "What doing, Gram?"

In the garage is a guinea pig that Molly brought home from school for the week!!

Tonight we are planning to rent Fireproof, the movie starring Kirk Cameron.

Until later.......


Technonana said...

So glad you are back!! I know you will enjoy the movie, it's great!!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Welcome home my friend. Yoo have been missed. I have really enjoyed your card blog . I am trying to get started doing this. yOU ARE SO GOOD AND HAVE HELPED ME ALOT....m

Sassy Granny ... said...

Marvelous! So glad you're back among we grannies. We need you here, and we're so happy you're feeling well enough to tackle some bloggery.

Be blessed,

Ruthie said...

Hurrah! I'm SO glad you're back. I missed you.
Your plan of light exercise seems like a good one.
You will love that movie. We saw it and got one for each of our married grandkids for VAlentines day.
Hugs and best wishes, my friend!

Kassaundra said...

Welcome back!!!! Blogging is therapy :)

Stretch Mark Mama said...

I, too, am glad you're back!

sister sheri said...

You were missed! Cute dog!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Hey there! So gald yu are back, I owe you an email.

Glad you are getting back in the swing of things.

You were missed here in the blogosphere!


Anonymous said...

fun to read your posts again. Sorry you're not better off back-wise. Also sorry I won't see you at David's wedding now but I understand why. Glad you had a nice time with your little family. Long hair is in - I hate it! Rafa has it too. Take care, Melinda

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

Welcome back to bloggy land! So happy to hear that everything went well. I do hope you are healing fast.

LOVED the pictures above of the gorge. How beautiful.

It is so like God that you would send me a comment today. I actually was thinking about you last night. My husband and I watched the documentary "The Gates of Splendor", about your cousin Jim Elliot. What an amazing story. I thought I knew it, but really didn't know it all. And I'm sure I still don't. What a handsome man he was. Does Elisabeth and Valerie still keep in touch with your family?

I am heading off now for a writers conference. Leaving my hubby in charge of the homestead for FIVE days. Oh, goodness, pray for them!

Deborah said...

Great to read yor back is feeling better! The pictures are fabulous! Take care, hugs, Deb

The Farm House Kids said...

Welcome back my dear dear friend!

I'm so happy to hear that you're back to your "normal" ... even though that is still painful.

Talk to you later!