Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Earlier this week I had some not so good news.  While I was in Missouri, I slipped on the ice and twisted my knee.  Well, that's not really what happened.  I was outside sweeping the sleet and wintery mix off of the breezeway so that mom and dad and William wouldn't slip and fall coming and going.  When I came back in the house, my sleet covered shoes hit the warm hardwood floor and down I went.  So I guess I didn't really slip on the ice, I just slipped BECAUSE of the ice.  Anyway, I couldn't walk on it that day, could barely hobble on it the next day, and have been limping along ever since.  I finally broke down and went to the doctor when I got back home to Texas.  His preliminary report is a torn meniscus on my right knee.  I have steroids and painkillers and am getting along very slowly.  He said when it hurt too bad to tolerate anymore, come back and he will order an MRI and most likely schedule surgery.  I'm hoping I can hold off until summer.  I don't have time to be laid up before May and Graduation.

William has a new car for an early graduation gift.  We told him we would do that for him if he kept his grades up, which he has.  He is a good driver and hasn't had any speeding tickets or accidents since he turned 16.  Of course, he hardly goes anywhere.  He's not your typical teenager and doesn't have much of a social life outside his xbox computer gaming world.

Today, we made a trip to Austin to do some shopping.  William and the King got new grips on a couple of their golf clubs and William got a new pair of golf shoes.  I picked up a few things a Joann's and a stopped at 2 different quilt shops.  I didn't buy much at either place.  I didn't find what I was really looking for.  I wanted some more civil war reproduction prints for my Farmer's Wives BOM and got nothing!  Neither quilt shop had any cival war reproductions.  What!  Now that is just wrong!  I'd show you what I bought but quite frankly, my knee is hurting and I didn't take pictures before I sat down and got settled.

And last but, but not least, both William and I got new computers.  His is another early graduation gift and mine is out of necessity.  My hinge broke on my old laptop at Thanksgiving.  I finally got it back on Feb. 6th and it broke again 2 weeks later.  I'm not totally convinced that they actually fixed the hinge to begin with but I'm not putting any more money into a 2 year old laptop.  I've been holding it together with some redneck engineering but I have a new one now.  It's completely different than the old one so there's going to be a bit of a learning curve.  Sure hope you can teach an old dog new tricks.  You know how that saying really goes.

How is your week going?  Have you been hopping along in the RUFFLES Blog Hop at Sew We Quilt?  There are some very inspiring projects being RUFFLED up.  My list is growing of things I want to RUFFLE.   And my day to post is coming up on March 14th.  Be sure to check it out.



  1. I am pretty sure that I am the King and Gregg is the Jester.

  2. So sorry to hear about your knee. Take it easy. I get to show my ruffles on Friday too. Have to get some pictures today. Have fun on your new computer.

  3. I hope you don't have to have surgery, but if that's what it takes to fix it...then do it ! Are you going to be able to come to the meeting Tuesday with that hurting ? I'll open doors for you and get you a chair to put your leg on ! William's car is really nice ! I bet he is one happy young man.

  4. I'm so sorry to hear about your knee! But surgery will make all the difference - I know several people who've done that. Your son sounds like my grandson! blessings, marlene

  5. I tore my meniscus and had surgery...The next time I tore it I just gave it a few months and it healed quite nicely. Hope you don't have to have surgery but it's best to see how it heals on its own first. Love your blog!!


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