Happy Monday my friends! Yes. I'm still here, alive and kicking. Well...not really kicking. This was the extent of our weekend. Excitement huh? These other people with me, including Paul and Lori also went out on the boat skiing a few times, but I had to stay behind. No water sports for me right now.
Larry, Nita and Sophie relaxing. Can you see Hubby's cowboy booted feet on the table?
Then there is Hubby and Chloe behind him, with MY feet at the bottom of this picture. That's my summer home. My happy place. Our trailer. Hubby built those stairs for us. He's built them for several people at the lake now. Much nicer than the metal trailer steps.
One of the older men that works at the resort brought me this beautiful bouquet of flowers from his wife's garden. They have a "real" house down on the lakeshore.
Yesterday Dennis mowed in our lovely 95F heat. Chloe likes to help him. She lays right in his way and he has to stop the mower while she moves to another spot...that he hasn't mowed yet. So it goes, over and over until the grass is cut.
You can see my rhubarb there in the bed on the right, still growing and I'm still harvesting. On the left are the green beans that I've been picking every other day for about a week, Ssshhh. Don't tell the doctor! I snap, blanch and freeze them for mid-winter goodness. So far I have 6 quart size bags.
Our happy girl.
We had a shed built last summer while Mandy and Piper were staying with us before the big move to D.C. Piper kept calling it Papa's House. One of the teenage girls at the lake makes signs so we had her make a sign that she gave us this weekend. Dennis put it up last night. What do you think?
And here he is by his "house". Nope. It's not a doghouse and I would NEVER make him sleep in it. This man is a saint among men. He has taken such good care of me since my surgery. Well...he always takes good care of me. He spoils me rotten!
I got the baby blanket done but not much more. It hurts to move my arm much so I'm reading more than I'm knitting and crocheting.
An update on the saga of Betsy and the pacemaker...
Nita took me to the doctor last Wednesday and they did a chest xray and made an appointment for Thursday to see the actual Electrophysician that put in the pacemaker. That is a cardiologist that specializes in these machines! To make a long story a bit shorter, the nurse who took me back to the room on Thurs. told me that they had an operating room reserved for Friday morning to redo the leads from my heart to the pacemaker and to plan on at least two nights in the hospital. I was shocked and burst into tears right then and there. She had no idea I didn't already know and she felt terrible for telling me that way. The doctor came in and decided that since I was so upset he would do a few more tests and wait until this Thursday to see if the problem resolves on it's own. Meanwhile, he sent me to the lake with strict orders to do nothing. No lifting anything heavier than 5 lbs. No walking more than 1/2 a block and on and on it goes. So I sat at the lake and crocheted and knitted some. Read a lot and visited with all of our friends who stopped by from resort. It IS good to know that we have lots of friends. But I'm really very tired of all of this and just want to feel better. May I ask for your prayers that when I go to my Thursday appointment that all will be well and I can drive, and walk and get on with my life?
I have had the absolute best care and I have complete faith in my doctors and that helps a lot. Poor Dennis is worried sick and that worries me. He has a very high stress job on top of all of this and I don't want to be the cause of him getting sick.
Well....this was a bummer of a post wasn't it? Sorry about that my friends. Life has good times. Life has not so good times. This too shall pass and soon I'll be up and doing my usual "thing" so I just have to be patient don't I?
I'll be back soon and update you all. I think I've caught up on most of your blogs. If I haven't, please forgive me, I tried. :-)
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9