My Latest Update

WordPress bit the dust so I’ll continue today’s post from here. Miss Priss and Angie are so happy together. Every time I’ve asked about them Angie tells me “she’s so precious!!!!!!!!!!”. That’s exactly what we want to hear after an adoption. They’re doing great together. Priss gets all the attention and Angie has someone to keep her company. Two for two isn’t bad.

Today was my follow-up with the pain management specialist. Good news and bad news. Good news is that the nerve blocks have been 80% effective which is wonderful and may be hard to beat. Bad news is per the MRI results I have a 4MM synovial cyst on the L5-S1 disk and some bulging between the vertebras. They’re sending me to the Neurosurgeon to get his opinion (not surgery, just his opinion and we’ll meet afterward and discuss options before anything else is done to my spine. That’s kind of scary at this time but I will get more than one opinion before I’ll let anyone go slicing on my nerves or spine. They gave me a script for muscle relaxers which have helped more than anything else so far. Wish me luck.

On a bright note I’m about to get started on the dog bandanas, etc., I’m making to sell. This will be a first—to sell my handwork. The only thing I’ve sold so far was doggie blankets to a few people on Facebook. It’s time for me to open an Etsy account now though. I’m going to need a storefront very soon. Kind of excited about it. Wish me luck. I’ll post photos of what I’m making and my address on Etsy.

Princess at Home

Miss Priss hard at chewing her new bone that her mommy bought for her

Miss Priss hard at chewing her new bone that her mommy bought for her

Yes, Miss Princess has found her forever home with my youngest sister, Angela, in Galveston.  It was love at first sight; I don’t know who was the happiest.


Angela snuggling with Miss Princess (AKA Priss)


Angie & Princess Day 1



Been Organizing

I’ve had a good week. On Tuesday I had the last of two nerve blocks and the majority of the pain is now gone. When I get up in the morning I don’t hurt at all. After I’m on my feet all day I can feel pain in the back of my thigh and calf, but it’s not nearly as bad as it was. Just getting rid of the pain has made me excited about life again. So I’ve been working on organizing the sewing room (again—still). Ronnie got the 2nd armoire put together and moved into its place and I finally finished getting everything firmly in place this afternoon. What do you think?

Ronnie doing his building thing in the middle of the living room

Ronnie doing his building thing in the middle of the living room

Both armoires seen from the door

Both armoires seen from the sewing room door


General view of cleaner room










I’ve also spent a little time out shopping, sewing, got my hair cut, finished a baby gift and started the next one, and got a job offer.  LOL  It’s been a good week.  Got the car washed yesterday because the dog hair was taking it over.  The weather has been so bright and beautiful lately and no rain was forecast, so don’t you know that by yesterday afternoon it rained?  Of course!  But it’s still nice and clean inside.

Today (after cleaning both fish tanks and doing 3 loads of laundry, then finishing the sewing room) I made spaghetti sauce that smelled heavenly for hours before Ronnie got home from work so we could eat.  It was hard to keep away from it.  I’ve only cooked a couple of times since the treatment Tuesday allowed me back on my feet, but I’ve really enjoyed eating at home and not all the fast, fat food.  I love to eat out but when that’s all you do, the excitement pales quickly.  Hope I can keep this up for a while.  I go back for a follow-up at the pain management doctor’s on the 12th and I want to see if I have limits and need to do a 3rd nerve block, but I don’t want to overdo it so badly that I get back to where I can’t do anything again.

The old clock on the wall says it’s heading toward 2 A.M. so I’d better sign off while I’m ahead.  Goodnight.