03 November 2018

A Lovely Fall Saturday

Today is such a lovely fall Saturday - maybe a bit too breezy, but so nice otherwise!  Hamlet and I took a nice walk earlier, made more exciting for him by stopping at the Unleashed! store near our house and getting a toy for $2.00 - he chose a squeaky chili pepper.

A boy and his pepper toy

Then I walked up to the library to return one book (and left with two), then went on to the farmers' market which was fine, but frustrating since I can't really carry anything I wanted to buy.  But it was nice to walk around, see the goodies, pet some dogs, and come home.

A friend of ours is coming over in a few hours for a visit, so it will be nice to catch up with her.  Also, she is a night owl, so it's kinda nice she will be here earlier, so it won't be so late when she leaves.  Usually, she comes for dinner, and by the time she heads home, we're nearly comatose!

I have my next appt with the orthopedic surgeon on Monday.  There will be more x-rays, and then I'll either get a replacement of the same cast I have for a few more weeks, or get a portable cast that will come off so I can shower properly, and start some physical therapy.  It's still painful and annoying, but I know it will be for a long time, so I'm trying to not think about it too much! 

I really miss getting to knit, or stitch, or do much of anything.  I've been watching lots of knitting podcasts, which are at least like getting to hang out with some knitters.  It's a good thing I hadn't counted on knitting a lot of gifts this year, that's all I have to say.

I also missed getting out our Halloween decorations - for the first time ever, we didn't even have a pumpkin!  It never occurs to The Tim to get one, and I didn't want to press my luck with him by asking him to get one ... hopefully, I'll get a good report at the dr's and will be able to do more for Thanksgiving.  I just love having some things around to note the holiday.  The Tim likes them, but except for Christmastime, it never occurs to him to get them out for any other times.

I am able to type a bit more easily, but it's still slow and arduous.  I had hoped to do NaBloPoMo again this year, because I enjoy the challenge, but since it takes so long to type a post, I knew it was not a good idea.  Unfortunately, it means I am also not likely to do much responding to comments any time soon, and I apologize for that.  I am so happy that people are still reading and commenting, and I hope soon to be able to respond again regularly as well as regularly comment on others' blogs.  Slow and steady wins the race, I know.

And that's it for now.  I hope your weekend is lovely as well, with nice weather and good things to do.  Enjoy!

13 comments:

AsKatKnits said...

I am glad that you are getting out and I will be sending positive thoughts your way for a removable cast!!

:)

Tired Teacher said...

Good to hear from you and to get an update. Slow and steady progress is great news.

Bonny said...

Hamlet looks happy and you sound content. I'm sorry you have to be content with painful and annoying, but hopefully circumstances will keep improving. Thanks for checking in and letting us know how you're doing!

Mereknits said...

I so hope you get good news about your wrist Bridget. You have had a tough time of it and not being able to knit just makes it all so much worse. We had a gorgeous day here today, our first one with cooler temps. IT was 55 out when I got up! Whoop whoop! Have a great Sunday.

Araignee said...

I can't even imagine how terrible all this must be for you. When I was out a thumb for several months it was misery but a whole arm-goodness gracious.
I hope you get a positive report at the docs. Take care!

KSD said...

Hang in there, kiddo. We'll wait for your typing; as long as we get to hear from you.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Hamlet is looking very handsome.
I hope it doesn't take too long to get out of your cast!

Vera said...

Slow & steady Bridget. Glad you could get out and enjoy the Fall day.

Nance said...

Getting out and about can be the best medicine. Please don't be afraid to ask for what you need! It's healthy!

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

We never got around to buying a pumpkin this year either - and I have 2 good arms! Yikes! Hope you are able to get out of the cast soon and get started on the PT. I can't imagine life without knitting. Just the thought of it makes me worry for my family's safety. :) Hang in there. Wishing you healthy, healing vibes.

karen said...

I'm so sorry you can't knit but watching knitting podcasts are kinda close. I hope you get to breeze through the rehab as fast as possible!!

sprite said...

I hope the appointment went well and was full of good news!

Marie Davis said...

I have been neglecting both my blogging and my blog-reading, but I'm thinking about getting back to both. I'm glad you're still blogging, Bridget. I have to think of a whole new approach to mine so I've got some thinking to do. (You may have noticed ;) this has nothing to do with the post I'm commenting on; I just wanted to reconnect.)