Life as I Know It - Weekly Update #8

My mom and dad were at a thrift shop on different occasions and they decided to buy me something to fuel my photography addiction.

This is what my dad bought.
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This is what my mom bought.

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Maybe after being married for almost 43 years, they are rubbing off on each other.  My dad in a thrift store, come on, really?  They both got a deal, but mom's the professional thrifter.  My dad's book cost $1.00 and my mom's was 10 cents.  :-)

On Friday morning, I was one of the features on Curly Nikki's "Show and Tell Fierce Friday" segment.  This is my first time being featured on a natural hair blog.

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Remember back in the fall when I slept on my hand all funny and wound up in OT?  Well my hand is much better since the therapy, but not 100%.  I was doing everything I could to prevent getting a cortisone shot, but finally I wanted some definite answers to my condition, so I made an appointment with an orthopedic doctor and prayed that he would tell me something conclusive and that he wouldn't say, "Ma'am, you can no longer crochet."  I'm shuddering now just at the thought.  Well, I did go to said doctor, I finally got some xrays, and a conclusive answer.  I do not, I repeat, do not have carpel tunnel.  Yay!

I have been diagnosed with DeQuervain's Syndrome, which has a lot to do with the thumb.  The doc told me to wear my brace at night for 6 weeks even when I don't feel anything wrong and apply ice to the area when I do.  My injury just hasn't completely healed, but because the response was really good to therapy and other treatments, it will probably subside.  He did not recommend cortisone, unless it was just really bad, and it's not.  Surgery is the last option, but it's not that serious.  I like doctors, who are surgeons, who don't push meds and surgery as if that's the only option.  In fact the doctor said, "We want to keep you crocheting!"  Needless to say, I was literally skipping out the office.  :-)

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I've been on spring break all this week - a much needed break, I might add.  Well, work resumes on Monday and so I must bid adieu to the schedule I had recreated for myself this week.  It does make me kind of look forward to the summer.  There are definitely more projects around this house that need to be done.

Over the break I had the opportunity to photograph some beautiful pottery.  All edits are done and the cd is on the way to the potter.  I'll do a blog post this week so you can see more of these gorgeous ceramic creations.

Life happens and throws us off schedule at times.  So, my craft room makeover project won't be finished with the paint portion before I head back to work like I had planned, but that's ok.  Slow and steady wins the race.  The ceiling and the molding strips are painted.  The three green walls are painted.  Then we had to take a break.  My dad started wheezing and I said, "Enough!"  The deadline is not that important.  But I couldn't resist giving you all a little sneak peek.  I feel happy in this space already.  :-)

Until next time,


  1. OMG! I love curlynikki! And the color of your room is beautiful. One of my favorites. Yum!

  2. That's awesome that your parents have been married for 43 years! I can't believe this is the first time you've been featured on a natural hair blog! PS - I love that color green, can't wait until the final reveal!


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