Saturday, July 17, 2010

Just a little bit of Normal.....

Hi - I thought I would pop on and share that we have a just a little bit of normal around here the past couple of days.... a tiny bit of normal... but hey I am taking it!

First to report from my doctor's appointment, he said things are healing perfectly... keep things going the way they are.... still no lifting, or bending - just take things slow and gather my strength. Then we go back to him in one month for a final visit before we then visit the people that make the artificial eye - a month... sounds like a long time especially when I am not allowed to do anything... but in reality - this coming wednesday will be a month since the accident! Wow... really doesn't seem like it at all... time flies when you are on really good pain killers! LOL  ( actually haven't needed them in a while )  But I am getting much stronger and feeling better each day - I think I may even pull out my Copics this week and give some coloring a try :0)

We also went and found me a pair of glasses this week... ordered them anyway, will get them in a week or so - and then I actually went to the grocery store!!! See a little bit of normal :0)  Ok... so it totally wore me out and we only were picking up a few items, but it did feel good to push the cart and walk up and down a few of the isles... normal.....

Then this morning Autie and Libbie had a little bit of normal in their lives. They got a bath!!! They have been very spoiled this past month, in fact they have put on a few too many pounds with Daddy and Grandma both feeding them... and all the treats everyone has been sharing with them. So they are now on a watched diet... and back to a schedule, which one was a much needed bath!

Autie was up first.. he was an angel...

Libbie watched close, thinking uh oh... I bet I am next...... and she was, and she was not such an angel... she jumped ship and ran out of the bathroom... LOL I told Dad she would... he is learning so much during this time :0)

Gato really watched close... I could tell exactly what she was thinking... "What a disgrace! I would never allow that done to me!"

I want to again say thank you for all of the wonderful cards!!  It has become our favorite time of the day.. Hubby goes to the mail box each afternoon and we sit in bed and go through the beautiful cards... we talk about where each comes from and how different and fabulous each are. They have really lifted our spirits and brought hours of smiles to us. I will try and take some photos of the piles of envelopes to show you this week! They have been an unbelievable joy to this whole experience.

So things are going well... and I am feeling better... my main goal this week is to get my new glasses so I can spend hopefully a little time on the computer, just a few minutes now and I really can feel it in my good eye and my head.. ouch!

So from me to each of you.. HUGE THANK YOUS and HUGE HUGS!!!


Suzanne said...

Oh Michelle you sound so positive which is fabulous and it is so good to see pics of daddy and the animals!!
Honey will be having her bath tomorrow!!!
And what is this about food shopping coming girl you need to do some proper shopping!!!
Great big hugs and kisses. Sue :o)

Lacey Stephens said...

That's wonderful news!! I am sure walking around is good for you! My neighbor just had a double mastecomy this week and the doctor said she needs to walk 5 mins a few times a day to keep the blood flowing. We actually went for a long walk last night together which was good for both of us!! Keep it up and you will be back to "normal" in no time at all! Big hugs!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Hi Michelle, it's wonderful to read your post. The bathtime pics are so cute & I am SO glad you're feeling a little better. Hopefully, doing a little something every day will help you get stronger. I think of you every day, big cyber hugs to you.

Donalda said...

I so stalk your blog to check and see if you have posted. It is so good to see it when you do and that things are improving for you. I know it is going to be a long road for you dear but I know you are one strong lady. And you have so many friends in blog land praying for you dear. You are always in my prayers and I wish I lived close so I could come and help you. Looking for the day that you post your first card. I know that will be one big joy for you when you do dear. Sending big hugs

DawnMarie said...

Great news Michelle, you really do sound positive, it's so good to hear.xx

Jane said...

WOW! Michelle you're doing so well sweetie, you really are and it's lovely to hear that you are managing to do little things again. Big, big hugs, hun. Jane xxx

Shirl said...

Hi Michelle, it's really wonderful to know that you're slowly getting back to your normal life :)

Hee's so funny to see those little darlings having their bath time! :)

Wishing you a great weekend!

Lorraine A said...

it is lovely to know that you're on the mend hunny :-) not sure I would have enjoyed food shopping ,,, a chore I really dislike !! now ,,, if you had said a craft shop ,,, well ,,, different matter !! lol :-)
lovely photo's :-) I have a dog and 6 cats ,,, and not one of them would have gone anywhere near the bath !! :-) ,, she is a brave girl !! :-)

Lols x x x

Karen McAlpine said...

Dear Michelle, I am so glad to hear that you are on the mend. I undestand completely...taking things slowly. Injuries and illnesses really do teach us patience. And, that is a good thing I think. Keep taking care of yourself.

cabio's craft corner said...

How wonderful to know that you feel better and better everyday. Glad to know your world is being as coloring as your projects :o)
Take good care of yourself!

Heidi said...

It's delightful to know you are doing so much better! We think of you every day!

Congrats on the "new baby"!

MANY HUGS and smiles!


♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

OH THAT IS WONDERFUL NEWS PHEW!!! WERE THINKING OF YOU GIRL! Though we live in a blogging world your one of us and we hurt when you hurt.I am so happy for you that things are going so smooth. Wishing you nothing but the best and get you some rest doll.Your new friend RubyM:)

Irena said...

Glad you when things are as normal or less.
I hope not to hurt and soon to be fully perk.
I will be happy to see some new wonderful card created by you.
I wish you all the best!
Hugs, Irenа

hellerlittle said...

Hey Michelle,
sound good what your a writing, it "hear" a litle normal and very positiv !!! Great Voice!!!
Thanks for sharing the nice Pic´s out of your bathromm *lol
Have a great weekend
hugs hellerlittle

ribenaruby said...

Hi Michelle, so glad to hear you're getting stronger each day, wonderful bathtime pics, love reading your posts, take it easy, comforting hugs, Rubyx

Anne said...

It's great to hear your approaching as near normality as is possible now Michelle, am so glad for you.
Keep that positive spirit of yours going and take good care of yourself.
Anne x

Kittie said...

Michelle, I was so happy to see your blog post. How great that you are getting a little bit back to normal. I know for sure your doggies and kitty keep you company. Keep taking good care of yourself an dcontinue to keep getting stronger. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!

Annie said...

Hi Michelle! it was good to read about your live getting back to a little bit of normal, and good news from the doctors too.
love and hugs,
annie x

LorraineB said...

So glad things are going well. A little bit of normal is a good thing. With your positive attitude you will be back to "normal" in no time. Anybody else would be sitting around doing the "poor me" thing. Don't know you but somehow I don't think that's you.

~* Jay Jay *~ said...

Hey hun,

I'm glad you are feeling better from day to day. I'm so proud of you that you are so strong! Thanks for the cute pics.

Miss and love you
Jay Jay

Mishelflos Paper Creations said...

Roll on Wednesday then!! will be here before you know it:)

But dont push it when you get them, else your eye will hurt too much and you will have to wait longer to come back on here!!!!

Michelle x

Beth S said...

Hi Michelle... it's so nice to hear that you getting some normal in your life once again. Stay strong and get better. We are with you girl.

K. Joy said...

I'm so glad to hear that you are doing better!! It's nice to have some normal days! Well, as close to normal as possible, as normal seems to change a lot depending on the day! :) Thanks for the pictures. I love the picture of Goto watching the baths!! :) My dog hates baths... He likes to try and jump out of the tub like Libbie did!! :)

Nancy said...

Michelle, I did not know until today what you had been through and I want to tell you 1) that you will be in my prayers for a rapid recovery and 2) I admire your positive attitude. Being that way, you will be crafting soon! Loved to see the photos of bath time and the new baby. You are amazing! God bless.

Caroljenks said...

Great to hear some normality is back with you - bet it wont be as long as it may seem and you'll be back to your hectic lifestyle again!
So pleased to hear you are doing well.
Love the pictures, especially the one of Gato - she sure looks like she's thinking that too :)

Carol x

Jóna said...

Oh Michelle, I love to hear the good sound in your writhing :o)
I do hope you can color soon.
All my best to you and Hubby :o)
Big hugs,

Redlady said...

Lovely to hear that you are feeling better.
Hope that the love of so many people wishing you well and praying for you have helped.
My little dog Pepa has just been for a bath so I can imagine what your two are thinking.
Take Care

Serendipity Stamping said...

Michelle, it is wonderful to here you are getting along so well! I am sure the future holds great things for you and you have so many people out here pulling for and with you. Will keep checking on you for all the good news coming your way. Hugs to you and all your "little children", they are so cute.

Kim said...

Michelle I am so glad to hear that you get to have a little bit of normal in your life! Still keeping you in my thoughts and prayers hun!!! You are going to be amazing when you get back to coloring!!!! I just know it! :) Sending loads of hugs hun!
Love & Hugs~ Kim

Rosette said...

Hiya Michelle!! Good news for you is good news for us! You bring tears to my eyes when I read you are doing better.. and you are giving US so much with your being positive and lovely attitude. We all learn from each other. Keep it up sweetie.. yes and do nrmal things as much as your health permits.. bu remember.. take it easy dear!! Hugs from us here.. we are supporting you with prayers, and cards!! lol

Cards By MI said...

So wonderful that you don't need to take that much meds. And that you are finding strength to do "normal life". It's so important in the healing process. I smiled when I read your I want to go back to my copics. You'll get there girl. Take it slow and don't hurry any things, let it all take time. Thinking of you!

Anonymous said...

Michelle, your upbeat letter has just made my day! I am so happy to hear you are improving and you have a nice healthy attitude.
It's very true that you are the one that will know it's an artificial eye-not others. Isn't that amazing(0:
We have just returned from vacation and making you a card is at the very top of my to do list. I sure am glad they aren't all graded though lol. Mine would be a low grade but the wishes for you, your health, your hubby and your babies would all be AAA+++
Take care and take it easy.

Yvonne said...

Hi Michelle, good to read this blogpost from you! How wonderful to know that you feel better everyday. Thanks for the bath time pics, love the one of Gato .... haha! Big hug for both of you! Yvonne

Jo said...

Hi Michelle, so good to hear your news and I detect a little of the old sparkle back in your "voice"!!! Fab photos and such a brave Gato, my cats hate the bathroom!!! Do take care and I hope each day is better than the previous. Hugs Jo x

Rufus said...

It's great that some of the "normal" is returning to your life! Hard to believe how much you miss just the very simplest things. Loved the bath pictures. Bet there are all sorts of things that hubby is learning! Your attitude is amazing and soooo right on. Glad to hear that your mailbox is full and that you are enjoying all the cards and wishes. Hope that mine have safely made their way to you.
Hugs and wishes for even more "normal" in the near future!

Roxx.T Barnes said...

Glad to hear all is going well. Ease in to normal life..your body tells you when you've had enough just listen to it.Ha..I washed my dogs this weekend too.


tiggertastic said...

i am delighted to hear that you have managed to do some normal things love, and getting out and about is excellent news.

keep on going and a month will fly past for your next appointment.

take care, Sarah xx

Di said...

Hi Hun
I am soooo glad thing sre getting better for you, you seem to have taken everything really well, well done you, i am rooting for you as we say here, and still thinking of you.
I sent a card last week for you hope it arrives soon.
sending you all the cyber hugs in the world, take care michelle.
Big hugs Di xxxxxx

Julie M said...

Delighted to read these positive updates, Michelle. Well done you on your super healing powers! What a great idea to have "card-opening time" every afternoon - I'm glad you're enjoying them.

Love the bath-time pictures - did Libby get cleaned in the end?

Best wishes for the coming week - hope you get to do some colouring.

Julie :o)

Shelly said...

I'm glad to hear that things are continuing to move forward well for you, Michelle. It's great that you got out a bit even to the grocery store. Being able to to feel normal is important when you're going through a long term medical problem. I'll be praying for you each day as you continue on your way to a full recovery.

I loved the pet pictures and stories. Our dogs hide when the other one is getting a bath. lol

Jo said...

So good to hear of your progress Michelle!

diane zechman said...

Hang in there, Michelle! I hope your glasses come soon! I had to laugh at your bath photos! We gave Riley a bath last night and she was pretty good...she usually is. But it still is good to have a helper with me!
Take care! Hugs.

Dawn B. said...

Take good care of yourself Michelle.. You are in my thoughts and prayers.. I hope that the healing continues...

Niki said...

Glad you're up and about! Fun to see the bath pics. My cat, Toby, was my bathroom kitty. He always had to check out the running water, try to drink it, play with the bubbles in the bath, etc. He fell in more than once!

Thanks for keeping all of us updated on what's going on. It's great to hear that you are making such good progress.

Continuing to pray for you and your caring hubby,


Anonymous said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better. We have 2 dogs a Pomeranian and a Brittany Springer cross. Our Pom was shown in his younger days before we adopted him so he is a perfect gentleman in the tub but bathing our big guy is a rodeo ( he loves water just not a bath). I have missed the pictures of your critters and the charming narratives. Wishing you a speedy recover!!!

Linda said...

Oh sweet Michelle, you bring tears to my eyes. I have been and continue to pray for you, a quick healing and adjustment to all this. You sound so upbeat, and I know it's from the Lord Himself. You truly are an inspiration to all who read about what has happened to you and how you are dealing with it. I feel you are a friend whom I have yet to meet. Blessings on you.

Hugs, Linda

Sonia said...

Hi Michelle:
Take Good Care of yourself.. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I know you don't me but i know your blog and all happen in your life... Blessing for you and your family.
I like to see the pictures... this remember me when is bath time for our doggie "Nacho" my husband do this. Love also Cloe cute photos.
Greetings from Puerto Rico.


Marisa said...

Hi Michelle, so nice to hear from you. Glad to hear you are on the mend, and managing a "bit of normal". Thanks for sharing the photos of the bathroom antics, brought a smile to lots of faces. Take care and don't push yourself too much.