Heart in the Clouds

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patty's Day

Wow, I can not believe that it's been almost two weeks since my last post. I'm still on bed rest and waiting to hear from the surgeon, although my family doctor and the neurologist figure that I will need decompression surgery. The problem is I already had decompression/fusion surgery in that spot on my spine and they are not sure they can do it again in the same L4/L5 region (have no idea what they are talking about - hate doctor speak!).

I have some of the most wonderful aunts and they have been keeping me supplied with books while stuck in bed. I have read 3 Joanne Fluke books. I am really enjoying those and would love to be able to get into the kitchen and try some of those recipes since they look kind of easy. I have also read Devil Bones by Kathy Reich (she writes for the TV show Bones and the book is based on her character Dr. Brennan). I have just started Just Take my Heart by Mary Higgins Clark.

Between books I have also been able to do some stitching on my WIP Achoo. It still doesn't look like a dog yet but at least it doesn't have that adult in nature look any more. I'm a day late with my TUSAL '10 picture but at least I remember.

The temperature has been in the double digits here +10F to +12F and really sunny and I have been stuck in bed. Here's a picture of Ozzy playing on the last snow bank in the yard. He has his electric collar on and he hates it but it keeps him safely in the yard and off the street so I'm afraid he is going to have to life with it.
He doesn't look very happy does he!

Take care very one and Happy St. Patty's Day


Nancy M said...

It certainly does look like a dog! Fantastic progress for having surgery and in bed! If I get another dog I'm doing the electric fence thing too. My first dog got hit by a car and our neighborhood doesn't allow full fences!

jennilynn said...

It's looking good, Michelle.


Vicky L said...

Achoo is coming out great. Bed rest is so boring. I had to do it for my legs, especially when I have a open wound. Hopefully you will be able get back to your regular schedule.

EvalinaMaria said...

It is looking very good! Congrats on a great progress.

Vicki in CO said...

Will be an adorable stitch when it's finished. Hope your back is doing much better real soon. I can definitely relate to back problems!

Katrien said...

I can see a dog in it! He's looking good by the way :)

Anonymous said...

I love Achoo! I really need to photograph my TUSAL.

Carolyn NC said...

Great progress on Achoo! Such a cute design. We did the electric fence with our first dog and it worked great...unless the power went out haha. Then it took her awhile to realize she could edge closer and closer to the "fence border." But they really are worth it.