Thursday, September 17, 2015

~ Feeling Better ~

Hi there everyone. So yes, as my title says, "Feeling Better" and that, I am. Each day brings a little bit less pain. It is hard to believe for me that this little hernia could have caused so many problems. Recuperating time has been tuff, but thank God for pain pills, they have helped. I did not take a pain pill last night, I have cut them down from 3-4 a day, down to one and none today so far. The pain is livable at this point. I walked Kylie by myself today, down the block and back. She was a happy camper. Picked a few red tomatoes and a green pepper. Maybe next week I might start walking my ceramic yard animals into the shed for the winter months....sniff...where did the summer go????

Since last October, I have lost 43 lbs. so maybe the weight loss has helped some with the recuperation. My motto for this year has been, "eat less, I guess, I guess, eat less" although there have been days I get very hungry and wanted to eat everything in sight. Dr. Flanigan, who preformed the hernia surgery said she was glad to hear I had been working on losing weight. It should also help in lowering the blood sugar numbers. Which will make my regular Doctor very happy.
I took a few pictures of the my "Star Clementius" this vine is about 5 years old now and seems to like where it is living....only problem is it is very messy and attracts lots of bee's, so sitting on the front porch can be scary at times. Don't want to get stung.

Here is a closer look.....abundant in flowers. I don't do a whole lot with this plant, don't even think I have fertilized it much....usually the only watering it gets is when it rains. Come fall when the flowers have died off, we will cut it down. So yeah, it must like where it is living.

In this picture, the Black Eyed Susan's have taken over my front yard this year....I am so happy they made their debut in my front yard. I would miss them very much. My only wish is to get them to grow in the back yard.....maybe next year.
Today Blue Apron came to my front door again.....Oh yum. I was looking forward to this dish. It is "Fresh Gnocchi and Maitake Mushrooms with Corn, Thyme and Browned Butter." The other day I made a beef roast in the slow cooker....delicious with mashed potatoes, gravy and asparagus. So making the fresh Gnocchi along with the beef was for today's lunch. UMMMM....not sure what I will make for tonight as the Gnocchi is almost gone. Maybe something quick and fast.
Tomorrow, depending on how I am feeling, I may take a trip to the store and bank (JP being the driver of course). It's been two weeks since I have gone shopping. JP is running out of fruit and there are a few things we are running low on. JP will probably come in the store with me and I might just drive that little cart around, just in case I get tired half way through the walk in the store.

Well, time to close for now, keep looking up. Cheers ~ Louise


Biz said...

Glad you are starting to feel better! I know my mother in law couldn't wait to bust out on her own after not feeling well - like you, she does so much around the house, although with her latest sickness, she was impressed with how well my father in law could do on his own! :D


sweetvintageofmine said...

Happy that your surgery went well and you are getting better everyday Louise!! The good Lord does take care of us...(especially when we help ourselves) Congrats on the weight loss~~~I think that is such outstanding!! Hang in there~~Blessings~~Roxie

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Biz......glad you and Hannah are doing much better too. Getting older does take a toll. No wonder Hannah snapped back right away...age is on her side. JP is sort of limited in doing things around the house, although he did manage to keep the dishes and his dirty clothes washed. ;)

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Roxie...thanks for stopping by to see how I am. Yes HE does take care of his own, doesn't He. And thanks on the weight has been such a struggle for me, but when I found the trick to weight loss it has helped.

Evelyn Mayfield said...

So glad you are healing - your flowers are just beautiful...thanks for sharing them with us...Hugs and prayers...Evie

Patricia said...

Hi, Sounds like you've got this. Your flowers are beautiful. I'm glad you're feeling better and are on the mend. Take care.

Tina said...

Those flowers are beautiful and congrats on all the weight loss success!

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Evelyn....Thanks on the flowers and prayers. Oh and stopping by and being a new follower.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Patricia.....Thanks on the flowers....hope all is well by you. Time is the healer, as is Jesus too.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Tina....thanks on the flowers, they do bring joy. The weight loss has been slow and steady, but I am feeling better because of it.


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