Wednesday, December 25, 2013

I’ve Been Busy and At Times Not, and MERRY CHRISTMAS


I must apologize to all my fellow bloggers.  I am still trying to catch up on reading blogs, as well as posting on my own.  I am finally back to work, although it is limited.  I am back in the office again, but I have less hours.  then again it seems that everyone has fewer hours.  We are told not to worry, as soon as the holidays are over, we will all be very busy. 

For the past three weeks I have been going to doctors appointments and have been cleared by Dr. Tani to be able to go back to work for light duty and to get rid of the sling.  There is no cast, just a titanium rod and screws to hold the bone together.  It is tiring with the therapy and exercises, but I need to use it.  He has prescribed Out Patient Therapy 2 or 3 times a week for 4 weeks.  Even though I know the types of exercises to do, I need to have my progress monitored.  The hard part is finding rides to get there.  I still haven’t found a car and Dr. Tani  has said that I can drive, but I still don’t think that I can drive a 5 speed yet, so I’m still searching.

Being back at work has been good.  it’s better to be around others, especially around the Holidays.  I have also been going to the Saturday night dances, if only for the music and fellowship.  There is a  Solo’s group that meets on Monday afternoons and then go out to dinner.  I’ve been once and it was enjoyable.  we’ll start up again after the Holidays. I have also been cleared to swim.


                                                  MERRY CHRISTMAS



The last couple of weeks have been busy at work, getting ready for Christmas.  The above picture taken at a party at the park.

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                           Some of the entertainers, all park residents.

IMG_0355 This is one of the deliveries that I had to check in. (wine for one of the parties)

One of the parties was for all the workampers and this is the results of one of the games that we played.IMG_0367

Another game where pairs with hands tied together had to wrap presents is here.IMG_0372    

There was also a gift exchange / steal .  I ended up with a foot massager.  IMG_0373

                                My Spot II   all decked out for Christmas



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                                                added presents

   Last night my family came over for Christmas Eve Dinner.  We exchanged gifts and then went to Church.

Today, we celebrated with a Christmas Potluck Dinner.  My contribution was the  decorations.

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                 This is our workamper table, without and with the people.

                                                 There were 21 tables.

To all of you out there in blog land, I hope that you all had a wonderful time with family and/or friends.

                                           MERRY CHRISTMAS

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Just Checking In


It has been two weeks since the big TRIP.  I’m doing as well as can be expected.  I will see  Doctor Tani on Friday and I am hoping to get released for light duty.  I can only do passive exercises for now, but maybe he will let me do more.

To catch up on what I’ve been doing, I am trying to be a bit active.  Sometimes it is difficult.  I try to walk up to the clubhouse most days.  There is usually something going on.  Saturday and Sunday each of my daughter took turns taking me shopping for Thanksgiving dinner.

The Saturday after I fell, fellow bloggers, Sandy and Jim, invited me to go out for dinner and to attend a Neil Diamond Tribute. 


That’s their friend Rod on the left, then Jim, Sandy and me at the Texas Roadhouse. The dinner, company and show was great.  A big, belated THANK YOU to Sandy, Jim and Rod too.

Here’s a picture of some shufflers on the Shuffle Board Court that I took while waiting for the Post Office to open.


For the Holiday I reserved a room in the clubhouse for our family dinner.


There were eleven of us.  We had all the traditional dishes as well as few new ones that I tried, corn soufflĂ©, candied carrots with balsamic vinegar, and roasted Brussell sprouts and red grapes.  Every one liked them all and I sent all the leftovers home with whomever wanted them.  A great time was had by all, even though we missed having Sandi, Mary, Charlie (in Ft. Worth) and Ted (in San Francisco). 

Later in the week my brother, Don and SIL, Pat came over for a visit.  They will be here in AZ for the winter.


This is their first year as snowbirds.  Their home is in Sitka AK.  Don’s daughter, Pam and son, Dan, both live here in Valley.  I’m sure that we will see more of each other while here.

I think that I will close for now.  It has taken quite a while to write this post, one keystroke at time, so please forgive the length of time between posts.

I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that the rest of the Holidays are happy as well.

Thanks for visiting

IMG_0321 I’m taking good care of Mom

Susan and Angel