Well hello everyone! It is time for a Sunday Sevens post, don’t you think? If you’re unfamiliar with Sunday Sevens, hop on over to the lovely Natalie’s blog, Threads and Bobbins and check it out. You might want to join in. It’s fun and couldn’t be easier as there are really no rules.
Here is a little sampling of what’s been going on around these parts over the last three weeks.
Hubby took a tumble down the stairs and massively ruptured his quadricept tendon. Ouch! He is not impressed with the full leg/foot cast to keep his knee immobilized, and has at least two weeks to go before they will even consider a switching to a locking brace.
Not sure whether Frieda considers herself nurse or guard, but whatever her position, she is very important.
We discovered, quite by accident, that the box seats at the symphony are fabulous! After arranging for a handicapped spot for hubby, Mama and I proceeded to our assigned seats. An issue with his seat was resolved by sending the three of us to box seats which would accommodate his cast. His crutches rested comfortably on this marble shelf while his foot was placed on a box with pillow. We had an unimpeded view, and plenty of space all around. As good as it gets!
He had way too much fun scooting through the grocery store! Shouts of “wheeee”, and “beep, beep” entertained the other shoppers and store clerks.
Never one to be outdone, mama had to have a little cast of her own. After two days of pain with a very swollen finger (I call it Big Red), yesterday we spent nearly 4 hours at urgent care. Diagnosed with Tophaceous Arthritis, she was given a splint and referred to a rheumatologist. I’ll spare you the before picture and the details of procedure, as it could cause loss of lunch.
The temperature varies significantly from day to day, even hour to hour, so each new day is complete mystery. There are signs, however, of spring!
Fat robin on the roof.
Lots of shoots, and look, our first full blown, blooming flowers!
My favorite tree (does anyone know what it is?). This is the most gnarly, gangly, brown, unappealing mass in its dormancy. In a short time though, it will be a brilliant green and full of tiny white flowers (remnants of last year’s blooms still clinging on). Such a stark contrast, and I really do love how it wraps around the front porch.
Last stretch of country road before re-entering the city after dropping Mr LTSB at work. It will be a glorious drive as soon as the grass and trees are fully green.
Out and About
Cabin fever has been rampant here, as you might imagine. Last Friday, we had a little outing and lunch at Canandaigua Lake.
Rows of little houses built in the water off the pier. It was a dreary day, but the colorful “street side” of these cottages cheer things up.
Lovely pedestrian paths along the lake.
Walking the Neighborhood
And finally, we are out walking again! Taking of advantage of each warm(ish) day to get some exercise and enjoy the sunshine.
Lovely spring day for a walk around the neighborhood, the sky is blue again, and the sidewalks are busy with walkers, joggers, bikers and pups!
So that’s it then, thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a most marvelous week ahead.