Saturday, November 23, 2013

Me Thankful?

Nearly Thanksgiving...jeeze hard to believe? We've decided to eat out gonna meet everyone about halfway eat then go our separate ways...I'M baking a chocolate truffel bunt cake for my son and his girlfriend....and that will be the extent of my cooking.  Of course my sis and mom will do the actual mixing, and such I will be the brains and they will be the brawn..:o))

I've been attending occupational therapy 3 times a week's okay....& amazing how dysfunctional my hand is now!!! i dont think it will ever be the same..talking about my left hand and wrist...I cant close it or rotate it, has no strength and hurts like a *&^%$ when I accidentally try to do something with it..the right one still in this CAST I am sooooo ready for it to be gone!!! DEC 9TH IS d-DAY  the Cast-ration DAY!!!! They will cut it off...then it will be therapy 3 x's a week for it...for God knows how long---Life as I knew it is GONE!!!!  It's like having twins 4 weeks apart..DAMN!! Imagine that, the Dr says treating me is like treating 2 patients~ 

Oh well meanwhile my sister swears she has lost 10 lbs since arriving here she has been doing my chores and some of my projects...recall this old enamel top table?? With the rotten legs??

Well I've been on the lookout for some new legs and WE found them when we took the trash to the solid waste facility last week!! There was an old table with pretty good legs so I asked to take it.... the lady in charge said OK!!  We got these legs off it...

We painted them a flat black...the paints still wet in this photo..

Then we removed the old legs from the table frame...and painted it the same black...

then we had to do some work to the metal plates where the legs attach..

we painted those with rust prevent paint...then we attached the legs!!!

We kinda ran out of paint so we didnt touch up yet...we may or may not do that..cause its only for potting plants..

and we have already put it to use my sister brought me a couple peach seeds she sprouted and some apricots lookey here---

SO another project done!!!
Hope all of you have a wonderful celebration with family and friends...personally I have soooo much to be thankful for my list is longer than my project list!!  My Kodak bit the dust so I'm back to using my pocket Minolta sorta suits my needs right now light weight and easy to use!!!

Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.


  1. Hi Sondra... Sorry about the grief those wrist are giving you, guess you won't be doing any handstands anytime soon if ever : )))
    Hey your wheel barrel is a bit like mine ,, I thought I was the only one with the wheel barrel of may
    colors !! To many spray paint projects!!
    I have a table just like that , but the legs are fine on mine, it needs a paint job though!! I also have a few chips out of the enamel!! It was the first table my parents had when they got married in 1942!!

    Have a great Thanksgiving day


  2. The table looks great! You and your sister make a great team. I can only imagine how much your therapy must hurt. I guess the only thing is to remember that 'this too shall pass.'

  3. Haha your twins reference cracked me up. As did your mention of being the "brains" for the bunt cake. I love love love what you did with that table- the new legs look great, as do all the plants on top of it. I can't believe how handy you're being with no working hands! Seriously, great post.

  4. What a great job you did with the table.
    I bet you can't wait for the new year, and hopefully two pretty good arms again. :-)

  5. Sorry to hear about that left hand but the table looks great. Quite the life, letting the family run ragged on all your chores. I know, you ENJOY the hands on and it is a trial to sit back. Still, something is being worked on in your life through this ... it remains to be seen perhaps .......

  6. Table looks good -- glad you don't hate PT too should help. Your word for removing that cast cracked me up. You haven't lost your sense of humor that's for sure. Gosh I'm so glad your sister is there to help.

  7. You and your sister did a great job on the table. Plants on it look nice an healthy. Keep up the PT I know it hurts but it will get better in time. You may not have the same strength as before but keep working at it. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!


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