Part 1 – Ankle Injury: “Oops! I Slipped!

At least once a year, I stumble, slip or fall. I try to be careful, but no matter what precautions I take...I have my "Annual Fall". Just after Christmas, I stepped into the shower, I immediately slipped and fell! It was so unexpected, so quick, there was no time to catch myself or grab hold [...]

Part 4: 2022 Garden – Autumn Harvest Done – Bye Bye Garden!

I could have written more articles; our garden was amazing this year! What a blessing! The picture below is what we gathered after taking out the garden. This amount is a little more than what we were getting on a weekly basis, it kept us busy! We blanched many tomatoes. My husband is retired, so [...]

Lunching with My Sisters

A Table with “A View” You know how Covid made it difficult to gather? Today, my sisters and I got together for lunch. I have four sisters...I am the middle one. Maybe it's like "What is the big deal?" We do not live near one another. Gathering requires a little logistics and planning. I have [...]

Part 3: 2022 Garden – Finally it’s Time!

Our garden is doing so well this year! We have had a little more rain than we usually do. Rain is Mother Nature's Hydration. Beans & Lettuce Many tomatoes getting ready Let's Go! Beans ready to be picked! Sunday Harvest Everything tastes so good! Hoping to continue the enjoyment of harvesting more vegetables. Have a [...]

Part 2: 2022 Garden – The Garden is Taking Off!

I have been waiting this year to post. I’m learning I get impatient, so I post even though I should wait. This year…I waited. My mother always told me, “patience is a virtue.” 2022 Garden Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce New Garden Trellis for Bush Beans 2022 Tomatoes Up Close & Personal Tomatoes Seeing all the [...]

Part 1: 2022 Garden – The Beginning

It is a blessing to be able to plant a garden. The planning, the seedling starts, the anticipation of waiting to plant. After the final frost it is time to plant! Every garden starts with seedlings... We had cool weather with rain that made it difficult to plant. We were finally able to plant on [...]

Part 10 – Ankle Injury: Fully Released & Functioning!

On May 18th, I had my last doctor appointment. At that time, I had another x-ray taken and my ankle looks good. My doctor is pleased with my progress! I am heading in the right direction. Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1st, I will be officially released from the doctor. I continue with physical therapy. Why? I [...]

Mother’s Day…Brunch, Flowers & Family

I am so blessed to have a wonderful family that acknowledges me on Mother's Day! This year they bought the brunch and flowers to me! Mother's Day Bouquet The above bouquet was part of my Mother's Day present. My daughters made brunch which consisted of: Quiche, homemade coffeecake & whipped cream for berries with mimosas. [...]

Part 9 – Ankle Injury: Gave My Boot the Boot!

Update on my Progress: Two weeks ago, I returned the scooter and have been walking with walker. I began to use cane to see how I would do. Some exciting news... Today is my first day without the CAM Boot! It's hard to believe three and a half months ago I injured my ankle, was [...]

Part 8 – Ankle Injury: “From Non Weight Bearing To…”

In case you missed it... https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/20/part-1-ankle-injury-oops-i-slipped/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/23/part-2-ankle-injury-why-does-my-ankle-hurt-so-much/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/22/part-3-ankle-injury-facing-my-fears-doctors-tests-and-surgery/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/03/04/part-4-ankle-injury-life-learning-begins-my-new-normal/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/03/10/part-5-ankle-injury-ready-or-not-its-surgery-day/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/03/17/part-6-ankle-injury-no-weight-bearing-rest-and-recovery/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/03/25/part-7-ankle-injury-another-milestone-pt-begins/ Finally! Yesterday I had another doctor appointment to evaluate my ankle, another set of x-rays to evaluate the healing and what is the next step. I was taken for an x-ray, no big deal. Except that I have not been weight bearing on [...]

Part 7 – Ankle Injury: “Another Milestone…PT Begins”

In case you missed: https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/20/part-1-ankle-injury-oops-i-slipped/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/23/part-2-ankle-injury-why-does-my-ankle-hurt-so-much/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/22/part-3-ankle-injury-facing-my-fears-doctors-tests-and-surgery/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/03/04/part-4-ankle-injury-life-learning-begins-my-new-normal/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/03/10/part-5-ankle-injury-ready-or-not-its-surgery-day/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/03/17/part-6-ankle-injury-no-weight-bearing-rest-and-recovery/ PT Exercises Today PT started, the next phase in this journey. I had my range of motion was measured to see where I am at. I still am non weight bearing for a few more weeks. After that I was given six PT exercises that [...]