Friday, September 23, 2011


After being out of commission for nearly a week, I have had a few observations.

1 - Television is a joke! If the shows aren't 'educational' then they are 'reality'. And if they aren't home improvement then they are 'news'. Talking heads aren't anything but annoying and there are way too many infomercials!

2 - Radio is not an improvement over television.

3 - Reading is great BUT you still become easily bored.

4 - Computer games, sudoku, and other 'games' to keep your mind from freezing up only work for so long.

5 - Stitching takes up a lot of my down time.

6 - You must watch sitting for too long as the scale starts creeping up on you.

7 - Being stuck at home and looking at the same four walls makes you twitchy.

8 - SAHMs are saints.

9 - Not being able to wash your hair correctly and styling (using that term loosely anyway) makes you feel less like yourself.

10 - Bandages stink after a few days and your skin starts itching like mad.

11 - Having never been in a cast (and thinking for years how cool it would be to have one) I now know it sucks.

12 - My life is very small.

13 - The world economy is in dire straights.

14 - When the highlight of your day is the mailman coming - you need to get out of the house.

15 - Making tacos for dinner and only eating with one hand does not make sense.

16 - Sweats are too easy to get used to and they do not let you know about what the scales are doing. But, you can go to the bathroom by yourself - and not feel like your 4 year nephew asking for someone to button your pants.

17 - Phone calls (even from telemarketers) excite you.

18 - I miss stitching more than I thought I would.

19 - You can not make pasta in a large pot without help.

20 - I have a short attention span!

21 - Getting old is hell.

22 - Retirement could be very boring.

23 - Tying your shoes is not easy with one hand.

24 - Being bored, having a debit card, and internet access can be dangerous (see number 14)

25 - Opening packages with one hand is still exciting.(also see number 14)

26 - Having friends is a blessing.

I did get one totally unexpected package this week. His name is Sam and he's come to show all my other crows how to fly!

Thank you Mary Jane!!

Well kids, that's a wrap from my spot on the love seat for this week!


natalyK said...

Denise, You have made some very valid points. Mail is exciting even if we have to pay for it, and my stitching helps me escape from the daily grind of raising for boys. Speedy recovery to you.

Kaisievic said...

At least you can type one handed and still blog!
Good luck for your recovery.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Teresa said...

Oh Denise I am so sorry you are so bored. Remember retirement will not be one handed. The internet and a credit card can be dangerous no matter how many hands you use.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Pumpkin said...

ROFL!!!! Great post Denise!!!! Yes, staying at home for any amount of time, especially if you're sick or disabled, can be very tiring after a period of time ;o) I hope this time goes by quickly for you!

Angela Michaud-Mourer said...

Great post Denise and it reminds us how lucky we are when we can get out and about as we please.

Your sense of humor is the best, it'll get you through! There is no way to "enjoy" this time, but it sounds like you're learning a lot.

Anne said...

I hope you get your cast off soon. Hanging out at home for an inordinate amount of time can be irritating. Don't buy anything more from the TV!!! Your post made me chuckle this morning, but it's because I've been there when I got really sick and had to stay home for a week and felt the same way,

Natasha said...

Hey at least you still have your sense of humor HaHaHa!

Hoping for a fast recovery :)

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

I'm still waiting for the mailman,,, and to get of my own butt to get something in the mail.... talk about being in a hole. I totally get the 4 wall thing too sometimes it feels like they are closing in faster than I can get out of the room. Love the crow, way to go MJ
Be always in stitches.

CalamityJr said...

Thankfully you didn't have surgery on your sense of humor! I was laughing so hard and reading some of your observations to Dave (in another room)- glad your smiles are still intact! Interesting how the truth can be so funny, though...

Catherine said...

Oh my goodness! I was laughing and relating my way through this post! Here's to a speedy recovery!

Emily said...

Denise!! I Love you!!

however sweetie .. I am not a saint .. crazy yes, a saint .. no!! LOL

wishing you a super speedy recovery so you don't feel like you're going crazy like me!!!

Love ya!!

paula said...

Poor baby . . . your list is better than any Top Ten of Letterman.

Shari said...

I agree with Emily!!!! I am NOT a saint, but I wouldn't trade my SAHM job for ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!! but, sure do wish I could SAH more than I have this week!!!!!!! It has been insane....
Your CROW IS ADORABLE!!!!!!!!! Oh my!!! Did Mary Jane make that?????? Too cute!!!

Nancy said...

Hi Denise!! I really enjoy reading your blog and today was no different. I hope you are healing well and that you are able to get your cast off soon and start stitching again. I hope you will share pictures of your purchases with us, especially if it is stitchy stash. That justifies it more for you if you can enable us. Hahahaha Glad to see that the surgery hasn't knocked you down too far.

Cross Stitch Queen said...

Sam is gorgeous! Really wonderful. Hope that you are healing well. This is the time that the Facebook games give some reilief, but that only lasts so long too. LOL.

Hope that everyone has had a chance to enter my blog giveaway.

Healing hugs,

Mindi said...

I hope your recovery is a speedy one, and you can find some way to keep the boredom away. In January I had surgery on my ankle and wasn't allowed to walk on it for 7 weeks, but at least I had both hands and could stitch.

mdgtjulie said...

It sounds like you are pretty normal, lol. Loved this post, Denise. I hope you are recovering quickly and mostly painlessly. I knew there was a reason I watch nothing but football!!