Sunday, October 23, 2016

Black and White Sunday: Spooktacular Yard

One of the neighbors has a yardful of inflatable giant Halloween decorations. It stands out in the neighborhood this year. Overall decorations have been relatively subdued. 

Maybe the campaign signs are scary enough by themselves!

Anyway, Toby got a little spooked walking by. 

Hackles Up

You can't trust the pumpkin family - what are they grinning about?

And then there's a TERRIFYING giant crouching cat. Its head swivels menacingly - very lifelike. I was just able to get this photo before Toby leaped away, barking and whimpering to escape!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thankful Thursday: Lean On Me

Lean on me
When you're not strong 
And I'll be your friend 
I'll help you carry on...

I'm feeling so thankful today. Breaking my arm has made me depend on people and I'm so grateful for them.

Tops on that list is Ted. He drove 16 hours straight to get home from Maine to the doctor. He's made my appointments and driven me to them. Laundry, cooking, walking Toby, making the bed have all been done by him. He's helped me dress when I needed that, put my hair up, and later today he's offered to wash my hair. Ted is my rock.

From the mountaintop to  waiting rooms and boredom - these two have been good sports about it.

The nurses and techs at the imaging centers and hospital have been wonderful. I smile thinking of the group at the ER who put their heads together and tried every trick they knew to get my rings off my swelling finger while joking and teasing. Pre-op nurse Allison put me at ease though it was my first surgery.

I'm thankful for the nerve block I got that deadened my arm for hours after surgery! And that I was sound asleep during the whole 3+ hours in the OR.

It's amazing that people devote years to learning to put elbows back together so that even when the damage is different than it looked in the scans it gets fixed properly. So Dr. Iiams - you're  forgiven for saying "interesting! Wow!" whenever there was a new image to study! (He's the best by the way - :)

The wonderful folks at our doggy day care moved Toby's reservation for surgery day so he could play instead of moping at home alone all day. He was tired out that evening - thank you Furst Choice!
Typical day care fun!

I always have a lot to be thankful for, but that's especially true today.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Seeing Beautiful: The Daily Walk

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign…can't you read the sign?
Taking a walk with Toby is a beautiful part of every day!

Today is {This Moment}See Beautiful Friday, hosted by Sugar of Golden Woofs. Have a happy day of seeing beauty all around!

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