Falling Feels Like Flying

The one thing I've been told over and over again since having my ACL surgery is "You can't fall." Doing so would mean the delightful new ACL they installed might fail, and as my surgeon told me, "I've never had… Continue Reading

Fun on the CPM Machine

As part of my rehab, I’ve been prescribed a CPM (continuous passive motion) machine. I have to use it at least 3 hours a day, usually for an hour at a time. I alternate that with an hour spent in… Continue Reading

Reading on the iPad

If I thought I was going to get a lot of writing done while I was recovering from surgery, boy, I was really wrong. I just don’t have the mental energy. But what I have been doing a lot of… Continue Reading

Everything You Never Wanted to Know about Having ACL Reconstruction Surgery

When I found out I had to have ACL reconstruction surgery, of course I googled it, looking for people who had the same surgery. I found a few blogs about it, but I quickly found that reading them raised my… Continue Reading

Quick Fireplace Makeover

Mick and I spent a couple of hours painting our fireplace over the Memorial Day weekend and gave it a whole new look. Here's how it looked before:   The floating shelf cut the fireplace in the middle and just… Continue Reading

Month of No Spending

May was our "Month of No Spending." What that meant for us was that we would not spend anything on extras like clothes, entertainment, lunches out, et cetera. We allowed ourselves to go out with friends and a couple of… Continue Reading