Life Again! A 2018 Update!

Well, I must say my 2018 New Year did not start off well at all.   I decided 1 Feb would be the beginning of my New Year.   I am 3 days late in starting, but I do believe now that I am 100% back among the healthy and into the ‘sameness of routine’, as Gretchen calls it!

I call it ‘Heaven’ because the last 7 months have been Hell!  I started off fairly well with some goals for January, only to have back issues that were caused by the wrong tennis shoes and THEN on the day after my last post (21 Jan) I had finished my morning walk and upon stepping up on the 2nd step with my right leg I heard a lot pop and figured I had blown my knee out. That was the beginning of 2 weeks of pure pain!  Long story short – I had a Bakers Cyst in the knee!  Talk about depressing and hurting!  Anyway, this week I had an MRI and it took about 15 seconds for the radiologists to drain the fluid and I am up and running.  Well, not running, but the knee is fine, just sore from not realizing that I have probably had that stupid cyst for a while!  SO, I am now back to normal and will resume my 1.5 mile walk starting Monday!  I certainly hope that I can stay healthy for a L-O-N-G while!  I am surprised I completed anything during January!

In my 17 Jan Aunt Bea’s post I discussed ordering  a bolt of Kaufman Premium Kona Cotton from the Fat Quarter Shop in January because I had selected the wrong fabric for Aunt Bea’s Parlor (but did not realize it before I finished tracing all 20 blocks) and received it on the 21st of January.   The next morning I was going to cut off 4 yards for Aunt Baa’s only to find that a dot of lovely red dye that was on the 3 roll off the bolt and it had bled through almost 4 yards.  I returned the bad bolt and ordered 2 more bolts (they were checked by the store before shipping this time)  This fabric is so nice and so wonderful for embroidery projects.  If you purchase a bolt of any one fabric from them you will receive a 20% off the price – I thought $6.78 was a great deal!

So now here I am on 3 Feb and I have spent the morning on cleaning out emails and catching up on Blogging.  The only day for sewing this week was Friday!  I am going to be another few days before complete organization of 2018 projects will be completed, but so far things really have gone great for me since 1 Feb.  I have a great new house cleaner to help me twice a month and she is a very good worker!  I have all body parts working again and I have no other problems with my knees – they are in good shape!  Clay ordered his birthday present Thursday evening and I ordered my Valentine present – 2 more new iPad’s!  They will arrive today – Apple products are great! For Christmas I purchased the iPad Pro 12.5″ and love it and now I will have one for the Studio.  What more could we want?

Have a great week-end, enjoy the Super Bowl (hoping the Eagles can beat the Patriots) and do some quilting!