Friday, July 25, 2014

on the mend

My knee replacement surgery on July 15 went well.  I came home on Friday, July 18.  I have nothing but good things to say about University of Michigan Hospital, the doctors, nurses, assistants, etc.   I had a  private room with a nice view. I didn't have much of an appetite while I was there, wish I would have.  U of M Hospital doesn't have the typical patient meal service. They have  Room Service. I had a large menu with many choices, I could order food 24 hrs. When they brought the food, they knocked on the door and announced, "room service".  It's been years since I have stayed overnight in a hospital so I was pleasantly surprised by the Room Service.

I am receiving in home nursing care and in home physical therapy. I have a nurse who comes 2 times a week, checks my incision, vitals, takes a blood sample and just visits to see how I am doing. I have a physical therapist that comes 3 times a week.  The first week of August I will start going out to physical therapy, 2-3 times a week for 2-3 weeks.  Next Thursday I have a checkup with the orthopedic surgeon and will have the staples removed.

I have to admit the pain has been pretty bad, but I am starting to feel better. I know it all takes time.  It took awhile to get my appetite back, that has made a big difference.

Dan has been a great caregiver. He is busy around here taking care of me, the house, the dogs, the list goes on.   He gave up his man cave ( aka Nautical Room) for me during this recuperation, so I could be downstairs and close to things. He moved Kelly's old bed in here.  It's quite cozy.  I think it will be a little while yet before I go upstairs and sleep in our room. Kelly has helped out with as well when she is home. 

I have had many friends and family stop by, pray for me, bring food. I have received lots of flowers, cards and gifts. I am blessed to have so many people care about me and care about Dan as well. 

I am looking forward to doing normal daily activities again and sleeping well at night.

 Take care everyone.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Mrs. Potter 2014 Summer Collection

This morning the FedEx guy rang the doorbell and left a package on our front porch.
As soon as I picked it up I noticed the logo on the box.

My 2014 Summer Kit arrived from Mrs. Potter!!

 Everything was packaged beautifully and all of the products arrived safely.
The hand-embroidered linen hand towel is beautiful, what a nice addition to the kit.
 I love how the large candle was wrapped in the towel.

The body lotion, body spray and hand sanitizer came in the
 cutest white cotton drawstring bag!

This is what comes with the 2014 Summer Kit
(info from Mrs. Potter website)

Large 10 oz Glass Soy-Based Candle that generously fills your home with our signature summer scent: a refreshing, light and sun-filled fragrance that evokes sea spray and warm days. Burn time: 60+ hours

 6 oz Travel-Sized Tin Candle so you can bring the ambiance of a warm sea breeze   with you everywhere. Burn time: 25 hours

  Rich and velvety 2 oz Body Lotion
  Silky 2 oz Hand Sanitizer
  Refreshing 2 oz Body Spray

  Hand-embroidered, large linen hand towel

Oh my goodness, I can not even tell you how good everything smells!!  
I tried all of the products and lit the large candle. 
 Smells like pure Summer.
Gorgeous and simple.

If you haven't check out Mrs. Potter yet, you need to! Not only can you buy this fabulous kit, you can check out lots of ideas for crafts, recipes, gardening, beauty and much more!

Also, just in case you didn't know...Mrs. Potter is actress, Monica Potter.
 She currently appears as Kristina Braverman in NBC's Parenthood.
SO awesome!

Thank you Monica for sharing your talents both
 on screen and off screen with all of us!



Sunday, July 6, 2014

Cottage life

Big Evans Lake~our view

may post more later! 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

our baby is married!

Kelly and Josh were married on June 29. A beautiful ceremony and reception. 
 Here are a small sample of pics friends and family took. 
When we have access to professional photos will post more.


Thursday, June 19, 2014

fun fudge giveaway

I won a five-slice box of Mackinac Island's Original Murdick’s Fudge in celebration of National Fudge Day, which was on June 16th. 

My lovely box of fudge arrived safely yesterday!

Click the link below to read all about this fun fudge giveaway!