Friday, February 27, 2009

Wiped Out

I went back to work today, and even though I tried not to do too much, it somehow sneaks up on ya, and wham! Pain! I'm exhausted and achy, nothing that some rest and meds won't take care of. At least now I know why the Dr wanted me to go back on a Friday. She specifically chose today instead of this coming Monday so I could have the weekend to recuperate from the day.

Master still can't quite shake the bug that's been keeping Him down. Hopefully He'll be able to heal completely this weekend too.

I guess you know what will be happening here in the next couple days, lol. Lots of rest and boring-ness. :)

Thanks to CeeCi for teaching me how to do the little separator lines. I know without doubt that I could have figured it out on my own, but omgosh it was so much easier getting the info from her! I suspect some aspects of blogging mundane things will be easier for me with the line, because I won't feel like I have to write a smooth narrative. So after my last entry, when I discovered that writing about Ordinary Days was still important, I was thinking this would help. Thanks CeeCi!

It was nice to drive today. I've driven super short distances on just 3 occasions since the surgery, and was driving very little for weeks before the surgery due to being so sick. So today, with a 60 mile round trip commute (yes, I work 30 miles from home) I had the chance to really drive. And felt a lot better while doing so than in the past couple of months. Of course it helps that Master has provided a very powerful vehicle, a Mercedes Benz C32 AMG, with 350 hp and the suspension, wheels, tires, and everything else, to support going really fast. All I have to do is keep a look out for the Sheriff so I don't get a ticket. I LOVE to go fast, lol. His car has the smae engine as mine, but is a much smaller car, so He goes lots faster than me. Except this one time? I caught Him off guard and got the jump on Him when the light turned green. That's the only time I've ever won a race against Him though.

I noticed the daffodils are sprouting, a certain sign of Spring, even if it doesn't stay this warm, it won't be too long. I don't care if that rotten groundhog DID see his shadow, my daffodils say Spring is on the way! The picture above is similar to what the daffodils outside look like today.

My Mom sent me a basket of blooming daffodils and tulips (growing in soil, not cut,) when I had the surgery. They sure did cheer me up. I just have to figure out what to do with them now. I don't know if I can just go plant them as is, or if I have to do something to them. I usually just get my bulbs in bulb form from the store and put them in the ground in the Autumn. Not sure what to do with the whole plant.

I don't have much energy left so this is it for now. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, no matter what you're doing.



  1. Well I'm stumped. The little line thingy's don't show up when I view my post, but they do show up when I'm editing and previewing the post.


  2. Glad you made it back to work. Those first few days back are really hard! Hang in there!

  3. Don't be stumped, maybe you forgot to add something, like the little closing slash <hr width=75%/ >. Sometimes HTML can be finicky. I was thrilled that you were trying them, and guess what... they showed up in my Google Reader. So, they're there... kinda.

    Those daffodils will do fine if you plant them now. They were forced to bloom, so they've had their season. I'd suggest you find a nice place for them, get a little shovel, hand it off to someone els, then point to where you'd like them to dig the hole. You're still recovering from surgery and don't need to be planting flowers. So, point and plant.

    I will never again complain about my 32 miles round trip commute. OK, I will, but you can always tell me to get over it.

    Have a rest-filled weekend.

    ciao bella~

    word verification= "inate" made me grin.

  4. Thanks Barbie! I'm hanging, and some of the fatigue I know is just due to being on my feet again, wearing certain clothing that is a little irritating to the incisions, wobbly muscles from inactivity. So I do think becoming more active is good for me.

    CeeCi - Master (an IT professional) has helped me try to figure this out, and after awhile we have realized that there is just something wrong with Blogger. The codes are right, the lines show up in both "Compose" tab and "Preview", and like you said, in the Google Reader. The lines are only absent from the actual page. :0
    Oh Well...let's just pretend we see them, lol.

    I laughed the whole way through reading your daffodil planting instructions to Master. He actually chuckled too - not sure He realizes He'll be planting daffodils soon though, lol.

    I would love to work closer to home, and I'm sure someday I will. For now I am aware that I have much to be thankful for in having such a great job which provides so well. I once had a job that was less than 1 mile from my house. How cool is that??

    You have a good weekend too - enjoy your phone date with Mr Smith! And console yourself that once he does come home he won't be so distracted with the project.

  5. Hi Tapestry:
    Congratulations on your first day back to work....and on your HTML Editing! I am glad you are feeling better. Kudos to your Doctor for picking Friday to be your first day back. You are so lucky to get editing tips from CeeCi...the blogs she designs are gorgeous.
    I hope your Master heals over the weekend and you have fun planing your bulbs.
    Take care

  6. Hi Tapesty, glad to hear your back at work, thats a long commute you have. I've only 5 minutes or 20 if I walk.

    Take care and rest over the weekend.

  7. Hey Ronnie, thanks, it was good to be back too. I missed a lot and need to get caught up on all the changes, but I'll be up to speed soon I'm sure.
    I try to use the commute home as a way of decompressing from the stress of my day. It helps to listen to some Coldplay (or whoever I'm in love with at the moment!)

  8. Hello gorgeous. Its Sunday morning and I'm the only one up so Hope you're having a good weekend and that you've managed to leave the stress of Friday behind.

    Aren't daffodils cheery? To me, seeing them pop up everywhere is a real indication that spring and more sunshine is on the way!

    Ceeci does make me smile....I'll be watching out now for her complaining about her commute and you telling her to 'get over it'

    lots of love and hugs xxx