Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A Subdued Schedule

On April 12th I had surgery to remove a nonmalignant growth from the palm of my right hand, and I've been in a hard cast ever since.  It's my dominant hand, so it has hampered activities significantly.  The cast will come off on Friday and the stitches will be removed, then I can return to my normal lifestyle.  Fortunately, the downtime has given me the opportunity to read the 555 page book about Queen Elizabeth II, necessary for my presentation this Saturday.  Biographies are my favorite kind of books to read.

My hubby took me to an estate sale last Friday where I purchased a teapot trivet, and a purse for my presentation about the Queen.  How can you talk about her and not mention her ever-present handbag? ;-)  One of the biography authors said it was her security blanket.

The $4 teapot trivet came home with me too.

While at the estate sale a lady named Jill, who follows my blog, recognize me and identified herself.   What fun meeting her!  I sure was glad I curled my hair before going even though it was awkward with my left hand. ;-)

On Sunday my daughter-in-law, Samantha, and our two youngest granddaughters, Isabella and Ellie, were in our area attending a bridal shower for one of Sam's cousins. After the shower they stopped by for a visit, and Izzy brought me one of the floral centerpieces, and a handmade get well card that's a keeper.  Love that sweet girl!

She wanted to sign my cast.  I had forgotten from my school days that kids like to do that. 

My thoughtful girlfriend sent me a get well card full of teacups because she said the pink ones reminded her of my pink cast.  Thanks, Lori.  It brought a smile to my face!


  1. Oh, bless you! Well, to start with, I was happy to see the word "nonmalignant" in the first sentence, but I'm sure having the cast has been a nuisance. It's good that you got to read your book, however, and I'm sure the presentation will be quite interesting. I really do admire the Queen, the world needs more people like her. Oh, and that teacup card is darling, and quite appropriate. Heal well!

  2. So glad you are on the mend! Thinking of you!

  3. I am so sorry you've had to go through all this - it really has had to have been difficult! I am happy to know the cast comes off Friday. I am praying for good healthy healing and no problems after it comes off.

    God bless you and keep you!

    Hugs! ♥

  4. I hope you heal quickly! Biographies are my favorite books to read, also. Love your pretty tea trivet.

  5. Hi Phyllis,
    I am glad you are on the mend!
    I have been reading about the Queen also. One tidbit I read is that she bans garlic from the royal kitchens. There is a four series on PBS right now on Queen Elizabeth.

  6. I hope you heal quickly...maybe by the time your cast is completely covered with names! Love the handbag...I would carry that...with my tiara...just kidding about the tiara...ha!


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