Monday, May 13, 2013

So Many Highs and Lows

 
Let's see,
a
High,
or at least I think.
JWS made me buy a gun raffle ticket.
 
As some of you know,
I have gone on rants about gun raffles before.
I don't like them.
 
Not the "gun" thing,
I am just not a gambler
and
I don't consider them near the entertainment that
JWS does.
 
But, I did my civic duty and bought a ticket.
It supports the fair.
Really?
I put enough time in there to more than support the fair,
but
it was worth the $20 to have JWS not pester me anymore.
 
And
I
won
a
gun.
 
I don't need a gun,
don't want a gun,
much less an expensive gun.
Truthfully,
and don't hang me up on this one.
I would have just liked a cardinal gun....
but we won't go there.
So far the construction paper hung on the outside of the window is working for the cardinal problem,
so he is allowed to live.
I don't know that I want construction paper on my windows all summer,
but,
maybe he will move on.
To the neighbor's house, perhaps.

On another winning note,
Ann
at
won my giveaway!
 
Woohoo! 
I hope to have another one soon.
 
Now for the lows.
My ankle has been hurting,
for
quite awhile.
Since November.
That's a long time, I guess.
 
This morning I got the not-so-fun news.
Surgery.
Off it for two weeks,
On crutches for four,
then
therapy.
 
I was really hoping for a prescription
of
you know...
Take two and call me in the morning...
or
three or four weeks.
 
So now the list.
How much do I need to get done
before next Tuesday.
 
One week and counting.
 
That might not be enough time
to
sew my camper awning,
clean the front porch,
clean the side porch,
weed the flower beds,
stain the deck,
stain the new Adirondack chairs,
mulch the flower beds,
clean the garage,
clean out my car...
well who really cares about the car?
I won't be driving anyway.
Shop for birthday presents.
 
It makes my head swim. 
 
Guess I will just concentrate on having enough
yarn,
good books
and
movies
on hand.

11 comments:

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Sorry to hear about your ankle, Cathy! I was Praying you didn't need surgery.
Congratulations to Ann for winning your wonderful giveaway.
I have birds hitting my window all the time. So annoying.
Take Care, saying a Prayer for you!

Susannah said...

I'm so sorry you have to have surgery. The worse part is hanging around for the recuperation!!!!! Hope all goes well. Good luck.

Susannah

Raggedy Creations said...

Yeah the last couple of things you said. Don't worry about the other stuff it will still be there later when you are better. Take care.

Felicia

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

You could always sell the gun and have spending money..oh yah, when are you going shopping...you'll be laid up!!! Wishing you all the best when you have the surgery. Just take it easy and let it heal so no problems later.
And congrats to Ann...lucky girl!!!!
Lois

Deb Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Oh no Cathy, sorry to hear about your poor ankle :O( Sending healing energy your way and good thoughts that the surgery goes well and that you make a full recovery. Congrats to Ann on her giveaway win and to you on your gun win?!! Glad Mr. Cardinal is not bothering you any longer and hope he decides that the neighbours windows are much more enticing than yours so you can take the paper down! Don't worry about all the to-do's before your surgery, I've found that those types of jobs will still be there when you are finally able to get at them! Take care, Deb

BumbleBeeLane said...

I'm sure JWS would love the gun so fathers day gift maybe.(you'd get off cheap at $20 for the ticket.LoL) Congrats to Ann! So sorry to hear about your ankle.Hope for a speedy recovery for you.Warm Blessings!~Amy

jennifer768 said...

I am so far on my blogs that I really don't what is going on anymore.Congrats on the gun ,I think.LOL!Maybe you could just show it to the cardinal and it would do the trick.LOL!
Congrats to Ann!
I am so sorry to hear about your ankle!I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.Hugs,Jen

Ann said...

Well it's nice to be a winner but I would have a hard time getting excited over winning a gun :)
Thanks again though I'm thrilled that I won your giveaway
Sorry to hear about the surgery. I say forget all that other stuff and just go with making sure you have enough to keep you entertained while you're laid up

Laurie said...

Congratulations, kind of, on winning the gun. Sorry about your ankle Cathy, sounds like you need some help with that list!

Karen said...

First I want to congratulate Ann on winning your sweet snowman giveaway - very lucky lady!!!

Second...congrats on supporting your cause (or should I say JWS's cause) and winning the gun...my husband wants a gun and permit but I'm not there yet...all our sons have them.

I can not fathom how you get so much done with your pain...goodness girl - you are a wonder woman.
I wish you much success from the surgery.

Blessings,
Karen

Karen said...

First I want to congratulate Ann on winning your sweet snowman giveaway - very lucky lady!!!

Second...congrats on supporting your cause (or should I say JWS's cause) and winning the gun...my husband wants a gun and permit but I'm not there yet...all our sons have them.

I can not fathom how you get so much done with your pain...goodness girl - you are a wonder woman.
I wish you much success from the surgery.

Blessings,
Karen