Hope all have recovered from turkey day and Black Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and Cyber Monday! Phew! My fingers are tired from all that walking. LOL.
Went to see the orthopedic surgeon today for results of MRI and will be having surgery on Feb. 1st to remove some floating bone spurs, attached spurs, clean up some fraying on muscles/tendons and repair what appears to be several tears in and around the rotator cuff. At least now I have answers and pretty sure that this will be a walk in the park.
I had some white knuckle driving coming back from Petoskey (where surgeon is located) which is 3 hours from my home in Ossineke, MI. There was white out conditions in spots and really heavy snowfall. This almost disappeared when we reached Gaylord (approx. 1 1/2 hrs from Petoskey and 2 hours from my home) and then there was very light to no snowfall when I reached my area. Go figure. Sometimes when they call for snow here, we get nothing but everyone else does. Gaylord usually gets the brunt of the snow this early but has received surprisingly little so far this year.
I will be going to a quilt retreat in Lake Pleasant Dec. 6-9 and then driving to my son's wedding in Washington, D.C. Leaving Michigan on Dec. 19-20 to be there for the wedding on the 21st and returning to Michigan on the 22nd or 23rd. A lot will depend upon the weather. I'm certainly NOT looking forward to driving in the winter from Michigan through Maryland, etc. but with what we have to take down, it would be cost prohibitative to ship. We're giving them a complete 12 piece place setting of Norataki (sp) china which amounts to almost 40 pieces total.
Have worked on several wonderful swaps, the latest called an inside out swap as you do the center section (4" x 6") and your partner has to do the outside to compliment your center. Will post pictures when all is completed so as not to ruin the surprise of my swap partner.
Wishing each and every one of you all the very best that life has to offer.