Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Calvin and GranAnnie taking a nap~!

This is my grandcat ~ Calvin.  This picture was taken by my daughter, Jodie.  I was going through some of my pictures and came across this picture of Calvin and myself.. He is such a great cat ~! I called Jodie and asked her when did you take this picture. She said it was  a few days after I got home from the hospital.. (I didn't know she had taken this picture).. Lol..  It was wonderful having Jodie here and taking care of me.. She is not a sit down person and she said "Mom is there something we can work on while I'm here?".. I said "Well, I have been wanting to go through the closets, under the beds, throughout this house."  So in the mornings we started one room at a time.  She had laundry baskets and brought everything that was under the beds upstairs in 2 bedrooms, and in the closets down to where I was here in the living room. We had 3 piles ~ 1 for Goodwill ~ one for the burn barrel and if there was any books we put into a pile to take to the library.(The library loves getting used books to sell in their book fair to help make money for the library)  They were so happy to receive these books.  I came across things that belonged to my children so Jodie found 3 large bags and put names on the bags so that way when we came across things that were Tracie's , Rich's and Jodies it was a great way of sorting and putting things where they belong. Get it out of my house and into theirs.  It took us a whole week of sorting ~ but she got through every room in this house.. (except my sewing room).  It is a great feeling to have all these things gone and you know I really don't miss anything.  Less to clean and less things to dust.. I'm sure someone at Goodwill is excited about some of the things Jodie and I dropped off.  I am so grateful to Jodie for helping me with this project.  There were some things I thought if I sold would bring some money ~ so we googled these items and found out that it was not worth what I thought, so we just gave it away.. I do have some of my things at a consignment store and periodically I get a check from the lady that owns the store.. I'm saving up for a Ipad.. It was a fun week and my house looks so much better.. Thanks to Jodie.. 
       Today is cloudy and going to be in the 30's today.. No snow in the air and it's just going to be a nice day.. I have physical therapy at 11:30 today.  So glad I have a exercise bike to use 3 to 4 x's a day to work on the bend of my knee.  Have also been working on the straightness as that is just as important as having a bend...Lots of work to do after total knee replacement.. I did look on YouTube and watched a video of someone having this surgery.. Yikes~!  very interesting and now I know why there is so much pain after this surgery.. It's remarkable and a miracle that something like this can be done...
     Have a Tiggeriffic Day~ ta ta for now from Iowa:)

6 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

How funny to find the unexpected picture. I love that your house got organized while you were recovering!

rex22lbs said...

He is such a crazy cat. He would not move.... he wanted to be right on top and sleep. I worried he would jump off your bad knee but somehow he knew to stay away from it. He has cat sense I guess.

A Quiet Corner said...

Annie, that's a great picture...cherish it as you cherish your daughter for helping you when you really needed it! Good to hear from you!...:)JP

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Love the photo! And it must be so nice to have help decluttering your home. Can you daughter come over and help me? :)

Changes in the wind said...

What a great idea to accoplish what you did while having to be still...Great helper you have there.

Carolina Trekker said...

Think we could "Clone" Calvin? :-)