Sunday, August 8, 2010

~SMILE IN SPITE OF IT...RIGHT?~

It is Sunday night. Tomorrow is a big day. My precious man is going to have his left knee replaced. We are both nervous. He is seventy six (seventy seven in October) and this was a big and necessary decision. He is in constant pain and it is becoming nearly unbearable for him and effecting the way he wants to live.

Since I am nervous (almost as bad as he is) ..I will post our Saturday adventure. Nothing exciting..but what the heck, and it took our minds off Monday morning.

A couple of IB Profin and I was off with Sweet Husband to do a few garage sales on Saturday morning. The grapefruit on the side of my face has gone down...finally..and I am feeling human once again.

No great finds...but that is not the object of our treasure hunts. The object is to have fun...and we ALWAYS do. We didn't stay out long..

I do love bowls and these three were just $1.00. They still had the corrugated paper between them. Sweet!


No, I don't have any tiny babies in family right now (yet) but, I do have a couple of dolls I love to mess with..and mess with them I will with this. Price? 50 cents!! Think of the work that went into this. I guess some folks are not as sentimental as I am. Or..maybe...some folks are smarter than I am and if they don't use it...get rid of it! Ya think? *smile* (I can smile again..sorta)



Honest to pete...25 cents each. All in PERFECT shape... I need to lighten up on buying books I guess! (when piggies fly?)


A little hat? Well, yes, another weakness...sooo cute! It will go on the hook on my bedroom door....at least for now. (LOVE hats!)


A couple of movies for a quarter... I paid only a quarter for nearly everything is Saturday...and I have never seen Days Of Thunder...if I don't like it...GoodWill will get it. I guess many people have gotten rid of their video players...but not me!


This cute little glass frame...yep...a quarter...



Sockies? Just ten cents each! NEW!! Love it! Winter is coming and one must be prepared. I love sockies just like I do hats.

You will say a little prayer for Sweet Husband, won't you? Take a moment to send him a positive thought? Thanks so much! I love you for that!!

Wish us luck, ok?
Love and hugs,
Mona


34 comments:

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Ofcourse he´s in my prayers!
It will be tough the first few days, but he is going to be soo pleased really fast.

I do like those bowls, they fit my taste perfectly. Socks and books are never wrong either :-)
I´m glad You are feeling better now!
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Star said...

Yes I will say a little prayer for your hubbie. Like you I love socks, hats, books, videos, dvd's and films! I also love dolls, dogs, baby clothes and crochet circles! No hope for the pair of us, is there.
Now, I'm going to look and see why you had a grapefruit in your cheek!
Blessings, Star

Joanne Kennedy said...

Of course I'll be praying for both of you! I wanted to let you know a lady in my weight watcher meeting had her knee done. She said she has never been happier! It took a few weeks for her to be back on her feet like before but she was up walking the night of her surgery.

Don't worry. God will guide the surgeons hands and everything will be just fine.

Big hugs,
Joanne

The Bear's Blog said...

Dearest Mona,

Our prayers are with you both. Please take care of yourself so you can take care of your wonderful husband. Please write when you can & let us know that all is well. (o:

Prayers, Blessings & Hugs
Joyce & family

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Mona,
Good luck with your husband's knee replacement. I am sure it will all turn out fine.
Your finds are great! I love the bowls!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Mona,
I will be thinking of you and hubby and hoping all goes well! My hubby's Dad and Mom have both gone through it and they both feel so much better. So hang in there my friend, and prayers sent your way.
Come say hi when you get a chance,
Hugs,
Cindy

sissie said...

Hi Mona,
Yes, I will say a prayer for your sweetie!

Just think how much better he will feel when it's all over. He will have you by his side and what more could he ask for.

Love all your finds too.

hugs
Sissie

Snappy Di said...

The hat... well, how cute is that for heaven sakes!

Good luck to your hubby... I'll hold him in my thoughts today. He should be dancing you around the room very soon with that new knee.

Hugs,
Di

ain't for city gals said...

Hi Mona..I came over from Snappy di...loved you comment there about doubling up on pain pills..etc..funny. Isn't it amazing what you can buy for a quarter? Why anybody goes to a store is beyond me....Thinking good thoughts for you and hubby today...

Balisha said...

Hi Mona...I'm so glad that you are feeling better. I am going to keep you and your hubby in my prayers. My list is so long. He's going to have a lot of pain, but it will be worth it in the end. Take care, Balisha

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi mona! my sister has had just about every joint replaced and they all worked perfectly. that science has come so far it is amazing. i hope your hubby's surgery goes well. what finds at the garage sale! i love the books. i loved days of thunder so much when it came out that i bought a motorcycle and the same jacket that tom cruise wore. and it is a bit embarrassing but i think i have watched rudy at least 100 times. that is patty duke's son that plays the lead. i hope you enjoy both of them!

Karen said...

Mona, prayers for your hubby and you. I am sure that all will go well. He'll be so glad he had the surgery done.
Keep us posted!
Hugs,
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Gaston Studio said...

Sending prayers for Sweet Husband, Mona. I'm sure he'll be fine will be so happy he got the "new" knee.

Love anything David Baldacci writes and you'll love 'Simple Genius' I'll bet. Love the photo frame too.

Leann said...

Sending prayers your way this am.

Lovely treasures too!
Lean

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love those bowls!

I am sending best wishes for your husbands knee surgery!

AshTreeCottage said...

I'm sending you both hugs, prayers and lots of positive thoughts. Yes I know it's scary, but surgeons do such a great job with such surgeries. Just think about the spring in hubby's step after he has a new knee. It will be well worth the bit of fear you are feeling right now!! Now those garage sale finds are just terrific! Those bowls are so pretty in such soft colors and the crochet is beautiful!! Enjoy!

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Sue said...

I'll be thinking of you throughout the day and sending prayers upwards....
hugs, Sue

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'll keep your sweet husband in my prayers, Mona! Will he come right back home and be in the hospital a few days? I know it's going to be hard for him to take it easy! Love your sweet bowls...and that sweater set...oh my! I love it SO much! Dolls looks so precious in little knitted clothes! You found some great buys! ♥

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Mona,
Hugs to you and I'll be sending up prayers that everything goes well today. Love your treasures but most especially your hat. I love hats too even though I don't wear them anywhere but the farm! We'll be leaving on vacation on Friday but I will be watching to see how things went today. Take care of yourself and your DH. Maura :)

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Mona...it's 9:15pm and I just stopped by to let you know I'm thinking of you and hoping that everything went well with your hubbies surgery. Lots of prayers going up that he's doing well and you're able to relax again. Take care....Maura ((HUGS for you))

xinex said...

I will keep your hubby in mind and prayers, Mona. Can I go rummaging with you, LOL! You always find the best deals...Christine

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Kathy said...

Mona...Praying for your sweetie.
He will do fine.
Rehab and push ,push, push to get back to normal.
Really work HARD and none will be even able to tell you've had that knee replaced.
Get on a stationary bike by one week out from surgery and ride everyday.
I still ride 4 miles a day...everyday.
9 years out from right hip replacement.
7 years out from right knee replacement.
5 years out from right knee replacement.
No one believes me when I tell them, My goal was to not walk like I have replacements.
I'l be checking in to see how it's going,
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Dear Mona~You've been on my mind...I hope your hubby is back on his feet soon.
My brother who is the same age as your sweetie, underwent the same surgery on both knees (at different times) and feels so much better, I hope the same for your hubs.
I'll be checking on you again.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Mona,
I will keep your hubby in my thoughts and prayers.. He will be good as new in know time and chasing you all around the table...
Your bowls were a great find! and the dishes wow you really hit the jack-pot..they are so pretty!
Give hubby a big hug for me,
I know its scary, when our husbands are sick.
Take care of yourself too. Elizabeth

Nana said...

Hope everything went well and is still going well!!
I think he will be happy with it. My prayers are with you.

Nezzy said...

Hey girlfriend, I've been out of town. Know I'm prayin' for your dear Hubby during his surgery and for a complete and speedy recovery. I'm prayin' for you too girl. This chick knows that men are not good patients. Take care and keep us updated.

God bless you and have a peaceful day sweetie!!!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Both of you are in my thoughts and prayers sweet lady!

God bless!
Cathy

Dena said...

Keeping you both in my prayers sweetie :)

XOXO,
Dena

Balisha said...

Just checking in to see how your hubby is doing. Hope things are going well, You are both in my prayers. Balisha

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Amy said...

I hope the surgery goes well and I'll be keeping him in my prayers. While he's recovering it'll be a great time for you both to watch that video you got at the garage sale. 'Rudy' is one of my favorite movies!

racheld said...

Still thinking of you both, Sweetpea!!! Hope you are both getting your rest and a good recovery.

Have a GOOODDD weekend, you Two!

rachel

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good morning Mona, girl I pray all is well with you and Howard now...did I tell you we use to make knee replacements at our shop along with hip joints..Have missed you my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria