Friday, February 08, 2013

Friday-10am

Every Monday and every Friday I think things will improve and I will be able to read blogs and catch up with all my emails...but that hasn't been the case.  
At least Karma is feeling better and acting more like her old self.  :) :) 
But it seems the Universe has been conspiring against my being online the last few weeks.  On Monday my trusty old laptop table made a loud crack and partially fell into my lap!  I have used this table while in my recliner and then on the loveseat this last year after the old recliner finally broke beyond repair. 
It's around ten or twelve years old.  Looks like the glue that held the wood pieces together just dried up and let go.  Also the giant screws came right out and are dangling in the air.  The only thing keeping the top on at all appears to be the tilting mechanism--which froze up and quit working years ago. 
I know you all don't know about all the various props I have to use around here to function more easily, but this is one of them.  A big one.  It quite possible that Dagan and Leah will be able to patch this table back together so that it will work again for me, but until then I have to sit at a table or my desk again to do anything online.  
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No, I can't set the laptop on my lap.  Too painful.  Karma can't even step on me or sit in my lap--even when she was a scrawny little thing.  When she does come up for a cuddle on my chest she moves very carefully to get in position and there has to be a pillow between me and her back end.  She seems to always have known to be careful with me.  :)
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  I am having the worst spell/flare up that I have had in years in my lower back, shoulders, and neck.  This past week I can't sit much more than 15-30 minutes at a time--for online, for writing letters, for art...for anything.  Can't even manage my one hour at a time right now.
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Oh, and then I found out that I can't even print off the zendalas, either--LOL!  Discovered that with this new printer it won't even print "black only" if one of the color cartridges is empty.  *sigh*  Not that I could sit and do a zendala right now anyways--but the Universe is definitely trying to tell me something, you think?  Time to take a step back.  Whether I like it or not. ;)
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I have been slowly--very slowly--making my way through emails.  I am like a week and a half behind responding even on those!  I have not been able to read blogs--still--but I am reading emails--so I greatly appreciate the personal emails!  And every single comment on my blog, too!  Even if it is taking me a while to actually reply, know that your words have reached me and touched me and made me smile. 
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Dagan is stopping after work today to look at the laptop table.  I think I am going to have to fess up and admit that there's no way I can handle running the SpotBot right now and that I actually need help with that.  (They don't read my blog and I haven't let them know what truly bad shape I've been in the past couple weeks.) 
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Now Karma, though...she's doing better and acting more like herself all the time.  Even begging to play with her string toy and to go outside on the porch.  We will be done with pills tonight--whew!  Dagan is bringing us back for her checkup on Tuesday after work.  I probably won't post again until after her vet visit to let you know.  I think I am going to be on hiatus from any kind of regular posting schedule.  (Maybe because I announced that Murphy's Law will kick in and I'll get better, eh? LOL!) 
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Meanwhile--in the past couple months I have watched: Justified-Season 3, Call The Midwife-Series 1, Men Of A Certain Age-Season 2 (cancelled, but I really enjoyed it), Beasts of the Southern Wild, Dexter-Season 6, Shameless-Season 2, Boardwalk Empire-Season 2, Ted (dumb!), Everybody's Fine, Troubled Water, Borgia-Season 1, The Company Men, The Poker House, Bernie, Craigslist Joe, House of Cards-Season 1, and I'm now watching World Without End (the last two are Netflix originals).  Always something good to watch.  Nothing like getting lost in a good movie or series to forget your troubles.  ;)
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My body may not be doing well, but I am doing just fine and am in good spirits.  I did get quite frustrated for a while over not being able to even read blogs or use the SpotBot.  (It's hard to admit you can't function as well as you think you should.)  But when you accept it and quit fighting the facts--life is good again.  At least that is how it is for me.  ;)  So don't worry about me, okay?
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Sorry if this is a choppy post.  Can only type a few minutes at a time.  Thanks everybody!  I'll be back whenever I can--and I promise I'll let you know how Karma's checkup goes.
Bless you!!  

19 comments:

  1. glad karma's doing better. yes, you need to just rest.

    i love justified, dexter, boardwalk empire. :)

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  2. Take care--feel better--we'll wait!!

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  3. Dear Rita, thank you for this update on both you and Karma. I'm relieved to learn that she is much better. As to your problems, I find myself in deep admiration that your spirits remain so buoyant. You are a marvel. One valiant woman. Peace.

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  4. Well, at least Karma is better so that's one less problem and worry for you. I'd tell you to hang in there, but I already know you will. I'm so very sorry that you feel extra crappy. The SpotBot can just sit and wait.

    Love,
    Janie

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  5. Sorry to hear that you having such a rough patch, but glad to hear that your spirits are up and that Karma is doing well. Hope the kids patch up your table for you! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  6. I don't know what a SpotBot is.......sounds painful. I am sorry you are all flared up, I thought you were on the mend.
    But at least you manage to keep your spirits up and that is a blessing. I think Karma is very good at caring for you. She seems to know when she has to be gentle. Cats can be so intuitive.
    Feel good soon.
    Xxx

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  7. I'm glad Karma's continuing to get better, and I hope you feel better soon, too. *Hugs*

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  8. I'm glad your spirits are good. I hope the rest of you will be as well. You and Karma.

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  9. Continue to take care of yourself- you're on my prayer list.

    And I love the image of Karma being especially careful with her bottom when she's sitting on the pillow on top of you- too cute!

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  10. I am so glad that Karma is better. I hope you are feeling better soon!

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  11. Great to hear Karma is nearly back to her old self but I'm so sorry that you are not doing well yourself. You poor thing....it seems like things are certainly working against you. I'm feeling a little like that myself today as I've done my sketch for the APR challenge this week and Blogger has decided to be uncooperative and is just not loading the post editing page for me. Guess I'll miss the deadline after all. Enough about me tho...know that my thoughts are with you and I'm hoping things improve for you soon.

    Hopefully, Dagan will be able to do something with the tilt table for you. What rotten luck. :(

    I guess all you can do is rest and watch movies, TV, or read....so you go right ahead.

    Feel better soon,

    Love, hugs and healing vibes headed your way. xo

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  12. Happy Birthday, Karma!!! xo

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  13. So sorry to hear that you aren't feeling better. AND that the few simple things you depend on to make your life easier are falling apart on you too. Ugh!!! Can't win for losin', huh??

    I'm glad to hear that Karma is feeling better. We can't let anything happen to her now!!!

    Don't fret over emails or blogs. If it gets too overwhelming (and it happens to ALL of us at one time or another!), then just delete them and start over when you are feeling better. No sense in adding stress - won't help anyone!

    Sending hugs and prayers that you will feel much better, very soon!

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  14. You just need to give up on blogging right now, Rita, and let yourself get better. I'm glad Karma is better, but that table does look to be beyond repair. :-(

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  15. I am sorry to hear about your physical problems. You will be in my prayers. I have been quite busy and haven't been reading too many blogs of late, but I am glad that you are back and posting. Have been thinking of you! Do take care.

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  16. Good to hear that Karma is better..I hope this flare ends for you soon and that your table is repairable. Another storm is coming..at least it is moisture or will be when it melts:)

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  17. I'm glad Karma is feeling better, but I'm sorry to hear you aren't. I hope this flare up passes soon.

    Sorry to see your laptop table has broken. I have one similar, but I don't use it, but then I don't use my laptop often. No way can I use it on my lap, either. It's a 17.1 inch and quite heavy. I tried with it on my lap tonight but gave up and turned it off as soon as Windows loaded. *shrugs*

    Maybe you should let the kids know how badly you've been feeling? Praying you feel better soon and Karma's vet visit goes well.

    *hugs*

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  18. So sorry that your health is so bad at the moment Rita. I hope you can mend soon. I enjoyed reading this blog with your positive attitude. Do things when you can and don't fret when you cant - Dave

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  19. Had to stop in and check on you and look at all that is going on. Hope Karma is fine and hope you get your environment sorted and working for you again. Hope your flare up subsides. And hope you are enjoying House of Cards - hubby and I just did the whole thing in a marathon - we couldn't stay away from it. If you've never watched Damages, you might enjoy that too. Take care of you Rita! You are in my thoughts!

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