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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Checking In

Thought I'd check in as it has been quite a while.  It's raining, sleeting, gray and raw here in Maryland.  I'm so glad I went outside for a short time yesterday and sat in the afternoon sun, even though it was in the 30s.  

It felt good to look up at the crystalline, blue sky.  Spring will be here in about four weeks.  My predictions about not having much snow have so far been correct.  We've had a few dustings, but nothing like those in New England have had.  It has been cold and we are on our fourth cord of wood.  I'm wondering if the cold we've experienced will be enough to decrease the burgeoning population of stinkbugs.  I hope so...

Two weeks ago I learned that I broke a bone in my foot.  Actually, I did this the first week of December putting up Christmas lights.  I slipped and my foot turned under me.  I truly saw stars for a few minutes.  Since then, I've noticed that after walking or working out, I had quite a bit of pain and burning so I asked for an X-ray and when that didn't show anything, an MRI which did show   a thickening of marrow around the 5th metatarsal.  I'm supposed to be in a boot until the first week in March, but it is cumbersome, so I don't wear it around the house.  I'm careful, though.  And for those of you who have lost weight, you don't have to worry about where it's gone.  The really good news, though, is that the lights looked pretty good this year.  

Today I'm watching Tyler who is now a year old.  The game has definitely changed as he's walking running.  He was rubbing his eyes so I put him in his Pack and Play.  Now I'm listening to him "nap".  He's a sweet, happy baby.


Retired English Teacher said...

It is SO good to hear from you. I've been thinking of you and wondering how you are. Sorry about the foot. I hope it heals quickly and completely.

Your lights are really nice. Sorry you had to break a foot to get the look. ;)

The grandbaby is adorable and has grown so quickly.

Don't stay away so long.

George said...

I'm sorry to hear about your foot. I hope it heals quickly and causes you no additional problems. Your lights were beautiful, and Tyler is a cutie.

forsythia said...

I've been thinking about you, too, and hoping you were all right. Sorry to hear about the broken foot, but you're on the mend and that's good. Tyler is a doll, but then, you knew that.

Cheryl said...

I didn't know about your foot! And you're funny, as you know. It was great seeing you today.

Gilly said...

Just catching up with you! Sorry about your foot - broken bones there can be a real nuisance! Lovely photos of the lights, and I'm really glad you didn't suffer too much with Sandy, and the following snow etc. I was thinking about you, even if I haven't posted for a while!

Kay said...

Adorable, adorable baby! Sigh...

I know all about breaking that 5th metatarsal. I did the same thing falling off a chair when I was dusting a bookshelf. I understand it's a common sports injury (which makes me laugh). It makes me laugh because I really don't do sports.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Kathy, It's great to hear from you. Sorry about your broken foot bone. Better wear that boot!!!!!

Tyler is adorable... What a precious child...His eyes just sparkle.

Your Christmas lights were beautiful.