Tuesday, November 06, 2018

I love cleaning.

I have spent a lifetime learning to clean. I only use cleaning products that won’t harm me, my pets or our precious environment. That took a lot of experimentation. And it also takes elbow grease and scrubbing. So the right brushes, cloths and tools are very important. I am a huge fan of Redecker brushes from Germany. Because I’ll be cleaning a lot, I want to figure out which brushes actually work for what. So I am buying some interesting and beautiful brushes and tools. Here are a few that I am putting to the test right now.



{It was my plan to clean for carefully selected people that I really wanted to work for...but between sciatica and a badly broken shoulder, it is unlikely to happen anytime soon, if at all. In the meantime, I will slowly start to clean my house after not being able to for ten weeks. I can only do light cleaning and nothing over shoulder height....but my goodness it feels good to be able to start.}

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

I am on the mend...I even did a tiny bit of gardening today



It has been a long haul healing from a nasty shoulder fracture. It was a bad one. But...I did everything I was told by my Dr’s and did a lot of online research about things like diet and healing bones. And with my husband spending every waking hour being my hands, and feet and well, everything, I have made a great recovery. I can only lift my arm half way, and it is very painful. My whole shoulder area looks crooked and twisted, but I am not complaining. With the exception of washing my hair, I can shower, dress myself and do anything that doesn’t involve lifting my right arm. I can type again, I can pet the dog who lives behind me and that I love very much, I can pick up my cats, I can go out into public without worrying about anyone bumping my shattered shoulder. I am still careful about that, but not in panic mode. I’m back to walking a lot. I can lift a five pound weight up and down six inches or so working on building muscle in my atrophied arm. A week and a half ago, I could not lift my hand at all it was so weak. So to lift five pounds makes me feel like a power lifter!! In about three weeks, I have been cleared to drive!! That will be just over ten weeks without being able to drive! I had no idea what that would be like. I really don’t like driving usually, but I think I have a whole new outlook on that now.

Today I did a little bit of light gardening. I am on top of the world!!

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Why haven’t I done a blog post lately you ask?

Well it’s a funny thing actually. Apparently I’m not 20 anymore. I was babysitting and ran after a three-year-old who was running towards the parking lot and took the fall of my lifetime. I badly broke my shoulder. So there is no gardening. No housecleaning. No showering. No washing my hair. Hence no photographs. So if you can bear with me, for a little while longer, I promise a new post as soon as I’m able.

And just because everyone needs a good laugh every day, here you go. 
I found this in Pinterest.