Well it’s been a heck of a couple of weeks. Mom went from the nursing home, to the hospital, and back again. She’s doing well (thanks, in case you’re asking 😉) but it’s been a hell of a roller coaster ride. In between there and back, I had carpel tunnel surgery. It’s put a crimp in my style – like I have one – but I’m coming along (thanks, in case you’re asking 😁)
It did supply me with a creepy odd ball photo for your viewing pleasure. (Or not 😫)
It has also freed up some time for me to be bored out of my skull. Good side is, I find that I can do more with my left hand than I thought. I’ve also been meditating more along with a very cool app called Calm, and I’ve even gotten Jeff to join me. Oh and Rocky too. He’s healing well from his cancer/amputation (thanks, in case your asking 😊🐶) and is meditating along with us. No lie! He lays down, breathes rhythmically, and when we’re done and the app is quiet, he lifts his head. Come on! Really? Yes. Really. Kind of odd.
And not to leave one of my favorite oddities out, Abby’s back. She’s dressed for all the predictions, but we have lucked out here, so far. Jeff’s daughter lives in Massachusetts – 7 feet of snow and it’s not letting up! Can you say “South Caroline here I come!” ? And north Jersey has gotten it’s share, but we are hanging in, much to Abby’s dismay I would imagine. Don’t worry Abs ol’ girl. The meteorologists can’t be wrong forever. Or can they?
Don’t give up the ship, Abs.
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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY EVERYONE, ❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹
These are great photos for odd ball. You have definitely had enough going on. I am glad you get everyone get some time to meditate and chill. 🙂
Been a bit overwhelmed and feeling sorry for myself. Done with that. 👍
You’re back! Yay! And YES, I was asking – ALL of those questions! I thought Rocky was the oddest oddball, till I got to Abby. She’s cute with a capital Q and clearly living LaVida Loca.
It’s her second appearance here and I can’t wait till the neighbors give her a new look. I hope I don’t have to wait til spring!!
I remember her from an earlier Oddball post. She’s the odd gift that keeps on giving. 🙂
Glad to hear all is becoming better, you and your family (and Rocky, too) have been in our thoughts and prayers, love and hugs for Valentines day
Thank you very much ❤️
Well goodness! What a time you are having! I don’t think you need any more action like snow. Sorry, Abs! I hope you bounce back soon and your mom thrives in care. And that the sweet pup gets through okay. Cheers and blessings! With meditations, I’m sure this is all a coast in the VW van. 🙂
Yes it is. Thanks so much, Angelia. Om… 😉
Oh, so sorry about all your downs, Gemma, but happy to read about the upside. You must be feeling like ‘The Grand Old Duke of York’. 😕 Glad that Rocky and Jeff have also come to the meditation party. Great photos of Rocky! Abby look really cool, just like your weather. 🙂 xx
Haha! I don’t know how the Duke felt but I thought I was going to lose it for a minute there. Thanks for the visit, ad. Have a fabulous weekend.
Sorry to hear you have had such a few weeks of crazy. Heal well and take care. Typing with one hand must be a chore, so no need to reply.
Thanks, CTB. 👍😉
Take care 🙂
Thank you, Jake. That is a welcomed surprise. ❤️
Happy Chinese New Year 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉
Wow, you have been in a whirlwind of activity. Excellent outcomes though, if everyone is feeling better, including the dog!
Amazing what some slow pensive healing time can achieve. Stay well!
Much thanks, Madoqua. ❤️
So glad you are ALL feeling better. Wow- stressful tho- I bet you wanted to tell a few people to “go fly a kite”. Lol. I imagine it’s maddening to not be able to express yourself in art, either. Saying a prayer or two for sunnier days ahead!
I appreciate it, Sue. 😍
What a trooper. Hang in there Gemma — or rather, Keep hanging in there.
Sometimes by a thread, but definitely hanging, Janna.
Wow, you have had a time, hadn’t quite realised about all that! And the picture is creepy – are they going to use it as a poster for “Return Of The Mummy”??? Very glad to hear about Rocky – great stuff! How long before you shed your bandages? Mine are greatly reduced, I think (hope!) successfully – but a check on Monday will tell.
Happy Valentine’s to you too! ATP xxx
Bless your heart. You’ve really been going through it. Thanks for letting those of us who love you know what’s going on. Happy V-Day to you and Jeff. I hope you are not taking anything that will mess with having some red wine this evening!
Honey. That’s ALL I’m taking!
The sun’ll come out tomorrow, right? It’s all good, girlfriend.
So sorry to hear about all your woes Gemma. heal quickly. I had carpal tunnel surgery a long time ago and all is good now. Sorry to hear about your Mum and Rocky. Sending them both good vibes…now where can I find this ‘calm’ app ??
If you have an iPhone, I know you can get it in the apps store.. Android phone have it on google play. Just google calm.com. It’s great! Good luck.
Well you have had a trying time, pleased to hear all is getting better. Now you will be ambidextrous!!! I have a friend scheduled for the carpel tunnel op next week, she is dreading it. Wonder if they have that calm ap in the Apple store? I will have to check it out.
It is in the Apple Store. 😉 Tell your friend not to dread. If she has a doctor and a staff as caring as mine, the worst of it will be the plastic bag I had to wear over my hand in the shower. Lol. It’s been more of an annoyance. My sister. Same surgery about 2 months before me. She’s still hurting. I think her doctor got his degree in a Cracker Jack box! 😱
Oh dear I hope friend June has a surgeon like yours…
Speedy recovery Gemma! Everything will be alright, I admire how courageous you are! 🙂
Thank you, Lily. And thanks for the visit.
Glad to hear you and Rocky are feeling better…..seven feet of snow???? Six inches of fresh snow is the best and that was in 1981 😉
Thanks, WM. Yes, the weather is crazy. We are bracing for more here and Massachusetts is looking for new and innovative ways to get rid of the stuff, while more is on the way there too. Oh my!
Gemma — glad to know all of you are on the mend!! Sending healing energies!!
Thank you so much, becca. 🙂
Wow, you have a lot going on! I hope you continue to recover nicely. I can’t even imagine seven feet of snow (I live in Arizona!) Crazy stuff…
Thanks, Janna. I can’t either. I feel bad for them. With each passing day, they get more!
Abby sure made me smile Gemma and I love your photos as always hon. Gorgeous! 😀
Glad to hear everyone is doing fine and carpal tunnel sure is a yucky thing to have. I have it in my left wrist. Take care sweetness. ♥ Hugs ♥
Thanks, Sophia. I see Abby every day on my way to work and she always makes me smile. Plus she’s a little freaky. Which is good for an all out laugh! Hugs, sweetie. Take care of tha wrist. That’s my next excellent adventure, since I have it in both. For goodness sake!!!
I bet she’s a hoot. Something like that won’t last here. They’ll steal the clothes. LOL!
Thanks hon, I will and you too. It’s bad to have it in both wrists. Take care. ♥
Sadly, I’m honestly shocked she’s lasted as long as she has. ❤️
Oh, so that could happen there as well? LOL!
Oh, Gem- I love you! 🙂 🙂 I’m barely just back and checking up on my best bloggers, and what do I find? You, surmounting all the odds, a dodgy hand, and not a little snow! And I need to borrow Rocky, please? I’m not at all good at meditating… Contemplating mischief- now that’s a different story! 🙂 Be well, Gem.
Thank you, sweetie. I am working at it. 😍 Rocky would love to help you out. 😉
Gemma so now I know why you have been missing. Hope all is doing better now. Nice to see your ‘like’ button around the blogs. Must check out your app. Cool about Rocky meditating!
I’ve just been kind of tired sometimes. Kind of distracted sometimes. And kind of feeling a little crabby sometimes. Oh. That’s right. That’s not something different. :-). I have a feeling I’ll be in and out of here on an irregular basis. There doesn’t seem to be any consistency. Eventually…
My blogging is totally without any kind of consistency. I am currently in a blog funk. I still love reading other blogs though.. 🙂 I know about tired, distracted, and crabby. And my personal all time favorite… PROcrastination.
Yup. Forgot that one. I wonder who would win the crown for the Queen of Procrastination? Me or you? 😁 Well at least we get to see each other once in a while. 👍😍
enjoyed your oddball posit very much – and I have to know more about that app! Also, how cute that your dog joins in – and I can see that – dogs are so smart – and my black lab actually sings with me – it is fun. Both dogs have also enjoyed a lot of the snow this last week – we do not get a lot of snow in richmond – and this is the most we have had since 2010 – so we are not tired of it yet.
hope your wrist heals perfectly. ❤
Heading to the doctor’s in a bit to remove dressing. Doing nicely though. Thank you, Yvette. The Calm app is in the Apple Store and on Google play. My husband and I, and friends, enjoy it. There’s the free part and then the $9.99 for a year to unlock other meditations. I finally broke down and spent the dough. I can buy a car faster than I can spend a buck on an app. Go figure! ❤️
well we all have things we spend our money on and other things that are harder to budge on – lol – and I will check it out – I have been looking for something like that – so thx – and I will keep you posted.
safe drive to the docs 🙂 ❤
I enjoyed your oddball post Gemma. Hope your hand gets back to normal soon.
Getting closer every day. Thanks, Colline. 😍
Apparently I am a little late to the party…but I am happy to hear you are on the mend (I was asking!)
I love the idea of a meditating dog….my overly excitable, not quite 2 year old lab may have to go to the local Monastery to study with the Monks.
As for Abby…she is a classy lady ready for whatever comes her way! I also look forward to her next outfit. (Its good to see she gave up drinking!)
Thanks, Tree. I don’t know if she gave it up or if the bottles are just stashed some there. It’s so cold here, drinking is one of the options I’ve opted for. 😁