Mom’s New Hip

Mom Pom Pom

Mom Pom Pom

This is how happy My Mom usually looks.  Ok, this photo is Christmas and she’s a little EXTRA happy.  But, generally my Mom is always happy.

It takes a lot to upset her and her moods are pretty even!

Except, when she is in pain and then all bets are off.

The pain has to be horrific, because she’s got a high tolerance for pain.  :(

Monday morning Mom checked in to pre-op around 8am.

The nurses got right to work on her, taking a blood sample, getting her ivs set up and making sure she was comfortable.

During the time we waited before surgery, so many people came in to talk to my Mom.

Her nurses commented on how cool and relaxed she was while we waited.  (I wish I could be more like her!!!)

It must be because she was last born OR her horoscope!  : )

Mom’s surgery went well.  The surgeon came out about 90 minutes later to tell me my Mom did very well and I could see her in recovery in a little bit.

An hour later they let me spend about five minutes in recovery with her.  What was she worried about??  Her hair !   : )

The next time I saw her she was up and walking.  New hip and all FIVE hours after surgery!


She’s in a private room (yay!!) and her nurses are pretty amazing too!!

When I went back after supper I brought her a Dunkin Donuts pumpkin muffin.  That made her happy!

What made her even happier?!

Everyone commenting on her name ELSA and referencing the movie Frozen!!

So grateful for the surgeon, and nurses that are taking care of my Mom!

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Hip Hip Horray!

Mom’s are tough aren’t they?!

My Mom is one of the toughest.

If she’s in pain it has to be very bad.

Her hip has been bothering her most of this year.

She tried physical therapy hoping that would help.

It helped her spirits, and it helped her get stronger.

But, it didn’t help her pain.

So, she met with a surgeon that does surgery at our local hospital.

Mom is getting a new hip this morning and she is excited and looking forward to having less pain!

Her surgeon called yesterday after the Patriots game to let her know that he was planning on getting a good nights rest and she should too!

That call made her feel SO MUCH BETTER!!!

Good wishes and prayers for my Mom this morning!!

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Cedarwood Road

The hurt you hide, the joy you hold…

cedarwood road

cedarwood road

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Dear U2

Dear U2,

I know you don’t owe me a thing!

but, I’d like to point out to you that One Direction (ugh!!!) have announced tour dates for the FALL of 2015 here in New England.

Tickets go on sale in one week.  All these tickets will be sold and the show isn’t for ELEVEN months!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You are missing out on ticket sales!!!

Please.  Please announce the Songs of Innocence Tour for 2015!

Yes, I’ve read the rumors about the residency gigs!  I’m sure Boston could sustain you for at least a week or two!!

Where else would I like to see you?  The London O2 would be wonderful.

Christmas and my Birthday are coming!  It would be nice if tour dates could be announced before then, but if you want to wait until December that would be fine too!


Crush Monkey

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Why The Internet Is Good!

I love Aruba.

Have been interested in the Riu Palace Antillas.

It’s the old Westin that I loved!

Reading information online it seems like the Westin rooms have not been updated.  I guess that’s ok if the price is right.

But, it also looks like the Riu Palace Antillas did build a small addition of new suites.  A very kind poster on Trip Advisor shared photos of the suites and what looks like a private pool.

riu antillas private pool

riu antillas private pool

The newer suites look EXACTLY like the room at Riu Palace Montego Bay back in April!

riu palace antillas new suite

riu palace antillas new suite

If I decide to stay it won’t be until 2015, so plenty of time for more reviews and research!

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Chose The Wrong Guy, Gave Him The Wrong Finger

chose the wrong guy gave him the wrong finger

Whoa!!!!  Every girl needs a Frank in her life!!

Loved this book and could not put it down.  It made me laugh so many times!

Besides the relationship between Quinn and hot Frank, I enjoyed Glenn and Quinn’s friendship!

From Amazon:

Ten years ago, Quinn Barton was on her way to the altar to marry Burke Morrison, her high school sweetheart, when something derailed her. Rather, someone derailed her—the Best Man who at the last minute begged her to reconsider the marriage. He told her that Burke had been cheating on her. For a long time. Quinn, stunned, hurt, and confused, struggled with the obligation of fulfilling her guests’ expectations—providing a wedding—and running for her life.

She chose running. With the Best Man. Who happened to be Burke’s brother, Frank.

That relationship didn’t work either. How could it, when Quinn had been engaged to, in love with, Frank’s brother? Quinn opted for neither, and, instead, spends the next seventeen years working in her family’s Middleburg, Virginia, bridal shop, Talk of the Gown, where she subconsciously does penance for the disservice she did to marriage.

But when the two men return to town for another wedding, old anger, hurt, and passion resurface. Just because you’ve traded the good guy for the bad guy for no guy doesn’t mean you have to stay away from love for the rest of your life, does it? Told with Beth Harbison’s flair for humor and heart, Chose the Wrong Guy will keep you guessing and make you believe in the possibilities of love.

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Dooney & Bourke

dooney & bourke

dooney & bourke

My bag this week!

It’s a Dooney & Bourke all weather leather bag from 1992 or 1993.  Made in the USA!

I don’t usually carry shoulder bags, but I’m loving this bag for fall !

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