Sunday, November 29, 2009

house's first xmas decoration

After three weeks on crutches, this was my first productive weekend.

2009 Christmas Tree

We invited mom and Sheena to come over and decorate our GE Christmas tree on Saturday. Gordon loves the return of her tree.

2009 Christmas Lights

Scott and I splurged on our first Christmas lights for the house. We chose twinkling cool white LEDs. The LEDs go well with the house's blue-grey color. The eave and gutter clip system we found worked very well.

kitchen wall cabinets up

We also re-started our kitchen remodel and opened the IKEA boxes we ordered just before my knee accident. We installed a set of wall cabinets. It was a lot of work, but we got them up this evening. Next we'll work demolitioning the base cabinets and coordinating with our plumber.

Monday, November 23, 2009

patella week 3

kneecap week 3

Woo-hoo! I finally got into the knee clinic and have been freed from the crutches and full-leg brace. I'm now staggering around.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

new trees planted!

New Persian Ironwood

Trees from Friends of Trees

We love the two Persian Ironwoods Friends of Trees planted today. Scott volunteered with the group and planted 15 trees in another neighborhood while I watched another group plant our two trees with my crippled leg.

Monday, November 9, 2009

funny: variations of Poker Face

From last night's Family Guy Presents: Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show (via ohnotheydidnt). Yes, it's very immature and offensive, but still funny:

Christopher Walken also covered Poker Face last week:

And here is the original:

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

dislocated patella = bad

I thought I would be little healthier by walking to the bank instead of driving last night. Instead I tripped on an A-board, twisted my leg, and dislocated my patella (kneecap) resulting in drama: screaming... yelling... sobbing... strangers... tenants... paramedics... firemen... ambulance... drugs... ER... "the Michael Jackson drug"... wake-up... Scott... Walgreens... crutches... home.

Fortunately, I understand that a dislocated kneecap is not as bad as other knee injuries -- although at the time I couldn't imagine anything more torturous.