Flying Fox Studio

Just comments about my art, kids, animals and the eccentricity of it all.

Monday, January 30, 2012

we never eat alone

The boys got some steak burritos this afternoon. Did you know dogs like Mexican food? and the cat is a bit partial too.

Sorry about the not so lovely living room, the trim is still not done and my grandparents chair is still not re-done, its a comfy chair though, the nasty recliner was a god-send during the last month as I tried to recover, I lived in that thing for the last month!

From left to right, Sparky, Yoda, Joshua, Rogue,Tigger, Mr. Tinky and Alex. Tasmanian is behind the chair and Piggy is just around the corner.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

new drawing

This is what Hannity would like to do to Mr. Tinky, and it is a pretty realistic size difference too, Hannity is a huge cat and Tinky is super tiny.

Mr. Tinky has been so protective of me since my surgery, Tigger seems concerned at least he did at first, the other dogs don't seem to care much but Tinky has been beyond loyal and won't let me out of his sight.

This is part of the conversation I oveheard last night between Joshy and his dad:
" Dad, go help your wife, she's handicapped, plus she's got that bum leg."

He cracks me up.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

watch out learning curve!

OOOOh this is going to be fun! Son number two and I are going to be getting bee hives this spring. Two of them. Yup. I'm nuts.

One of our turkeys, Denzel, has a nest and is laying eggs. We guessed wrong on that one. Do we keep the name Denzel and change the spelling? It's not like she will be presenting ID anywhere or signing checks, so I don't think she will care is we spell it DenZelle or even change her name at all. So not only will be adding bees to the zoo here, we will have to find a male Bourbon Red Turkey. We need a few new hens too.

The boys will have to build an addition to the chicken house! I will have to just stand around and give orders, I can probably do that.

Monday, January 23, 2012

long sabbatical

Well I was not expecting to be away for so long, but then I was not expecting to be so miserable either.
This has been very difficult and there is still a long way to go. I can sit at a desk now and bend the knee which is great but it is still stiff and very painful.
The most surprising thing about this surgery was the depression which has followed it. I was not expecting that little side-swipe.
When I saw the Dr. today he said he was very pleased with my progress. It finally got through my thick head that I will never have a "normal" knee again, it will not bend as far as the old one and I will be lucky to get about 115 degrees of bend. The Dr. told me I will never again kneel to garden, pull weeds or scrub a floor. My sons said," that's okay mom it's not like you did it that often anyway". Sigh.

Because I am young for knee replacement (one of the few things I am too young for) I will have to baby this thing and make it last.
Pretty sure I don't ever want to re-do this nasty experience.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

knee replacement...ow.

So here is the installation of my shiny new titanium knee.

Can I say the pain was spectacular and still nasty? How about, "oh my hell that hurts so bad I can hardly breathe?" Oh wait, breathing was a problem.

For the first thirty six hours I stopped breathing every time I relaxed or even tried to sleep. With the alarms going off every five minutes to remind me to breathe, I developed a passionate hatred for the oximeter, though I am grateful it kept me alive and breathing it difficult to go that long without sleep and the pain and nausea from anesthesia made a rather horrible first few days.

Good grief, knees in working order are a great treasure, this is not something I would recommend. If you have good knees make sure you do everything you can to keep them that way!

Maybe in three months I will change my mind but for now, holy crap it hurts.