New from the patio this week?
The gorgeous crochet tree was made by my blogging coach & inspiration, Lady Ella.
At the scheduled 1 month Tuesday appointment for Mr Man's eye it was determined that further surgery was required immediately (immediate was a loose term). When the gas bubble that was inserted into the eye after the last surgery, finally disappeared (Saturday) there was nothing holding back the over zealous healing from the 1st surgery & it pulled the retina away. Mr Man did not previously have a detached retina but now he did. Immediate surgery was scheduled for Thursday morning; we had to be there at the hospital for 7:00am & they would slot him in when they could. Thankfully that was 9:00am. This go around he does not have to keep his head down for 7 days because they put in a new stronger denser gas bubble to sit at the top of the eye where the detachment is. Our drive home from Toronto (I was the driver) was during the start of the first of 2 storms that hit Thursday. It was a scary horrible drive. So many white outs, which is like driving blinded by a bag of flour someone just dumped on your windscreen. Anyway once home I gave many thanks for a safe passage. We were up the next morning at 4am for another 7:00am appointment in Toronto. The drive was less than great but not as bad as the day before. So another 6-7 weeks off work to heal & recover. The one week follow up appointment is Thursday, so another early rising & hopefully no more snow!
Speaking of new fresh fallen snow, on Saturday we got another 20cm of snow & it meant we needed to get the driveway cleared but Mr Man is not allowed to do this kind of activity & I certainly couldn't handle all of two storm's snow. So new for us, we had to hire someone to push/blow the snow off the driveway & onto the lawn area. A new type of entry into the accounting books.
As a fund raiser our local cat rescue, Cats Anonymous, offers in-home kitty nail clipping, which we gladly booked. The ladies make it look so easy to do. While it does not hurt them, the idea of being held tightly by a stranger has Sooty & Smokey now spending the last two days spitting & growling at each other. Tish & Julie brought them little cat nip stockings as an introduction & bribe.
To try & cheer up Mr Man, Sunday I made eggnog pancakes & cut them into stars ...
I hope everyone has a stress free week in the run up to Christmas Day. Happy Christmas to all.
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