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Well hello 2015

2015 has thus far ground me to a halt.  I had surgery one week into this new year and it has kept me busy sitting in a rocking chair, binge watching “Murder, She Wrote,” enjoying days alone in my house way too much and not wearing anything with a button on my waist band.

This has been more difficult to bounce back from that I had envisioned.  So I am learning a lesson about knowing my limits while grounded from my usual life.  I won’t pretend I am not enjoying it.  Being at my house by myself is one of my favorite things that I never get to experience.  (In fact  I’ve probably become a little too used to it.)  But not being able to do or fix or implement the projects in my brain has been frustrating.  Let’s just say my Pinterest consumption has reach the point of self torture in that I have a plethora of time but I can’t physically take implement them.  I’m grounded!

We’ve had some nice weather that I have enjoyed from my back porch swing and the screen door.  But I’m itching to be out in my garden turning up the ground but according to my hospital release sheets that’s a big no-no.  I have contemplated the state of my closet and its inherent lack of storage and poor planning.  I’d love to be building the new layout I designed but that is not of the list of approved activities either.  FYI I also have a plan for the laundry room.

I have enjoyed afternoon naps, days by a warm fire, songbirds, books, and drawing and painting.  I’ve cleared my mind and let it wander.  I’m not entirely sure how I’m to return to my real life.


  1. Buffy says:

    Enjoy this down time! I love being home alone too! This week’s weather should help you stay out of the garden. Hopefully you’ll be back in action for planting season.

    • Jeanetta Darley says:

      My biggest frustration is having to get back to my normal routine and not being at 100%. That’s when I get frustrated.

    • Jeanetta Darley says:

      I’m actually really enjoying my time here to myself. I just wish I could work on what I want to work on. But I’ll take watching old tv shows and painting and drawing too.

  2. Rachel Hough says:

    Seriously, what the others said, “Enjoy the downtime”. It is so important for you to heal, especially on the inside! Hope you are ready to tackle all that you want to do soon!

  3. Beth says:

    Oh, how I love being home alone during the day too! But how frustrating to not be able to get things done. Maybe some more drawing and painting than usual? 😉

    • Jeanetta Darley says:

      Thanks. I’m back a work some which takes the sting out of not doing home projects but still it’s back to work. 🙁

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