42. It’s another name for random.

Look at this message I found in my Ravelry inbox yesterday morning:


Is that awesome or is that awesome! I immediately sent her a reply that blathered on about how much I like that book.

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Took the Jeopardy qualifying online test last night. 42 was not the answer.

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I just looked out the window and DA YEEP IS WORKING! Smokey is currently plowing the driveway, which had not been plowed* since before Thanksgiving. Every time he went out to attempt to plow there was something else wrong with Da Yeep. (This is what happens when a 20-yo vehicle sits for six months. He was never able to get it really ready for winter because of his back surgery/recovery and all the other tasks that got postponed because of it.) But now the battery and the electrical cables and the accelerator cable and who remembers what else are apparently all functional.

As much as I love where I live, I (and we) curse certain parts of it every winter, mainly the hill that is the driveway.

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Hip surgery has officially been postponed and is tentatively scheduled for Monday, April 22. Thanks for all your good wishes and kind thoughts and thoughtful opinions. The majority seemed to favor waiting until all the snow and ice are gone, which will make recovery and the required rehab exercise easier. (A good friend likened the surgery to having a baby. She said, "I had one baby in January and one in May, and the May one was waaayyy easier because we could get outside." Having had a December and a May baby myself, I found that thought to be absolutely true.) Those who are even slightly familiar with taxes also thought that skipping a tax season was not the best option.

If I could do whatever I wanted with no thought to consequences, I'd have the surgery ASAP. But I am being an adult about this. 

In the meantime, my PA put in an order for two cortisone injections to keep me relatively pain-free and mobile for the next three months. First one is next Tuesday.

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Have I bored you yet? I am always a little surprised when bloggers talk about the details of their life being boring. I find such minutiae of others to be a way of connecting with their lives. We all experience some of the same things, but some stuff is unique to each of us. 

But if minutiae bores you, you probably stopped reading this blog a long time ago.


* The ever-helpful folks at Typepad suggest other Typepad blog posts that may be related to what one types in their post. Apparently my reference to plowing caught their attention. This is what they thought you might find interesting:

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11 Responses to 42. It’s another name for random.

  1. k says:

    Gosh! I hope she read my compliment, even though I don’t own the book. Yet.
    Just an aside, but will we be free of snow by April 22nd? I am driving the tiny car this winter, you know.

  2. Silvernfire says:

    Before all the controversies over privacy, and whether kids were using it for bullying and whatever, I thought that Facebook’s strong point was that it kept you up to date on the minutiae of your friends’ lives. It’s hard to remain close to someone if you only exchange birthday cards and Christmas cards—too much of the little stuff happens in the meantime. Ditto for Twitter, although I’ve found it’s often keeping me up to date on the details of strangers’ lives. But then again, I remember reading someone’s observation that Facebook is for keeping in touch with people you know, Twitter is for getting to know new people.

  3. Carrie#K says:

    Very nice!! It’s always fun when you get confirmation that they really are flesh and blood.
    I’m always surprised when people apologize for the trivia, make excuses for not posting or split their activities up into different blogs.
    I was all for skipping a tax season. By the time it’s all ready to go, it’s going to be March anyway. 😉

  4. Carrie#K says:

    I forgot to mention my lifelong devotion to plowing!
    Or not.

  5. gayle says:

    Even I’m not interested in the Art of Plowing…

  6. Big Alice says:

    No, not bored. I agree with you. Except on the Art of Plowing.
    Sometimes, I could do without being an adult. Happy plowed driveway!

  7. Big Alice says:

    Also, WOW on the Ann Budd!

  8. janna says:

    Kay Gardiner once liked one of my projects (from one of her books), then friended me on Ravelry. I practically swooned! 😉

  9. Sophanne says:

    Knit something else from her book and see what happens. I can confirm that she isamazing at paying mindful attention to her adoring fans.

  10. Carleen says:

    Steroids? I LOVE STERIODS!!!! I’m best self on steroids! Enjoy your cortisone! I would!

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