Happy Monday!

Monday, May 11, 2009

I hope everyone had a FABULOUS Mother's Day!
Here at Walking on Sunshine it was quite interesting.

I spent 3 hours yesterday morning sitting in this chair...



Last year I spent the day in the hospital with my father. This year it was with the Colonel. Yes, the Colonel came home Saturday evening from Texas with a lovely infection in his knee. He did manage to keep it hidden from me until 30 minutes before we were to leave for church. He even made his fabulous crepes for breakfast for all of us. Then I noticed...

The LIMP...

He then showed me his knee and said, "It'll be better in a day or two."

I immediately said, "NO, something is wrong."

So instead of sitting in church, we sat in the Emergency Room
for 3 hours waiting for a doctor to come and look at his knee.



Don't worry, I won't show you a picture of his knee!

Let's just say it was twice the size of his other knee and quite red. These are the instruments they used to make sure there were no abscesses inside. They "kindly" numbed his knee before using a scalpel! It was quite painful he said and now in addition of having to deal with the pain from an infection in his knee, he is dealing with the pain of being stabbed in his knee.


After we returned home from the hospital, the Colonel rested awhile and the kids gave me their presents. A beautiful charm for my charm bracelet from Olivia and a set of soap and lotion from Bath and Body Works from Michael. We then went to dinner, which was very nice.

The Colonel even gave me a gift, but I'm still trying to learn how to use it

before I tell you what it is!

I hope you all had a wonderful day! I have a few new followers, so I'm off to check out their blogs and spend some time with the rest of you! Enjoy your day!


24 comments :

  1. Eek! I hope he get to feeling better soon! I'm glad your Mother's Day was good afterwards.

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  2. Oh my! Sorry you had to spend Mother's Day morning in the hospital, but at least you were together and the rest of the day turned out well. I hope hubby feels better soon. Hugs, Loretta

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  3. What a way to start off your mothers day....hope his knee is doing better.

    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs~T

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  4. I think it was lovely of Phil to wear a shirt and tie to visit the ER :o). And how kind to give up your Mother's Day service for the dear man who made you a mother in the first place. Can't wait to see your gift! Have a great day. Prayers for a better week :).

    Love,S

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  5. Hope he's feeling better soon!

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  6. I love the picture of the Colonel looking at you. He does not look happy. I am so glad you had a lovely Mother's Day but sorry you were in the hospital.

    Cynthia

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  7. HOPE THE COLONEL IS FEELING LOTS BETTER TODAY. SOUNDS LIKE YOUR DAY WAS HAPPY EVEN IN THE MIDST OF TROUBLE! LOVE THE GIFTS YOUR CHILDREN CHOSE. I HAVE A CHARM BRACELET. IT'S MY FAVORITE PIECE OF JEWELRY! HAVE A TERRIFIC WEEK.

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  8. I must point out that my mother was speaking in church that morning and I missed that as well!!!

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  9. We never know what the day will bring, huh? So sorry your hubby is in pain!

    Great picture of your and your sweet one!:)

    I'm glad your day got better anyway!

    Can't wait to see your gift- I have a guess:)

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  10. Ouch! I hope the knee heals up soon!

    Sounds like you had a nice day, otherwise.

    Blessings,
    Mandy

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  11. Oh honey! I am so sorry that your weekend went differently than you thought it would. At least the Colonel is on his way to recovery now. You are one great mother and wife!

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  12. What a way to spend the day! I'm so glad your hubby is doing OK. I will pray that he gets better soon. I'm glad you at least had a pleasant afternoon.

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  13. I am so glad you were able to get him medical attention and he is on the mend. beautiful picture of you and your children...Glad you day was special...m.

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  14. Poor hubby! I hope he feels better soon!!

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  15. What a lovely place to spend the morning. I hope the Colonel's infection goes away soon and with no complications. I'll be praying for him. So glad your day ended well. Don't you just love getting presents from your kids? I know I sure do.
    Take Care,
    AMY

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  16. I hope that hubby is doing better and that your mother's day did turn out ok.
    Can't wait to see the gift.
    God bless

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  17. Ow, definitely not the way either you or the colonel wanted to spend the day.

    Looking forward to seeing what your surprise is....and if it's bigger than a breadbox ;-)

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  18. Yikes! The description of the knee and procedure sounds painful. Sure hope that he is feeling better soon. The ER is not the place to spend any day...the wait is sometimes more painful than the ailment.

    May I tell you something and not offend you ... please don't take this as negative, but merely understanding infection in a hospital. I noticed in one of your pics that your pocketbook was sitting on top of a trash dispenser - a red one - which is usually for waste, i.e. blood, bodily fluids, etc. There are so much bacteria and germs floating around that it would truly creep anyone out. Please take something and clean the bottom of your purse. You never know what you may pick up on the bottom of your purse anywhere, but especially in places like that. Again, I'm only saying this out of concern. Please don't take it as being a smarty or anything.

    Gigi

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  19. I think the hospitals buy the most uncomfortable chairs on the market for the family to sit in. Hope hubby is better today and I am glad you got your crepes before the "WAIT".

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  20. Wow I just love men and how they try to hide stuff like this...I hope his knee is feeling better soon. Sounds like you had a wonderful mother's day! I can not wait to see the gift that you are trying to learn to use.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  21. Oh poor thing. It's a really good thing you took him. Those things can go badly, QUICKLY. What if it was staph? I'm just praising God he was home with his family to be with his sweet wife on Mother's Day. I know you were happy to have him home. And it's always better to get sick together, rather than alone across the country.

    (((hug)))

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  22. Hi Lois,
    I hope the Colonel is feeling better..., I love the expression on his face!! priceless! I am glad you took him, I don't know why these guys of ours want to be so macho!! Knowing we will find out sooner or later. LOL
    The picture of you , Olivia and Michael is so good, need to frame it!!
    Yes, feel free to copy any text on my post, I am truly humbled.Keep us posted on the Colonel, I will be praying.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  23. so sorry to hear your hubbys not feeling well, hopefully the knee is doing well now and it was nothing to serious,that sounds like a man too, it will get better on its own. Good for you for making him get it checked out, God puts us in their lives for a reason:-).

    Glad the rest of the day went well, you and your kids are so sweet looking, great photo of you all.

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  24. Oh.... I hope your hubby feels better soon! :) Mother's Day Blessings to you....hope you had a fabulous weekend!

    Love in Christ,
    Miss Jen

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