Just a good morning to everyone today. Looks like we are going to have another sunny, near-90 day here in Newnan. Thankfully our humidity is super low. We're expecting rain later in the week, and that sounds wonderful to me. It's funny to me how much a person's interest in the forecast depends on how their grass and flowers are growing. At our last house in SC, I had no desire to hear the weather report because we had a small yard in almost complete shade, and I hadn't planted the first flower there. Now we have a much larger yard with NO shade and of course all my new bulbs and perennials, and the pots of veggies out back. The perfect balance of rain and sun are very much on my mind every day!!
Not much to report about my back issues and my appointment yesterday. My new pain specialist told me the same thing as the last doctor- all the "degenerative disc disease" showing up on my newest MRI are on the left side, while my pain is completely isolated on my right side (sciatica). He said somewhere something is pressing on a nerve, and they just can't see it. So I am scheduled for one more good ol' epidural next Tuesday morning. As I've posted before, this will be my third lumbar epidural in about nine months. The first two were useless, I received zero relief from them. This new doctor gave me an almost imperceptible wink and said "we'll try something a little different this time" and I'm almost scared to know what he meant by that. He prescribed me Valium for the procedure- two the night before and three an hour before the epidural. I admit I had the other two epidurals without any kind of medication except the actual local anesthesia and the epidural injection itself, and they were both quite uncomfortable- not a sharp pain but a dull, throbbing pressure while the doctor worked on me. (Afterwards was a different story!!!!) On the way out yesterday, the receptionist said "Oh, he works miracles" so we will see. I feel like, after three years of chronic pain, I need a miracle!!
I've been busy this week filling several boxes to take over to Goodwill in a few days. Not only of clothes, but of everything I can find in the basement that we are not ever going to use again. A lot of miscellaneous kitchen items, children's books, home decor items, clocks, even a small B&W TV. We have a goal of the basement being (nearly) completely empty, so that next year if and when we get ready to start finishing it, there will be little to do in the way of bringing things up into the house during construction. A lot of what's down there now is holiday decorations, but a lot is just junk. And it is dawning on me that if it's been boxed up all this time and I haven't needed it yet, what is the likelihood that I will need it anytime soon, if ever??? Hopefully what we are not using, someone else out there will have a need for, so I will be loading up the back of the SUV very soon with donations. We like Goodwill, and we usually make it a habit of donating to them probably every other month or so. Last month we took over my old computer, clothes, books, even a fireplace set (matching tools and screen).
Not much else to post about this morning. We are all just trying to stay cool today, and I'm going to spend the better part of the day working on the studio upstairs- it is almost the picture of perfection and I am close to getting it decorated the way I want. I hope everyone has a great morning, and please enjoy the photo above of General yesterday, napping in my closet in one of the boxes of clothes headed to Goodwill.
My husband James and I moved to Newnan, Georgia in 2008 from South Carolina- due to his career. We both work for the same company- James 15 years and 10 years for me. We love our life, our new home, our six kitties, our family. We love to travel, and put our paid vacation days from work to good use! Most of all, we love to spend time together no matter what we're doing. I have an ordinary life but share it with an extraordinary man. I am so lucky! Life has been great to both of us. I know I started this blog off insinuating that I would be showing my artwork, but I left my muses back in South Carolina when we moved. They haven't managed to find me again so far. Maybe one day.