Keith and I went for a drive this afternoon and then I wandered downstairs. With my music playing, I dived into one of the scrap bins. I’m not one to cut all my scraps into predetermined sizes but I do like to cut more than one at a time … I’m going to aim for 3 with this round with the first one being my Easy Flock of Geese.

I want to thank you all for the good wishes and prayers … I may have made my surgery sound more imminent than it is … it was originally scheduled for Dec 19 but delayed after an abnormal EKG … I went through a couple weeks of testing before the cardiologist cleared me and the surgery to relieve my spinal nerve compression will be on Jan 12. I’ve been dealing with this for 6 months now and at this point I’m just anxious to get it fixed!!


  1. Mary, thank you for another year of interesting and instructive blogs. May you and Keith have a wonderful 2023!

  2. January 11 will mark 31 years since I had emergency surgery when I developed a foot drop due to a nerve compression of L5S1. I feel your pain and know how your are looking forward to getting relief. If your doctor suggests getting into the swimming pool, do it. I do not swim and am actually afraid of water, but finally took the advice and joined the “rusty hinges” class at the Y. I ended up taking the classes for two years and know that is what helped me. I wish you the best with your surgery and a very Happy New Year. Thank you for all that you share with us!

  3. I hope your surgery goes well and that your recovery is swift and smooth. Sending warm wishes your way.

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