January 21, 2012

To Blog or not to Blog…. That is the question?

I’ve loved reading blogs over the past year and have considered starting one, but the time commitment with my busy life has always scared me.  Would anyone ever want to even read my blog? But then I started to think who cares?  I could do it just for me.  Then my thumb happened…. 

You don’t realize how much you use your thumb, even if it’s your left one and you are right handed. It started way back in July of 2011.  I was working on some cabinets in one of the apartments we own.  Just simply carrying it over to be sanded or something like that.  Carrying it like this…

And it locked up on me. Now seriously, it scared me, what the heck just happened? I couldn’t move it out of that position with out PAIN!  You have got to be kidding me? I don’t have time for this!  Long story short, went to the doctors, they gave me a brace.  It "unlocked" and I was completely pain free. YAY! But of course you know that isn’t the end of the story…. 

 Let’s move ahead 6 months….  Here we are recovering from “basal joint arthoplasty”.  Now doesn’t that sound like fun? About 3 weeks ago, it “locked up” on me at work, I honestly wasn’t even doing anything!  Went to the doctors again!  Cortisone shot and I should be good as new, well, I wasn’t.  This is getting old! It stayed locked up for 7 days! Went back and scheduled surgery.  

Apparently, I had “debris” in there keeping it “subluxated”(partially dislocated), arthritis and spurs, doesn’t that sound wonderful? They even took one of my tendons in my wrist and squished in there for some "new" cartilage.   I am very glad I had it done. Now, I’m on the mend.  And I get to wear this for the next 3-4 weeks. Yay!...

During this time, I have spent hours perusing my favorite 30+ blogs.  I had a conversation with my (computer science major) son one night about how I love to browse blogs, he says, “You should start one, right now, let’s do it.  Come on, mom!”   Of course, I’m not feeling good at the moment, hand in cast, plus a cold coming on… it did not happen that night.  But I had been throwing the thought around in my mind for a while.  My hubby had even mentioned it a couple of months back.  Time, time, time… that was my fear, not to mention I know NOTHING about how HTML or gadgets, or linking...

I’m 46, both kiddos are in college, I’m only working part-time right now, no real commitments, except working on some apartments we own.  So, why not now?  We moved into our new house in November 2009.  I have literally done nothing… Well, I’ve painted the laundry room due to necessity (that will be explained some time in the future) and I’ve painted the office.  Honestly, other than putting up curtains so that we have privacy I haven decorated at all.  This is the perfect time to share my adventures of turning this house from builder basic to fantabulous!  Plus, I love to garden and we haven’t done hardly anything outside.  Well, I take some of that back…. We did invest in a gorgeous stone patio and we just had 7 trees planted.   So, here I am starting a blog!  I have so much rolling around in my brain it's going to explode!  I'd better end here or it's going to get messy....
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Hi there! My name is Lori!
Hi there! My name is Lori!

I have been blogging for about 4 years and I enjoy sharing all the things that go on here at The Stonybrook House. From building to decorating, crafting and cooking, and so much more. I enjoy gardening and a healthy lifestyle. You will find a bit of everything here... Most importantly I love The Lord Jesus my Savior and my wonderful hubby of 28 years!

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