Monday, January 16, 2012

Beginning a bit behind

Yes, I’m beginning the year a bit behind.  I have all sorts of things to post but it seems not much time to get it done.

I did have the nucleoplasty procedure on my back that had been previously postponed on Friday, which means my “seat time” is very limited.  I am only allowed to sit for 45 minutes at a time, then have to be up and moving for the next 10-15 minutes so when I am able to sit at the computer, I’m cramming everything I can into those 45 minutes.  Unfortunately, it takes me 5 minutes to remember where I left off before I got up to move.  But I’m happy that the procedure took place and without too much post-op pain.  Now, we wait a few weeks to see what the results will be. 

Before I had the procedure though, kind of as a last hurrah and because we’ve never done it before, we took a January 5th motorcycle ride!  Unheard of for us!  There’s usually much snowin’ and blowin’ goin’ on in December let alone January so the last few weeks have been a wonderful gift as we had an oddly mild start to our winter. The temperature was in the high 50’s on January 5th so we bundled up and off we went.  We were only able to be out for two hours before we got too cold but it was glorious!

Here’s a few pictures from our excursion…


The sky was beautiful!IMG_8924

This creek was so pretty with the bits of snow along the banks.


Round bales wrapped for winter feeding and cattle in the corn field.


And since this ride, winter has begun for us. We were so blessed to have gotten a “free month” with December that I didn’t really mind it when it started snowing now.

Eventually when I get a little more spare “seat time” I have a fun tutorial to share with you.



  1. Glad to hear you went through your procedure fairly easy. Hope you feel better quick! Your pictures are beautiful, and I can't wait to see your tutorial. Take care of you! Hugs!

  2. Hope the long weekend ended well. It was great seeing you Saturday. Take Care! ~Jeanne

  3. Hope you have a speedy recovery!
    It was 71 here today and it's to be 19 on Wednesday morning!
    Take care!

  4. I just love the big sky! Feel better soon!

  5. You always get such great photos from your rides! The sky ones are so good!

    Glad you are able to do a bit more and LOVE the journals!! I need one. ;)