Saturday, February 13, 2010

bowl of cherries

the weekend is finally here -- just in time! i had the flu on monday followed by a head cold and then bill fell on the ice and broke two bones in his leg on tuesday morning. luckily, he did not have to have surgery and is in an air cast. the theme song from the jetsons ran thru my head when they brought the cast out. it looks like some oversized space boot. he can't put any weight on it and is on crutches for 6 weeks.

so what does my less then easy week have to do with a bowl of cherries? well, part of it was sweet and cheery and part of it was well, the pits!

being off work  sublime
bill in pain  the pits

spending extra time with the puppies   sweet
bill on crutches and not able to take the puppies out at 3 am   the pits

our son clearing all the snow off our driveway   awesome
driving bill around (he's NOT a good passenger)   the pits

getting to be the caretaker  gratifyingly weird
rearranging everything to make way for crutches  the pits

overall, things are going really well. i may need an extra large sock to stuff in bill's mouth when i'm driving but he has been very humbled and gracious by this experience.

don't you just love that little white bowl in the photo? you can find more like it in farmer julie's etsy shop or on her blog.


Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Sorry about your husbands ice accident! I wish him a speedy recovery and you some sanity! I hate being the caregiver! Most men I know are not very good patients!
Love the photo of the cherries,,, one of my favorite fruits and enjoy the weekend!

cindy said...

Are those Ranier cherries:? It looks like they are. The cherries brings back many memories. Joshua and I were the only two in the family that ate them. We always looked forward to "cherry season".

Instead of a sock you could fill Bill's mouth with cherries...much more tastier than a sock!

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Oh Julie...sounds like what we had...flu and then a head cold...and POOR Bill...
Poor YOU...
LOVE that Bowl and the pic of the cherries sure is gorgeous...maybe a painting is called for?
Have a SWEET weekend.

Almost Precious said...

Well as my idol, Erma Bombeck said; "If life's a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?" Sorry to hear that things have been a little down for you, and really sad to hear that your hubby took such a bad fall and broke his leg. Wishing him a very speedy recovery. I know that with your ever positive outlook and enthusiasm for the joys that life offers, that dark cloud will soon show it's silver lining. Take care and God bless.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

It sounds like you had a horrendous week Julie. I hope you are feeling better and all gets back to normal soon.

Christine said...

so sorry to hear about Bill's accident, hope it's a swift recovery.

farmerjulie said...

Hi Julie!! Thanks for that. sorry about the accident! never dull!
xoxo julie

RNSANE said...

How awful, Julie, I hope Bill is not in terrible pain and I pray that you will survive being his nurse. Orthopedic patients can get a little tiring. I suppose that is why I did not choose that particular specialty!

Those cherries look delicious. I think I'd grab a handful when I take the pups out for their 3AM stroll in the snow.

Take care of yourself first, Julie, then all the rest of the household!

Julie said...

This post is so funny! I hear ya with taking puppies out at 3:00 a.m. Try as I may before bed...they never want to go. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! : )

Julie said...

Ohh, and sorry about your hubby too! (I think I forgot to write that)! I hope he recovers soon! xx

ArtistUnplugged said...

Oh my, it has been one more week for you all. Your husband is so lucky that he avoided surgery, but that has to be very difficult for you all. I agree, men are not very good patients! Love the new header and the bowl of cherries are awesome.

steviewren said...

I hope your Valentine's Day isn't on the pits list! Maybe Bill will settle down and become a good passenger since he has to go along for the ride.

cindy said...

i'm so sorry to hear about bill and you, but your post is so cute. as a recent caregiver to a normally very active husband, i can relate. i hope the six weeks fly by and just in time for spring.