Thursday, August 26, 2010

Going to the Chapel...

As I mentioned early in the week, the daughter of a friend of ours, is getting married tomorrow. It's a lovely setting of a mansion house set upon many acres of farmland along the Susquehanna River. It's down a very wooded road and the long drive way is sort of hidden along a sharp bend in the road. It's easy to miss the drive way, so I thought of the idea of putting a sign (like I've seen on a few wedding sites) to show the way. The bride and her mom were excited! I went by my favorite antique shope early this morning before my 2nd shot this afternoon (more on that later) and asked Bob if he had a piece of wood I could use. ( I picked up a few goodies with my birthday money but that's another post!) I already had this piece of wood in mind, I was hoping he would let me have it!  If you've never checked out the photos of Bob's shop, you simply MUST grab a cup of coffee or tea and have a look!  The sign is cool because it's sort of white washed and it's actually a raised panel and the outside edge is more white in person like a painted frame of white. Bob didn't think that we'd be able to do it because the board is warped and WAS split. Oh he of little faith! A chuck of wood and some screws on the back and it's no longer split and we already have had it screwed on the wooden stake and it looked so pretty! Handy dandy husband has MUCH better handwriting than I do so he sketched out the arrow and letters and I was going to paint them. Then HE offered to paint them! YAY! ;-) I think it turned out so sweet and quaint! I'll take a shot of it tomorrow on the driveway at the wedding. I LOVE WEDDINGS!

If you are interested in the trials and tribulations of my spine, read on. :+)

Today I had my 2nd caudal epidural steroid injection. I don't think I explained what that is. My understanding is that the caudal area is the sacrum which is basically the flat area above your tailbone but before your lumbar. It's the lovely little area at the very top of the center of your butt checks. The use a 7 inch needle and inject an a topical anesthetic like lidocaine and then inject 15 cc's of a steroid. The hope is that this will reduce my pain (by reducing inflammation) and I can have a bit more aggressive physical therapy. If the shots work, then the hope is by the time they wear off, I'll be in less pain and able to do more. Which would be fabulous! I had several wonderful and dear (MISSY) friends praying for me today to have less pain during the procedure. Their prayers were answered and I was blessed with a better procedure than last week! The next one is in 2 weeks. Thank you all.  I have such truly wonderful friends.




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15 comments:

Tina said...

Hi sweet Robyn:) LOVE the sign, it looks beyond fabulous!! What a fabulous idea (how gorgeous is that piece of wood!). I am so very pleased to hear that today's injection was less painful for you. You are amazing my friend, truly! Sending huge hugs your way. Happy weekend to you and enjoy the wedding:) ~ Txx

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I sure hope you get some relief from your shot and I'm glad it was not as painful today. The sign is great. I love it!! Hubby did a wonderful job. Can't wait to see the items you purchased. Have fun at the wedding. I always love weddings and this one sounds so pretty. Love & blessings from NC!

Robyn said...

Thanks Tina! THAT piece of wood is totally AMAZING! ...oh the stuff he has just makes my heart pitter pat! Thanks for your sweet well wishes, they made my night! Huge Hugs right back to you!

awal.ny said...

I love the sign, great husband for helping. I can't wait to see wedding photos. I am very glad to hear that the pain was not as bad as last week, and hoping then next will have next to none. Have a wonderful weekend.

Eri said...

HI DEAR! how are you? Oh, I love weddings too: I hope you'll enjoy the party! The sign is fantastic, what a wonderful shop! sometimes it is easier to find something basic and the result will be GREAT!!! I hope to see your next pictures about this wedding!!! have a nice day, kiss!

It's me said...

You know prayers help !!! good news Robyn !!! nice and good idea also......you must ride today to place that board !!! ....wishing you a happy painless weekend.......love love Ria......

awal.ny said...

Don't worry, I have done the same. I have someone on a sidebar and then when they have a giveaway I make sure I am a follower and find out opps. I am hoping to finish 3 more of my chairs this winter.

Robyn said...

Thank you EVERYONE! I have the sweetest friends!

My Cottage Charm said...

I. ADORE. YOU. !! :)

I'm so happy you did so well with your procedure...and I'll keep on praying for you!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the sign!! It was so sweet of Matt to help you with it..he's gonna make a lovely assistant! lol :) I hope the weather is wonderful for the wedding......... I just love outdoor weddings! You be careful taking those pics...no weird positions or anything! lol I'm sure Matt will keep an eye on you! ROFLOL :) Have fun my friend!
Blessings & Hugs!
Missy

Lynda said...

my compliments to handy dandy hubby;)!! He did well(give him a drink;))
I wish you lots of fun at the wedding and I hope the pain will vanisch(sort of;))

Sweet greetings
Lynda

Rebecca said...

Robyn-How fun and personal-love it. I must tell you again thanks for telling me about those sites-I've been going round and round with them-so many wonderful, fun ideas!!!

Jen said...

The wedding sounds like it is going to be beautiful!! The sign is sooo pretty!
You must be a very strong woman...I can't imagine what you constantly have to go thru...I'm terrified of needles!!!
Sending lots of prayers & hugs your way!!!

Allison Shops said...

Love the sign. I made one, though not a pretty, for our daughter's wedding last weekend.


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Leah said...

Just discovered your great blog! Lovin it!

Luvs!

Lisa said...

Oh my dear, first and foremost I would like to say I hope your situation is remedied and you don't endure much more pain. You are so lovely to be thinking of this special sign for the wedding amidst your own sufferings. I love how it turned out! They are lucky to have you!