Monday, April 30, 2012

My Love Affair with Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton, a.k.a. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, a.k.a. Princess Kate is someone who just fascinates me. I think she's beautiful and she always seems poised and gracious. Since we've just passed the one-year anniversary of her marriage to Price William there are all these "retrospectives" about her first year as royalty. I've been looking (happily) at one by Time Magazine which has 83 pictures of different outfits that she's worn.

How fun it must be to be gorgeous, not have to worry about money, and to just have as your job to dress well and look pretty! Anyway, she sure plays the part.

When I woke up this morning my back felt better but my knees were horrible. The worst they have EVER been. Walking to the bathroom hurt so much it made me cry.

I was up really early -- a little after 6:00 -- stayed awake for a couple of hours, then slept until 11:00. I had not showered since Friday and I was starting to gross myself out, so I did that. HUGE triumph, although by the end my back was just shaking. I can bend over to my heart's content, but I canNOT reach up. (And you have to reach up when you wash your face or hair.) Anyway, got through that, made myself a smoothie for lunch, and here I am. Oh -- my knees are better. Normal bad, but not like this morning.

What I really want to do is wash the sheets. After I rest for a while I'll try that. No reaching up, so I should be okay. It's good to have goals.

So here are my goals for the rest of the day:

1. Brush my teeth.
2. Wash the sheets.
3. Make Mighty Muffins (I have been craving them for DAYS and my bananas are almost past the point where I can cook with them. Bruce is stopping at the store to buy the oat bran and the lemon that I need in order to make them).

And that's it. I'll have to spread things out because doing anything is exhausting. Honestly, I have to laugh because I am so pathetic!!!

More later...


  1. Awwww...Sharon, this is making me so sad to hear what a hard time you're going through. I'm thinking you should call your doctor and describe just how bad it is. If you're anything like me you tend to downplay symptoms to the doctor. I think he/she needs to know you're at this point.

    I wish so much I lived near you and could come over and help. I hope you're not alone when you're trying to shower, but I have a feeling you are. Please be careful! Do you have a chair you could use in the shower?

    I'm praying for you, friend. Please keep us updated.


  2. So we've been back from Belarus for a month (I know this because the TV just told us it was one month ago that the multiple tornadoes hit Dallas while we were flying back) and I'm still catching up on my reading. So I just discovered your horror story about your back. I am so so so sorry, Sharon. Like Jana, I wish I lived closer so I could come help! I'm praying about your upcoming surgery, as I told you on FB, but I'll also be praying for "back grace."

    I am so sorry. HUG HUG HUG