Sorry there are no pictures to share. I'm using a laptop borrowed from work, and all my picture editing software is on the desktop. I really wish you all could see the most beautiful flowers the partners at my office sent....so big and beautiful and full of those yummy fall colors. My back surgery went off wonderfully! Hard to imagine that a mere 12 hours ago I was in so much pain the narcotics barely touched it. Now I'm able to walk around with absolutely no pain except the soreness where the incision is, and the only pain reliever I've needed for the last 9 hours is an ice pack. I'm determined to take it easy on the lifting, bending, and twisting to let the disc heal for the plain simple reason that I never want to go through this again.
I might have invented a new gift-receiving occasion....the SURGERY PRESENT! Right before they wheeled me in the OR they told me they would go out to the waiting room and grab my husband to give me a hug and a kiss. My husband is NOT a good waiting room person. Sitting around doing nothing would have driven him crazy AND probably every else in the waiting room. The local JoAnn's is only a few miles from the surgery center. When I told them I didn't think he'd be out there since I had given him with a list of things I wanted from JoAnn's, the nurses thought that was a great idea! So for my surgery present, I got a brand new Cuttlebug and 3 embossing folders. I can't wait to use it and be able to give some of my cards a new "ummph!"
I still haven't caught up on everything in my Google Reader today, but here are 2 things I don't want you to miss:
My very good friend Linda has some great blog candy, so go pay her a visit.
And a very cool challenge on the KI Memories blog! Sew on a Layout for a chance to win some goodies.