Junky Drawers, Sticky Floors, and a Hysterectomy



I see how you all are getting organized! 
Throwing things out...putting things in rows...and promising yourself to do better this year. :) 
I'm right there with ya and it feels good!


 However, the cleaning process after Christmas has been slower than usual
 because the expiration date on some of my girl parts has arrived.
I know we are supposed to whisper about these subjects but what the heck.
It's just a girl thing and we're all in this together. 

Yes, I've been straightening drawers. One or two per day. 

Yes, I used my dadgum screwdriver to remove some sticky unknown things from the tile floor. 

Yes, I've been waging war on dog hair!


 But only a little each day and then I lay in the chair and watch hours of TV because gravity is not my friend right now and apparently I'm a big baby.

Yes, I'm a little bit sad because wasn't it just yesterday that we couldn't wait to have babies?
Oh wait, I have to cry a little because that's what girls do sometimes.

1987 permed hair, pleated jeans, and the love of my life

So carry on girls!  
Organize your shelves, put things in baskets, and I'll rejoin you next week.:)

P.S. The hysterectomy is tomorrow.


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48 comments

Kim said...

What a gift you have my friend...in just a few short sentences you made me laugh, cry a bit and want to recontact all of my pantry shelves. I hope you are feeling better very, very soon, but until then, enjoy that couch. You're not a baby, you're human. xo

Jaybird said...

Oh sweet girl....take care of yourself, and we'll be looking forward to seeing you later. It's not so bad.....just let yourself wallow in misery, with no guilt!!! Then....afterward.....things will be great!!
I will be keeping you in my prayers until I next hear from you.
Blessings,
J

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Oh no! How did I miss this? And yes I just cried a little too :( Please let me know what I can do!! xoxoxo!!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Hugs to you sweet friend! Milk it for all it's worth LOL! Enjoy being pampered. We'll be here waiting :-) praying all goes well and your up and about soon!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Sending lots of love and healing prayers for you, sweet friend! I'm sure you'll be feeling better in record time, but until then, accept all the help you can get. :) Many hugs to you!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...


My little sister has a weird rare disease she's dealing with right now, and just a few months ago one of the things they had to do to prevent ovarian cancer (one of the oddest side effects of this disease) was to remove them.

My Mom died young and much too long ago to ask how such things go, so I am learning right along with my baby sister how sad and awful instant menopause IS to a gal. I feel empathy for you big time.

You aren't alone. It's natural to cry a LOT, and be tired and sore and SAD.
You are not a baby, this is all natural.

I am saying healing prayers for you - and hoping you feel right about things soon. Once you "regulate" and get used to things a bit you - hopefully- will feel lots better.

Until then, there are some GREAT Netflix series to watch: Downton Abbey, Longmire, Foyle's War to name three of my all time favorites. hugs.

Stephanie Kastelan said...

Stop cleaning! You're supposed to be taking care of yourself! :) Sending hugs and prayers your way!
Stephanie
Positively Stephanie

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Stacey! Oh dear girl, get better soon. I had my "oven" removed years ago but still have the "knobs". Your symptoms sound like the ones I had. Do rest and take care of your health first and foremost. I like the shows that Michelle suggested to watch.

Catching up on your posts. Your father's home was gorgeous! I am so impressed with his sense of style. Hope he is doing better.

LOVE your new linens. Gorgeous!

We are remodeling two bedrooms and, like others, am organizing and have donated about six SUV loads to the thrift store. Feels good to let go of some things.

Prayers for you to get better soon.

Peace and love for 2015.....

Becky

Lisa said...

Stacey,
I know things will go well for you so take it easy and have a speedy recovery!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Sending you lots of love and healing prayers, Stacey! I am going through similar situation so I understand....don't be sad and no guilt! Pretty soon you will be your old self again:) All the best and keeping you in my prayers. Big hugs, Poppy

Chy said...

Wishing you well as you undergo this procedure tomorrow and then take time to recover. Blessings and good vibes for healing.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Sending prayers everything goes smoothly and you have a speedy recovery! All those emotions are totally normal and I say roll with it girl! Nothing wrong with a good cry now and then. :)

Patty Marker said...

Praying for a textbook surgery and a speedy recovery. Been there, done that and other than the pain of the surgery, I feel so much better post "oven removed and knobs still working" surgery. Got to love our Becky. Rest, rest and rest!

Melissa Miller said...

Stacey oh no, I'm so sorry. I am going to be praying for you for a safe surgery and speedy recovery. You will be fine I just know it. Big hugs!

Kathleen Grace said...

The cleaning can wait, at least that is what I tell myself almost every day and most days I believe me, lol. I'll be praying for a good outcome on surgery and a quick recovery. Take care of yourself first and foremost! You seldom get a really good excuse to read, watch t.v. and do as little as possible, do take advantage of the situation as much as possible. Sending love...

Kathy

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Take care of yourself and try to relax. I will be thinking of you.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Yep, it is a little sad to lose it, but you will be fine. Take it easy and get back as soon as you can...I will be thinking of you!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Good luck tomorrow Stacey everything will be fine!! Wishing you a quick recovery!

Prince Snow Farm said...

Take care of yourself and REST!!! I had one in January of 2013 and you will be tired. I took 8 weeks from work. (but I stand all day at work). (and I had a few other related procedures at the same time). The first couple of days are the hardest and then you will feel better each day. Shoot me an email if you are ever needing to ask a question. :)

April said...

Will be praying your surgery goes well, Stacey, and that you have a fast recovery. I've heard that you'll feel so much better when it's all done!

Mimi said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you have to have surgery. I became a "hyster sister" 10 years ago at the ripe old age of 37. Even though we were done having kids and the baby was 10 years old, I cried on the way to the hospital. There's just something about that sense of loss only another woman can understand. :-) However, I will say I felt TERRIFIC within days. I will be praying for you.

P.S. I LOVE the photo! We must have run in the same fashion circles in the 80s. Ha!

The Gathering Place said...

I have to admit that after having the same surgery a few years ago I felt like a new woman. It was very liberating in a way. Good luck!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I will keep you in my prayers. Try to rest and not worry about anything! You're going to do great. Sending you lots of sweet hugs ...wish I was there to give you a REAL one! Take care of yourself! Hugs, Diane

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'll be praying and thinking of you tomorrow and tonight, I understand how you feel, I've never had one but I know I'd feel the same way! Remember to take care of YOU and watch some old movies and some new ones too!

Debbie said...

I actually felt better after having mine, and I hope you do too.

debi said...

Prayers! I survived the hot flashes and they are hot! That was the worst thing.....other than that wished I'd done it sooner!

HUgs!

Domestic Designer said...

You will certainly be in my prayers. Take care of yourself and know that we will all be thinking about you!
Blessings!
DD

JoAnne said...

I'm thinking about you today Stacey, and I hope you're doing just fine. It's okay to be a big baby sometimes. Can you imagine if it was a man dealing with the things we deal with ~ he would be beyond a big baby!! : ) Take care of yourself! And btw, your pictures are beautiful!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I cried, too, before my partial hysterectomy, gosh it was 7 years ago in October. I just couldn't stand the pain of my period anymore and the doctor had me on Vicodin for it. I couldn't see taking painkillers for another 10 years before menopause so had the hysterectomy. Now - I think it was the best thing I ever did.

Take it easy afterward and you will recover well. I found I tired easily even after two weeks on the couch, so don't jump right back into things.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Dear Stacey, wishing you all the best tomorrow. I'll be keeping you in my prayers for better days ahead.
Take good care and rest.
Sending hugs your way!
XOXO

Kathy Olson said...

Praying for you today!!

Beth @ Mary Beth's Place said...

Sending you best wishes and virtual hugs tomorrow for a speedy recovery! Your body will need rest - so take it easy!

Jeanette said...

Oh No! I'm sure everything will go well. Sending prayers your way for a full and speedy recovery.

Junkchiccottage said...

Good Morning Stacey. Sending good wishes and thoughts as you go into tomorrow's surgery. My prayers are with you. Hugs.
Kris

Blondie's Journal said...

Awwww...you wrote this so well...you made me almost cry!

I'm sending lots of love and many prayers to you. Please go slow and feel free to lie on the couch all day. You are entitled.

Jane x

Debra Howard said...

Praying for you dear. Hope you take it easy and don't go build a pond in the back yard after 6 wks like I did...big mistake. I thought they really meant it when they said go back to doing my normal work. Apparently rock moving is not what they meant lol. Hope it goes well girl

Dee said...

Oh dear, forget about cleaning the house, you should be relaxing right now. Also, I will be adding you to my prayer list. Big Hugs to you and God bless... :)

Lori said...

You stole my picture or my jeans! Will be thinking of you.

Katie Mansfield said...

I'll be praying for you. You are not a baby. I had mine 4 years ago and I'm so glad I did. I feel so much better! Give it a few weeks and you will be back in the swing of things.

Happy@Home said...

Keeping you in my thoughts today, Stacey. Hope all went well with your surgery and wishing you a smooth and speedy recovery.

JG said...

I hope you have a very speedy recovery, Stacey!
~Judy

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Just saw this post, Stacey! Hope all goes well and that you take your time getting back into the swing of things. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the pampering!

Prince Snow Farm said...

Just checking in and hoping you are recovering comfortably :)

Sonia said...

Stacey...I just saw your post and had to chuckle at the title! What a combo! I felt like a new woman after my hyst! Hope you recover quickly and I'm sure you'll be up and back to organizing in no time! Take it easy...if you need a nurse just holler!
Miss Bloomers
P.S. Love your permed hair and pleats!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Oh Stacey, I had the old "hissie" 20 years ago at the ripe old age of 35 due to some other health problems and I have never looked back. I am praying that all goes well and you have a very speedy recovery.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Oh dear friend, so sorry that you had to go through this surgery! I have walked the journey with others that walked through the same path, and I know it is difficult. I know that you are through it now, but I just want you to know that I care! I am praying that you are feeling better by now, and that you will soon be back sharing joy and beauty with us all.

Happy Monday!

Liz Hockamier said...

Hi Stacey!
I hope you are recovering well. What a suckie way to start the new year! :(
~Liz

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

my sis had to have one a few years ago, even though she's younger than me...she had more troubles.

Take care :)