Yes, it is true. Even cowboys get the blues. Especially ones with a badly broken leg! Brady is always so positive and full of life, it was tough to see him a bit depressed last week. He always looks at the bright side of everything. That is our family motto - find the silver lining, whatever it may be! However, every now and then, things happen that knock you for a loop, and even though you know you are lucky, it is still tough to remain steadfastly "happy, happy, happy."
In any case, aside from being a bit depressed and unable to do any of the things he really wants or needs to do, he's doing just fine. The breaks are healing nicely, and he should be able to get off the crutches in another four to six weeks. Then the real rehab will begin! He's been on crutches for five weeks, now. He's pretty handy on them, too. (Although he did take a crash on them with Britt, but thank goodness he fell INTO THE CAR and on his nose - his leg was fine. The only thing to suffer real injury was his pride...)
If you know Brady at all, then you know he is a mover and a shaker, and he doesn't stay down for long. I don't know many folks who could beat a 10% chance of living, such as he did back when he was on life support for six days and in the hospital for four more days due to the septic shock his body was in from untreated pneumonia. He's tougher than nails, no doubt about it. But he's as sensitive as they come, too. And when you are used to moving and shaking such as he does, it gets old to not be able to do the things you want to do, even though you know you are lucky to be alive.
Nevertheless, he is getting better every single day. And as we all know, the days are flying by! He will be back on his horse in no time at all, and those blues will be nothing more than a distant memory. Getting back into his jeans this week has been a great help - he does not like to wear shorts! The wedding we went to last Saturday and our excursion to Portland for the WWE Monday Night RAW greatly lifted his spirits, as well. As he told his doctor, he feels like a half a million bucks! I predict he'll be back to feeling like a full million before long. I've said it before, and I'll say it again - you just can't keep a good man down!
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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Yes, once again, my mother came to our rescue! Last week, I was able to drive Brady to his stores because my wonderful mom made the trip from Harney County to Coburg to stay with the B's. This was the first trip she has made by herself since her eye transplants, so it was actually a momentous occasion! We were so grateful! While Brady and I were enjoying the lovely traffic in the Seattle and Portland areas (NOT!), my mom and the B's held the fort down. But the great thing about my mom is that she not only held the fort down, she CLEANED IT! It was so wonderful to come home to a cleaner house! I have barely been able to keep up with the bare minimums of cleaning - I'll admit it! I actually CAN'T do it all... I have to let some things go. This year, it has been my yard and my house. They aren't terribly neglected, but certainly not up to my normal "standard," right? Anyway, my beloved mother cleaned things that have been needing to be cleaned for a LONG TIME! Even my poor, pitiful houseplants have been revived! Who knew taking off the dead stems would make them look so healthy?! She even managed to get Britt to swim practice, although she thought it was far to rigorous a practice for her grandson - Britt got a big kick out of this. Above is a picture of her and Britt from the great camping trip he went on with them after his swim meet in June, which I will post about next, because she just gave me a CD full of picture from it, which I love! Anyway, I could go on and on about my mom, because as far as moms go, she is the best, and I love her dearly, and as anyone who knows her knows, she's a huge blessing to this world with a heart of gold. Thanks, Mom - I love you more than words can say!
Monday, July 28, 2014
Let me just say, I have been to a few weddings, and I know a good one when I see one. Believe it or not, I once aspired to be a wedding coordinator. Thank goodness this never came to pass - can you imagine the poor wedding folks under my direction?! In any case, I do love a good wedding, and we were blessed to attend Joe and Bailey Vardanega's this past Saturday in Grizzly, Oregon. But first, let's take some selfies...
We had to document the occasion of all four of us being dolled up in our wedding finery. The owner of the hotel took the one above for us. She was not comfortable taking the picture, and so one is all she took. We were lucky to get it, so we'll take the funky light spots.