A Bit too Eager.

Last Tuesday I hung up my crutches.  Literally.  I felt really good!  I am still in physical therapy but very hopeful.


Since last Tuesday I have cleaned my ENTIRE house, gone grocery shopping, visited my family, gone to Target, cooked dinner, etc. etc.  Around 9:00 last night my leg whispered, “Hey you.  Remember me?  I am not ready for all of this Tom Foolery and Shenanigans.  SIT DOWN.”

Lots of pain.  So, I sat.  For about 2 hours.  Then I tried to get up, and then my hip said, a bit louder, “Nooo.  SIT DOWN fool woman.  Couldn’t put pressure on it at all.


So I am sitting.  It is better this morning but I have had a not so gentle reminder that I am not yet 100%.  Which is cool, I kept thinking that 9 weeks was enough time to be recovered fully.

Not so much.

So, I am going to dial it back down from 11 to 5 and sit down.



Because you know, 11 is louder than 10.  😉


As Always,


Woman on Pause





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Still here.

I swear.  Five days out of surgery.  Seems they had to fracture my bone to promote cartilage growth and inject cadaver cartilage into my left hip.  I am looking at 8 weeks on crutches.  Can’t put any weight on my left leg.  At all.

For 8 weeks.

My armpits hurt.  I’m just sayin.

Still on a decent regimen of pain killers, muscle relaxers, etc etc. 

So not able to wax sarcastic here quite yet.

But I am getting there.

Hope all of you are fine as wine and dandy as candy.


As Always,


Woman on Pause



Hello everyone!  I know it has been so long since I have posted.  Truth be told, it has been at least a week since I even logged on.  The rumors aren’t true. If you haven’t heard them, they go like this.

A. I AM the crazy cat lady and was eaten by my cats.

2. I ran away with the State Trooper that pulled me over and we are living in Rancho Cucamonga and are currently still trying to get over the flu.

But really, all is well in Sarah land with me, the hubs, and the boys.  I will admit I had a bit of a hard time when they cancelled my surgery 2 days before said surgery.  And by “Hard Time” I mean I threw a hissy fit, possibly said, “If a steak knife landed in my hip they would fix it then, wouldn’t they?!?!?!”

And I may or may not have thrown the scarf I was wearing.

5 times.

Needless to say, I was ready to have this over with, and they cancelled.  Whatever.  How one runs out of human cadaver cartilage is beyond me.  Now, I am back on schedule for April 7th.  Assuming we don’t enter into a zombie apocalypse and there will NEVER be cadaver cartilage for my personal use.

But, I have taken a couple of weeks to “Work through my feelings.” AKA eat copious amounts of food and watch more Bravo TV than one person really should ever consider watching.  AKA I dreamed I was a real housewife and had heavily abused botox.  Not a good look for me.


I am not proud.

But oddly enough, all of that up there isn’t the reason for this post.

The reason for this post is that I am amazed several times a day at the things I don’t know.  But this one thing is still bugging me.  I don’t know why, but I feel I should have known this.

Ore-Ida potatoes.  We all know them.  Fried potato goodness.

Did everyone else in the free world know that the name Ore-Ida is a mix of Oregon and Idaho????  How did I miss this.  I remember as a kid thinking, “There are so many things to know.”  The grown ups around me seemed to know so much and I just knew I would never know all of these things. But as I got older I started to feel more confident in the depth of my growing knowledge.

Then a commercial for tater tots comes on and they reveal this is the origin of their name.

And frankly I am still a bit dumbfounded that I didn’t know that.


And as I search for a tater tot photo, I find this.  The states are conjoined.  Clearly everyone on the planet knew this but me.  I will make peace with this.

One day.

Hope all of you are well!

As Always,

Woman on Pause

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Hello again…

Anyone out there? I can’t imagine so. And nor do I blame you nameless faceless non- audience! I have filled the word press site with my stench of neglect for way too long.

Have I had a surgery? Yes. Is that an excuse? Nooooo. It most certainly isn’t. I also had the worst brain fart when it came to my password, and I couldn’t even remember the email address for it. Who does that? I happen to start this blog when I got an electronic bug up my ass to change my email. No one changes emails!

Needless to say you will be hearing more from me asap. I have a lot on the horizon and I am literally bursting at the seams to get all of this literary love and social commentary goo out of mah brain and into your willing eyes and psyche’s. Or is it psyches. Either way.

Bitch is back.

All love and smushy kisses,

Woman on pause.

P.S. It says hello again because it almost failed the original draft of this post. I see you Internet demon trying to stop me from posting after so long. I have my eye on you……