Walking through Mud

That is how I feel.  It is taking everything I have to move.  Not sure what that is about.   I’ve had a sore throat for a week now.  I did a candida spit test and I have candida, but not as much as I thought I would have.   I probably should have taken the test BEFORE I started the Candida Cleanse.  HAH – I always do things backwards – no wonder my body does the same.

Listening to The Black Atlantic as part of the coffee house music on Spotify.  I should really get up off my rear and accomplish something, but I’m not sure I am able.  I have one thing crossed off my list today, not a good start as it’s 11:26am.

I watched The View to see Barbara Walter’s last show.  I have her special set for the DVD – I don’t know why, maybe it’s just a part of history in the making.  It is interesting to see how many women she opened the door to be a news person.  HAH, after the show, the ladies on our local ABC channel commented about why they weren’t there.  I yelled at the Tele and said because you aren’t that good!!  The whole daytime news team (which includes 1 male)  can’t read a script.  Sad Sad Sad!!

The local CBS channel morning news team, oy … when this person arrived, she couldn’t figure out which camera to look at.  Of course, I yelled at the tele – Hello, look at the camera with the light on top!!  Sometimes I wonder if it’s the producer messing with her, switching the camera back and forth.

I guess with everything, standards have ‘laxed.

Well, time to start checking off items on the list  Lord, help me!!

Tax Day

Those of you that have read this blog for several years now, know that I detest tax day.  I always have to pay  … which is crazy!  But, oh well, such as it is.  I have a friend that is pushing to get rid of the IRS and have a straight tax across the board.  The more I think about it, the more interesting it sound, but it would never work, as those working for the treasury dept. won’t have anything to do and would be out of a job.  As a matter of fact, I think one of hubby’s old girlfriend still works for them.

Today was my first full day at work.  I spent all day doing another job, as she’s on vacation this week.  So, tomorrow should be catch up day for me.  I’m happy I survived the day.  I’m kinda wooped but that is okay.  I still have enough energy to check in with y’all.

It is so sad to hear about the Boston Marathon.  It seams we need to put into affect a system to check every event for any explosives or possible danger.  Sad that it has come to that.  I just hope those in charge do that and make it a standard procedure.

I’ve been working in the finance director’s office all day.  It’s been fun, but it is the first time for the communication’s director to be exposed to me for the day.  I’m talking to myself and giggling as I remembered something to do, then forgetting to do … hah … it was fun, but oh my word…it took me all day to do what the finance director does on Monday.  I’m sure there is something I’ve messed up – hopefully she’ll be able to correct whatever I messed up when she returns.

I’ve changed my desk around and I’m loving it.  I have more room and I don’t have to fold in my desk every night.  So, yes … I’m a happy person with my new desk arrangement.

Well, the meds are kicking in, so I guess I should get ready to go to bed – otherwise, hubby would need to carry me down the hall.

Y’all have a great evening and I’ll talk at ya later.

 

I’m so EXCITED!!!

Our middle child (my daughter)  -  the one that told me to NOT expect a child from her and that I would have to be happy with her step-daughter – Is expecting and due in February!!!   Woo Hoo!!!   Congratulations Belle & Erik!  (p.s.  I am really happy with her step-daughter!  She’s our oldest grandchild!)

 

Now What?

Sometimes I think to myself … Lord, you can come anytime, I’m ready to be done with this body.  Then I think of my grand-babies and know I”m not ready to leave them.  This past week was one of those times when I was ready for Him to come.

Something new and exciting for me … Wet Macular Degeneration … for information on this, click here.   I’m not sure how I feel about it and I’m not thrilled there is no cure, but I’m thankful there is something they can do to try and slow down the progression of the vision loss.

I found out on Thursday afternoon that I had this and the doc wanted to get me in the next day to get the testing done right away., however, his and my schedule just wasn’t going to work.   I’m not thrilled there is a week wait, but then again, I need the week to prepare myself.  I’ve gone through all the normal initial reactions and now I’m slowly getting to acceptance.  It is, what is it and with God’s grace and guidance, strength, comfort and peace, I’ll get through this.   There have been times I’ve been sad, angry, frustrated and plain ticked off, but I’m working through it.

Thursday is the day I go through 2 hours of testing so my eye doc can determine the next plan of action.  Prayers are welcome and I’ll keep y’all posted.

I apologize

I have to apologize to all of you that comment.  I do read your comments.  I don’t know why I haven’t responded to your comments.  I guess, I’m not online as often as I used to be, as I now work full time.  YAY!  So I went from working 1 day a week to working 5+ days a week, plus working part-time for the company I used to work.  I’m not complaining!  I LOVE being extremely busy, however, sometimes I find that I am meeting myself as I’m coming or going.  Makes for busy days and exhausting nights.

I have started playing Words with Friends.  Those of you that are my playing buddies, well, you know how lousy I am at creating words from these little tiles and still trying to figure out how to get the most points.  But it’s also a way for me to just get my mind thinking of that, instead of all that I’ve experienced for the day.

For those of you that are new to my site, thanks for the kind words.  LOL, I’m not as eloquent a writer as you express, but thanks anyway.  I just write what’s in my heart or mind and sometimes that can be quite scary.

So this week has been pretty crazy.  I’ve had 3 physical therapy treatments for my back and I feel so much better!  Well, that is until today, as I’ve been in this computer chair all morning, doing window quotes.  I think it will be time for me to floss my sciatic nerve here in a few minutes.  I am feeling so much better!  I have 2 more treatments and by then I should the off the prednizone and on the mend.  Well, at least that’s what I’m praying for.  I’ll have to ask him what I do if I need a tune-up now and again.

My son and his girlfriend are now engaged.  I am so excited for them!!  I was hoping they would have decided on a location closer to me, however, they are going to have their wedding somewhere between Nebraska and Nevada.  Which makes sense.  I told them that it was their wedding!  And for them to make it a joyful memory they will remember forever!  I’m glad they are listening!!

I don’t understand parents that have mature adult children and still treat them like they don’t know what they are doing.  Number one – they are adults … they will now reap the consequences of their actions.  Number two – if the parents continue to tell them what to do, that can cause resentment due to suppressing the adult children’s decision.

Of course, my husband and I have always told our children, once they became an adult, that they are now adults and responsible for their actions.  We try, as hard as it is to not say anything, to let them figure things out themselves.  We don’t always succeed, but we try.  But, sometimes, I think that leaves them thinking that we don’t care.  Which is completely wrong!  We care, alot!  But, all of our children are in their 30′s and are fully capable of making their own decisions.    I am very proud of all of our children.  They handle what life throws at them as best as they can.

Well, it is time for me to get out of this chair.  My rear is numb and I know that’s not good!!  Plus, I just remembered, we are having company tomorrow.  My hubby’s sister and her husband are spending the night on their way to Las Vegas.  So I had better get their room ready and the bathroom cleaned.  Y’all have a great Saturday and a wonderful weekend!!

 

Tragedy in our small community

I’m sure most of you have heard by now that there was a shooting at IHOP in Carson City.  Why this person started his shooting spree is not known, but he now faces his maker for this senseless act.  Four people are now dead, 3 of which were National Guard.  There were five of them eating at this restaurant.  There were many others injured.

The church I belong and work, sits in the middle of Carson Valley, so half way between Carson City and the town where I live.  It has shaken our church family as there was a church family member and their extended family eating at the restaurant.  Thankfully they were not injured, physically, however, mentally will be an image, memory and sounds only God can erase, especially from the children’s minds. 

I ask for prayers for our small community.  For healing to all those in that restaurant who were injured one way or another.  For comfort and strength to the families of the dead and the injured.  For extra comfort for the shooter’s family and friends, especially their parents.  I cannot imaging what I would be feeling if one of my children or grandchildren went on a shooting spree.

So prayers for all of us in this small area to somehow move past this and images erased from those who were there.

I asked for it

… and I don’t regret it!  You know, about bringing on the change in 2010. 

I was notified yesterday that I will be working one … yes, that does say, one day a week.  For the next two weeks, I’ll be covering for the office manager, so that will be two days a week until she returns and then it will be one day a week until, hopefully, things turn around.  Right now they are trying to meet payroll … which is a concern … will I have a paycheck next week?   

I’m thankful that my insurance is still in place even with working the new schedule.  That isn’t to say that, that won’t change, because if things get tighter at work, they may have to eliminate that also.   I am also thankful that they are keeping me on as there will be several laid off this week. 

Am I worried?  No. 

What will I do with the extra time off?  Bake more bread … lol … so far I have made five loaves of wheat bread and 1 loaf of Italian.  I may try and make cinnamon rolls today.

Seriously though … I don’t know what I’m going to do.   But, I’ll let you know as my world unfolds.

Heavy Heart

I type this with a heavy heart.  I have no words of encouragement and I feel so helpless.  Our friend that I have my weight challenge with, his wife has been diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer that has mastesized to her liver.  Prognosis … 4% survival … appx 4 yrs from date of diagnosis.  She was diagnosed in June of 2008.  I was in such a false sense of security as I thought she was in remission.  It hurts just thinking about how long they have been together and what is in store for them the next few years.  Time is so short for them and he is doing everything he can to make her remaining time enjoyable, before the struggle toward the end. 

They are planning on going to Jamaica on a cruise in January.  He’s trying to get as many family and friends to go so they can spend a week of fun in the sun. 

It breaks my heart knowing what is in store for them.  Cancer can take the one you know and love; and leave you with such a weak and fragile being.  He knows he’s in for a rough ride and he’s still willing to ride those rough seas with her when the time comes.  I respect him for this.  There are so many that would bail at the first sign of rough. 

One friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer and her husband bailed at the beginning, leaving her alone to deal with it all, in addition to raising her children.

I don’t know why, but I thought the cancer was in remission … boy was I wrong.   Well, I just had to get this down in writing … now I’m going to have a good cry.   Night y’all.

Humpday again

I cannot get over how fast September has gone.  Time flies when you are sick, having car probs, sick, & working.

Today is our monthly doc visit.  Oh goody … lol … I’m supposed to have a little procedure today.  I’m not sure what he’ll do and how I’ll feel, but I’m trying to stay positive.  I’m not real thrilled since he has to cut into my cheek and my skin doesn’t scar pretty.  Too bad it isn’t lower, so I could make it a beauty mark.  Since I’ve worked most of this week and they want me to work Friday, I’ve taken Thursday as my dayoff.  Unknown how I’ll feel tomorrow.

Truck – still in shop … dang it all!!  I’ve been told that they were waiting for the part to come back from the machine shop … however, today when I called it hasn’t even been taken apart to get the part to the machine shop.  I was a bit ticked off.  I would rather they tell me the truth and not shine me on so I’ll get off the dang phone!!!   (count to 10, breathe in and out)   ARGH!!!

For the past week my eyes have been burning and red.  They hurt so bad, must be something in the air.

Did anyone see Kelly Osborne dancing on DWTS?  OMG – she looked so pretty and was so graceful!  I really enjoyed it.  Maci Gray … yikes … that’s the only thing nice I can say.  It will be interesting to see who goes home.  I hope it’s Maci … it hurts too much to watch her.

Not much else new this hump day … just another hump in the week, just another day in my world.  If anything exciting happens while I’m at the doc, I’ll let ya know. 

Y’all have a great rest of the week.  Enjoy the downslide to the weekend!!