Shuddup, it’s my dayoff!!

That is what I’m telling my brain.  It keeps reminding me that I should go out and mow.  Instead, I’m answering long overdue emails and pretty much sitting on my rear in an already hot house. 

Our oldest daughter turned 32 on the 10th.  Thirty-Two … dang.  My baby son, turned 29 in July.  Next year will be a wierd year, as all three of our children will be in their 30’s.  Holy smokes … were did the time go?

The other day I woke up feeling funny.  I checked my blood sugar and it was 49.  Forty-nine!!  I was heading toward coma time, then dead!  I’m so thankful for waking up.   What I saw in my brain as I was waking was the Lost in Space robot, flailing his arms saying, “Danger,Will Robinson, Danger!”    I bet you can’t tell what show I watched while growing up!

I’m doing way better, had to adjust my meds and eat a bigger snack before bed.  My morning fasting sugars are the best they have been in a very long time.  Thank you SmartOnes, treadmill and walks with hubby.

Hubby is doing great!  He’s lost quite a bit of weight and he’s walking with me in the evening.  Plus he walks up to the physical therapist’s office to work out in his gym.  It’s nice to have my hubby back, one who wants to do something instead of sitting on the couch feeling miserable. 

One of my buds in NY posted this on FB.  Well, something along these lines as I can’t remember the full quote, but he said, let the gays have their marriage.  There’s no reason they shouldn’t be as miserable as the rest of us!   I laughed so hard.  Now … mind you … he LOVES his family and his wife, but he just cracks me up!     I can hear him saying that with his NY accent. 

Thinking about that, brought a question to my brain, which I’m going to ask all you married folks out there.  If you found yourself unmarried (spouse died, left, whatever …) would you marry again?

My answer right now is … no way!!!  Not because I don’t love my hubby, because I do.  Not because I’m not happy, because I am.  But we’ve been married going on 27 years, together for 28 yrs.  That’s a long time to know someone.  At the age I am right now, would I want to get to know someone like that again?  I dont’ think so.   I don’t have the energy for it.  If, God forbid, something happened to hubby, I would just go do what I wanted to do … who knows, maybe move to Belize and live off my retirement.  Maybe living on a caribbean island, my kids would then visit.  HAH, then again, maybe not, as they don’t visit now.    But, I would definately go somewhere near the ocean!

Yeah, okay, back to reality … it’s been a long road to the weekend.  The days took forever.  I turned the alarm off, thinking it was the weekend, only to figure out is was Wednesday.   UGH!

Same old stuff going on here.  The class of ’75 is having their high school reunion during Labor Day weekend.  I’m thinking of going, however, the day that would be the most fun is Friday night at the mixer.  Unfortunately, I have to work Friday so, not sure if I’m going to make it.  I’d actually graduated in the class of ’76, but the class of ’75 opened their reunion to the class of ’74 and ’76, since we all were at the school at the same time.  I think it would be a hoot!!  But, I guess we’ll see.  I may end up going to Saturday night, but I think Friday would be the best. 

Wow, already 10:30am … I guess I had better go.  Nice talkin’ at ya!  Y’all have a great weekend!!!!!!!!

21st?

It’s the evening of the 21st already!  Where did this month go? 

My sister and her husband came up last weekend.  We had a good time and it was too short as usual.  The bad part is that it was so hot up here and with no A/C, it didn’t cool off in the house until late evening.  

Our family has really helped us out.  We are in the process of losing our truck and the people who bought the loan from our lender were not nice.  Thanks to our middle daughter and son-in-law, we now have a vehicle to drive, when our truck gets taken away.  Thanks to the rest of our family who pitched in and sent us funds to help with what’s needed for the vehicle/bills, etc. 

The car we received is sporty and so much fun to drive!  It’s a 2000 Toyota with over 200k miles.  It’s also red … “Radar Me” red.  So I’m going to be the grannie driving slow, in a sporty car!  LOL, well, that is until I get used to being so close to the ground and shifting gears with a sports clutch. 

We’ve had it at our mechanics to run a diagnostic check.  The only thing it needs is a new catalytic converter and the gas shocks for the trunk.  Both of these things have been ordered and until they come in, I get to drive it. 

So, wish me luck as I make the trip up and down the mountain tomorrow.  The highway is already like a race track, I’m hoping I can contain myself and not go crazy!  LOL, did I mention this is the type of car I’ve wanted since I was 16 years old …  it’s a Celica.    I’m nervous and excited to drive it tomorrow.  I had to drive it around my neighborhood tonight to get used to the clutch, gears and 6-speeds.   I just have to leave my lead foot at home!!

This is the reason for my sis’ visit.  She and her husband brought the car to us.  They were going 90 mph on the highway from Vegas to here.  I’m surprised they didn’t get stopped.

Double wammy

So how was everyone’s double Monday?  That’s what I call the Tuesday after a Monday holiday.  Our office was busy, we had little rushes here and there and I still had things in my basket to do when I left.  That is such a good feeling!!  I’m working Tues., Wed. & Fri. this week.  I would be working Thursday, however, that’s the day hubby gets the stint and packing out of his nose!  YAY!

Our salesman came down with pneumonia.  He came in for a couple of hours today.  He didn’t look well and hopefully his couple of hours in the office didn’t set him back on recovery time.  Now the co-owner that stays in the office is also sick.  Not thrilled, but we each have antibacterial wipes at our desk so we can wipe the phones, calculators, keyboards … whatever the sickies touch, gets wiped down. 

Hubby is doing so much better now that he’s getting sleep.  He’s healing like he should and we can’t wait for Thursday.  He has strings hanging out of his nose, which are attached to the stint.  These strings are taped to his cheeks, so he looks like he has a pencil thin mustache, just misplaced.  He’s back to eating solid food  as long as he chews well.  Of course he hasn’t had anything sharp, like chips or fried anything.  I did pan fry some tilapia, but then I added water to the pan and steamed it a bit so the breading wasn’t hard. 

The good thing about hubby’s surgery is that we’ve both lost weight.  I’m trying real hard to not over-eat, which is my biggest problem!

So how was your holiday?  Did you do anything fun?  We watched the fireworks on the television.  It was nice and cool as there was a breeze coming in through the screen.  We watched the Macy’s fireworks … holy cow … how many barges of fireworks did they have?  It was spectacular!!  It was the first 4th of July that hubby has been home.  Usually he’s working at the lake directing traffic and getting abused by tourists.  But this year, we both sat on the couch and oohed and aahed at the explosions on the screen.

Not much else new.  I’m glad he’s healing quickly, now that he’s sleeping. 

Hope y’all have a great rest of the week.  Talk at ya later!

Little of this, a little of that

First of all, thank you all for your well wishes!  Knowing you are with my in thoughts and prayers has helped quite a bit!  

Hubby is home.  As of yesterday he hadn’t slept since surgery.  However, we have an awesome ENT who explained the sensations he was going through and the anxiety of not wanting to sleep.  He’d fall asleep and jerk awake with  his heart racing and feeling like he was drowning.  One more med to help him relax and he was able to sleep last night and as I type, he’s sleeping soundly on the couch. 

Did I mention how great this doc is?  He makes his own phone calls and he calls to check up on his patient.  I would definately recommend him for this area!!

I have mixed feelings about going to work Thurs. and Fri.  We definately need the money, especially since hubby isn’t working for a couple of weeks.  I think if he gets sleep today and a good night’s sleep tonight, I’ll feel better about leaving him alone. 

It’s supposed to be cooler the next two days, so the house should be comfortable.  I know I was complaining about winter last week, but I would have liked to had a little more spring, instead of jumping right into summer with no A/C!!   All I can think of is that I’m melting the excess fat on my body!!  LOL

I guess I really have more of this and hardly any of that, as I have been so consumed with hubby and his recovery.  I barely know what day it is!  Having to play nurse these past few days … I mean, taking vitals (BP, Temp & Blood Sugar) as well as dishing out meds … I realize I am not cut out for the nursing field!!  Before surgery I was thinking of going back to school, but after surgery … NO WAY!  LOL … it’s really not that bad, but watching the nurses in the hospital, staying late for surgery/recovery and then taking care of them after surgery.  Not!!  I guess one lady kept ringing her buzzer and they had just left her room. 

On a good note, the hospital behind the surgical center, had great food!!  I just had to walk the path to the hospital and was rewarded with tasty morsels!  

So this has been my life the last week.  I hope your humpday is good and the downhill to the weekend is even better!

Is this thing on?

Four am and I am awake.  I’ve actually been awake and sitting at this computer since 2:45am.   Hubby usually comes to bed and watches the tele while I’m sleeping, so I need the full eight hours of tossing and turning to get four hours of real sleep. 

Since he has to work today, he didn’t have the tele on all night long.  So I’m thinking, I got my four hours of real sleep and my body decides it’s time to get up!  Yeah, it’s going to be a long day!!  Oh yeah, I’m already yawning and now it is too late to go back to bed.  Then again …

Tomorrow is hubby’s birthday.  I have to work.  I’m torn between fixing dinner at home or going out for dinner.  The bad thing about going out is the expense as I already have the fixings to make a nice dinner.  Ugh, decisions decisions!  I do need to pick up a cake from somewhere before I get home tomorrow night.

Well, I guess I’ll try to go back to bed.  I still have a couple of hours that I can toss and turn before my day starts.  Y’all have a great humpday!!

Woe is me!

Don’t  you hate it when you get into that mood?  Darkness just consumes me when I’m there.  I had awful dark thoughts and it took all day to pull out of it.   What triggered it?  Pride, insecurity, anger, sadness.

Why pride?  Because it was all about what I wasn’t getting.  What I wasn’t doing.   Yeah, it was “all about me!”

Which led to insecurity – I’m not worthy to be among the other moms today.  I’m not worth anything to my children.  They don’t care about me.  No one cares.

Which led to anger – I was getting mad that hubby was still in bed and was still in bed until 2pm or so.  I was getting mad that he didn’t have anything planned for mom’s day.  I was getting mad that he doesn’t have any initiative to think ahead to plan something special for the day or any special day for that matter. 

Which led to sadness and feeling sorry for myself.  

I did send him out for cake last night.  That is after I made dinner! 

Yes, I have issues, but then again, who doesn’t.  I keep making excuses that he stays up all night, that’s why he sleeps so late.  I make the excuses that he still doesn’t feel well, and that’s why he can’t sleep.  I get tired of making excuses!  I get tired of being the one who tries to keep things together.  I just get plain tired! 

So this tired person had a slight melt down yesterday.  But today is a new day and I’m feeling better.

Party Harty, Marty

Wait, who’s Marty and why do I want him to party harty???  Oh great, now I can’t get Bill Murray out of my mind.  He just keeps repeating that over and over.  LOL

I have mini cream puffs and marble bread cake (as my grand-daughter likes to call it).   I’m going to be in a sugar coma by tonight.  No, I didn’t make either of these (store bought, so you know there’s a lot of bad stuff in it) … I haven’t braved the cream puff recipe yet.  Probably a good thing!

How many of you still have your tonsils?  Why do I ask?  I’m thinking of asking our doc if it’s time for hubby to get his taken out!   He’s 52, soon to be 53.   It has gotten to the point where his tonsils are constantly infected.   Hubby’s heard horror stories about having them taken out while an adult, but in the research I’ve been doing, it doesn’t seem as bad as it used to be.  Granted his recovery time may be longer than a child, but it has to be better than being on anti-biotics each and every month for past 3-4 years.

I’m going to bring this up with the doc tomorrow, when we see him for the follow up appt.  Hubby has been on a mega dose of antibiotics in addition to getting a shot over 10 days ago.  He still is not better.   Something is definately wrong!! 

Wish me luck, he’s dead set against having his tonsils out.  Unfortunately, it may be his only option if the doc can’t get him well.

Is life any different today?

I’ve been involved in a bible study of Genesis for the past three weeks.  Although it’s about Abraham (Abram until God changed his name) and it’s a womens bible study group, the video teacher gets us thinking about his wife Sarah (Sarai until God changed her name).  What were her thoughts?  Did she get angry with Abraham?  How would you react to all the situations that she found herself in?

Sarah was the wife of a God fearing, God following man.  She followed this man away from her well to do family into the land of unknown.   Imagine how you would feel if your husband said to you, “Look, you are a very beautiful woman.  When the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife.  Let’s kill him; then we can have her!’  So please tell them you are my sister.  Then they will spare my life and treat me well because of their interest in you.”  Genesis 13:11-13 (NLT)

Yeah, okay, maybe there might be a little flattery as I heard that my husband thought I was beautiful, but seriously??  To lie to  a hostile person that I’m his sister?  I would be thinking, dude, you’re supposed to protect me!  I’m your wife!

I can only imagine what her feelings inside were, when she agreed to do this.  Sure enough,when Abraham arrived in Egypt, everyone spoke of Sarah’s beauty and she was taken to Pharoah’s palace.  He gave Abraham many gifts for her. 

Okay, now how would you feel if you were Sarah?  I’d be thinking, you S.O.B., you sold me to this person???      Hellooooo, I’m your wife!!  Now I know there are many husbands out there that would probably love to sell their wife to someone else … but … I’d be careful for what you wish for.

God had plans for Abraham and Sarah and it did not include Sarah being the Pharoah’s wife.   God remedied the situation by sending a terrible plague upon Pharaoh and his household, because Sarah was Abraham’s wife.

Can you imagine what the Pharoah was thinking?  What have I been exposed to that a plague would only affect me and my household?  Who are these people?

So the Pharoah returns Sarah to Abraham and has his men escort Abraham, Sarah, all his family and his possessions out of the country.  

I love the video teacher’s question to us.  She asked, “What do you think that trip was like?”    So you think she was yelling at him for awhile?  Do you think the trip was a frosty silence?  LOL, let’s see, I’d be making sure the frying pan with my hubby’s name on it was nearby!! 

 She knew God had said Abraham would have many descendants, however she still was not pregnant.  So she tells Abraham to sleep with her servant thinking she can have children through her servant.  So he does and the servant gets pregnant.  

What do you think was going through her mind?  Granted, it was her idea, and maybe she really thought it was a good idea at the time … but … I wonder if in her mind she was trying to see if maybe Abraham was the one with weak swimmers and not her with no eggs.  If that was what she was thinking … how do you think she felt when she found out her servant was pregnant?  Would her servant treat her different since she was carrying Abraham’s child?   

Unfortunately the servant did treat Sarah with contempt and Sarah did the wife thing and blamed her husband for impregnating her servant.    Now I ask you, doesn’t this sound like a soap opera or a prime time drama?

Is this the end of their problems? NOT …  Awhile later, they enter another land.  Again, Abraham lied and said Sarah was his sister out of fear that they would kill him for her.  Again, the king of the land took her as his wife and again, God came to the king, in a dream this time, by telling him that Sarah was already married.     Again, Sarah is returned to Abraham and again, he has to explain why he would do such a thing.

Sarah finally has Abraham’s baby, however, it wasn’t until Abraham was  100 years old and Sarah was long past her child bearing years.  What  would have been her thoughts?  If Abraham was 100 years old,  was Sarah maybe 90 years old?  Can you imagine being a parent at that age?  Now imagine what that child would be like after the parents have been waiting a lifetime to have him?

So is life any different today?  In any relationship we have the same ups and downs, trust issues, deceit.  Some experiences could be fantastic and some could be down right horrible.   I’m sure when they looked back over all the years they had been married, those struggles don’t seem as huge as they did in the moment. 

I look at couples who have been married 50 or 60 years and wonder, what is their story like.  Because you know it wasn’t all pleasant.  You know there were struggles, tradgedies and pain.  But they endured through it all. 

 Finally after all those years, Abraham and Sarah had a baby.  All the struggles, pain, fear and hurts they had been through was reduced to laughter.  Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.”  Genesis 21:6

When Sarah died, she was 127 years old.  Abraham mourned and wept for her.  All those years together in a foreign land.  All those years of memories, good and bad.  All those years of being together and staying together.  Makes my struggles with hubby look easy.  They were able to persevere through it all  because of Immanuel (God with us).   

Great story about this couple.  There is so much more that happened through their journey.  If you are interested, read Genesis 12 through 23.  I find the New Living Translation is much easier to understand.  But having the Life Recovery NLT Bible makes an even greater resource and asset.

I pray that God is with you through all your struggles, all your joys and all your pain.

Saturday has arrived

Yeah, I’ve got nothing!  

I saw at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, they have Raphael’s “Woman with the Veil” exhibit.    That painting is making a rare tour in a few cities.  How cool the museum in Reno has it.  I’m thinking of wandering over there sometime this next week, as I only have to work on Monday.    Her eyes are very intriguing.  What was she thinking?  What was she seeing?  LOL, and the imagination goes wild!

This museum also has a Jazz brunch one day a month.  That would be interesting to go to, but that is just a tad bit … too … too … lol, well you know, too much for my southern boy hubby.    For some reason all I can hear in my brain is  ” … snooty-faluty … .”   From one of the lines in the movie,  “Sweet Home Alabama.”    I’m thinking that may be an adventure best done by myself.

Wow, it’s already 9am … I guess I’d better sign off and get my homework done!  Y’all have a great day!

Day 5 – Rudeness

Read this before going on.  Yes … all of it!!!

“Houston, we have a problem” …. “Danger Will Robinson, Danger” …

Today’s Dare 

Ask your spouse to tell you three
things that cause him or her to be
uncomfortable or irritated with you.
You must do so without attacking them
or justifying your behavior. This is
from their perspective only.

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The words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious. (Ecclesiastes 10:12)

Can these challenges get any harder?  Yeah, forget I said that!

Now if hubby was asking me … there wouldn’t be enough paper to list them.  Maybe that’s why they limited it to three things.  Would he take it well?  About as well as when I blurted out that he was such a grump!

How would I take his three things?  Dagger through the heart!   LOL … am I going to do this?  Possibly …  I will have to see what his mood is when he gets up.

But seriously, what do you think of rude people?  What gets your back up when dealing with rudeness?

What would your reaction be to someone’s three items that irritates or embarasses them about you?

I agree with what day four had to say.  Once you start a new relationship it’s all new.  It’s all fresh and it can be false.  All of us on our best behavior. 

It reminds me of the movie, “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.”  Yes, it’s a chick flick, but there’s more truth in there than we really want to acknowledge.

Have you had a fairytale relationship turn into the Bride of Chucky or Chucky himself?  Yeah, okay, not that dramatic or twisted, but thinking a person was everything you wanted, only to find out they weren’t even close?   If so, I want to hear about it !!