Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The day before the big feast....

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, I hope you are with friends or family.....
A week or so ago I wasn't even thinking about Thanksgiving because November had just started, well I thought it did....but now it's almost over....

I haven't been this excited about Thanksgiving in such a long time....I am finally feeling at top of my game.... it's been a very long time since I have felt this good....

Is it because we missed out on Thanksgiving last year because Russ and I were so sick with the stomach bug.... Do I appreciate it more because I missed it last year....I think so...

My list of people are growing and I am excited to have family and friends.... I don't like people being lonely during the holidays....When Russ and I moved to Pennsylvania from Florida, I left family and friends and we knew no one....We never had family around and I hated it....Yes it was the kids and Russ and I... Now the kids are grown and they have moved out it is all different....it is exciting they are coming  home for Thanksgiving... our family is getting bigger....And we have friends who are alone and I asked them to come and join us for dinner....One has to work but she will come after to join her husband for dessert and take home some left overs...I am thrilled to be with friends and family....

I am doing all the cooking....I did a lot of stuff today...Prep work, dicing and chopping things, So that work is done....it will be so nice to enjoy Thanksgiving with out going bonkers....

I was watching Dr. Oz the other day.... I usually don't go out and buy things after I hear things on TV.... But I was very interested in something he was talking about.... COQ10... it helps with cholesterol and to help red blood cell grow again.... Isn't it odd that I saw this before Kim's blood test that said her red blood count was abnormal... I take C0Q10 once a day.... and I have done that for 4 weeks now....I have not felt this great in a very long time...I feel energized.... I feel on top of the world.... it is amazing... When I was going through chemo Dr. Begum told me to eat red meat and green leafy veggies as I need to build up the red blood count each time I had  chemo.... I didn't understand at the time how important the red blood cells are to you until Kim's abnormal reading and listening to Dr. Oz.... It is a win win for me and I will be taking it for now on...

I am so blessed this  year that both my kids health problems can be corrected.....

I am blessed to have a loving husband..

I am blessed to have a wonderful Lord who heals and comforts me...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.... ((((HUGS)))) to all of you...

Monday, November 24, 2014

Update on my daughter....

The doctors office FINALLY got back to my daughter with the blood results... I am amazed in how slow this doctor is.... UGH...That's all I will say...I have respect for doctors but not for slow as molasses doctors... This momma bears claws were ready to come out and call the doctor...But at the same time my daughter is 25 and needs to be a little more aggressive in making a call about herself....If she hadn't heard from them today, I was going to make a call tomorrow morning asking why they have not called her....They would not have given me any information but I can ask why they had not called after 3 weeks...

Kimberly has severe anemia, the highest number for the readings is 50 well Kim has the number 4 reading....so she is on iron and vitamin C...Vitamin C helps the iron absorb in her body....it is going to take 3 months to get back to normal readings... I told her she will feel the difference real quick because hers is so low...

I feel so blessed right now....That both my kids who I asked you to pray for have health issues that can be corrected...Thank you for praying for my kids.....

It is cold and windy today..... we had some snow.... the roads were slick once again....I think we are going to have a very LONG winter with very slick roads....

Have a wonderful day...

Friday, November 21, 2014

I am ready...

Happy Friday....I hope you have a wonderful weekend.....
I am ready for Thanksgiving....I bought the turkey and all the fixings.... I am getting excited... I went from 3 kids being  here to all my kids and my grandson to a good friend of ours joining us....Now we are hoping everyone stays healthy....

We have our Thanksgiving later in the day..... No matter what time I plan dinner 2 or 3 or 4 things do not get done till 5....I have no idea why....So I plan it for 5 now.... We nibble on things all day long...Watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade in the morning with a nice big breakfast...After the big turkey dinner we play cards and have pie while playing cards...So I am looking forward to Thanksgiving....

Tonight and tomorrow morning the roads are going to get dicey..... We are suppose to have freezing rain which means things will be iced over...It is nice to have it on a weekend so we can be in our home nice and safe...

This morning I left Addie our 10 month old German Shepherd pup free out of her cage while  I ran to the grocery store and Theisans to get pet food.... I was taking a chance she would not chew or get into something....I was gone a hour and a half.... The longest I have ever left her out of her cage.... I don't like caging animals... She passed and was a good girl.....I was relieved and thrilled at the same time.. I won't do it all the time.... But I know I can leave  her for short periods....

Have a wonderful day....

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tim's update...

I have an update on Tim.... He went in to see his ENT doctor...He is schedule for surgery for December 19th... The doctor is going to do some more work on his deviated septum, he had more allergy testing and he shows no allergies....this is the second time he has had the allergy test and no allergies.... his sinus cavity is inflamed from all the infections over the years caused by the deviated septum.....So the doctor is going to work on the cavities to clear them out.... The reason why he will be having the surgery so close to Christmas is because he wants it done this year as they have met their 100%  deductible of their health insurance because of the birth of his precious son...

We are blessed it is not cancer.... I was worried about that... So I am thrilled....

The winds are blowing....Today at some point I will be food shopping and buying our Thanksgiving dinner for next week....

Update on the man across the street.....Last Friday there were 6 squad cars there....we were not home but something happened and he had to be escorted out.....she kicked him out and changed all the locks in the house... My friend on the other side of him, talked with the police and the police officer told her he has a very explosive temper ( DUH)and do NOT let him in your home... There is a restraining order on him and to call them if you see him around....He was trying to befriend her (my elderly neighbor) because she is a elderly single women.....We told her to call us no matter what time if he is bothering her...Tyrone next door said the same thing to her...She felt so much better.... I don't think it is the end of it with him and him staying away....I looked him up on line and he has a long list of court records....I keep her (the women) in my prayers...I guess the good thing is they were not married, and the house is in her name... I pray for him to for peace in his heart....to take away the bitter and anger he has for everyone.... Only the Lord can change his heart and protect her....

Have a wonderful day.....

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Not ready.....

 
To those who have been praying for my kids....Thank you.... Tomorrow my son Tim finds out what the results of his scan is.... My daughter hasn't heard from her doctor pertaining to the blood work.... I know they are in but it sure takes doctors a long time to get back to their patients even tho we are their employers.... UGH...She hasn't had time to call yesterday or today because she is in all day training at her work...So hopefully she will call tomorrow....  So I will keep you updated.....Please pray for good results....
 
I am so not ready for winter to start...Especially with the white stuff and the bitter cold.... It's 13 right now.....This picture was from last year.... We had 3 inches over the weekend...

Granted it was pretty. and it was the kind of snow that sparkled like diamonds and very light to shovel....... it was on the weekend so everyone was in their homes...Yet 150 accidents in our county.... People forget that ice and snow are slippery and just because you have a SUV they still slide.... We stayed home.... And if we had to go out we would drive the Cobalt....We know how it handles.... The Equinox seems so big.... And we are still getting use to how it drives....

I am so not ready to put up our Christmas tree.... Two of my kids have theirs up...And alot of my friends have theirs up....My kids take after me when I was that age.... David and Kim are on their own and this is their first homes on their own so they put up  trees...Well lets back up.... David could careless about a tree... Stephanie says your having a tree and they put up one in his home yesterday.... I am excited for both of my kids this year....

I am no where near ready for Thanksgiving...I don't even have the bird yet because when I went grocery shopping last week I filled the freezer....I have no room for a bird....  I don't know if I want a turkey..... I know some don't like turkey so what do you serve for Thanksgiving???  Last year Russ and I were so sick the day before and the day of Thanksgiving... the following day I was feeling somewhat better and I had on mind I needed to cook the thawed turkey and so I did....I fixed the bird and some stuffing and other things....We tried to eat it and our stomaches didn't agree with all that food..... We should have had rice krispies... And every time I am thinking of cooking a turkey this year my stomach does cartwheels.....Maybe that's why I haven't bought the turkey.....

Addie loved her first snow with us..... Russ and I shoveled the snow off the deck and this is one thing Remmy loves....Remmy loves trying to catch it while we throw it over the deck rails....Addie was scared at first and saw Remmy loving it so she joined in and had the time of her life....

I realized we need to hire someone to do snow removal service.... Even tho the snow was light and we only had 3 inches of snow...Russ's back was hurting so bad.....It didn't bother me....BUT that is one thing I will not do by myself..... I shoveled the snow when I was going through chemo and I swore to myself the following year I was not going to do it anymore by myself and when I saw Russ suffering, I decided I am not going to deal with it on my own this year.... Russ and I thought about moving into a condo at one time.... But we would still have to pay dues.... So we might as well pay for a snow removal service instead of dues... ....That is on my agenda today to find a company that I can depend on...I can handle the deck....

I started drinking coffee instead of pop... I am trying different flavors with the Vue Keurig system.... So far Pumpkin Spice and Carmel Café are my favorites..... Right now with the freezing cold a cold pepsi doesn't suit me anymore........

I have started on my Christmas shopping....  I have it half done and this is the first year that I am almost done.... I am excited about that....

Russ and I did buy winter coats this year.... I have had my for 23 years.... It still looks great.... I will still use it but it is not dressy anymore....Russ gets one every few years as he gets more use out of his and they don't make them like the one I bought 23 years ago...

I hope you have a wonderful day filled with many blessings....