Only 15 minutes until Mother's Day...so wanted to get in here quick and send my usual hugs (of course!!) and wishes that you all have a beautiful, special holiday..Anyone have any special plans? Spouses or kids spoiling you rotten I hope?? We are having the family over, like always.We all chipped in and got my mom a beautiful curio cabinet for her to use at the new place...hope she likes it.Hubby is cooking a ham and grilling salmon and kingfish..should be good.
Hey!!! I'm really celebrating..I just realized it's the weekend and I'm not sick...yeah!! Spent today running around like a crazy person (no surprise there lol), all the usual errands, no fun stuff at all. But, hey, I didn't have my head over the toliet bowl, so this was a good day! Still no peanut butter family room , the guy who was painting for us spent three days down with the stomach flu, so....maybe next weekend??? If he still can't do it, I just might have to break down and try it myself...yikes...I already told you how good I paint...but I am really getting anxious to have it finished. So, instead used my "baking therapy" and made a HUGE batch of cookies..no not peanut butter lol, oatmeal raisin this time. I feel better now.
Oh!! I have to share a wonderful story..this is a real upper. One of the mom's I do daycare for, just donated a kidney!! She is only 28 years old, has three young girls, and the mother of a friend of hers had severe kidney problems for years. Well, she had a donor lined up, and for some reason it didn't work out, and it wasn't looking for good for her. So, this young mom just felt she was supposed to be tested, and if it matched, then that would her answer. Needless to say she sailed right on through every test, and last week the transplant took place. Everyone is doing fantastic. I just think she is so incredibly brave and selfless. Her family tried like crazy to talk her out of it...but she was determined. I can't imagine doing something like that. Of course for my kids, I would in a hearbeat, no question, but for someone not even related to me?? I don't know. I've got some cellulite I wouldn't mind sharing....anyone would be welcome to some spare thigh or stomach....but my vital organs??? I just think she is one special person, and I'm glad I know her..she's really made me re-evluate my own perspectives.
Ok, I have REALLY babbled on too long....much hugs and love to you all, Jody
Happy Mudder's Day one and all!
Jody, now that is a brave woman! What a testament to faith and loving humankind! WOW!
We have a B-day party (swimming) for our 10 year old grandson this afternoon (if hubby feels like going) and all our kids will be in town. It will a worn out day for him but we're going to try. He's still moving very slow and in pain but making small increments of improvement every day.
I came home to water damage the other day. I noticed shingles in my front yard right before Tommy got sick and of course didn't remember to call insurance company (or my name). So now I need a new roof, new sheet rock, new ceiling, etc. I think that was the last straw for me. I just sat down in the floor and cried. If I'd had a beer in the house I would have popped the top and had a pity party. Adjuster came out and I'll have a check in a few days. Some of Tommy's cousins have put a cover over the damaged part so if it rains again before it's repaired we should be ok. Thank God for family! I'm so tired of being a grown up.
Dumping session over for now. I'm going to attend to my body today because it needs some attention. May just get into the pool today and have some water therapy. Been trying make an appointment for a massage but something always comes up. OK now he wants to to church. Ugh! TTYL Boo
We missed the bad stuff a few days ago but TONIGHT....the circulations were just a few miles from here. Watched the tv helicopters circling just over my house following the storms. There were some bad ones.
Insurance company came through and we will be getting the repairs dones shortly. I'm just so tired. Hubby is getting a little better every day. This will be a very long process though. Hemoglobin not real good but he lost an awful lot of blood. At least his numbers are slowly going up and not down. I worked all day today. Almost in tears when I came home. It will get better. He sleeps a lot still (pain meds) but he has an appetite. Gained 3 lbs. Aches and pains (me) but have to keep moving. I'll fall apart later. Thanks for being a sounding board. Don't know how I'd get through without ya! Boo
I managed to recover from the stomach bug I had yesterday and the enbrel shot probably didn't help it any!! I posted a question about having a lot of bleeding after my injection but I guess nobody has ever had this happen? My husband told me I had hit a vein and that is why I had the bleeding..it's a good thing I'm not a nurse eh?? Today I'm in a flare and just hurt all over, hubby has prednisone left over from his visit to the ENT and told me I could have it, I may use it!
Boo..big hugs to you, I"m glad to hear your hubby is on the mend, but it sounds like you my dear are working yourself to pieces, and not taking time for yourself..you don't have any help do you? Of course you can always vent here, we are always here to listen.
Yally...the cost of gas? I was listening to the news last night and they had families on where one lady was a single mom and she had stopped eating breakfast (down to two meals per day) to gain extra money just to buy gas!!! outrageous! My husband and I commute and he puts right around $43 a fill up in his tank, every 3 days, it just makes us sick and you feel like you just can't get ahead. Between the two of us it's insanity what we are paying out at the pump. Meanwhile the oil execs are making how much money per minute?? Gosh I'm getting really riled Sorry didn't mean to go off on such a tangent!
Jody? are you anywhere near the fires? I saw the news and thought of you right away.
Ducky, Joan, Bear and anyone I missed hope you will post soon and that you are well.
Happy Hump Day by the way.
Happy Hump Day to you all!!
So many of you to send hugs to, so little time lol!! Boo....I am SO glad you are safe! All the storms you live with must be so scary...life on the edge...I would be a nervous wreck...glad also to hear that Tommy is getting better, but like everyone else, I worry about you, too. Please take care dear, sending you much love and prayers. Mom, Yally, hear you about the gas prices. I am so thankful these days (I think) that I work at home..but know so many others that are really in a bind. My brother is a single dad trying to hang on to his home on just one income...it's really hard for him, feels he's getting hit on every front with all the rises in gas prices, food bills, utilites...no end in sight. Sj..so glad you are noticing improvement from the mtx! All these meds are so very scary....what a balancing act we have to do between our fears of side effects to the need for an improvement in our quality of life..and you are so right...the biggest thing is our very own attitude about it all. Can't remember who said it but there is a quote out there that says something like "Life is 10% circumstances and 90% attitude" I know Im not quoting that correctly, but you get the drift. Trying really hard to stay postive, but some days it can be difficult.
The saga of the Florida animal farm continues!!! I swear we should be a wildlife refuge! There has been a stray cat hanging around...looking so scrawny and weak, just broke our hearts. Well, hubby gave it some water, some spare cat food.(He's really a big marshmellow, even though he tries to act tough). Anyway...Monday he was working in the yard, and comes in and says "Well,I know why that cat has been hanging around ( yeah, we're feeding it! I thought)..there are two baby kittens in the carport." . They are adorable!! Two little tiger-looking babies..so sweet, about 4 weeks old I'm guessing. Erin, want some more babies???? Don't know what we're going to do here, we already have one inside cat, and he's about 15. Oh!! Guess what the momma looks like?? She's chocolate brown, with peanut butter colored spots...no doubt she was meant to be here lol! Think I call her Hershey or Resse heehee.
No, mom, fires not around here, thanks for thinking of me!! They are on the other side of the state from us..by tomorrow they say we will be effected by the smoke though...our oldest lives over there, so far, he's not in any danger.
Rattled on too long here, once again, gotta go...Five kids all day each day this week..I'm already beat....days go fast, but boy can it get crazy when they all start fussing at once.
Hugs to each and every one of you..missing all of you who haven't been on...hope you are all ok! Jody
Sorry, Jody. My Lab/Dalmation eats cats. So no one ever comes around here. I love cats but am allergic.
I'm wishing the rain would stop but we'll be praying for it in August. Patch job didn't hold. It will sure be hard to find repair men right now. Gotta get on the horn and find one. Don't need mold on top of every thing else that's going on.
I get a massage today. YIPPPPEEEEE! Long overdue. I'm going to relish every second of it.
Time for me to give the rheumy a call too. I'm thinking it may to time to move on to the Methotrexate. What's that do to your innards?
Just been catch up on the posts. Sorry I haven't written. We had a crazy mothers day weekend. We had about 25 peeps over for brunch. Everybody and their mother you could say!!! Boo, are you going on MTX. It took a while for me but I am now taking about 22mg a week (I take it by injection, so its a 1cc syringe full) and with the folic acid I don't really have any side effects other that a little tiredness. I had a lot of nausea at first but I think it was the plaquenil.
As for the cat situation, we have two. A calico named Patches. He was actually a stray. We live in the country so we see a lot of them. We've had him neutered and declawed (front paws only) and he is the best cat I've ever had. Now my tabby. She is a real "B" with an "itch". She is so anti-social and she is 11 years old now. She only likes my daughter. It's the dog that keep them all in line. He is poodle/terrier mix but he thinks he is a german sheppard.
By the way, The injections I had gotten in the spine, the party is over, more pain again. Not sure whats next but I'll wait and see.
Take Care all
I've done gone and went crazy. Took my VW Bug in for some reapirs and ended up trading it in for a convertible. I am a smokin' hot wild older woman. Man! It looks good on me.
Hubby not oh so happy with me as he wanted a new truck. Heck, he won't even be able to drive for another month. I'll worry about that one later.
Does anyone have to take Actonel or Boniva or something for bone density? I'm supposed to start on Actonel but haven't yet. I take too much stuff and worry about what it's going to do to my GI.