Nine days since my last entry - where to begin. I have had some typical adventures for Moi. Had some bites on my arm - no I don't know what bit me and it really doesn't matter because evidently everything LOVES me and my body HATES everything that bites me and the circle continues around and around. So I tried to get in to see my Dermatologist before the assembly this past weekend and no go there so I went to Urgent Care of Durham and they are so wonderful. I went in on either Tuesday or Wednesday because it got bad and some new bites showed up. Met with a lovely doctor and we had a great time "bonding". She gave me some cream for my arm, some antibiotic cream for my sty (my first sty ever) and sent me on my way. Well on Thursday the 5th, Rosanne and I went in service in the morning with Eileen. Eileen had to go home so Roseanne and I had lunch at a new place for both of us which was great and caught a movie. I wore a shirt that had 3/4 length sleeves that hugged my arm and when I got home, I could not believe my arm. I almost went to the ER but after looking at the directions on the cream (yeah - I'm a ding dong) it said to NOT cover the bites with the medication on it. So I decided to take some Advil for the inflammation and go back to Urgent Care the next day. So on Friday I met another of their doctors and we bonded also - do you see a pattern developing here - :-). He told me to keep using the cream but he prescribed some antibiotics just in case infection occurred. So - I hate antibiotics but felt like he was right so for the most part - I have remembered to take all 4 pills each day - for the most part. And yes - if you are wondering - I do have the beloved yeast infection that comes with those lovely little miracle pills. He said if the bites looked good after 5 days on the antibiotics, I could stop but guess what? Yep - three new bites during the night. I had the feeling something had gotten me while I was sleeping but I have been sleeping in the back room in a different bed all week while washing all the bedding for my bed. The only other place I can think of is the chair I sit in. I have been putting a lap blanket across the arm I put my arm on but still have bites in the same place. I have used the flea comb on Miya several times and can't find any fleas on her and usually fleas get me on my legs and ankles. HELP. Guess I'll be taking all the antibiotics after all. Fun, fun. The assembly was wonderful. Even though there was a last minute change in who rode with me, it worked out okay for everyone. My sister Rose and her husband were supposed to ride with me, Eileen and Luz. Thank goodness the car is big enough for five passengers. It turned out that Wayne wasn't feeling well but Rose got to both days so that was good. Eileen and I were talking about how Rose and Wayne were so good to us when we were young and especially me when Page was just a baby. By the time Page was three and a half and Kurt was a baby, it was the three of us until they were both grown and moved out. I remember when Kurt was a very small baby and we were going to a two day assembly far enough away we had to stay in a hotel. We were low on funds so I took an ice chest filled with milk, boiled eggs, sandwich fixings, etc and cereal. The hotel room had a coffee maker in it and I would fix us breakfast, eat lunch at the assembly (that is back when we had full meals) and then we would have a sandwich for dinner. I pulled my Camaro up to the front of the hotel on Friday night, picked up Kurt and had Page hold onto my skirt while we went in to register. After that, I pulled one of the luggage racks out to the car, put Kurt and Page back into the car while I loaded up the luggage and ice chest. Then I got them back out of the car and while I held Kurt and Page held onto to me - I pushed the cart back into the lobby up to the desk and asked them to watch it. Then it was back to the car so we could park it - then back to get the luggage and on the elevator and boy did those bed look good! But I was young and Page was such a good little girl. She always did what I asked her to do. She just knew to always hold on to me tight and trusted that I would take her the right way. :-) Of course we were tired of eating out of that ice chest by Sunday morning when we had to repeat the Friday night ritual. Believe it or not, that is a good memory to me - our little family working together. I was blessed with great children and even though I know I brag too much - it's true. I have always been and always will be proud of them. The Circuit Pioneer School was held at our KH on Friday before our assembly and was wonderful. The whole weekend was refreshing and just what I needed. I know this isn't that exciting because it doesn't have pictures but since I use this forum for my on-line journal as much as anything else, I decided I wouldn't put any pictures here for this particular entry except for an older picture that is already on here somewhere - it makes me smile......
Friday, May 27, 2011
doctor told me as long as I use the drugstore reading glasses, there is no need to have my vision checked more than once every two years. We really take things like our hearing and eyesight for granted when we are younger - just like we take our nice firm, non-mottled skin for granted. I believe I have mentioned how Eileen's Mom always told us to notice our skin every so often - especially after we have children or turn 30 because it would change after that. From time to time as we would be riding somewhere together, I would notice my reflection in the rear view mirror on the side of the car and would look at my skin - especially the area of my neck. Oh yeah - she knew exactly what she was talking about. Now I have brown (and other color) spots all over my arms and legs (too much sun) and a few places that I can only call "crusty". There are also wrinkles - not only at the base of my neck but also on my chest area where my "cleavage" starts. So back to one of the many results of bad eyesight. I jumped up from the computer to run (yes - I do have to run these days) with my glasses on to the rest room and while I was washing my hands - I noticed that the sink was really NOT up to par in the being totally clean department. Oh MY!! Now I will have to start
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
I have been quite productive (for me) this week. I haven't been as busy physically today but have still been productive. I have quite a bit more paperwork, research, and organizing calendar types of things to do but it has been a good day. BigD got home earlier from the coast and had a wonderful trip. Great weather, good food, on the water and fishing, - what more can you ask for? I am now keeping three - yes - three calendars. One in my phone, one on my computer and the other in my lovely bird book Page bought me from Geninne's site as mentioned in a previous entry. The problem is -which calendar has everything? Hmmm - I think my phone is probably the best place since I have it with me all the time but I still try to keep the other two up to date also. I was organizing a few things in the kitchen yesterday and ran across my sweet measuring spoons I purchased at Anthropolgie in Atlanta a few years ago. I thought to myself - "why am I keeping these little lovelies in a drawer - I need to hang them beside the kitchen window so I can see them".
Friday, May 20, 2011
This has actually been a very good week. We have had great weather for the most part, good calls in service - especially yesterday and today, and I actually feel good!!! I have been sleeping in the back room on the old Somma mattress for several weeks and it has been good. Not sure if it is the mattress, the smaller windows that make the room darker, being so far from the light of the TV and "snoring" or it being a little quieter back there. I've decided to just keep sleeping back there since the kids will be coming down the end of next month. My bed has all clean linens, quilts, blankets and even mattress cover on it. BigD has been down at Oak Island since Tuesday with Steve. They have been fishing every day and the weather has been great. They plan to come back tomorrow but we'll see.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Have collected sundry pictures which I will post off and on in days ahead including this Impala Rie and I took pictures of with our phones while out in service in the country today.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Been a little strange for service this week. Not only did I miss Wednesday but Roseanne and I didn't go out Thursday. Today was a good day - still didn't go in service but got some things done I've been hoping to get done for long time. Rie's dear hubby came over this morning and got busy on my yard and carted away two truckloads of "stuff". BigD started out with him by doing a few things but thank goodness he got a call and had to go do a job. When he got back, he said something that gives me hope he will be more open to this in the future. It is very hard for him to let someone do something for him - even if we are paying them. Bry will never know how much I appreciate all his hard work today. He is such a sweetheart as is his entire family.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Just have to share some artwork given to me by two of my favorite little people. These pictures do not show just how talented both of them are. The are both in the lower grades of elementary school and can draw anything they look at.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
We had a full house for our Special Talk today and Ira did a wonderful job on his delivery. Woods pulled everyone together for a congregation gathering out at Rolling View. We had enough food to feed an army and an abundance of helping hands getting everyone taken care of.