Thursday, December 16, 2010
I awoke expecting to see some of the fluffy white stuff, but actually all we had is just some icy roads in certain areas. I'm sort of glad the wintery mix was to a mininimum. So on the way in to the office I could feel my migraine coming back, I thought I had gotten rid of it last night, but by 10 am I was feeling horrible. DH had to come get me to take me home as this migraine was so intense I was having vision problems & was afraid to drive. DH & SD went back to town later to get my truck.
This migraine was probably the worst I've had, even brought me to tears, but not sure what brought it on, I wouldn't think stress from the office could produce such an intense headache. Unfortunately I can't take Imitrex which is the RX for migraines. Other than rest, does anyone have suggestions to stamp out the pain???
Saturday, December 11, 2010
I feel like I've missed alot from you ---my sparkfriends this weekend. It' been such a busy weekend so far, haven't really had time to check in with you all --but I'm here hit or miss for the rest to the weekend, hope to have some slower paced days ahead.
Last night, my office had it's Christmas party at a local fine dining Restaurant on the riverfront in downtown Wilmington. The food was ok, but not what I would have expected from a place as expensive as this one was. The boss had prearranged a variety of breads, dips, & bbq chicken & pork bits for appetizers. I ordered the ribeye steak with 3 grilled shrimp that were spiced up with a very spicy bbq sauce, with mashed potatoes, steamed vegggies. It also came with a house salad that had lettuce, tomatoes, dried cranberries, walnuts & mandarin oranges & fresh bread. Then for dessert, I chose the hot berry cobbler with a small dollop of vanilla ice cream. The best part was the salad & dessert, I ate very little of the veggies & steak as I didn't like the way they were seasoned --the steak was overcooked (for me) & the veggies not steamed enough. Of course I had several glasses of lemon water --so proud of myself for not giving in to a diet soda. Then afterwards we all walked down to Riverfront park to view the Christmas tree --it was beautiful to see the lights reflecting on the water.
Then today, my youngest grandson's 1st birthday party was celebrated with lots of laughter from family & friends. I guess now that he's 1, it's time for him to start walking --he seems to enjoy getting around on all fours --just not intrested in walking.
Then later I went shopping with my youngest daughter, it was nice to see her again & spend some quality time together. So all these events with family & friends has got me doing some "soul searching" realizing that my family is why I am continuing this journey. I don't want to miss out on any fun times because I've not taken care of my health. So on this journey I will continue, each day can be a new challenge but the results are so worth it in the end.
Friday, December 03, 2010
Seems like it was just last weekend, boy this week has really flown by! But at any rate I am so glad to have the weekend here, look forward to some down time without all the hectic schedules and deadlines that week usually has.
Woke up to a chilly morning, 28 degrees ---what happenend to our 40 degree mornings of last week. And even the weather guy is forecasting some flurries by Sunday. Of course as warm as it was last week with highs near 70, it's not expected to stick & accumulate, but it will be pretty to watch it fall --just as long as it doesn't linger.
DH had delish supper of pot roast & potatoes & garden peas prepared and a fire in the fireplace, what a warm welcome! A nice relaxing meal after a long day at work it a great way to start my weekend.
Tomorrow, heading out to do some Christmas shopping & also birthday shopping as my youngest grandson turns 1 on the 7th. Now he just needs to start walking, hopefully not much longer, longing to see him walk to his Nanna.
Hope everyone has an amazing weekend!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Today is a special day, a day to be thankful for the 55 years the Lord has blessed my husband with. I'm so thankful for being able to celebrate his birthday with him again. 3 ,5 years ago, I thought the Lord was calling him home. We had arrived home after our final revival service for the week & were preparing to pack to leave on our anniversary getaway the following morning. I will never forget those words I heard him exclaim "Oh No, not again". He took his nitros, it was then I realized what was going on, after sitting in the kitchen, then the den & getting no relief from his pain, he came in bedroom & reclined on the pillows in severe pain. I'm thankful for the fortitude of making him take an aspirin just before he passed out. A long story made short, 1 week later after being in the hospital since the heart attack, he underwent his 2nd double bypass surgery. I'm happy to say that today after 3 heart attacks, we've realized each day & each moment should not be taken lightly. We also realize how important it is take care of our bodies.
I'm so thankful that I still have my wonderful husband to share things with & to work together on our journey to improving our health thru proper eating & exercise. Without his support this would be such a difficult journey.
We went out for a steak dinner. We each had a tossed salad with steak, he had fries & I had baked potato. Then went to a Community Thanksgiving Service, what a blessing that was.
Now we are heading home to share in his birthday cake, so I will have only a small piece of carrot cake --his favorite!
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