Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Today when I woke up I knew I had a chiropractor's appointment this afternoon. I went to Jesse's Kitchen (the restaurant in our building) for breakfast. For the rest of the day I worked on my bible study for Thursday evening. I decided to check something on my e-mail this afternoon, and noticed a note from my chiropractor's office, and I remembered I was supposed to be there right then for an adjustment. I quickly called the office, and the secretary told me that they were not busy, so I could still come in. Another senior moment (lol). Oh well, it allowed me to have a nice healthy dinner at Perkins before I came home.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
I finally saw my doctor, and he told me that after all the tests I had been through, that my cardiologist said I have an extra heart beat, and he wants to put me on a beta blocker to regulate my heartbeat. My doctor does not like beta blockers, but he did prescribe them for me. I am not having any problems with taking them, so I guess they're doing what they are supposed to be doing. I have not been too happy with my regular doctor of late, though. He doesn't always listen to me when I tell him things, and the last time I was there I asked for all my prescriptions for 6 months so I could give them to my pharmacy. My pharmacy delivers to me and I generally order a two-month supply at a time. He did give me all my prescriptions for 6 months, but he made a mistake on the dosage of two of them. It is a good thing I have such a good pharmacist, as he caught the errors and asked me about them. He then said he would call my doctor's office and make sure everything was okay for when I had to order the medication. That is not the first time my doctor has made a mistake on the dosage. I am going to call Health Links and see if they can give me the name of a doctor who is accepting new patients. I have been praying about this, and I feel that if God wants me to find a new doctor He will help me with it. I'll see how things work out.
Thank goodness things are winding down for the summer. I have been so busy, I don't know what I am doing. I need a break. We had our Ladies' Bible Study Potluck tonight as our windup for the summer. Thursday is the last day I will babysit for the young moms until September, and this Thursday evening is our last Small Group Bible Study until the Fall. That will give me more time to myself. I am trying to learn all I need to learn about our church library as I am taking over the leadership roll of it. I need to spend some extra time in the library this week getting some things done. The staff of our church is going to moving to another building where they have new offices, and there won't be anyone in the actual church building during the day, so I won't be able to go and do the extra work there soon. The lady I am taking over from is moving away to another province on July 3, so I have to make sure I learn everything she has to teach me before then. I have been so busy that I forgot that I was supposed to serve in the library this past Sunday. Pretty good for the leader, eh?
On top of that, I have to come up with a bible study for Thursday on Prayer. I have never taught a bible study before, so I don't know how well I am going to do. Thank goodness there are only 6 of us in the group, so it's not for a large number of people. There is just a lot on my plate right now. Hopefully things will settle down so that I can catch my breath soon. I think it's time I had a few days away again. Maybe I'll see if I can do that next month.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
I have been very busy lately, and I was feeling like I desperately needed some time to myself.
Our church had our Women's Retreat this past weekend. A friend came and picked me up early Friday afternoon, and we stopped and picked up 3 other ladies. Then it was off to the retreat. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining and it was quite warm.
After about an hour's drive we stopped off at a restaurant for an early supper. It was too early to get to the retreat, so we just took our time relaxing and visiting while eating supper. We were some of the first to arrive and it was wonderful.
The retreat is held away from the city. The camp is alongside a lake and it is so peaceful and quiet. The camp is owned by a Christian group, Youth for Christ, who generally have youth in the camp throughout the summer. There is a large lodge with 2 stories and a basement. Each room has 4 bunk beds. Meals are prepared for us. If anyone has any allergies or health issues, such as Diabetes, special meals are prepared as required. Friday they don't have a meal, as we are supposed to arrive at 6:30 P.M. They do have a snack at 10:00 P.M., though.
We had such a wonderful weekend. The weather was beautiful and I was able to go for some walks. Our teaching sessions were wonderful and the praise and worship was amazing. You could just feel the Holy Spirit in the room. I managed to spend some time in the Prayer Room, which is such a peaceful place. It looks out on the lake.
Even though there were 7 of us in our quite small room, we had a good time. Everyone got along well and there were no problems. It was hard to come back home on Sunday afternoon. It was a very peaceful and relaxing weekend and I came home feeling very blessed and rested, even though I didn't sleep that well. I had a good night's sleep on Sunday night.
Monday two of my church friends and I went to a spa. We had a wonderful relaxing day there, just chatting and having fun in the mineral pool and hot tub. We were having fun splashing water on each other and just enjoying our time together. My one friend is moving at the end of June, so we wanted to make sure we spent one more spa day together. We have been doing this for several years. Two years ago I had my birthday at the spa and my two friends joined me. I enjoyed a one-hour aromatherapy massage.
It just so happened, that they were working on the steam room that day, so we weren't able to use it. As a result, we all received free passes to come and spend another day at the spa to use the steam room, the hot tub and the mineral pool and swimming pool. This doesn't include any treatments, but the regular value is $40.00. So now we need to choose another day before my friend moves so we can get together again. All in all it was a truly wonderful and blessed long weekend. God is still taking very good care of me.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
My wonderful sisters-in-law treated me to lunch today for my birthday, which was in February. There were three SIL's and one good friend of the family who came. They took me to my favorite restaurant for baked chicken fingers and Greek salad. We had a lovely time. They not only treated me to lunch, but they all bought me gifts as well. I received a beautiful purple cast-iron teapot with an infuser, and some tea, a lovely necklace with amythyst flowers in it and a purple bracelet, a big tea cup in the shape of an apple and a lovely tea-light candle holder with the word Faith on it. As you can tell, purple is my favorite color. I am so blessed that my dh's family are so good to me. They have adopted me as a "sister" and treat me as such. The family will be having a luncheon later this month for my dh's brother, and I know I will be invited as well. It is so nice to be able to get together and visit with the family. It brings back good memories of my dh as well.
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