Monday, April 23, 2012
Thank you all for your patience with me over the past 4-1/2 months, about my knee. I got my gel shot this morning. I hate needles, and it was into my knee, so I was dreading it. Besides that, it's a gel, not a liquid, so I was fearful.
I finally sat myself down this morning and told God that I had to give it to Him, because I was becoming very anxious, etc. I felt much better. God does that for us when we give things to Him.
The dr sprayed something on my knee to freeze it, but even so, the needle did hurt some. The worst of it was the (thick) gel going into my knee, and even that wasn't unbearable. I found out when I got home and looked it up on the internet that I'm not supposed to be on my leg much for the first 48 hours - which is a real laugh, because my job tomorrow at the poll is to be on my feet, taking care of the voting machines. Oh well. I'll sit when I can.
It'll take the best part of 4 weeks for this gel to be fully effective, but it should start helping after just a few days.
A very dear friend emailed a picture of her hand so I could squeeze it when I got the shot. She is such a thoughtful friend.
Like many other parts of the hemisphere, we're experiencing near winter. The high today is to be 45 degrees F, and while we've been getting rain since Saturday night, we might get some snow between now and mid-day tomorrow. Go figure!
Y'all 'need' to go to YATMAMA's blog about Herman. I laughed 'til I cried.
Have a great evening, and a fantastic week.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Good Sunday, Y'all,
Last eve DH and I drove 2 hr to Washington, D.C. to a reception and concert. Miss Fan-Ya Lin is a junior at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Born in Taiwan, she started piano lessons at the age of four. She decined admission offers from Julliard and another internationally renowned music conservatory to attend Weber State. Since coming to Weber, she has placed first in many prestigious competitions, including taking first place in the 2010 Music Teachers National Association Steinway Young Artist Piano Competition. Ms. Lin donated the Steinway piano she won to Weber State University.
We sat entralled as she played several classical pieces. So yes, the two hours each way in the car were well worth it. If you ever get the opportunity to listen to Ms. Lin, either in person or on CD, don't miss it.
Because of that trip, we were not able to attend Tyler's ballgame. Yesterday was opening day, team picture day, several games played day. The baseball complex was a madhouse. We made (12 yr) Josh's game yesterday morning, only to see them lose. Josh is a strong player, and does well in several positions, but he shines as catcher. I'm really looking forward to a few months of watching him play. Tyler (9 yr) doesn't do as well, but it's fun to watch his games, too.
I couldn't make it to church today, which made me sad because I appreciate the fellowship and our pastor's sermons on Ephesians. My knee is acting up a lot this morning, but the ice bag and I are fast friends. Oh well, God does know what He's doing by allowing this, and allowing it to drag on and on. I do see my ortho dr tomorrow, so maybe we can do something to make it better.
I miss being able to exercise as I want to; but am using the treadmill (S-l-o-w-l-y) and some strength training exercises. Must be why I've stayed the same weight. Well, this, too, will pass. Meanwhile, I'm learning to love myself no matter how I look. And that's an important thing.
Blessings on you all.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Today is opening day (and team picture day) for little league. The ball complex was every bit as crazy busy/crowded as I figured it would be. DH and I didn't go for the opening ceremonies, but we got there before Josh's team started playing. Josh was catcher - a job he does VERY WELL....and that's not just grandma speaking. Unforunately, the 'Dodgers' lost their first game. Well, you figure half of the teams that play today have to lose.
Josh's younger brother plays later this afternoon - if the rain holds off. Now understand, I'd love for them to play, but we're pushing drought conditions. And that after last year's over-abundance of rain. Snow and rain normally run about 36 inches - last year we got slightly over 71 inches. I wondered if we were going to sweep out to sea - and we're MILES from it. LOL Right now, they're predicting rain (some of it heavy) thru Tuesday.
Speaking of Tuesday, that's election day, and I urge you to go out and vote (just once).
DH and I will be working at the polls, and what long day it will be! Maybe I can blog it on Wednesday.
I hope you all will worship in the church of your choice. Have a wonderful weekend.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Someone asked me what a 'hank' is, and when I tried to describe it, words failed me. Since a picture is worth 1,000 words - here's the picture. (on Spark Page)
School today (need to wash my hair posthaste). No school tomorrow because they have an early dismissal (at least once a month!!). Have a great day, everyone.
Sunday, April 08, 2012
Warning. This blog starts with a lot of whining....
At my annual physical a couple of months ago, I was told I'd lost another 1/2 inch in height....that makes a total of 1 inch over three years. I finally got my DH to measure me today, and I really DID lose a half inch this past year. I cried awhile, then wiped my tears. I'm upset because I've been taking extra calcium and Vitamin D for years now - why, how could this happen? I feel powerless to do anything about my life - I'm shrinking, my knee hurts, I'm tons over-weight, whine, whine, whine.
So, I've decided to do what I can. I spent 30 minutes on the treadmill this evening, at the whopping great speed of 2 miles per hour, then did some strength training. The heck with pain. I'll be using an ice pack shortly on the knee.
I've been tweaking my food intake somewhat, but will have to do better (yes, I track on SP). And I'll try to love myself as I am, not as I want to be.
Thanks for letting me vent.
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