Monday, August 13, 2012
I've been feeling a bit anxious about the epidural I'm to get this Thursday....I don't like needles and the thought of one being stuck into my spine turns my stomach. So why am I having it done? I have a pinched nerve, which is causing pain down my leg. The epi is supposed to help that.
I've been praying about it, and gained a small measure of peace, but it wasn't until this morning when Scripture came to mind that I gained much more peace.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7 NIV
Now, I don't see anything there that guarantees that everything will work out the way I want it to, but that's ok. God is in control of EVERYthing. He has plans (for good and not for evil) for each person. God is my loving Heavenly Father. He knows far more than I do - He sees the big picture, I just see a tiny portion of things. I choose to trust Him.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!
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Will you blog and post the Never Quit Pledge, today/soon?
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Wednesday, August 01, 2012
I promised myself I would blog a bit about the past couple of weeks. About two weeks ago I flew (no, not on a broom) to Tennessee and my DD and I drove her two young ‘uns to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. My DH (and dog) and other children (and spouses and their kids) also drove there and we spent a nice week in a huge house about a city block from the beach. There were lots of bedrooms (with king-sized beds) for the adults, bunks for the boys and a separate room for my only granddaughter.
We enjoyed going to the shore and spending some time there, although I didn’t do that as much as I’d liked to have, due to my leg being messed up still. I more often spent time in the swimming pool and hot tub that were a part of the property we rented. Mmmm, would love to have that hot tub in MY yard!
We went out to dinner a couple of nights (good seafood) and each of the families took a turn in the kitchen preparing supper. Nothing fancy – just nutritious food. The last night we were there, one s-i-l did most of the cooking of fresh seafood on the grill. YUM!
Since we’ve been to OBX before, we didn’t do much sightseeing, although we all went together to the NC Aquarium. DH and I took one DD and her two kids to the Currituck Lighthouse – it was the one thing I wanted to do. I’d already seen the other OBX lighthouses, and even had climbed the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse twice. This time, I just took a pic or two and bypassed the looooong line of people waiting to climb it. I also picked up two more cross stitch kits – one of the Currituck Lighthouse, and one a ‘map’ of OBX. Now to work them into my schedule.
DD and I drove back to the Memphis, TN area (about 1000 miles) and the next day I flew home. I’m still tired! I’m glad we were able to all be together, and at the beach, no less.
The first three days we were at OBX, we had violent electrical storms – mostly at night, but we were able to get out on the beach a bit each day. After that, the weather was beautiful.
So there you have it – my beach vacation for the summer of 2012.
Monday, July 09, 2012
I went to the 'back' dr this morning. He confirmed that my back probably isn't causing my leg pain, although it is possible. (How's that for covering your bases?) After poking, prodding and squeezing my leg, he gave me a couple of samples of a lidocain patch for pain. I haven't used them yet.
This afternoon I had another formal PT session (as opposed to the daily ones I do at home). I realize it may be temporary, but this is the best my leg has felt in seven months! I'm praising the Lord for this (even if temporary) relief. So, the bottom line is that it looks like PT will help with the leg pain, if not eliminate it altogether.
Moving on: we had horrendous heat last week, as did much of the country. Saturday we tied a record of 101 degrees. I really don't know what the heat index was, but DH and I stayed in the house. We're grateful that we didn't lose electricity as did some of the country.
We had our PA kids and grands over for a July 4th cookout/eat in supper. Later we all went down to the banks of the Susquehanna River at Harrisburg and watched a wonderful fireworks display.
I've been knitting and crocheting some, but mostly reading the last book in a series. It's over 800 pages long. I'm going to be sorry to see the end of the series as it has been entertaining. It's the "Children of the Earth" series by Jean Auel and is set somewhere in Europe (I think) towards the end of the Ice Age. Outside of the people worshiping "Mother Earth" I've been enjoying the series.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Last Monday (the 18th) I left the house at 4:30 a.m. for the near-2 hr drive to the airport. It didn’t take too long to get through the baggage check-in and security section, and I was finally on my way. Two of my sisters and I met up in Denver, Colorado for several days of ‘girl time.’ We had a good time of it.
Tuesday, we went to Boulder, CO and toured the Celestial Seasonings Tea factory (fun) then went to a chocolate factory. That was a bit of a disappointment – they don’t have tours, but we did get to sample some good chocolate (is there any other kind?). Then we called it a day….remember, this was to be a relaxing, fun time.
On Wednesday, we drove into Golden, CO where we parked the car and walked along the river. Golden has a plethora of metal statues around town, and we enjoyed all the ones we saw. They also have a real nice walk area along the river, so it was a pleasant time. After our walk along the river, we went to (and toured) a quilt museum – some of the quilts are 150 or so years old. Beautiful, beautiful place.
We had lunch at a “grill” in a building that had originally housed the first territorial capital. My DH and I had eaten there before, so I knew it was good. We weren’t disappointed.
Thursday found us driving into the mountains, and taking the long, TWISTY, WINDING road up Mt. Evans (elevation 14,270 ft). And there were NO guard rails along the side. “Exciting” is one word for it. Haha. But the view from the top was worth it. There were mountain goats roaming the area, and some came very close to us. The Mama goat was quite protective of her baby, though, and these ARE wild animals, so we wisely didn’t try to get any closer than the goats came to us.
We came down the mountain and had lunch at a fabulous Italian restaurant my older sister knew about. YUM!
Supper Thursday night was in our room, and consisted of fresh fruit for the most part.
Friday morning was another EARLY morning and off to the airport. I had time there to eat a leisurely breakfast before going through the security check.
My flight took off on time, and we headed to Providence, Rhoad Island. I was to stay on the plane before flying back to Baltimore/Washington airport; but there was a dreadful line of storms up and down the Eastern coast. We finally took off 5 hours late, and had a bumpy, but safe ride to BWI. DH and I pulled into the garage at home at 12:45 a.m. (yawn)
As I said, I had a real good time, and was thankful we were on the ground (in the terminal) during the terrible storm. Thank you for your prayers and good wishes for a safe trip.
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