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My husband came home from work early.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Today I was cutting coupons when I heard someone on the porch. I assumed it was the mail carrier until I heard the key in the door. My husband said that he told his work place about his sister dying and they told him he could have the rest of the day off and tomorrow too. We have been so busy with people in the hospital, a memorial service and running our daughter to Vermont and back, that this happened at a good time.
We both took a nap, then went out this afternoon and bought a bedroom set. This is the first new furniture I have had in 32 years of marriage. My husband and two other men worked at the church building this evening, then our son invited us to his place for supper.
I am excited about the furniture. We have used pieces of furniture and we have had our bedroom set for 30 years. We got it before we had our daughter and it was given to us by people that were moving. The set we have does not have drawer pulls, but the drawers have finger holds and are hard to open. Many times while trying to open the drawers, I have torn my fingernails. The veneer on the sides of the pieces have cracked and broken at the bottom from the many times the pieces have been moved from room to room over the years.
My husband said he wants to scrub the carpet in the bedroom before putting in the new furniture and it makes me happy that the room will be deep cleaned before we put in new stuff.
I feel like this is a nice gift, though it isn't a gift. My son sent flowers to me and they came on Tuesday-pink miniature roses, lilies and lilacs. They were for Mother's Day.
I also got a great deal on a steam mop. It was on sale, the price down $20 from its normal sale price, plus two free pads to go along with it. I do try to buy things on sale and this is the lowest price I have ever seen on this mop, then to get two free pads with it made it a fabulous sale price.
I am looking forward in anticipation to cleaning with it and for the delivery of the furniture. I feel like a queen tonight!

  
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BECOMINGDEB 5/6/2010 11:54PM

    My husband came home from work early today too (even though he was covering for someone on the late shift). It's always nice to have some time to spend with each other.

Congrats on the new furniture!

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2ABETRLIFE 5/6/2010 11:31PM

    You deserve some nice things to happen to you for a change. I hope you enjoy resting on your new furniture in your freshly cleaned bedroom. Sweet dreams dear lady.
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LBRUCKS 5/6/2010 11:23PM

    I am so glad there is some positive for you. It has really been a rough couple of weeks for you. My thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of loss. I hope when you get your new furniture in you have sweet dreams.

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RENECHAR 5/6/2010 11:08PM

    MY SISTER HAS A STEAM MOP, SHE LOVES IT!!! Congrats on the new furniture.

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Jumbled Thoughts

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Our cat sleeps with us and will touch your lips with her paw while you sleep or even with her nose. She was an outside cat when I got her from the animal hospital, her previous owner's husband did not want to pay to have her spayed. I have never had such a loving animal, but her obsession to be touched and loved is annoying when I am trying to sleep or read a newspaper. I am grateful she is mine though.
My husband's sister died today at 4:40 PM. Her daughter said they only want the immediate family to know of her passing or to come to her viewing. My sister-in-law has called a lot of people telling them and I look for there to be problems. Friday evening is the viewing and we were not told of burial arrangements or any other details. This was my husband's youngest sibling.
Out of the 10 children his parents had, three are deceased.
I spent my day doing housework. A lot has fallen by the wayside with our daughter being home and our pastor dying. I went to see my Mom yesterday at the nursing home and she didn't know me. I know Alzheimer's disease ravages the mind. Just being in her presence gave me peace. This is the woman that rocked me when I was a baby and tended to me when I was hurt or sick. I am sure tonight, my husband would like to have the comfort of his mother, but she has passed on.
I made a To Do list last night on Notebook and a Ta-Da List and saved them to my computer's desktop. Today I would do a chore and then transfer it to the Ta-Da List. I got a lot done that way and just staying busy helped to pass the time.
As I look at this situation, I am glad for my family and friends and would not want to try to keep people away if I were dying or for my family to keep them away after I am dead.


  
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VETMED 5/5/2010 11:32PM

  I feel for you-we are dealing with ALZ in a family member and it has taken me a long time to come to terms with not being recognized and sometimes being blasted for no reason- think, though- if I couldn't remember due to illness I would want and need love and understanding, even on bad days.

Praying for you and your sweetie on the loss of your husband's sister. What a blessing to have a large family and if one of them handles thing differently than the rest of the family would like- you can't control that- Just remember at the end of the day you are all family and love each other.

Everyone handles grief differently- some loud, some without a sound. But we have this- that this is not the end and we will be together again, so be patient with the family and your husband and the cat, who has issues on touching.

We had to put ours in the laudry room at night because she is very active at 2-3 AM and we are not. Now I say go to bed and she runs to the laundry room. They CAN be trained- well gotta go- Blessings and love for you and yours!

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My husband's sister will be taken off of life support sometime today.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

My husband's youngest sibling, his sister, was hospitalized and put on a ventilator. They did surgery yesterday morning to see if she had pneumonia or the disease that took his mother. It was neither one. She has terminal lung cancer. She had trouble with her pancreas while in the hospital and her blood pressure is high.
My pastor's memorial was last Thursday. A former coworker's funeral was on Friday but I was sick and couldn't go to that and now my husband's 55 year-old-sister will be next. I view death as the entrance to eternal life with the Lord if you have been born again.
During this, our daughter visited with us and returned back to Wyoming. There are blessings among sorrows. That I had opportunity to know these people is better than not having known them at all.
Job 1:21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

  
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MEGANC1988 5/4/2010 5:45PM

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2ABETRLIFE 5/4/2010 4:31PM

    I am glad that you have your faith to comfort you at this difficult time.
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JAVALOVERTOO 5/4/2010 9:37AM

    God comfort you through this and may you bring His comfort to those around you. emoticon

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CONNIELEE54 5/4/2010 3:28AM

    When you have the Lord in your life--He really does help you through all the hard places. Hang in there!! We,too, have lost so many dear and close ones in the last few years--part of the reality of being on the downhill side of 50.
I will pray for you "specially'" this week, that the Lord will hold you close. I know He will! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NIMMYT 5/4/2010 1:39AM

    May God continue to comfort and strengthen you all through this. May He continue to bless your faith and trust in Him.
Take care.
Nimmy

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MYCUTEGIZMO 5/4/2010 1:32AM

  Glad your taking it easy and well..

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Our daughter left to go home and as I write this...

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Our daughter left to go home to Wyoming (from Maryland) this morning and as I write this, the phone rings and she has made it to Denver, Colorado. The house is quiet, my husband is sleeping. He has had such a hectic week.
Now my routines will carry me through. It is odd how routines can help you cope with emotions. The dog barks at every little noise, thinking she will walk back through the front door. The cat lounges on the bed she slept in and my daughter was telling all of her friends about how loving our cat is. I think Jaime and her friend, Heather, would have liked to have stolen our cat. Odd how the English language is, if someone is sleeping, they might be catnapping, but if someone steals your child, they are kidnapping. I could also say that they were cat burglars, but that is not the proper usage either.
I am in a silly mood, probably due to lack of sleep. My husband made up a story about twin brothers, Noah and Yeah. When their mother called for, Noah, he would answer with "Yeah!" and she would have to find out if she was hearing Noah or Yeah. "Noah is that you?" "Yeah, it's me!" I think I need sleep.

  


I am hoping I am getting over my sickness.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

I am still not 100% when it comes to feeling better. Our daughter took us out to supper at The House of Kobe this evening and we had a Hibachi chef prepare our food in front of us which I thought was very interesting.
I had to ask my husband to bring me home and we excused ourselves and left. I took a long nap on the sofa afterward. Lord Willing, our daughter will be going back to Wyoming in the morning.
I haven't been eating right or exercising, my stomach has been queasy over the last several days and my strength has been zapped. I have been running a low-grade fever also.
My sister-in-law is in the hospital due to pneumonia and is on a ventilator and her pancreas is acting up. My pastor died last Saturday with pneumonia, heart and kidney complications. A coworker was buried yesterday, but I was too sick to attend her funeral.
Maybe my advice through my blog would be, if you have a low-grade fever, a cough and aren't well, see a doctor, don't put it off.

  
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2ABETRLIFE 5/2/2010 1:51PM

    Good advice about seeing the doctor, who will surely tell you that rest and lots of fluids helps lots too. Hope you are on the mend.
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INFLATED 5/2/2010 12:17AM

    I am back on track, a few slip ups, but nothing major. I haven't gotten back to the exercise yet. Whatever this illness is has affected my stomach and bowels. I thank God that the food has stayed down.
I think I dropped a pound in spite of all that I binged on. Tomorrow is weigh-in day for me. I am still running a low-grade temperature of 99+ degrees Fahrenheit.
I need to get groceries in the house, but haven't been able to, so choices are limited until I can get to the store.

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ANNE-ELIZ 5/1/2010 11:45PM

    I'm sorry that you've been feeling so ill and also dealing with loss and worry about family and friends.

I have a question. Did your follow the advice you gave in your blog above?

You have a lot on your plate (and are also worrying about putting a lot on your plate the other day emoticon) You've acknowledged a slip, let it go and see what you can do from this point forward.

Just a thought...
Do you like peppermint or ginger tea? Either of those either by themselves or mixed with regular or green tea, either hot or iced (I'd prefer iced in this case, myself) might serve to soothe your throat and your queasy tummy at least as well as the ice cream, with less long term impact.

In any case, give yourself a break and take the rest and whatever else you need!

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