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!
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.
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.
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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