Monday, September 30, 2013
9 sleeps until my love returns! My hubby is safely in Arizona! Thank You, Father!
Man, both knees are killing me today! but have over 2000 steps in today... (for me, that's good... but it's all at the expense of painful knees).
My brother is doing well after quadruple bypass surgery on Thursday! Thank You, Father!
Had all three grandchildren from Friday afternoon through yesterday evening, and my daughter took the two oldest ones home early, which made my evening (and morning) much easier without my hubby here to help!
Still have the youngest, baby Benjamin (now 20 months old)... He entered the terrible twos way too early... almost every thing I tell him to do is a struggle... :) I'm glad that I'm much more patient and calm... however, I'm not perfect... and have I already mentioned? It's easier to be Grandma when Grandpa is here!
Heading to bed very soon! early morning tomorrow!
Good night my SP friends!
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Life has gotten complicated!
To put the right perspective on what my life is right now, I need to preface this by saying that about a month ago, I fell on my face (but mostly on my right knee), having tripped over a toy in the garage. A week ago, the rubber on my shoe caught on the floor at Walmart, and I fell, right in front of God and everybody, injuring the other knee. My older sister used to call me (during those dreaded clumsy years of adolescence) Miss Grace... don't think I'll be telling her about my new incidents.
Anyway - now, with two very sore knees (especially when touched, but also when I walk), I'm being full-time grandma... all three children are here... and I LOVE BEING GRANDMA! but I've found it's much easier to do when Grandpa is here, too!
Hubby is in Arizona for the next 1 1/2 weeks on business... (I'm super tired due to not getting hardly any sleep before I took him for his early flight.)
My brother who lives 8 hours away in Michigan had quadruple bypass surgery today, so I've been trying to stay updated via fb and caring bridge....
And, all three children came this afternoon...
Akyrie (age 6) went home early from school with a 103F fever... thankfully, she was feeling better when she got here (went to bed with a headache and some tylonal).
Andrew (almost 5) came in as normal ("Grandma, can I blow up a balloon? can I play a game? can I have a peanut butter samich (interpreted, sandwich)? can we watch a movie? - well, that was just the first 3 minutes, but that gives you the idea!
Baby Benjamin (20 months old), came in with hugs and busyness - as usual! Well, usually the cat gets the first hug, but I did today! And with siblings here, he's into whatever they are... which usually makes it a bit easier!
It's been a very busy evening! The kids helped make supper, we got baths in, read a story, got baby to bed, watched a short video, colored online (AND printed it out - why print it out when you can actually color with real crayons and paper?), they played on my cell phone... I warned them that tomorrow, we're doing REAL things... lol
Well - to save you the long boring vent - and to get to go to bed quicker - let's just say that they're all asleep in bed! and I'm exhausted!
Oh - did I mention that I forgot to take my meds this a.m.... must NOT do THAT again! especially the pain pills! LOL
I also got reminded that I needed to get a "report" (Prayer Letter) in by today - totally forgot! Got to get that in on Monday! I still need to get a lot of materials ready for the Orientation that my hubby is leading - which starts Thursday, but needs done earlier so they can get them copied and collated.
Anyway - my knees are killing me, I'm tired, - and venting.. sorry!
Heading to bed! WITH pain pills! :) and I don't want to forget tomorrow at all!
Sunday, September 22, 2013
This probably epitomizes me - all wrapped up in a single sentence...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
I haven't had a chance to write here lately...
It's been a bit busy, and we're coming up on another busy few weeks...
But just wanted to get on here, touch base...
I've been getting 7-9 cups of water consumed for the last 3-4 days! For those who know me, you know I don't like water. I've been working on it for the past month, some days none, some days up to 4... but I'm doing pretty good now!
Amazingly, I have not been hungry! Even for sweets! I'm just full and content! I've been able to stay under my calorie limit daily!
I have exercised a few times - but it's very hot and humid here and I don't handle the heat well. We just turned on our small window air conditioner this morning, and that has really helped today - if we stay in the living room. lol
I'm hoping in the morning, I'll be able to do some... more than anything right now, I'm desperate to gain strength. We fly out on business 2 weeks from tomorrow... and I've found that I don't have strength to climb steps, walk far, stand long, etc.
I notice that my ability to function (and pain level) are proportionate to the amount of sleep I get.... and I've been short on sleep for about a week. So - I need to get on the chair exercise team and site and work on exercises that build strength again.
I'm really disappointed that I had the strength, and now have lost it... shame on me!
Well, my friends, must get a few things done before bed tonight, so I'll say goodnight!
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