Saturday, January 19, 2013
We are puppy sitting this weekend. Quin has to work out of town and is unable to take the dog with him. There went my free weekend! Not much sleep last night as Kismet was not a happy cat that there was a dog in the house and overnight to boot! Wait until she realizes that it will be tonight also.
Sage has so far managed to chew a couple of branches off my healthy apple tree, dig through the snow into my garden and now there is dirt everywhere and leave puppy footprints everywhere in the kitchen. Sigghh. She really is a good dog, just bored at our house. She is used to being on the go constantly with Quin.
1. Kaeli was able to bring Garry home from work yesterday as I had the dog and didn't want to take her in my vehicle to go and get Garry. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
2. I was able to get lots of the ice removed from the driveway and sidewalk with the warmer weather that we had yesterday. Yay for my ice scrapper tool. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
3. Yay, no snow to shovel this morning. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
4. It's the weekend and I can catch up on my house work. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
5. I have awesome team mates that help me to stay focused on the positives in my life. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
6. I'm entering day 4 of having eliminated gluten, sugar and dairy from my life. For me, the hardest part is not having my cream in my tea! I'm starting to feel less bloated for sure. Even the inflamation in my knee has gone down.Thank you, thank you, thank you.
7. I'm blessed with a body that gives me mobility. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
8. I have an arm load of books that I brought home from the library yesterday, lots to read over the next few days. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
9. The plus side of Garry breaking his leg and me having a bum knee right now, is that we have both confirmed that this house (4 level split) is not a good fit for us anymore. Definitely not right now, but potentially into the future as we age. We are seriously considering finishing the renos and putting the house on the market in another year. Everything happens for a reason. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
10. I am blessed with a loving and wonderful family. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Have a great Saturday, don't forget to find your humour.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Yay, it's Friday. It's been a long week in so many ways. I'm just glad that today is Friday and that I have two days off coming up.
I got a phone call from the specialist offices yesterday telling me that I have another appointment on Feb 12 to see Dr. Glasgow and at that time he will answer all my questions as well as schedule the surgery. I'm thinking to myself..."he couldn't have done all that when I saw him on Wednesday!" No wonder the health care system is in so much trouble. All these extra appointments and x-rays and MRI's for one issue. All I can say is Thank you Lord, that I am in the system and having my knee looked after, but wow, what a waste of time and money. I had to have an x-ray before my family doctor would refer me to a specialist, then I had to have an MRI before a specialist's appointment could be booked, and then another x-ray before seeing the specialist, all within a short period of time. Then Dr. Glasgow tells me that he doesn't even look at the MRI, he only goes by the x-ray! I'm in awe at how things work!
1. I am thrilled that I am not having to wait up to 5 years to have my surgery done as my family doctor told me. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
2. Garry's friend picked him up from work yesterday and brought him home, meaning I did not have to go out again. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
3. Only a light shoveling to do when I got home from work yesterday. Beats the morning one that took me half an hour to do. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
4. I'm doing pretty good on avoiding everything that has sugar and gluten in it. It's amazing how many everyday things contain sugar! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
5. I'm doing well also at avoiding dairy products (only for the 21 days recommended). I did have a pat of butter on my gluten-free bagel yesterday morning and wow, did it not sit well. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
6. I'm drinking lots more water as well as peppermint tea, feeling more hydrated again. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
7. I'm blessed with children that call to see if their Dad or I need anything. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
8. What a blessing to be able to go to the store and purchase fresh veggies and fruit when I need them. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
9. I've already been able to identify some foods that my body does not tolerant well and that I will most likely need to eliminate entirely from my diet or at least limit their consumption. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
10. I'm looking forward to trying some of the substitutions that can possibly replace those foods my body doesn't tolerate well. (i.e. ghee, instead of butter, coconut milk instead of cow's or soy milk.)
Thank you for the blessings of this and every day.
Have a wonderful Friday.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Yesterday was a good day off work. I headed into the city early in the morning (in rush hour traffic no less) to my specialist appointment. Garry rode along as my navigator as I'm not real familiar with the city and needed someone along to help with the directions. A bit of trial and error final saw us at our destination. Interesting place to have a hip and joint medical center...in a mall on the second floor (no outdoor signage) and although there was an escalator close the only elevator available was at the far end of the mall. With Garry on crutches, that put the escalator out and it was a long trek to the elevator and back to the center. Very strange location!
My appointment was good, the doctor confirmed that I need to have a knee replacement and now I wait to see when that will happen. There is nothing quick about how things are done! I will trust that all will unfold according to God's plan for my life.
As I look out the window this morning, I realize that my first order of business before leaving for work will be to do some shoveling once again. It also looks like this might be a more than once shoveling kind of day judging by the amount that is coming down. Siggghhh.
1. Garry's willingness to navigate for me in the city yesterday. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
2. The doctor confirmed that I will require knee replacement. I look forward to having it over and done with and being able to walk properly once again. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
3. Although I'm not excited to see that it is snowing again today, I'm blessed that I can still get out there and shovel. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
4. Yesterday was payday and I was able to pay bills. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
5. I'm on day three of cutting out sugar (in all forms), gluten (completely) and dairy (mostly, I did have a pat of butter on my raisin bagel (gluten-free) this morning). Thank you, thank you, thank you.
6. I have two feet that I can walk on, so able to get about more freely than Garry on crtuches. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
7. I am grateful for the gift of healing that is at work in both Garry and my lives. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
8. I'm drinking my quota of water each day once again. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
9. I'm blessed with eye sight that allows me to do the job I do. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
10. I'm blessed with the freedom of choice and will attempt each day to honor that gift with wise choices. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Have a wonderful Thursday,
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Later start to my morning this morning as I have booked the day off work. I will be finding my way into the city and to my specialist's office and hopefully come away with news that feels right.
I'm a little apprehensive about the roads this morning as we had plus 7 temps yesterday which caused lots of melting and then freezing temps over night. I will drive carefully, but it's also rush hour that I need to be heading into the city, which means others are in a hurry.
I'm taking Garry with me to help navigate. This is going to be interesting as he has his broken leg and we will both need to make our way into the doctors. They aren't going to know who is really supposed to be there. lol.
1. I was able to get the day off work so that I don't have to worry about time schedules. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
2. Garry is willing to come with me to be my navigator, I'm not happy driving in the city at rush hour when I don't know where I'm going. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
3. I'm on day two of eliminating foods from the Foods Intolerance list (book I'm reading), we will see how this goes. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
4. I have already been switching to gluten-free so the complete switch is going better than I thought. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
5. It's payday today. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
6. Murphy's law...the swelling in my knee is less today, now whether that's due to changing my diet or just plain "it's time to see the doctor" I am not sure, regardless, I'm grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
7. My new bank card finally arrived yesterday, they mailed it out Dec. 09/2012! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
8. Gas prices have dropped to a much more acceptable level. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
9. Having a wonderful relationship with God, my guides and my angels. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
10. Being blessed with a new day of life filled with opportunities and blessings. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Have a wonderful Wednesday,
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
You think you know all about eating healthy, exercising and what you need to do to be healthy, then along comes a book that makes you take a new look at everything you thought you knew. I'm not saying that the book I'm reading is the gospel truth or anything, but it certainly gives a person some room to re-think what they have always taken for granted.
I'm reading a very good book called" The Virgin Diet: Why food Intolerance is the Real cause of weight gain" by JJ Virgin.
At the moment I'm looking at all the things that I normally eat, and for the most part it would be considered a relatively healthy diet. Then I look at my struggle and how I've been feeling and it makes me wonder if what I'm eating is actually not working for me personally. I do know that by having begun the switch awhile back to gluten free, that I have noticed some changes, perhaps I need to try out this lady's theory and see if what she is saying changes anything. Hmmm.
1. I was able to get the snow cleared from the driveway and sidewalks yesterday when I got home from work without too much difficulty. Thank you, thank you, thank you.,
2. Our girls came over last night without us even asking and cleared the snow once again, bless their hearts. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
3. Garry managed to put in some hours at work yesterday. Kaeli picked him up and took him to work and I picked him up after work. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
4. My training session with 3 of my selectors yesterday was very good. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
5. It's Plus 3 this morning! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
6. Gluten-free waffles for breakfast this morning. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
7. I have the day off tomorrow, no time constraints. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
8. I have an armful of new books to read that were waiting for me to pick up at the library. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
9. Blessed with a new day of life to once again work at being as healthy as I can be. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
10. Thank you for the gift of healing that is at work in Garry's and my bodies. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Have a wonderful Tuesday. Be grateful for all that you have and Don't have.
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