Sunday, August 17, 2014
So I had my surgery this past Friday. The surgery last 39 minutes, but I ended up in the recovery room for over 5 hours with a nasty reaction to the antibiotic the gave me pre-operatively. Even by the time I came home, I was still sick and they had given me 2 doses of one nausea medicine, 1 dose of another as well as a patch behind my ear for dizziness and a tablet for dizziness.
Yesterday, was better, today was even better. They didn't send me home with crutches as the orthopod was pretty sure I wouldn't use them (and I wouldn't). My kiddos will be home this evening or tomorrow. And I can hardly wait because I haven't seen them since I went to work on Wednesday :-(
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Canning, preserving, mowing, gardening, swimming, hanging clothes outside, yardwork . . .
These are all things I love about summer and add to my activity.
Of course, it helps that I love the heat
and the humidity
and did I mention the heat :-)
Monday, July 28, 2014
Two weeks ago, my kids and I went camping with a friend of mine from work, Miss Trish. Trish has three children of her own, all with varying degrees of autism. It was such a delightful weekend for my Sam to meet kids much older than him with some of the same eccentricities and quirks
The biggest boost was Trish's son, Eli. Eli had never been camping and did okay until the sun started setting and it was getting dark. And then he was out of his comfort zone . . .COMPLETELY!!! He wanted to leave, he was frantic, it was getting dark, it wasn't safe out there, we didn't know the people camping around us, there was no way to lock the tent. . . .and on and on. He wasn't going to be able to sleep, he'd be up all night, he didn't want to fish the next day, he didn't want pancakes and bacon for breakfast. I assured Trish that he would be fine, and sure enough . . .he was the first to fall asleep and the last to wake up. He sheepishly came over to our site where I was cooking breakfast and mumbled with a grin, "Can I have a piece of bacon?"
We're going to plan another trip to a different state park so the kids can camp and get together again, and I'm looking forward to it!
Friday, May 02, 2014
the relationship went south
He needed time to "think" and moved out lock, stock, and barrel with not a word of goodbye. Hard to understand myself, let alone trying to explain it to an 8- and 6-year old.
With the 6-year-old being autistic, sudden changes are devastating in his world. And I was left to deal with the fallout (Gee thanks!) So I have tried within my power to keep promises that were made to the kids . . . whether I felt like it or not.
They knew we had planned on going camping this summer -- reservations are made to camp the first weekend in June.
They knew we had planned on going to Branson in April, the reservations had already been made and charged -- and so we went. The reservations were in my name, on my credit card and I was NOT about to take that away from them.
We had planned on attending events at a local observatory and those are scheduled. We are scheduled and tickets are bought to go to an opening baseball game. And so life goes on. . . .
Right now, my goal is to focus on the kids and make sure they are okay . . . but don't worry I haven't forgotten to take care of myself either LOL While the car was in the shop, I walked to the nail salon and had a pedicure. Just this past week I had a 90-minute massage (heavenly!) I've had friends for dinner and numerous friends calling to check on me, we've had dinner with my daughter and spent the day today doing yardwork together.
Just keep us in your prayers please
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