Sunday, January 16, 2011
The only time I have been on the computer has been to check my e-mails and return the necessary ones. I cannot believe how time has gotten away from me. So far, the past two months, I have been busy accomplishing the following:
The Youth Group has been highlighted in our local paper in the community and the Journal newspaper. The kids are doing so well! We decorated an "Enchanted Forest" for Christmas, with profits going towards our group, went caroling throughout the community (walking was terribly cold!) for homebound residents, put on a Children Youth Service at the local church featuring our talented young musicians and even performed all songs in sign language! (Then, we taught the congregation how to sign "Happy Birthday" to Jesus at the end)
We have done fund raisers for Toys for Tots and Coats for Kids in families in need throughout the area. My goodness! I even got a facebook page for the youth group and a website.
Now, we are collecting used books for shelters throughout the US and then, new books for babies and families in the local hospital. It has been a wonderous, hectic ride! Although, I am so glad the kids have been featured in the local papers for their good works! They are so proud!
I'll be having a sledding party for the kids next month for all their dedication, so they get some payback.
As for me, I recently have acquired hearing aids (yuck). My hubby and I could tell that my hearing was getting worse since two years ago when I had nerve problems in my neck and down my arm. Since then, my hearing went down hill. I went for testing and found out that my nerves are dying...most problematic in the ears. So? Not even 40 yeat and aids were needed. Bright side? When my 16 yr old daughter starts moping....I can turn them off. : )
I can tell I've gained over the holidays. I don't dare go on the scale, but I can feel it in the morning when I awake. Like an old lady getting out of bed. Achy. Although, I have got a treadmill from my mother-in-law who cannot use it anymore. Her heart is failing. I also ordered a Zumba dvd...which I love! Though, I look forward to the times when everyone is out of the house so I can beebop around the living room. I don't feel comfortable dancing with so much that bounces.
Another happening not dear to me, I found out my sister-in-law has liver cancer. She is 6 months younger than I am and has one child with her husband. We just found out and she is going for chemo already, so it must be quite advanced. She had back problems and kept going to a chiropractor. When it wasn't working, she went to a doctor and he sent her for blood tests fo realize cancer awaited her. Her daughter is only 8, and they have had a difficult time getting pregnant. She recently lost due to miscarriage 2 months ago, which I assume has to do with the cancer. Sadly, it may have been a blessing (if one could call it that...I had three miscarriages and they never felt like blessings) for if she was still pregnant and they found out she had cancer and needed chemo....what then? I had a girlfriend who went through that and unfortunately, she refused chemo to keep the baby...and passed away soon after.
Well, with all these happenings, I find myself a bit stressed, for even though I have managed more on my plate....the plate was full already with the four kids and such. So now? I have to juggle a little bit more. Although, now I have to lighten up my plate not figuratively....but honestly. Time to get on that treadmill, do the Zumba and stop with the snacks.