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Thursday, June 27, 2013

First off, thank you to all the Sparkies who commented on the previous kitchen cabinet/ paneling blog. I appreciate the opinions and advice so much. DH and I have decided to put the wall color up first beginning this weekend and see at that time whether or not to paint the paneling at the top of the cabinets the same color as the walls or just leave it be. We have definitely decided NOT to stain it as most of you suggested not to do.

Yesterday, we got a scare concerning our daughter. She called us on the way to the ER. Her thigh was completely numb when she woke up yesterday morning and the numbness continued to spread upward to include her hip, buttocks, upper back, shoulder, complete arm and hand, all on her left side. She has no other symptoms. At the ER they did a barrage of lab work which all came back okay. Her heart checked out okay as well. They ran a CT scan on her head which showed no aneurism nor blood clot in her brain. They have ruled out anything immediately life threatening and have referred her to a neurologist for further evaluation and diagnosis. They suggested among other things such as a herniated disk, a small tumor pressing on nerves, an electrolyte imbalance, etc, that it could be an early indication of MS. emoticon Why a doctor would offer up that particular information without knowing for sure is beyond me as it has only served to scare her. Now that is all she can think about. Her dad and I can only hope the neurologist appointment will be soon and that he or she will quickly come up with a correct diagnosis for whatever is causing the numbness. Praying in the meantime of course that it is not serious.

As for the continuing home improvement side of things. I have stained the hall staircase banister and railing the same color as my kitchen cabinets. The darker color looks really good against the new wall color. I still need to select which displays I want for the walls (not too many as the hallway is not a large one) than finally the hallway will be complete.

DH on the other hand seems to be on a staining frenzy and now wishes to stain (same color as the kitchen cabinets) the trim (1 entryway, a bi-fold doorway and exterior doorway) in the Family room which is paneled the same as the top of our kitchen cabinets. Right now the trim is the original stain which is a worn out but warm walnut shell color. I have not given him the go ahead just yet but I am thinking about it. It would definitely be a darker trim if we go ahead and I think that may be why I am hesitating. emoticon

The husband and I also got a little time with the grandson this week (Monday). We picked him up from VBS and took him to see Man of Steel which was a really good movie. Now little man wants to be Superman for Halloween and trick or treat with "his crew" (what he calls the adults who are the closest to him, in full costume...
DH/ Pepa: Iron Man
Mommy: Supergirl
Daddy: Captain American
Mom's BF/ Dan: The Hulk
Big Guy friend/JB: Batman
Big Guy friend/ Jeff: Hawkeye
ME: SUPER MEMA! emoticon Of course, he says, I have to make my own cape.

emoticon Can you imagine this group of rag tag Superheros walking down the street. What FUN! We only need to talk the others into dressing their part. emoticon
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    emoticon with continuing on the house re-modeling. Hubby's can get impatient when they are working on something--they had 2 speeds--full speed ahead or stop! That is way my dh does. LOL

    Praying for daughter. I know that is a worry to all of you but try to wait until you find out for sure what is going on. With her busy schedule between work and school, it may be something as simple as her body saying it needs more rest. Got fingers crossed too.

    Your Halloween costumes sound neat. Can't wait to see pictures of the group when you are all dressed up. Have fun making all those costumes.

    1671 days ago
    emoticon Prayers for your daughter.

    The costume idea sounds fun, hopefully everyone is easily talked into it.
    1671 days ago
    I think the costumes for all would be a neat thing (if everyone goes along with the plan). emoticon

    I hope your daughter is going to be ok. emoticon
    1671 days ago
    I have (& will continue to) lift prayer on your daughter's behalf.

    The doctor who was so right ready to project possible causes for her concern was so terribly wrong in doing so.

    God bless!
    1671 days ago
    Hope your daughter finds out what was going on. The possibility of MS would scare anybody.

    At least you have several months before Halloween to twist arms and sew! emoticon
    1671 days ago
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    Hope your daughter is ok!
    1671 days ago
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