Friday, November 5, 2010

A few hours......

Good Morning Company Girls!

Well, how are you all doing? Personally, I'm very glad that it's Friday...today is not hubby's alternate Friday off...that is a definite draw back....I truly love those days....puts you in the mood for retiring that's for sure!

Last week I asked you to pray for my hubby and I'm very grateful to those that did....you see, that week, a few days before...hubby had an extremely stressful day and when he came home from teaching that evening he was confused, disoriented and couldn't remember anything. It was quite alarming! The next day, he was acting normally although he had a bad headache.... he (at my insistence) got his blood pressure checked and it was fairly high making me wonder just how high it was the previous night to cause the situation that occurred! Well, we got him into the doctor this week and the doctor did say that there was a possibility that he had a TIA . For now he's put him on a low grade aspirin daily and is sending him for an MRI. Unfortunately, there's usually a long waiting list so who knows when that will happen! The doctor did say that if it happens again that I should get him into emergency right away. So..it's a wait and see time.....unfortunately, now I have to work extra hard not to tell him too much of what's going on with the kids because I don't want to stress him more....very hard after sharing everything for the last 40 years!

So, this past week I went to quilt class on Monday...started hand stitching a new quilt...I think I'll give it to my mom...when I got the top put together the whole pattern just hollered that it was her style...it takes me about 6 months to handstitch a throw size so maybe by the beginning of summer I'll have it done...I'm looking forward to winter days, sitting with my mom at her wee apartment in the retirement residence, just sitting there sewing and keeping her company....

Tuesday, I had an appointment with a social worker that I see about once a month...I originally went to see her to get help with Ben but now she helps me....it's a positive relationship..she helps me to see the trees thru the forest..or vice versa...can never keep that straight....

On Wednesday, Don and I were suppose to have an appointment with Emma's counsellor but one of us (the counsellor or me) goofed up the location (she has two offices) and it didn't happen..it's rescheduled for next week...which is a good thing, since to add with the cutting situation Emma has now decided that she's bisexual...apparently most of the kids she hangs out with...you know the kind...multiple body piercings, tattoos,black clothing..you get the picture...are also bisexual...it seems to be the 'in' thing to be these days..especially when you see it all the time in television shows and movies....quite frankly hubby and I are really struggling with this latest development.....

Thursday had me taking my mom back to the dentist...this time it was just for a cleaning...she nearly blew a gasket when she paid the bill...all the while I was driving her home she was very quiet...when I asked what was going on she complained about the cost and whether it was really worth it to have this done at her age.....I kind of turned the tables and pointed out that at least she had the money available to her to get it done...some people don't....that got her to thinking that at least she still had her own teeth...I agreed that that was a good thing....I then suggested that maybe we could stop and have lunch at a restaurant instead of at the retirement place....she agreed and we had a nice lunch.
...later...that day...I took Emma to a talent agency that had spied her at a fair this past August..they wanted to see her...she was thrilled...I was sceptical but thought that if it was legitimate that maybe it would give her a different focus in her life...she really is a pretty girl...the interview went well..they're suppose to call next week to see if they can use her....

next week we have a few family birthdays...Emma on Monday and grandson Donovan on Tuesday..November is a big birthday month in the family so that by the time December rolls around you're thoroughly tired of birthday cake!

Today, even though it's not a 'hubby day off'....I'm going to take a day off......it's been quite a week....I think I deserve it!....I'm thinking of going somewhere and hiding.....last night I said to hubby.....'you wouldn't be upset if I ran away tomorrow would you...you'd understand right'....he said yes he'd understand but that he'd be upset...well, can't have that...blood pressure you know...maybe I'll just run away for a few hours.....

6 comments:

janicejohnson said...

Yes! Run! Maybe curl up in one of those bookstores where they have coffee, and enjoy a few quiet hours. Always makes me feel like a new woman.

joyceandnorm said...

I'll run away with you!...maybe for a few hours. Praying for you as always.

Katharine said...

wow- still busy in your neck of the woods!Continued prayer for all of you, and I agree with Janice...Run!
Blessings!

Jen said...

oh man. Quite a lot going on in your life. I pray a spirit of peace and calm over you -- that you will be overwhelmed with His love and His providence over all things. I pray for wisdom and discernment, that you would have the words to say to those in your family that need extra love and encouragement during their journey.

Cindy Swanson said...

It does sound as if you've got a lot on your plate. We've had some major extended family trauma/drama in the past few weeks as well, and it does take a toll on you. Do what you need to do to relax and re-charge. Blessings!

mholgate said...

I'm glad to hear that your husband is ok for the time being. That must have been pretty scary.

I love that my husband has Fridays off. It is really nice to have that quality time together.

Have a great weekend...I'll continue to lift your family up in my prayers.

-Melissa