Thursday, January 28, 2010

I am my mother's daughter

WANTED: Normal life, must include good health, enjoyable job, great friends and loving family. 

Well, three out of four ain't bad.  Don't get me wrong, I am vey grateful for the blessings in my life.  I do have much to be thankful for.  However, I am dealing with some health issues and the complications from them. 

My eyes are playing games with me.  It was both of them at first, but now it is mostly my right eye.  Which explains why my left eye is now my new favorite eye.  Righty is not listening to me. 

I say "lets look to the right"  and it says, "no, I like the view of your nose better."  I say, "lets look straight ahead!"  Righty says "what did I just say?  You weren't listening were you?"  ARRRGH! 

As long as I keep Righty covered up, Lefty works just fine, so I have borrowed a trick from my Mom, who dealt with similar issues.  Its called a Redneck Eyepatch, i.e. black electrical tape on the right lense of my glasses.  I need a "Captain Jack Sparrow" wig or a parrot or something.

In the meantime, I am not allowed to drive or work (doctor's orders).  I go back to the doctor on Monday and hopefully will get clearance to go back to work (back to the blessings-I have a dad who is willing to play chauffer)    There are still many unawsered questions and I am getting a little stir-crazy, but I know that no one has a "normal" life.  It just doesn't exist.  So I will count my blessings, be grateful for what I do have and pray.

Tuesday Feb. 2nd will mark the third anniversay of Mom's homegoing.  She handled the trials she faced throughout her life with a few tears, a lot of grace and even more laughter.   I wanna be like her.

PS  Did you know you can magnify your view of an individual web page?  Its kinda helpful.

PPS Please forgive typos and misspellings, I'm only working with one eye here people :)

Saturday, January 09, 2010


While I really do not like the snow we have been dealing with lately, I have to admit that it has been quite pretty.  Its so cold, that it is not melting.  The result is it looks like God took out a big shaker jar of glitter and went crazy!

I would love to have a fireplace.  I would then waste hours staring at it.

I am very proud of my Cinnamon puppy!  Ok so she is not really a puppy, she is somewhere around 7 yrs. old. and probably weighs around 75 lbs  She is living with my sister and brother law right now and they got her out on Thursday when the kids had a snow day and they all played in the snow.  She didn't jump on the kids and even pulled them on the tobaggon. 

Between being sick, then the holidays, then being on prednisone, I have gained weight.  It is not good.  I need to shape up literally.   I need to cut back on the amount I am eating as well as what I am eating.  I also need to get some exercise.  The treadmilll has been cleaned off and I have no excuse to not try.