Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Back in action

As the song goes by Willie Nelson---Well hello there, my it's been a long, long, time. My health has taken a turn or the worse and I think I am dealing with it pretty good. I've been in the hospital 3 times since I last posted and was put in ICU the last time, a couple of weeks ago with a bad case o pneumonia. It was easier to post on fb than trying to post here, but I am back and hope to have the strenght to post more often.
Hubby got to stay with me in ICU, but had to wear a gown and gloves because of the MRSA. He went home during the day because he would have been in the way.

My children were in in May for a weekss visit and I was feeling bad then, but did not want to ruin vacation time. We did so much together and had a great time. My grandchildren are growing so fast and it's hard to believe that my grandson will soon b 17 and the baby 2 years old. Time sure passes fast when you are having a good time.l

Well this is about all I can muster for today, but hope to get some good reading in tomorrow or the next day. Hope to hear from some of my regulars. Love and hugs and many blessings.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Baby Lizzy

Lizzy is growing so fast and I miss her----haven't seen her in 2 weeks, so I am having baby withdrawals. She is sleeping good and just found her hands and it is so cute to see her eyes cross when she sees her hands. She is a loving baby and Heidi is having so much mommy time until it's time to go back to work in March. She will have to sleep when Lizzy sleeps as she works the night shift and daddy Jonathan will be her caretaker at night.

In other news, I am now on insulin for me diabetes and a very strict diet. I did cry and even though diabetes is not a death sentence, it was the cause of my dad's death---diabetic stroke. I watch all the carbs and sugar now and I do miss eating chocolate, but it's been over a year, so I am used to it. No candy for Valentine's Day this year.

Even though I have been awol lots of times, I still think of all of you who have come to share comments or just leave a little note of hello. I pray everyday for most of my blogging friends that they may see good health soon and not have to worry about money. God always provides our needs and not our "Wants".

I would like some prayers for my aunt (my dad's youngest sister) She just found out that she has cancer again and it doesn't look good, but the doctors say it is treatable with chemo, but she is so weak, that I am wondering when they will be able to start the treatments. Thank you in advance. Her name is Ruby and I lived with them when I first got out of school and she found my first job working in a dry cleaners checking in clothes and waiting on customers.

Well I wish you all the best and love and wishes to you all.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Baby Elizabeth

Hi everyone. Here is a picture of our new granddaughter, Elizabeth Jean, weighing in at 9lbs 4 ozs and Heidi had her natural after 2 sections and without any pain medication or epidural. She was the talk of the staff at Women and Childrens and she almost had her at home. By the time the medics picked her up, Lizzy was born within 1 1/2 hours, so they made it just in time. Big Brother Jacob and sister Theresa were thrilled when they met her and they cried with joy. Lizzy has red hair and is a chubby little angel.

I wish you all a Happy New Year filled with good health, wealth, and happiness. Al's surgery went fine and he will be going back to work on the 11th, so all is good on the home front. All my best wishes.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hello my friends

To say it's been a long time is an understatement. I have been feeling down with no energy and the diabetes is getting the best of me. Al is having surgery in the morning, nothing major, but please keep us in your prayers.

I have been anxiously waiting the arrival of my granddaughter, Elizabeth, but it looks as though Heidi will keep her due date of the 19th. She has been having contractions and is 30% efaced, so it should be anytime now, just hope it's not tomorrow. I want to see my grandchild's birth. The hospitals aren't far from each other, so I would have no problem getting there.

I have been doing a little crafting and made some cute little angel earrings. I wanted to make them into hanging charms for your windshield, but my hands shake too much to string beads.

I miss everyone and will try to visit while Al is recuperating, because he won't be able to sit at the computer for long periods like he does now because of where the hernia is, so I will get undivided attention on the computer.

I have already gotten some very nice gifts from friends and one was filled with gingerbreads. I did put up my new white tree and decorated it with gingerbreads and if I could find my camera, I would be able to take a picture. Al wants to buy me a new one, but I know my old one still works and takes decent pictures and there are other things I could use.

We will be spending Christmas with our son and family and I will do all the cooking since Heidi won't be able to do much after the baby comes and we have invited a couple we know to join us. The more the merrier.

My wish for all of you is to have Peace and Love at Christmas time and always. I do hope everyone has a safe Christmas and if you must drive in the snow, please be careful. Love and hugs, Pat

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Good days

I had my epidural last Wednesday and I am feeling really good. I still have bad days and the ruptured disk hurts so bad, I could cry. I also went for my 3 month check up and my glucose level was 6.1 which is really good. I also lost 7 lbs which is due to the diabetic diet I am on. I do cheat, but not very often, because I am afraid of being on insulin, because once you are there, it's for life. Got my flu shot and it put me down for a few days. Almost felt like I had the flu. All in all, everything is good. I try to keep a positive attitude about my illness, but sometimes it's truly hard.

My dil is getting big and she looks like she could be carrying twins, but she isn't. We have a shower planned for her and her family is giving one also, but it's too far for me to go. I don't handle travel very well anymore and sometimes just an hour in the car is brutle. I did manage to craft a few things for the shower, so I have been keeping busy.

Not much else is going on. I wish you all a Blessed weekend with lots of love