Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sigh of Relief

This weekend I was supposed to be in Chemo class again. It's hard to believe it's been nearly 2 years since I first very timidly set foot into the world of oncology. I am still by no means an expert on the subject. So I was going to retake the original chemo class to bolster my knowledge. Hopefully, it would have made more sense this time around. However, the lady who teaches the class had a family emergency and had to cancel yesterday. (Sniff, sniff, can you hear my heart break? ;D) Now I wouldn't wish hard times on anyone, but I gotta say that I am very glad I don't have to look at working for the next 12 days in a row without a break. In truth, it has only postponed the inevitable, they are going to reschedule for December. But for now, I have the weekend off!

Friday, September 18, 2009

...a long time...

I didn't realize it had been so long since I posted anything. Not much new is really happening, and I guess I just can't see the point in saying the same things over and over. Life has been good, hectic, etc. I woke up this morning thinking, "It's Friady again." Seems like the week just started. Seems like the month just started. How about the year? It's the middle of September already. It is being brought home to me that while the weeks go by in Sunday to Saturday fashion, there will never be another Friday, September 18, 2009 again. This day, once spent, is gone forever. Another day in my life put to rest--permanently.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not being morbid. I just think I take time too much for granted. Life is precious. I want to spend it in the way that it will make the most impact on the world around me. Impact for good. Will this little corner of the world be a better place because I was here? I pray so.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Recovering Nicely

Surgery went well last Thursday. They found a chip in the joint (I don't know if bone or cartilage.) One of my friends prayed that there would be no pain, and that prayer has been answered. I have taken a total of 3 pain pills--2 on Thursday and 1 on Friday morning, "just because." Even went grocery shopping on Saturday, was able to stand for praise and worship yesterday in both services. I am very grateful that this has been so easy to deal with.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Stuff

My how time slips by! I just looked at my last posting date. Not a whole lot new happening, but it has happened in a whirl. Tomorrow I will be on the other side of the fence at work. I get to be the patient. About a month ago I injured my knee while out playing with the dog. (I guess I forgot my knees are not 25 anymore, but they didn't.) Two doctor's visits and an MRI later, I now face an arthroscopy and debridement of my R knee for some torn cartilege. I will be off work for about 3 weeks. It hasn't hurt much until this week. I had almost talked myself into cancelling the surgery, but I guess that is not to be. My church family has gathered round and will be helping out. That has already started; I walked into my house last night and found some wonderful soul had cleaned my kitchen and living room. It just sparkled! I was ready to cry, because I had not been able to find time with my work schedule to really give it the going over it needed, and now I won't be fretting over it as I try to recuperate. Bless You, Rhonda! May the Lord see your good work and reward you richly!

I went to Granbury over the weekend to see my grandbaby. She is growing so fast! I will post pics later. I haven't even had time to upload them to the computer to see what I have. Maybe that will be a project for the time off. Got to see other family as well. It was a good trip, albeit a short visit, going there and back the same day. I seem to do that a lot.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A friend of mine at work has a day-by-day calendar called "You Might Be A Redneck If..." You can imagine what sorts of things are on it. I have one to add: You Might Be A Redneck If you go to the drag races on a Saturday evening and watch trucks drag. Ummm...

big trucks...


18 wheelers.

Yep, just might be. Especially when two of the trucks were bull-haulers who dragged with their trailers in tow. It was a hoot! I've done a lot of things, and seen a lot of things in my time, but that was a first! I'd go again.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Life's Changes

It has been quite a while since I have posted anything. It's hard sometimes to find something besides the "same ole same ole" to talk about. There have been a couple of changes in the last 6 weeks:

1) I am birdless

2) I remained animal-free for all of 24 hours. I now have a dog. It's been a few years since the last 4-footed friend, and I think the Lord had this one in mind especially for me. He is a Black Lab/Border Collie mix (I think) and is just as cute as he can be. A friend named him Andy. I liked it, so I kept it.

3) I finally gave up on L, after he moved to Tucson without a call or a stop here, and filed for divorce on Apr. 13. Don't know when all that will be completed yet. We've been divorced for all intents and purposes for the last year anyway, so I am just making it legal.

Work continues the same. I like my job. I hate the new computer system. But I guess I will get used to it, as they are not likely to give us a new one any time soon.

I think I will be going to see a grandbaby in the next couple of weekends. I haven't been there since she was born, and it is time. They haven't managed to come this way because of my son's work schedule. He works a lot of weekends, and I work weekdays. So I guess I will be doing the traveling for awhile. That's ok, now that I don't have birds to worry about. It's a lot easier to find a dogsitter than a birdsitter!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

What a Great Day!

Church this morning was absolutely wonderful! Praise and worship turned into an intense altar time, and Pastor only preached about 1o min. Now, that's not what made it wonderful. The Lord was there in such a sweeping way, and we had one get saved, several pray for problems and illnesses or recommittment. People just really entered into seeking His face. And He met us!

This evening we kind of walked in the overflow of the AM service, and Pastor did get to preach. One little girl had a headache and nausea when she got to church, so we prayed for her and the Lord touched her. One little girl got a small piece of kleenex stuck up her nose, and I got to go fishing with a pair of hemostats. (Never leave home without one!)

We truly acted like a Pentecostal church today. Even with folks there who had not attended before. WooHoo! I want it to be like this all the time! (Except for Pastor not getting to preach!)