I started getting sick last Wednesday with body aches, low grade fever, flu symptoms. Then I started feeling like it was a Sinus Infection, and I just was getting worse over the weekend. I went to the Doctor yesterday, and I not only have a Sinus Infection, but an Ear Infection. Then last night, I ended up in the ER with a busted Eardrum, and there is a Puss Pocket behind the Eardrum. Needless to say, I am in some pain. I have had 3 Major Surgeries, and have not felt this much pain. I tried to lay down for a little bit in the evening, and the pain and pressure just got worse. My husband heard me coming down stairs, and we just stood at the foot of the stairs while I cried because of the pain, and that is when the Eardrum busted. I screamed it hurt so bad!
The ER doctor put me on different medication than what my Doctor had me on, and I have to follow up with an ENT.
Our 3 month old granddaughter may have a hearing loss, we will know more next month.
Last week her parents took her in for a hearing test(she leans her head to the left), because they thought maybe that might cause a problem. The left eardrum did not move at all, and the right one moved just a little bit, so we took her to her Pediatrician to see if there was any fluid behind her eardrums. The left ear was clear, the right ear had a little bit of fluid, but it was clear fluid.(The fluid started draining the next day). Any way, she goes back for another hearing test next month. Please Pray that all goes well.
Also next month, I go see an eye specialist to be tested for Glaucoma.
We have already taken our annual vacation to Arkansas. Got back yesterday afternoon. We did not go to the second destination this year due to finances, so we just came home. But hubby is still on vacation for another week, so we will be doing some day trips on the motorcycle (if my hip will let me)!
I had a birthday on Saturday, I am now 50. I did NOT like the idea of being a half century old, but since I do not look my age, that helps a little. Not much else going on.
Had surgery last Thursday to correct Trigger finger on the middle finger of my right hand, had the stitches taken out yesterday.
I have been reading a lot, and I finally got to go back to a Bible study this morning that I have been to before, but my family and Satan always got in the way and wouldn't let me continue. Maybe this time I'll be able to go for a while. Hubby may have to sell the Motorcycle because of his Arthiritis. If that happens, then he will probably buy himself a Sports car. That way, with 2 cars, I will be able to go to a church that I want to go to!
Many of you may have read that I grew up in the Catholic church, and that I left said church when I married my first husband. You may have also read that my husband now joined the Catholic church last year at the Easter Vigil, and that I have been going to church with him because of having only 1 vehicle, and my NOT being able to go anywhere else.
Well, lately, I have been feeling a TUG ( not a pull) to go back to the Catholic church. Partly because I love the Liturgy ( I always did)! And there are some of things I do agree with the Church on. For example; Abortion, Homosexual relations, the Right to Life ( even for the Elderly), etc. BUT, there are things I just can not agree with, and will NOT agree with, for example; The Marian Dogma. Where do they come up with that stuff? There is NO Scriptural basis for any of it.(At least not that I know of)! And, Hubby is sort of pressuring me to go back. I just don't know what to do!
...so I have been reading quite a bit lately. Have gotten back to reading my Lamplighter books. Have read "True to the Last", and am now reading "That Printer of Udells"! "True to the Last" is very good. I highly recommend ALL the books from Lamplighter Publishing!
Just haven't felt like posting anything! But I will now.
My son's dog had pups at the end of January( 9 in all). The runt died within 24 hours. Mom got an infection in one of her breasts when the pups were 2 weeks old, and the breast virtually blew up, I mean there was NOTHING there, so we ended up having to put her down, and son and I bottled fed the pups for about a week and a half. When they were 3 weeks old, another pup died for no apparent reason, which left us with 7. They are now 5 weeks old, and we have already gotten rid of 5, possibly 6, and the last one is spoken for. YEAH!
Now for the hard one; I imagine some of you are wondering why I have not said anything about "Pinky" and "Fred", well, they were taken away from their parents by DFS ( Division of Family Services) in June. We were denied custody because of the unfinished construction work in the house. (we still have holes in the walls) and they deemed it unsafe for them, DESPITE THE FACT THAT THEY HAD ALREADY LIVED HERE! I have not seen them since Sept. for "Pinky's" birthday. Hubby saw them in Nov. Neither of us has seen them since.And the parents have had their rights taken away from them. And the mother is pregnant again with number 3, that she says does not belong to her legal husband, but to her boyfriend. I'm sorry, but she should not have been allowed to get pregnant again, but this state is stupid. She couldn't be bothered to do what it took to get her other 2 kids back, and the state of Missouri does not allow sterilization unless you have had 3 children or are the age of 21. That is one person who person who should not have had kids to begin with. My husband and I are so disgusted with her right now, we really don't want to have anything to do with her.
I have not done much online lately, except watch movie from Netflix! So far, I have seen the following:
Pride and Predjudice (1980) Jane Eyre (1983) Mansfield Park (1983) Persuasion (1995)
I really like these period pieces that take place either in England or America. I do like the English ones better though! And of all these movies that I have watched, I have only read 1 of the books, and that was Jane Eyre!
Well, not quite. But I do LOVE not going anywhere in this weather. It's cold(We are under a Wind Chill WARNING until tomorrow), and it's really snowy! I really like telling kids that I don't have a car during the day and can't go anywhere. It is supposed to warm up some next week, so that will be nice. Maybe then we will be able to shovel some this snow. It's just to darn cold right now!! I did go do some shopping on Monday night in advance of the storm, so we were set for food for a few days, including tonight. Hubby and I will have to get out tomorrow and do some more grocery shopping for the coming week.
Don't worry, I have stepped outside to get some fresh air, so no cabin fever here! Although when it does warm up, I will enjoy going out to do stuff. But for now, I am perfectly content to stay put!
I hope everyone had a nice New Year's Day. I fixed a traditional New Year's dinner of Blackeyed Peas and Cornbread. It was yummy!!
I did not make any resolutions because I do not/cannot keep them. So this year I said the heck with it, not gonna do it.
Hubby went back on the day shift at work today. I have enjoyed not having a car. I had told everyone that that was going to be the case from now on. So what happens this morning? One of the kids calls my cell, Kid: Mom do you have the car? Me: No, what did you do, miss the bus? Kid: yes So, needless to say, she was late for work. NOT MY PROBLEM!! I gave them all enough warning
Back to not having a car during the day, we did this partly so that I will quit driving so much. This brand new car, only 5 1/2 to 6 months old, already has over 12 thousand miles on it. NOT GOOD!! Also we thought my husband would be getting a different job, ( the lead tech at a different location). He did not get it. Very disappointing, but he thinks it may be a Blessing in disguise. I hope he is right. Anyway, back to the car, again. We are also hoping it will cut down on the gas consumption also. Anything will help at this point. I'm tired of being a taxi!
And with me being home all day, maybe I'll actually get off my duff and do something. Maybe.
We are supposed to be getting more snow on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, so I have to have hubby take me to the store this evening to do some shopping for the rest of the week. That way I can stay in the house, which suits me just fine, because it will also be very very cold, like below zero cold.
Over Christmas we got about 6 1/2 inches of snow, then more snow over that weekend. Hubby's oldest daughter came down from Omaha on Saturday, and did not leave until this morning because it snowed over this weekend. We had the 3rd snowiest December since the city started keeping records. 15 inches of snow all together.