Saturday, July 14, 2012

Today is Saturday. I felt a little better yesterday morning so I thought I would go out and do some shopping. I needed to pick up a couple of wedding gifts and go to Walmart. Well, it did me in so I haven't felt very good today. I think it is going to take longer than I thought to get better. Ugh!! 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Went back to the Dr. yesterday and there has been little improvement in my lungs. Got another breathing treatment and a stronger, longer antibiotic and steroid plus some cough medicine. She wants to see me next Wed. if I'm not markedly better but I don't think I will wait that long. If I'm not better by Mon. I'll call in and try to see my regular Dr.  The heat has been terrible. Up in the low hundreds. I felt bad that I had to skip working at the Temple today and tomorrow. It would have only been my second time going there.  Michael didn't get up until 8:45 this morning. I was a little worried about him so I peeked in and he was moving. What a sigh of relief! My precious daughter, Stacey, has gestational diabetes. I'm so sad for her. This pregnancy has not been an easy one.  Stephanie found a mouse in her kitchen today. Time for the mouse traps!  Haven't heard from Brian for a week now. Don't know why. Maybe he is still mad that I posted on Facebook that he and his Dad had ADHD. Oh well, there's nothing I can do about it.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Had the best visit with Michael's sister Mary last Monday. She is the most wonderful woman and friend. I was sorry the visit was so short. A week ago this last Fri. I woke up with a sore throat. As each day came along I felt a little worse. By Tuesday I had a cough and my chest started to burn and feel heavy. By Thursday I was really coughing a lot. On this last Friday I was thinking that I would go to the Dr. on Monday if I wasn't feeling any better but as the day wore on I just felt worse so I decided to go to the Dr. I called and got an afternoon appt. They tested me for strep and checked my oxygen level. She couldn't hear any breath sounds in my right lung so she ordered an xray and a breathing treatment. It turns out I have pneumonia in both lungs. She gave me an rx for 2 inhalers (different), an antibiotic and some prednisone.  Today is Sunday and I don't feel any better yet. I don't go back to see her until Wednesday.  Michael keeps asking me if I need to go to the hospital. I'm just going to wait until my appt.  Hopefully I will be feeling better by then.

Monday, July 2, 2012

True joy comes from recognizing the power within each one of us to make this life a happy one despite our trials.

I am so excited! Michael's sister, Mary is coming today. She is my very best friend. I love her so much. She is just like a real sister to me. She has been back in Illinois getting things packed in the van to bring out here from Mom's things. She has things for the girls, Brian and us. I'm sure it will be emotional for Michael. Maybe even for the rest of us too.  I wish Stacey were here with us. I miss her so much.

Water aerobics is going very well. I quite enjoy it. I will only be going for 3 days a week because I will be working in the Temple on Thurs. and Fri. mornings. I talked to Evelyn about going to a class on Thurs nights but the class does conditioning and pool laps. I found out today I can't swim very well. I SINK!!!  Soooo, we will not be doing that.

Michael and I have a new calling in the Church. We are the new Shepherding Couple.  We will be keeping in touch with those who are between the ages of 18 and 30 that live in the ward boundaries. Just seeing how they are doing and seeing if they are interested in attending the Young Single Adult ward.  It should be interesting.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

True joy comes from recognizing the power within each one of us to make this life a happy one despite our trials.

Today I went and did water aerobics with Evelyn. I thought it was the first time I had ever done it but Stacey told me I had done it years before and almost drowned. This was in the middle of my full blown illness.  I was very unsteady on my feet and couldn't stand or walk straight. Anyway, I had a blast and will be doing it every Mon., Tues., and Wed. for the rest of the summer. It was harder than I thought it would be but then again I'm not in very good shape.

It has really been a very busy week and I am tired. I'm just vegging this afternoon.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

True joy comes from recognizing the power within each one of us to make this life a happy one despite our trials.

Yesterday I worked as a poll judge for our primary election. What a long day! It went from 6 in the morning to 8:45 at night. It was an interesting experience and one that I enjoyed. Unfortunately, there were only 335 voters out of 6 precincts and 30 of those were just Vote-by-Mail envelopes that were brought in. I will work the November election and because that is a Presidential election it will be much busier.

I was sure tired by the time I got home and my back was killing me. The chairs were not that comfortable. However, it was a blessing that it didn't bother me until I got home.

Went for an interview at the Temple this morning and I will be volunteering in the Baptistry on Thurs. and Fri. mornings starting next week. I am so excited!

My dear friend, Evelyn, and I will be starting water areobics tomorrow. I've never done it before but it should be fun. It is simply too hot to walk right now.

Monday, June 25, 2012

True joy comes from recognizing the power within each one of us to make this life a happy one despite our trials.

Tonight I go to setup the voting place. Tomorrow I will be working the polls for 7 precincts. It will be a very long day. I am interested in seeing in more detail just how the voting process works. I will work from 6am to 9pm. It will be a challenge for me. My brain still gets confused at times when there is a lot of input going on. But, I will do my best. I wish I was working in a precinct in Riverton, but, I was assigned a precinct in Herriman. My very dear friend, Pam, will be taking me in the morning. I feel it is quite a sacrifice for her to get up so early to take me. I am so grateful for her willingness to help me.

I am working on painting a beehive with 2 little bees attached to hang on my front door. It looks cute so far. I'm not a big crafter but my daughter always helps me when I need advice on what to do next.

I sure do miss my grandkids. I haven't seen my sons kids in over a week. They are on a camping trip with their other grandparents. They are so cute and fun to be around. They love to come over and help me to feed the chickens and get the eggs. We have 7 chickens that we purchased in  2011 for Easter for the grandkids. It has been fun to see them grow. We had 8 but one of them fell head first into their water bucket and drowned. Dumb chicken!! lol