Wednesday, July 8, 2015
There is nothing that feels better as a mother than knowing you did a good job. Now I get to send this person off in the world to teach for our faith. Thank you LORD for helping me have the strength to stick with this kid! Thank you Steiner for giving me the knowledge to teach these children properly!
Monday, March 9, 2015
With our seasons almost all feeling the same, we have to really pay attention to our farmer's market to see things change. I was so excited to see strawberries this week. Strawberries to eat and more for syrup!
Sunday, January 4, 2015
I last posted just before Grandma Pam arrived on December 4th... then a few weeks later HeMan arrived and then my dear friend Debbie arrived.... throw St. Nick, Christmas and New Year's in there and let's just say that while it was an AWESOME ride, I am glad to take a nice breath out this week.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
The first week of Advent is the festival of stones.
It was so nice to have kids around the table for our Advent story tonight, even the big kids humored me. It occurred to me that this is the Doctor's last Advent as a child and the last one he may spend with us. It is bitter sweet. He'll be off on a mission in the spring and then gone for two years. When he comes back who knows...
I love the anticipation of the season that Advent brings.
Happy Festival of Stones everyone!
Friday, October 17, 2014
So I am coming up on six months since my stroke. FINALLY I got to see a doctor that isn't just interested in giving me more pills. I got in to see the neurosurgeon that saw me in the hospital. He didn't get to see me much because they were so concerned with my heart that the cardiologists hogged me. The neurosurgeon said I have had more than one stroke. We are looking at LEAST two, maybe more. My recovery is amazing but he wants to know why my speech and my legs (two different parts of the brain) are giving me trouble. He has ordered a set of 3 MRIs to see if he can get to the bottom of some of it. He isn't convinced it is a heart issue and is worried that something neurological could be to blame. I feel so validated after being told that I may or may not get it back and we hope it doesn't happen again so I should just take 21 pills a day and walk on. I will do an update after I have had them. They are scheduled for the 28th.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
We have enjoyed two weeks of grandparents and sun and beach now we are chillin for two weeks before the best 4 days of the year get started. It is really odd to watch this he of ours be invaded by people like us. Lol. There is a buzz of excitement in our house.
Harry is still enjoying Legoland and was told today that he will likely get carried past the season and he is super excited.
Ellie is excited for upcoming meetings with agents.
Sam and Sariah are enjoying friends and sand :)
Update on me. I am finally getting in to see doctors. While my legs are better, they are still wonky. I feel pretty great, lost 30 pounds and am enjoying life. My brain issues still loom, mostly in the form of word recall, hallucinations, some stuttering and the most irritating my extreme lack of focus, but overall I am loving life - you should be too.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
We did have a nice week otherwise...
The Dr. asked if he could stay on at Legoland after the summer so he can continue to save for his mission... umm yeah, I am on board with that! So he is planning to get his state test done and then he will be done. He really wants to graduate from Seminary so that may mean pushing his mission to this time next year, we shall see. Him working is a blessing, to him and us. He loves it.
Our beach day had some excitement this week.... no sting rays, but the little boys in our group found a crab and had a bit of fun with him. Spiders of the sea I say, but even Sariah was entertained.
On the me side, other than my drug wars, lol, I have been walking on, waiting for new insurance so I can go see new doctors. How am I doing? Spirits are good, although I feel my temperament changing a bit, I hope I am still pleasant down the road. People assume that because I look fairly the same, I probably am the same....nope. So things that aren't totally rosy. I have hallucinations, at times my vision goes totally blurry, I have extreme focus issues at times, the most frustrating is probably memory loss. I realized this week that I have lost a fair amount from the weeks before my incident. Only time will tell on the rest. I start back to acupuncture this week, hoping that will help :)
Blessings to all! Have a great week!