Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Good ole summertime

yay, an update! Dh and i got the vaxx, phizer. no side effects but a sore arm. nice to have that level of comfort. working getting D the vax, esp w the variants around. life has been....a mixed bag. Drake got very depressed, indicated hed thought of being dead. no plan, just the idea. had emergency meetingvw psychologist, upped his meds. seems to have helped. looking for a therapist now. next up, he had a seizure. cat scan and blood work clear. he sees a dr for that in sept. on meds for this as well. pls pray for him. hes only 12. dealing w so much! Dh and i are ok. back troubles, but healing up. working on an exercise plan. dislysis is ongoing. Dhs bp is finally under control. pls pray it stays that way. lots of rain at the moment. we sold our 13 yr old Pontiac and got a 2015 buick encore. so far, we love it. Dh will use the 2008 rav4 for dialysis trips, and the encore will be our family car. i wanted to landscape this year, but it didnt happen. other things needed more, sigh. next year, perhaps. D made a new friend! they live ab40 miles from us, but weve gotten together several times. the boys seem to get along well, as we do w the parents. double win! welp, thats the latest. pls forgive the lack of caps, im on mobile and its a pain. hope summer is going well w all of you!

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Embracing change

Hopefully for the better. Ds, now 12, was diagnosed with both Selective Mutism and 'on the spectrum' when he was....8? 9? We went to therapy a few times,and the dr was making progress at trust, by games and jokes, but then he went on 'sabbatical' and never came back! At that time, Dh was in a bad place, health wise. His needs got pushed to the front, a job was lost,insurance changes happened, and we left off therapy. I regret that, now. However, we have insurance that now covers the same place we were in before. We go to a diff office, and only once so far. Son is on fluoxatine, and clonidine. He says, three weeks in, that he thinks it's making a difference. We go back for check up next week. We met up with friends, for the first time in over a year. They now live 4 hours from us, but we 'met in the middle' where they were visiting her parents. Went to a park, and Ds and N picked up where they left off like it was yesterday. It did them both so much good! We are hopeful for the future, and I have finally 'embraced' his autism diagnosis. No more brushing it off as just 'on the spectrum', but accepting that this is his and our reality. This past year really brought out all the traits that I couldn't ignore any more. His frustration and depression were dreadful, and it was he that requested meds. Again, hopeful for better times. Dh is still on dialysis 3 days a week. Still on the list at Mayo Jax and Piedmont Atl. He has issues with his blood pressure dropping both at dialysis and sometimes at home. They cannot get it down, no matter the med changes, so when it drops to our normal numbers, he nearly passes out. So, clouds with our sun, but isn't that life? I'm doing okay. Bored. Not missing work, just the bit of money I brought in. But I cannot risk getting it, or giving it to DH. So I stay home. In happy news, I and he, may be able to get the vax soon. We'll know more on Mon. So, more sun! Mil took her second Moderna shot yesterday. She's the only other one in our circle, so glad of that. My fam remains silent. I did tag sister in a cute post, she replied about it, asked if I wanted more cats *NO! lol, but that was it. Son isn't comfortable having them over yet, so if I cook for St Pat's, it will be us, and perhaps MIL. We hope to get together with friends again in about 5 weeks, and we are invited to their new house once they are settled. They, like us, have been careful this past year, though they are far more strict than we have been. Having a spouse working in the ICU of a major hospital will do that. So, some good, some worrisome. We are still not back to church, though they did take up a collection for us in SS. They have been kind to us. I'm not sure when we will return. After vax? We'll have to see. I'm still working through a lot of bitterness bc of things said this past year, by our church members and others. Scales falling from eyes, and all that. Trying to figure out where and how we fit in, if at all. God's got this, of that I am sure. I hope your 2021 is much brighter and full of blessings!

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Well, okay then

My pastors wife today shared on FB a photo of Ulysses S. Grant with the caption, "There are two sides now, patriots and traitors." Wow. Just wow. Nice way to alienate part of your husbands congregation. And to send a message to any church seekers in our town. Her FB is public. Why would I ever want to step foot in a building with these people? Worship with them, knowing they feel this way. Smiling to my face, while mocking me to my back. Bc she is only echoing the larger sentiment, and giving the 'go ahead' to others that it's okay to feel this way. Wow again. Way to create an echo chamber. The other day she shared that we should not put our spiritual health at risk by avoiding church. We should gather in person, and sing loudly. Our current prayer list is now 3 pages long. She has politicized the church. Like others equating mask wearing with burqas and government worship. Interstesting, seeing as how loyal they are to dear leader, and how she and others either blocked me or unfollowed me when I criticized his behavior. Very telling. Mind yourself, people. You are CHRISTIANS first. If not only. This world will pass away,and your salvation does NOT depend on what political party you follow, whether you wear a mask or not, and other such ridiculous drivel. FR posted how people who wore masks, called for online services, ect were going to hell. Mind yourselves. The evil one will come tickling your ears with what you want to hear, leading you like St Patrick to your doom. LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR. Not just your R neighbor, your 'patriot' neighbor *I hate that word now. But seems like to day, you're only a good Christian if you are an R. Or a 'patriot.' Mind yourselves.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

How interesting....

FR peeps *men, of course, claim that women should never have been given the vote. Apparently, that's the start of all our troubles. I do wonder if they 'allow' their wives/daughters to vote, encourage their mothers/aunts/ect. Or do they discourage them, being true to their beliefs. Inquiring minds want to know. Speaking of women being placed in Biden's admin, they snark about needing someone to fill coffee and bagels, worrying what to roast, ect. So clever. Do their daughters have careers? Is it ok that men speak of them this way? People ARE watching. They DO see. Attitudes like this are what drive people away from the R party. Claiming to be the moral majority *that's a joke, the Christians of America. Ha. Like I said about the mask mockers, keep showing me who you are. I'm not the only one watching.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Meh

People are still be extra about stuff. Ridiculous. I'm bored with it now, though. Same old, same old, everyday. Had a good Tgiving. Turkey, Ham, dressing/gravy, creamed corn, potato salad, greens (mustard, always), and rolls. Apple pie, red velvet cake, banana pudding. Ate too much, rolled into bed til 3am. Now, today, I am ready for a nap. Navy bean soup in the crock pot, ham in it. Might have some garlic bread alongside. After all that heavy stuff yesterday, I am ready for something a bit lighter, if beans can fit that bill. Oh well, my house smells divine. On to Christmas!

Friday, November 20, 2020

At least it's entertaining

Arm chair warriors. Calls for arms. True patriots. Ready for a dynasty. Kraken. She should be the next prez. He fights. Can take on the military. More mask whinery. Tyranny, blah, blah, blah. Ect, ect. Good reading on a blah day, I'll give it that. Something to look forward to each morning. That is all.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Hmmm.....

I wonder if the mail in ballots were in favor of trump, if it would still be fraud. Would he/they still call for them to be thrown out? Somehow I doubt it. Saw where bannon 'metaphorically' called for beheadings of people who 'didn't get in line', and free republic agreed with him. Calling for 'war,' and such. Interesting that the Reps didn't squall about Dems cheating in 16, bc Reps won, but now that they're behind, suddenly, there's cheating. I see a pattern here. A man was arrested for plotting to bomb? the Pa center where the votes are counted. Wonder what side he was on....I bet FR calls him a 'true patriot.' SMH, such things to be proud of. So this morning....Ga ballots are coming in from overseas from MILITARY. People are calling for these to be thrown out. So, they are so scared they are willing to snatch our soldiers votes from them. Not a good look for the 'military worshippers.' So much for every vote counts. If fraud was so widespread, why aren't they calling for Trump won states to be recounted? I mean, Trump could have EVEN MORE votes there!! Don't we want all the votes counted properly? Who can tell where fraud occurred for sure. Best to recount them all, right?? But no, it's only in the states that Trump is LOSING that fraud occurred. No word about the winning states, apparently, since T is winning those, fraud doesn't matter. Hmmm.... More thoughts to come, as this goes on.