Gosh, you know that I've been out of it when I am just now getting around to putting the Thanksgiving decorations out.
It really has been nothing but work, doctor visits, scans and tests....
First, with cholesterol counts that are to high and to low
and a family history of heart related deaths
( remember that my parents both died from heart attacks at the young ages of 45 and 52)
my doctor says that I am a prime candidate for heart disease.
She put me on a medication that I refer to as the death pill since it made me terribly ill.
I recently stopped taking it and am trying to take a different approach at changing my numbers.
On top of that I have kidney stones.
There are a few in the kidneys and one rather large one lodged in my urethra.
Sounds fun, right!
I am not in any severe pain ( which surprises everyone)
.. it's just a constant achy feeling that I am looking forward to getting rid of.
Next week I am having a procedure to remove them.
I am not looking forward to having the urologist "all up in my female business"!
Meanwhile, I have 10 days off of work and I am trying to do as much around this house as possible before the so called very painful kidney stone procedure.
It feels good to get some things done.
I might even get a head start on making the sunporch ready for christmas.
Back before Halloween, my blog friend Mica from Frolicking Freckles (aka The Childs Paper) had a "Thankful tree" giveaway that I won.
Lucky me ~ I was in love with it as soon as I saw it.
Mica even sent me the twigs from California.
she's so sweet.
the idea of it is to write things that you are thankful for on the little tabs and hang them from the twigs.
We are missing some tabs since Paul and Michelle haven't finished theirs yet.
Me, I am thankful for so much that I could have written on all of the tabs.
I am thankful for all of you and your inspirations.
I am thankful for these dogs.
Just look at them..
They are all over the place!
I am thankful for working modern conveniences!
During Hurricane Sandy from the power flickering on and off
the computer in my oven burned up again.
I am thankful for Patience
since I wanted to butcher the service man!
This is the second time that this panel has went up on the expensive Kitchen Aid.
I paid the service man $90.00 to come out and tell me that I would have to pay another $90.00 for someone to come out and put the $200.00 part in ... but that wouldn't be until mid December since the part that it needs is on back order until December 6th..
Yesterday, after having another round of Cat Scans and stomach X-rays
I treated myself, and went straight to sears and bought a new cheap range.
It is delivered on Monday and I can not wait!!!
My family haven't eaten a decent meal in weeks!
While I am giving thanks..
I am thankful for Paul, whom I met and fell in love with on a blind date 23 years ago this week.
He takes such good care of me and most importantly.. he makes me laugh.
I hope that you all have a wonderful thanksgiving.
I am slowly making my way down the blog list..
Yikes.. I am so far behind.