November 27, 2013

Today I am Thankful

Good afternoon friends!  Happy Thanksgiving.  I know many of you are so busy in your kitchens getting ready for the big holiday. 

When I started my blog, I had no idea what direction it would go.  I never imagined there was people out there whom I had never met who would be truly interested in my life and the life of my family and people who would be so genuinely concerned when something went wrong.   Thanks to all of you from the bottom of my heart for all you have done and all of the prayers that have been sent up for my mama.  I am so thankful for each and every one of you. 

Yesterday was surgery day and it didn't go as planned.  The surgeon said he hit a blockage and was not able to complete the procedure.  So...the problem wasn't taken care of like we had hoped.  During her surgery, her blood pressure hit rock bottom and the doctor admitted she scared him.  They admitted her to keep a check on the blood pressure last night.  It just wouldn't come up!  
I was so worried and was so hoping they could do something to get it up.  They pushed IV fluids fast all night and this morning it was high enough that they felt safer.  It has stayed up all day and they are going to release her.  
What's next?  A lot.  A lot of doctor's visits and still more procedures.  They are still going to figure out a way to get the fluid and infection drained from the kidney.  
Please keep her in your prayers. 

I am thankful that she is coming home and thankful she is ok. 

I am thankful we can all be together to celebrate Thanksgiving. 
 Hubby's family has decided not to get together.  Kinda sad that families have lost that importance of being together but it is what it is.  
We will eat lunch with mama and daddy (Taking them Cracker Barrel) hehe.
Then we will eat supper with Kathy.  She has been cooking for what seems like a week!  

I hope all of you have a great Thanksgiving and make great memories with your families.

November 17, 2013

What a Show...Date day with Darbee

Good evening everyone.  It's a yucky drizzly evening here in GA and quite warm.  I hope all of you have stayed safe from the terrible storms.  

This was hubby's week to be on call which means it was his weekend to work.  I do not like those weekends but at least they only come once a month.  
Darbee and I went to church this morning and then we had a special afternoon planned. It was a mommy and Darbee date day. We went to lunch at Zaxby's (Darbee's favorite when Chick-fil-A is closed).  After lunch, we headed over to the Performing Arts Center for a special show.  
The Golden Chinese Acrobats were visiting and putting on a show this afternoon.  I went on a fieldtrip when I was teaching to see them several years ago and I knew when I saw they were coming I wanted to take Darbee. I knew she would love it.  And that she did.  She was in awe the entire show.  I admit I was too.  It is amazing to see how much they can twist their bodies and the strength of those men and women.  There was no photography allowed, but I did find some pictures on the internet that are exact scenes that we saw today.  Just take a look....
This woman was amazing.  Her balance was amazing.  She twisted and turned and never dropped a thing.  When she was done, she sat the cups down and showed the audience that they were not glued or stuck together and guess what????  They had water in them!  Wow...

Darbee liked these ladies.  She liked their "nails."  

How these girls did this and never dropped a ball I will never know.  Amazing.

The strength of these two men amazed me.  I wonder how much training they do each day?

This guy had the audience on edge and ended up with two standing ovations.

He stacked the chairs so high that when he was up like this, his feet could touch the ceiling of the performing arts center.  It was so cool.  A little scary but very neat.
He was great.

One of the final acts was all of these people on this bike at one time. 
It was really neat.

We had the best time and the show was well worth it!
I am so glad we got to go. 

Thanks to all of you for your sweet comments about Mama.  She is still feeling rough and having a hard time.  Please keep those prayers coming.  

Until next time...

November 14, 2013

I'm Still Here

Good evening friends.
I just had to stop in to say hello and let you all know I was still alive.
There hasn't been a lot going on around here and I honestly haven't been in the mood to post.

I am pretty sure most all of you who are followers of my blog also follow my mom's blog Thru Nana's Window. You all are aware that she has been having a few health problems and is now facing surgery.  You all also know how close my mom and I are.  Until we got an answer and found out what was really going on, I will admit I was very worried.  I feel better now that we have some answers and things are looking better.  It's going to be ok.  Just keep her in your prayers and pray for me too to be there for whatever she may need.

I did get out our Christmas decorations and get most everything decorated last weekend.  I wanted it done so I could sit back and enjoy the holidays.  I will share pictures very soon.

My new job is going wonderfully.  I love the teacher I am working with and the kids are great.  So sweet.

I promise to keep up with blogging better and share some pictures next post.

Until next time...