Sunday, June 29, 2014
My girlfriend and I decided that we would get together on Friday and go shopping. She can only use the car on Thursdays and Fridays when her DH is off work, as he needs the car for work.
She picked me up at 8:00 A.M., and we went for breakfast. I had a chiropractor appointment after that, and then we were off shopping. We spent the rest of the morning shopping, and then we went to our Knitting Club.
After the Knitting club was over at 3:00 P.M., we went out shopping again. We spent the rest of the afternoon together and then stopped for supper before we went home. We had a wonderful day. We always enjoy each other's company. We have adopted each other as sisters. We have so much fun together. It is great to have a wonderful Christian friend. She dropped me off at home at around 9:00 P.M. All in all it was a great day, but boy was I tired when I got home, and my feet were killing me. It was worth it, though.
Today has been a crazy day with the weather. It rained quite a bit this morning, and then it quieted down and was nice for a while. This afternoon the rain picked up and it was thundering and lightning. It rained so hard that you couldn't see out of the windows. I thought the swimming pool was going to flood. I was afraid the windows were going to break it was raining so hard. I went downstairs to the restaurant for supper, as I had been doing laundry all day, and I was tired and hot. It was very humid. The rain came in through the windows in the restaurant and there was water all over the floor. I'm sure glad it finally stopped and the sun came out.
We are expecting more rain tomorrow and Monday, but I hope we don't get as much as we have had today. Even the rivers are high. I'll bet there were some areas where there are flooded basements.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
I hadn't heard from my son Darren since around Christmas time. He did send me a Facebook message on Mother's Day and on my birthday, but other than that he didn't call. I know he is busy, so it didn't really bother me too much. However for a couple of weeks I was going through some depression. I'm not really sure why, but everything started to bother me. I was even feeling sorry for myself. My church family prayed for me, and my depression did lift.
On Monday evening I received a call from Darren. I had seen on Facebook that he and his girlfriend had bought a car. He had lost his licence several years ago, and now wanted to get it back. His dad took him out driving for practice and then he went for the road test. He failed the first day, but decided to make an appointment to take the test again the next day.
He managed to pass the test, and he told me that his dad had prayed for him, and that "my" Jesus helped him pass the test. He is not a Christian, so that was a big thing for him to say.
When he called me he told me that he and his girlfriend Jean would come over on Friday for supper. I had wanted him to check over my computer, so he said he would do that while he was here. A couple of days late I had a call from my youngest son, James, and he told me that he had been off work for a while because of problems with ulcers. I invited him for dinner as well. So Friday evening we all got together and had dinner. We had a great time.
My son Darren went and cleaned out my computer and checked it over, while my son James washed, dried and put away the dishes. It was so nice to have someone else to cook for. I have a hard time to just cook for myself since my DH passed away.
I have been having a hard time organizing some things in my bedroom, etc., and both my sons helped me get rid of a lot of things I didn't need and took it all down to the garbage.
Later in the evening they noticed that my carpet was wet in front of the air conditioner/heater.
I called maintenance, and they sent someone to check it out. He tried to fix the problem, but said there was a clog in the line. He said he would have to get Rotor Rooter in today to have it checked. This morning he came in and tried fixing it again, and then he went down to the basement and checked the pipes there, and he managed to get the pipe clear. He almost got a face full of water (lol). However, since then my air-conditioning (central air) is working wonderfully. This is the best that it has worked in the two years that I have been here. Someone is going to come in on Monday to change the filter, and then I should be good to go for a while.
I talked to my son Darren, and he is going to come and help me with some other things before I go in for surgery for a torn rotator cuff. I found it that I won't be able to do too much with my left arm for about 4 months after the surgery. I have time to clean out my freezer and cook some meals and put them away.
Looking forward to going to church tomorrow.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
I was diagnosed with Diabetes about 4 years ago. I had a very difficult time getting information on what to eat, etc. My doctor gave me a few pointers, but he is not a specialist, so he didn't really help me all that much. I spent a lot of money on books and I looked up a lot of things on the Internet. Thank goodness I was able to find a couple of Spark Teams dealing with Diabetes, and I received a lot of helpful information.
My doctor told me he would refer me to a Diabetes Clinic so that I could get the information. I was told you can't attend the clinic without a referral from your doctor. Well that referral never did materialize. A little while ago I asked my doctor to refer me to a Diabetes Doctor, he said he didn't like the doctor I had chosen so he refused to refer me to him. He again said he would refer me to a Diabetes Clinic. The referral worked this time, and after four years I was finally able to attend a clinic on Diabetes. There were four 2 hour sessions on Wednesday mornings. We were given a lot of pamphlets and information. We had a Diabetes nurse provide some information for us and a Diabetes Dietician also spoke to us. I have a lot to review, but I am sure happy I was able to go.
Today I was told that I didn't need to get a referral from my doctor, that I could take the class by signing up whenever it was available. I was told I would be able to attend again any time the class was available. I also found out that I could have a one-on-one session with the Diabetic Dietician, since I had been referred by my doctor. Normally you can't do that. I am going to take advantage of that, as there are a couple of questions I have for her. I am going to review the information I received and see if I come up with any more questions.
For some reason I wasn't able to sleep last night. I finally just got up and had an early breakfast. I am hoping I will be able to sleep tonight, as I have to get up and do child care for the Young Mom's Group in our church tomorrow morning. This is the last session until September. They generally have a pot luck lunch provided by the moms, so I will even have some lunch before I leave tomorrow.
By the way, I finally found a new doctor. I started seeing him last week. I am hoping I will be able to get more help from him than I did from my other doctor.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
I have been having a problem with a torn rotator cuff. I have been going for physiotherapy for a while, and I also received a cortisone shot. Neither seemed to work well.
I saw my orthopedic surgeon last Wednesday, and he told me that it is up to me as to whether or not I have surgery. He also said to keep in mind that if I wait too long, my shoulder may get to the point where he is unable to repair it. He told me to think about it over the next couple of months and then call his office if I decide to go ahead with the surgery. He also advised me that there is a six-month waiting list for the surgery.
I have spoken to a couple of friends about this, and they both advised me that I should put myself on the surgery list right away. They told me that I can always change my mind when the date comes for the surgery.
I an nervous about the surgery, but I don't want my shoulder to get any worse. I think I will put myself on the waiting list for surgery and pray about the situation.
I also need to get myself on an exercise program to build up my muscles and lose some more weight before the surgery. This will be an added incentive for me.
I am hoping I won't be having the surgery around Christmas time. The recovery time for this surgery is 4 months. I have to see what type of help I will require during that time. As I am a widow, I live alone, and I may need some assistance with showering, etc. I am going to check further into this. We'll see how things go.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
I experienced a special treat this evening. Our church sponsored the Watoto Children's Choir, and they performed at our church this evening. It was a free event. These children are from Uganda, Africa. The ones who performed this evening are between 8 and 14 years of age.
A different group of children travels every year. They have gone around the world. This year they started out in Vancouver, Canada in January, and tonight they performed here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They will be going as far as Montreal, Quebec, and they will be returning home in June.
These children are children of parents who have died from Aids or who have been in accidents, etc. Sometimes the young children end up looking after their younger brothers and sisters. When they get to go to Watoto, they are well fed, educated and looked after by adults who care for them and see to all their needs. This is a Christian organization.
I couldn't believe the energy these children have. They spent two hours dancing and singing, and believe me when they were dancing, they were really moving. They didn't even seem to be out of breath. They sold cds and dvds as well as other items made in their community to raise money to help with their tour. Our church also took up a collection to help their community.
I am so glad I was able to attend this concert. It made my day. God has truly blessed these wonderful children, and they are so appreciative of all they have.
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