Monday, December 02, 2013
I had a pretty good day today. I went to my chiropractor's office for a badly needed adjustment. I felt much better afterwards. This evening my chiropractor's office put on a Christmas dinner for all his patients and their guests at a local golf and country club. It was all free. He did a presentation on heart disease. I had a great healthy dinner with chicken, salmon and salad and sauteed veggies, with fresh fruit for dessert. They drew names for ten prizes and I won a large container of Vanilla Protein Powder. I am quite happy with that. I was out so I would have had to buy some more. It saved me $65.00. My friend and her daughter were there as well, and they each won prizes as well.
The bad news is, that I found out that my daughter-in-law had a fire in her home, and they lost everything. She was visiting her mother, and three of her children were visiting their dad. Her oldest daughter was home and after using the washroom, she decided to have a nap while waiting for her mother. About 10 minutes after she had used the washroom, the toilet exploded and the water pipes burst. There was a fire in the walls of the townhouse, and the heat caused the toilet to explode and the pipes to burst. My granddaughter was able to grab her purse and her coat, and get out of the house. She was taken to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation, as she went back in to look for their two cats. All were saved, including the cats, but everything was destroyed except what they had on their backs. My daughter-in-law had her purse and her car, but nothing else. Thank God no one was injured, but my daughter-in-law is devastated, and she doesn't know what she will do to replace everything. She and her children are staying with her parents, and they have given her a sofa, but that is all she has. I noted that some friends on Facebook were saying they were going to try to get some clothing for the kids.
I sent a note to one of the ladies in my church and asked her to put my daughter-in-law on the prayer chain. She told me to check and see if our Hope Centre might have anything they can donate. I am going to send a note to the Pastor in charge of that and see what I can come up with. I know anything they get they can use. They need beds, bedding, clothing, etc., etc.
I am praying that God will look after her and her family.
Friday, November 01, 2013
This evening they served Liver and onions for dinner. I love liver, but I hate cooking it, so I always go down for supper on that day. When I went down to the restaurant, I found a couple there from my church. They moved into the other building this past July. They asked me to join them. We had a nice chat while we were having supper. I even learned a few things.
When I first moved in here I was happy to see that there was an exercise room, a sauna, a steam room and a hot tub available. I used to go downstairs, do my exercise, finish up in the hot tub and steam room and then shower before going upstairs. However, the hot tub and steam room have been out of commission for some time. I had hear rumours that they were going to up-grade the area, but nothing had been done. I quit going downstairs. If I exercise I usually walk or a do a few exercises in my apartment.
Today I found out that the steam room and the hot tub are back up and running. I wish I had known that after I injured my back. I also found out that they now have a second exercise bike in the area as well as a treadmill. I am so happy to hear that. I don't usually go outside to exercise in the winter, as I am so scared of falling. Having a treadmill will help. There is also a walking track downstairs. Now maybe I can get myself back on track. I hope to try to get down there tomorrow and check things out. Now if I can just get back on track with my eating, I will be doing well. Wish me luck.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
My friend and I had an appointment with one of the pastors in our church regarding starting a small group. On my way to the meeting I received a call from my brother telling me that my sister was in the hospital and had been there since Sunday. My sister has COPD and often goes to the hospital because she has trouble breathing.
After our meeting my friend and I went for coffee, and then she dropped me at the hospital to visit my sister. She told me to call her when I was done and she would pick me up and give me a ride home. I didn't expect to be there very long. My sister was in the ICU. She has been there since she got to the hospital early Monday morning. She was taken to another hospital first, but when they filled up they found that they couldn't care for her properly, so they transferred her to another hospital. At least I was able to get in to see her right away, as when you're in the ICU you can have visitors at any time, they don't make you wait for visiting hours.
I went in and sat with my sister for a while. She told me that she had been sick for almost a week, and she really should have called for an ambulance earlier. She is 83 and her DH is 84, and they live alone, but they really should have someone with them at all times. My BIL has had several vascular strokes, and he is in the beginning stages of dementia. He is sometimes up at all hours of the night and my sister is worried that he will try to cook or make tea or something and cause a fire, or that he will fall and not be able to get up. She uses oxygen all the time and has a hard time getting around to do anything.
My sister told me that she was told that if she hadn't called when she did she might not have made it. While I was visiting she told me that she saw angels all around her, and that she had seen her parents and her son-in-law who had all passed away. She even told the nurses that there was a baby angel sitting on her knee and she asked them if they could see it. One minute she is talking normally and the next minute she is worried about dying.
Her daughter brought my BIL to visit, and my sister was telling him she might not be coming home. All in all it was a pretty scarey experience. My niece and I went down for coffee and we had a nice long talk as well. My sister keeps asking to see her other sister who lives in Oregon. She feels she is going to die and she wants to see her brother and sister before she goes. I am not sure what the situation is right now. All I know is that I am praying for her and her family. I have a seminar to go to tomorrow and Friday at my church. I am volunteering there. My friend told me she would take me to the hospital after the seminar so I could see my sister again and then she will give me a ride to my bible study. I am so blessed to have such wonderful friends. I thank God each day that I found the church I go to. I have been so blessed since I have been going there. Please keep my sister and her family in your prayers if you read this. I am also going to put her on the prayer chain at my church.
Monday, October 14, 2013
I was invited to my son's for Thanksgiving today. He decided to invite all the parents. We had a lovely visit and lots and lots of food. I hope all my Canadian Friends had a fantastic Thanksgiving.
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