Wednesday, August 06, 2014
A year ago, my husband was in a wild cyclone of health issues and drama, having suffered a cardiac arrest after his ankle surgery, followed by punctured lung, cracked ribs, blood clots, infections, fever and more. When he finally got home in September, we thought we were on the mend, only to have him develop encephalitis in late October, then he fell over his own feet in January and broke his arm.
I am blessed.
He is alive and well.
He is off the blood clot medication, off the antiseizure medicine from the encephalitis, and all the other sundry of things.
He is walking, talking, driving, arguing, debating (not with me), and I am blessed.
So is he.
I just wanted to devote this blog to this blessing.
I am grateful.
Enjoy and spend time with your spouse and children, family and good friends. Life is short, and you never know when things can change.
Aim for better health, better eating, exercise.
Getting healthy is my job.
It needs to be more than a job, it needs to be a way of life.
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Since God answered the prayer regarding the job fleece, and I have about 2 weeks to get used to getting to bed earlier, and up earlier, I figure God must know I can handle it.
I have logged on SparkPeople every day for 63 days! That is my first huge streak since before my back surgery. It is a beginning. Now I need to add to to that goals.
Earlier to bed.
Earlier to rise.
Add better exercise besides walking to the mix.
Aim for better health and well-being, and weight loss should result.
There. It has been said.
Now to do it.
Monday, July 28, 2014
That is all I can say.
I went to a meeting of minds with Christian women about the retreat up north in Maine in September yesterday. It was long, I was tired, and my back still is not very happy. I endured, but it went well. I will be leading two hour long discussion groups, speaking for a five minute devotional, and leading a fireside prayer in commemoration of 9-11.
I am looking forward to it, as I haven't gone up to camp since before my back injury in 2009.
I GOT the JOB!
I begin Monday August 18 full time in my department as an audio proofer, AND will be allowed work with the acquisitions part time during my work day when they have need of my skills.
WOW WOW WOW>
God is good.
This is a challenge. I prayed for God to not open the door if it was not right.
Here I go!
This is the week, last year, that I nearly lost my dear sweet husband when he suffered a cardiac arrest following his ankle fusion on 7-31-13. He is doing well. He is driving, even without me, and has had some medications reduced. He is retired now (he is 13 years my senior), so he is doing a great job picking up the slack around the house since we traded working. He makes supper and loves to cook, he makes sure I get up, and will work at getting me to bed on time, and coerce me to get better sleep I am sure.
I am grateful for Ron, his life, his healing, his ability to walk, talk and be with me.
God IS GOOD.
I give thanks in all things.
I have also had a good week at increasing my walking.
Time to relax for the night.
Me trying on hats for the fun of it a few weeks ago.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The last several days, I have consciously increasing my steps, and had a 6000, 7000, and two 5000 steps days.
My interview went well, followed up by another with my boss. Good things coming up on the horizon, but not in the place to say for sure yet. The fleece is definitely being responded too.
I have seen lots of answered prayer this week. I keep praying, and wait for the answers I have not received yet.
My husband went to the dr. this week, his cholesterol is up (no surprise), but his thyroid medication was too strong, so it has been reduced. I think that will help with his mood, memory, and sleep. Here's hoping, and praying.
Now, to go relax for the evening.
This picture was taken with my hubby in May. I am so grateful for his continuing recovery.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
It started out relatively cool this morning at 59 degrees, but warmed up. After being out in the shaded sunshine, and walking around a lot, I had it after about 4 hours at the book sale under the canopy. Hot, tired, headachy.
We started the day with fasting bloodwork before heading out to the library book sale. We splurged and had Starbucks. I had a hot latte with a toasted bagel and cream cheese. One of the few things that has no eggs.
Outside at the sale I drank lots of water, and moved my body, and sweated lots. I also spent about $20 at the book sale. Typical. I bought a couple of DVD's, and some (gasp) audiobooks (as though I don't get enough), a map of Paris, a guidebook to London, and a DK pictorial of Paris. Fun!
Lunch ended up being a Wendy's baked potato and half a salad and a jr. Frosty. Ok, fat calories, but I burned a lot today.
Supper. simple - English muffin and a cup of decaf. Definitely not my normal day eating, or normal for moving around. Even though we picked up a few movies for tonight, I came home and crashed on the couch when I tried to watch the Lego movie with my 21 year old son (his choice of movies lol).
In all, it was another really good day.
Now on to another movie, now that I am awake, with my hubby.
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