What's on your 'To Do' List Aug 4 to Aug 10th?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by hugs4evry1, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. hugs4evry1

    hugs4evry1 New Member

    Good Morning all....

    I'm going to try to have a very relaxing day today although I do have some laundry to get done. I'd love to try to see what my new 'normal' will be here.

    Molly, I think it was you who was asking about the veggie gardens....I don't even have a yard yet and I've lived in this house for over a year. (The weed pit is beginning to grow back though)

    Since it was new construction, they've come and sprayed the tons of dirt on my yard, but left the new top layer in a pile and have yet to come back and finish it.

    I guess it hasn't bothered me as much as normal this year because I've been so busy with my daughter, but I want my garden back!!!!!

    Hope we all have a better, painless and more relaxing week this week.


  2. alaska3355

    alaska3355 New Member

    Yes, isn't it disappointing that weeds are always the first thing to grow! And the toughest to get rid of! I keep trying, though...

    I haven't checked the end of last week, so I'm hoping everyone will take a minute to check in.....summer can be busy. I made some apricot jam today and I used xylitol for the sweetener......hubby says to start using it more to help us to lose weight. I think it tastes pretty good and I guess it is good for your heart as well as your teeth.

    I think my son is pretty smitten with his new girlfriend.....today he wanted to hop on a bus and ride up to see her. Only problem is it would take 8 hours to get there and 8 hours back and he only has two days off this week. I think it will take a little planning. Ah, young love!

    I'm taking the boys to the pool to work off some energy.....talk to you soon!

  3. AnneTheresa

    AnneTheresa Member

    Hello all,

    Nancy, You've been through so much lately. Katy being released before she was well must have been a real blow, but you've taken it in stride. I admire how well you manage whatever life hands you, with such good grace. I hope your new normal is filled with love & peace and that the upsets are few and far between.

    Terri, I hope you have fun at the pool with your young boys - summer can be such fun at their age. I'm glad your jam turned out nice. I've never heard of xylitol but it sounds similar to Stevia, a natural sweetener with health benefits. I love Stevia but I find it difficult to bake with because the measure is unclear, unlike other sweeteners like Splenda which are equal to sugar
    1 cup = 1 cup.

    I feel somewhat better today after a long-weekend of rest. My neck pain is down to a manageable level and that goes a long way to clear my mind and mood.

    Between my feeling poorly and the hot weather, it's been ages since I've been out for a walk. So, that will be my main priority today. If all I manage today is a walk I'll be happy but I'll make a small to-do list in case the spirit moves and the body is willing:

    1. Clean the washroom. Sweetie was priming and plastering in there over the weekend (good to see some progress)and he's left a clutter

    2. Dust desk & dresser.

    3. Swiffer and mop kitchen & bedroom floors.

    4. Read, watch TV, rest.

    God bless,
    Anne Theresa
  4. sorekitty

    sorekitty New Member

    Hi! I am really tired. I have my son in an Autism Society of America surf camp that is really excellent. It is a far drive (An hour each way).

    I got my lyme test results back today and my digestive analysis too. I am sorta positive for Lyme I suppose, and my digestive system is in bad shape and dr wants to work on that first. I'll be posting my test results on the Lyme bb. I am totally overwhelmed with the information from the doctors appointment and can't even think. I am supposed to do a rotation and elimination diet and basically be GFCF free. It sounds really really really horrible to me.

    I ran outta my sleep meds:( So I had rebound insomnia Sunday night. I hope I sleep tonight. I had no refills available so it is taking extra time to get the rx.

    Nancy-I hope Katy is okay and glad you are getting back to normal.

    Terri-Yum! Apricots.

    Anne Therese-Glad your neck is improved.

  5. hugs4evry1

    hugs4evry1 New Member

    Good Morning all....

    Anne Theresa, thanks for the kind words....but I think the worst part was finding out too late that she could have stayed 2 more weeks. Not sure how much it would have helped though.

    I'm glad your pain level is down a bit and hope you got to take your walk. Try not to over do things when you feel that way.

    Molly, I'm sure your head is spinning with your results, so I hope everything works out ok. A few years ago, hubby tested positive for Lyme and EBV but he wasn't treated for either although his health and life changed drastically.

    We used the Stephen Buhner's Lyme Core Protocol to help get him back on his feet. At the time, we were looking into disability for him...so I can tell you it did help.

    Terri....your projects always sound so yummy!!

    I have a doc appt today on base and need to get my meds straight. I'll be taking Katy with me for her first trip to base in almost 2 months so I hope that goes well.

    Hope to hear from the rest of the ladies this week...


  6. ksp56

    ksp56 Member

    It's good to be here with all of you!

    Nancy: Weeds! Arghhh! I've just about given up for the season. With the high heat mixed with humidity, I feel as if we are in a tropical zone! I do hope you are able to relax, and hopefully enjoy your trip to the base with Katie.

    Terri: Of course..YUMMY! Apricot Jam is one of my very favorites. Have you thought of being a chef? Ahhh, young love... As the old song goes: "Ain't no mountain high enough, aint' no valley low enough, to keep me from getting to you!" Something like that...

    Anne Theresa: I'm sorry you have had neck pain. Not only does it hurt a lot, it is so inconvienent (sp). Be gentle and when you are cleaning, take those breaks!

    Molly: Surf Camp sounds wonderful for your son! I'm sure he benefits and really likes it! Wow! It is a long drive! I'm sorry about your Lyme diagnosis, digestive trouble, and a night of insomnia to boot. I have digestive issues,also. Do you have a good Gasto doc? All of the x-rays to find out what was wrong..only to be what I suggested it was to my 'pin head' doctor.. Take care!

    While reading Saturday's paper, I saw that a special friend had died last Thursday, with calling/visitation Monday evening and funeral, Tuesday afternoon. I am so blessed to have attendend both. My friend, Scott's liver started shutting down, which caused entire body to do so. He went in the hospital Wed., and died Thursday evening. We are both 52.

    He was an alcoholic and had been since college. We kept in close touch, until my extended hospital stay, last year. I feel very guilty for not returning most of his calls. I don't feel as if I am overly selfish,but have changed my mind for now. Sometimes I just could not tolerate talking with him when he was drinking heavily. I know he would have been there for me. So, I do feel selfish, guilty, and I'll never have a chance for a 'do over.' I'm not sure how to work through this guilt and being so selfish.

    Our children and their friends took care of cottage issues. They were loud and obnoxious two weekends ago. We had nine neighbors who were 'treated' with two nights of no sleep.

    The keys are in our possesion, and DD and SIL were told to move their boat from our channel. Guess there is no problem now! They did apologize to our neighbors, just as they should.

    Pretty tired today. I plan on doing laundry and cleaning our bathroom. There are many calls I need to return, also. My agenda for today.

    I also wish everyone a peaceful week!


    [This Message was Edited on 08/07/2008]
  7. alaska3355

    alaska3355 New Member

    My hubby got back after taking care of his mother.....she had a mastectomy last week, so he was there for the surgery and stayed a week afterward. It was a long time for him to be away- about 12 days- but he was glad to be able to help. She is having some trouble with her meds and is feeling sick and dizzy, so I hope she and her niece get that figured out. I think the doctor is going to have her drop one of the meds.

    Thank you, Kim, for your kind words about my cooking. I love to cook and have thought about making it a job, but I'd have to give up piano teaching, which would be hard.

    I've got to sign off for now.
  8. alaska3355

    alaska3355 New Member

    Where is everybody?

    I hope everyone is OK......

  9. AnneTheresa

    AnneTheresa Member

    Hello friends, This has been a terrible week for me, with ongoing & severe neck pain giving rise to terrible, daily headaches. I have a steady dose of morphine in my system that usually keeps the worse pain at bay but when it doesn't, I have nothing for breakthrough pain except OTC meds which don't touch this level pain.

    I've had a kazzillion conversations with my doctor (since my pain management doctor died last fall) about my need for breakthrough painkillers but he won't prescribe, given that my 'daily dose' is so high. I have a regularly scheduled appointment with him on Monday and so I'll raise the issue again. I've been considering trying topomax again, this should help if I can manage the side-effects (which stopped me last time I tried).

    Some good news: the doctor left me a phone message telling me that I'm on the waiting list to see Dr. Bested, a Toronto doctor who is considered a specialist and has written a book about fibromyalgia. A little ray of hope for such a pain-filled day.

    I've managed a wee bit of housework today, mainly just picking things up with my reacher; no bending, stretching or reaching for me, no range of motion for my neck, head & shoulders. I have to laugh at myself trying to keep house in this condition. Let's just say I'm earning my long-term disability pension today.

    Sending cyber-hugs & my love to each of you, along with thoughts and prayers for better days ahead.

    Enjoy the weekend!

    God bless,
    Anne Theresa
  10. hugs4evry1

    hugs4evry1 New Member

    Good Morning all....

    I'm so sorry to hear that everyone's having such a rough week.

    Anne Theresa, I hope you can see the new doctor soon and that he can give you something to help with the breakthrough pain.

    Terri, I hope your MIL can get her meds fixed.

    Kim, you poor thing...if you had known then what you know now, you might have done things differently, but none of us have that kind of insight. Try to let the guilt go....it really serves no purpose. Just know that you did the best you could at the time, that's all any of us can do...

    I'm glad the cottage keys are back in your possession now and hopefully you'll find some peace regarding the cottage and the kids.

    Hubby's leaving this morning to spend the week in DC again. I feel like we've just been passing each other around the house for the last month.

    I'm going to get some serious resting done this weekend. Katy and I are watching Sex in the City, since before this week I'd never even seen an episode.

    She's doing fairly well, still has a lot of leg cramping, her muscles become hard as a rock. She has a doc appt on Monday to get her meds fixed in the computer on base now that they've adjusted them at the Priory so we'll ask about it then.

    Hope to hear from the others soon.


  11. ksp56

    ksp56 Member

    It is beautiful here! No going to the lake this weekend. Too much to do around here.

    Honestly, I've done the basics to keep house clean, made an artichoke dip for a 'Welcome to the USA' party for my cousin's soon to be DIL. It's today. I've been fighting off DS flu, which he had early this week and stayed with us. I'll be a no shoe, unfortunately.

    Nancy: I hope this week goes well. I'm sure you miss your DH when he leaves. I also hope Katie's cramping can be relieved somehow. How very painful. Hopefully, this week will be a kind one to you both.

    Also Nancy, thank you for your kind words. I will find a way to forgive myself... it's just difficult at this time.

    Hope to see many more next week! I know I go MIA, but looking forward to hearing from our other dear friends.



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