Monday, September 21, 2015


I'm sort of sad to end this week off.  I didn't get hardly anything done that I wanted to.  So much to do and so little time to get things done.  It seems all I do is run from place to place.  I'm almost never home except to eat and sleep.

Yesterday after church I mentioned to my friend, Caity, that I wanted to get some fall decorations for the tables in the fellowship area to replace the summer red, white, and blue.  She said she thought there were some fall decorations in the supply closet.  So we went looking.  We didn't find table decorations, but we did find the little wreaths that hang on each window and the big one that is put up by the front door.  So she gave them to me and I hung them all up before I went home.  Here's the wreath by the door.

Today Carole took Joe to the hospital while I went to get a blood test.  I am still having trouble with my thyroid and all the side effects that go with it.  Feeling like there's something crawling up my arms and the swelling and joint pain in my legs and ankles are the things that bother me the most.  I hope the doctor can adjust my medication some more to stop these things.  The nurse had a hard time getting the needle into my veins.  She stuck my arm twice and then went to my hand.  Although she found a vein, the blood was being stubborn and didn't want to flow.  So she had to pump my hand.  As you can imagine my hand is hurting quite a bit tonight.

Driving home from the doctor's office I passed by the chemical company in back of my house where Joe used to work.  There were a lot of geese in the field there.  So I pulled over and took a few pictures of them.  The Delaware River is only four blocks away, so they must have flown over from there.

Since it was a fasting test I took, I got a couple of pumpkin cupcakes to eat and then took off for the hospital to pick up Joe.

It was so hard to get a parking place.  I drove around and around and AROUND.  I finally saw someone pulling out and I pulled right in much to the dismay of the guy in back of me who honked at me for doing that.  The spot was so far from the door -- about a block away.  Then I had to do a lot of walking around that huge hospital.  My leg was killing me.  It swelled up almost right away.  I can only imagine what it's going to be like at work tomorrow.  Oh, yes, it's definitely time to retire.

I was supposed to meet Joe in the clinic but he had already been there and left.  I knew he had to get an x-ray, so headed over there.  He wasn't in the waiting room.  Then I thought maybe he had to have blood drawn but he wasn't there either.  So I went back down to the lobby and sat in the Starbucks section.  I was about to call him on his cellphone when he came walking around the corner.  He had been up in the X-ray Department but was told there was a wait of 1-1/2 hours, so he left.  We had been riding different elevators all over the place.

We sat outside for about 1/2 hour and enjoyed the nice, sunny day.  It was beautiful.  The temperatures were around 70* with a nice breeze.  This is why this time of year is my favorite.

We got out of the hospital a little after 1 p.m. and headed for home.  We were both hungry, so I suggested going to Chick-fil-A for lunch.  That's what we did.  We both got the grilled chicken sandwich.  It is SO GOOD!

Dollar Tree is across the street from Chick-fil-A so I went over there after we ate and got two little pumpkins with autumn leaves to put on the tables at church.  I'll take them with me to Bible study tomorrow and put them out for Sunday.  They will look really cute there and can stay out until after Thanksgiving.

We finally got home and while Joe slept, I made some phone calls and then took a nap myself.  And now it's time for me to go to bed and get some more sleep.  Tomorrow is going to be a long day.

My house decorated for the fall.



  1. So sorry for your hurting,between the needle & walking....though the image of you & Joe in different elevators is sort of funny.Like the decorations.I agree that the weather is good for sitting out. I really don't mind slipping on a jacket.
    Have a pawsitive day!

    1. I guess if you weren't the one doing it, it would be funny. I was ready to yell at him.

  2. Oh sweet Kathy, Bless your heart, you now know what retirement is going to be like. LOL. Honey, I may have a mile long list to start each day and then at the end of the day, if I had done one thing on that list I was thrilled. I clean my house by running in circles. LOL. Blessings to you and Joe, hope you both get better soon. xoxo,Susie

    1. I had to smile at the vision I had of you running around the house trying to get something done. :-) I hope by the new year I can get myself organized enough to actually get something done.

  3. You had a rough day yesterday, so praying today is day for rest. Your front door looks lovely and the tables at church will be so nice. Take care of yourself. Hope you hear from the dr. about your medication today.

    1. It usually take about 3 days for the lab work to come back, so I don't expect to hear just yet about my dosage. But soon. Not a day of rest since I taught Bible study at 9:00 a.m. and I'm working at the library until 8:00 p.m. Tuesdays are my longest day. Wish I could take a nap right about now.


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