Saturday, October 30, 2010

Please work for me internet

We have been having problems with our internet connection for close to a month now.  It seems the modem has a mind of its own and works when it wants.  Most of the time it decides not to.  We have tried calling Verizon (our internet company) several times and have been told (according to which tech you talk to) that it's either the phone cord, the splitter, or the filter, all of which have been replaced to no avail.  The last time Joe called he insisted on a new modem being sent to us.  The one they sent is not compatible with my computer.  It keeps telling me to insert the disk and download the program.  Only problem is no disk was sent to us.

I really want to have the internet while I am home recovering from my surgery.  I'm going to pray that God will lead us to what is really wrong and it will be able to be fixed.  I won't be able to get to church and want to at least be able to hear (and see) the sermons each week.

Please work for me internet.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Of gas pumps and black cats

Got going for work today.  Forgot the nice cup of tea I made to take with  me.  It was my favorite, Constant Comment.  Oh well.  Had to get gas.  First pump didn't work.  Second pump I couldn't figure out  how to use it.  There was an accident on the road I had to use.  Lots of police cars.  S-L-O-W going.  Time is ticking away and I really should be in work by now.  Finally get there and can't find parking.  I go around the block, down a little side street and park in front of someone's house, hoping they are at work.  A dog starts barking and growling at me when I get  out of the car and a black cat runs right across my path.  So begins another day in my life.

Polish Heritage Day

Yesterday was Polish Heritage Day at the library where I work.  I've been there for just a little over a year and so this was the second one I've been at.  Even though I am not Polish, I really enjoyed it.  We had a group of dancers who introduced us to some Polish history as well as singing songs in Polish.  They also did some dances and then taught them to the audience, getting a lot of people up to participate.  Everyone seemed to have a great time.

During the day the staff in the Children's Department told Polish folk tales and did Polish crafts with the kids.  And there was music and snacks (can you say kielbaska?) all day.

Of course, I forgot to bring my camera.  I thought of it.  I reminded myself.  And there it sat on my piano.  Oh well.  There were lots of pictures taken by others and hopefully I can get some copies of them.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Welcome to my blog

Hi, everyone.  Welcome to my blog.  I hope I can do this right because I've never blogged before.  But so much is going on with me right now that I just want to have a space where everyone can keep up with me and I don't have to repeat myself over and over.  Thanks for reading!

As most of you know, I have been having problems with my hiatal hernia since the end of June.  I haven't been able to eat a whole meal in months.  Lots of pain.  Lots of getting sick for 5-6 hours.  Lots of weight loss (15 pounds so far).  Hey, I needed to lose weight, but this wasn't the way I wanted to do it.  The upper GI test showed that 60% of my stomach is laying on my lungs and crowding out my heart.  Could this be why I have trouble breathing?  Hmmm.

So, anyway, after months of doctor visits and testing I have found a surgeon (Dr. C) who will do laproscopic surgery on me.  She is at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, a really good place.  She seems very competent and has done hundreds of these surgeries before, so I feel very confident with her.

The surgery is set for November 29th, the Monday after Thanksgiving.  So at least I will be able to have Thanksgiving with my sister, brother and his family, some friends and Joe.  Won't be able to eat, but I'll be with my support system and this is good.  Everyone needs a support system.

Time to get ready for work, so more next time.  Let's see how this works.  Please post a comment and let me know that you are reading this.  Thanks.  Love to everyone.  Kathy