Thursday, June 26, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
And on we went. :)
Amy got here first, of course, just as we were putting out the finishing touches on the spread. :D My strawberries were a big hit, but everything was yummy!!!
There were about 10 people here, and we ate, and laughed, and ate some more. I got some nice presents, and really enjoyed having some friends with me. :) Some arrived a little later than others, but we still have a great time! :) The shirt I wore got clear sequins EVERYWHERE - we're still finding them. :D
I got done cleaning up about 11, and Kenn got home about 12. And that was last Saturday! :D And I KNOW it's not as detailed as it would have been, but it's DONE. ROFL!!! Thanks, dear friends who were here! I had a wonderful time - and I hope you did, too!!!!!
Tomorrow will be Father's Day, and announcing who won my blog candy! Stay tuned! :D
Monday, June 23, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Don't forget! I'm doing a giveaway for my 100th post, drawing tomorrow! You have to go HERE to read what's going on, and to enter!!!!
It's canning season again!!! Guess what we were making today - that's right, strawberry jam! We made SIX batches of regular, and a batch of no sugar added. It smells like strawberries in here, and sugar, and hot water - the last batch is in the hot water bath right now. Phew!
An update on Mom: She went to her regular doctor today, and is officially off work until Tuesday. Of course, she's hard at work HERE - but I'm being a harpy, so HOPEFULLY she's not working as hard as she would...! THANK YOU SO MUCH for praying for her!
I'm sorry I haven't been around a lot this week; trying to get caught up, teaching a class, and still dealing with church fallout has been REALLY stressful. But I really want you to enter the giveaway!!!! I need the strokes. ROFL!!!!! GO ENTER NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, June 9, 2008
I found a couple of good deals - a hardcover book for a buck, and a brand-new lavender bath "stuff" kit for a buck. I LOVE lavender, and LOVE bubble baths, and LOVE to read while I'm taking them, so it was a GOOD day. :D LOL!!
Then, I taught a class from 9:30 - 11. Cleaned up a bit, puttered around, and left a little while later to grab some lunch and go to Goodwill - after getting the news Mom was NOT coming home Saturday. She'd had a rough night.
Goodwill had their half-price Saturday, and since I had class to teach, I couldn't get out and going and hit as many as I'd have liked to. :) I did find a few things, including a really pretty blouse for Mom. I hope it fits, and that she'll wear it - she seemed to like it....
So, I called on my way to the hospital, and Mom wanted chocolate. WELL, she definitely knew who to ask! ROFL!! I took her quite a variety, and you should have seen her eyes light up! Dad stayed for a little bit, but left to "let us visit". So we chit-chatted, etc. (After the first time I answered her phone at the hospital, I had to answer, 'Becky's room, Lori speaking' because EVERYONE gets us confused!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) She received two phone calls while I was there, and I left while she was talking to my sister, Debbi.
I headed home to fix Dad dinner, so he could get back to the hospital. Kenn helped out by making a salad while I got the other components of dinner ready, so Dad ate and left. Kenn & I did our own things for a while, then decided to head to Dairy Queen for some ice cream. :)
While there, we ran into a young lady from our former church, who is one of my favorite people and is doing some babysitting for a bunch of my friends this Saturday to raise money to go on a missions trip to South Africa - be watching for me to link you to her blog while they're there! She hadn't heard about what had happened, but was very supportive and loving. It was great to catch up with her - she's a very BUSY young woman, attending Belmont for her nursing degree.
ANYWAY. We then came home and just spent the last couple of hours of the day together, watching TV and chatting. And THEN I fell into a deep, deep sleep.... :D
Friday, June 6, 2008
We have a diagnosis:
--pneumonia in the left lung
--This caused inflammation of the pericardial sack where the lung rubbed on the sack, causing the intense pain.
--The antibiotic they gave last night after the pick line was inserted will be repeated tonight. They believe that will be effective in knocking out the infection.
--They have continued the morphine every 6 hours. This morning's dose did not take the pain away totally, so they added another medication (some level of an ibuprophen) which helped.
--Becky's doctor indicated he expects to release her to come home tomorrow. It will be interesting to see what prescriptions he gives her for the trip home.
Did I remember to thank everybody for praying?
Thursday, June 5, 2008
My mom just called me; she and Dad are going to the hospital. She's been having trouble breathing this week, and thought it was due to perhaps catching the pneumonia she had earlier this year - thoguht for a while that the z-pac she was taking was helping, but cannot catch her breath today.
Can you BELIEVE it?!?!??! This is my 100th post on this blog - time for a giveaway. :D All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, and tell me two things: Why you visit my blog, and a praise for something God's going or giving you in your life right this moment. :) It's pretty easy! And I'll leave it open for ONE WEEK, and pull the winner on MY BIRTHDAY. :D
I also HIGHLY encourage you to go to this uTube video - thanks SO much for sharing, Karna!!! Get a kleenex!
God BLESS you, dear friend. I can't wait to read your comments!!!!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
We were asked to leave our church last night. It wasn't the way I thought it would happen, but God had told me earlier this year we'd be released by summer - and here we are. :/ Please pray for us while we figure out where God's calling us to serve Him next - and for all the emotions that go along with the whole thing.
Kenn has started his own blog; he and I don't always agree on theology, but he is a TRUE seeker of Truth - and that's one of the things I've always admired and loved about him. Here is a link to his new blog:
He would LOVE for you to visit his site and LEAVE A COMMENT! :) Discussions on theology are high points in his day, so if you like them, or know someone who does, please point them to him! :)
I'll post again tomorrow. HAPPY JUNE!!! We are blessed and HIGHLY FAVORED, dear one, no matter what circumstance we think we find ourselves in!