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Well, I know that it has been a while since I last updated.  I have been very busy.  I have moved in with my brother.  I am still unpacking and trying to get settled.  It's a long process.  I finished moving everything last week, so I figure that it will be a little longer before I can be completely settled.  I am still going through things and purging old items that I never use.  If you saw the amount of clothes that I had stashed away and not wearing...  It's sad.  Really sad.  I still have a ton of clothes and I am donating a ton.  I never thought I was a clothes hog, but apparently, I am.  Derek and I have been settling into a routine of living together.  It seems to be just fine so far.  Let's hope it stays that way.

I did take a few days to visit with my father and to see my dearest friend, April.  I had not seen April in almost 8 years, so it was very good to see her.  She and I have been best friends since we were 10 years old, so 27 years in total.  I still miss her, even though we haven't lived in the same place since we were 15 years old.  We make sure to keep up the friendship and contact.  She had gone to WV to see some of her family so I made sure that my visit was at the same time.  We have decided that when the winter comes, we are having a girls weekend.  We haven't decided where, and to be honest, it doesn't matter to us.  It's the whole idea of just me and her getting together.  Her husband is encouraging the idea, but I have no idea how her kids will survive without her.  They are definitely spoiled to having their mom around.  Having her absent from their lives for a little while may do them a world of good.  Then they would have to learn how to resolve their sibling squabbles themselves.  April, being an only child, doesn't understand that brothers and sisters fight.  They fight over everything and nothing, and they need to figure out how to resolve it on their own.  She just tries to fix it.  Well meaning, yes, but not helping them figure out how to do it themselves.  Abraham Lincoln once said, "The worst things you can do fort he ones you love are the things they could and should do for themselves."  Anyway, we are going to have a girls getaway this fall some time. 

I did see my father as well. He is up and going along just as well as he had done before his knee surgery.  He stayed busy with work during the days, but he always made sure to make me breakfast and have a good dinner with him.  I got fresh veggies every day from his garden.  I don't know how the man does it, but he can grow anything.  We had corn, squash, green beans, and cucumbers.  Those were the things that were just coming out at that time.  He also sent me back with some October beans that were dried, and I can cook them when I choose.  It was good to see him.  I went to church with him, which is something I normally do not do.  However, he recently started going to the church that we attended when I was little.  The same preacher is there, and I saw him and part of his family.  It was a little weird being there again.  My father, true to form, sat in the back and managed to fall asleep during the service, as he always does.  I asked him why he decided to go back this church and he said that he found the sermons more moving and inspirational to him.  Maybe he does, but I had to keep from laughing since it was so inspirational that he fell asleep.  Leave it to my father.  He can sleep in any church.

On the health front, I finished my physical therapy and feel much better.  I still try to do the stretches and exercises to keep the problem from returning.  I also had to have a colposcopy two days ago because I had an irregular pap smear.  I've had the procedure before, but it wasn't this bad.  Of course, after you turn 35, they have to be "more cautious" as my doctor put it, and they will take more than just surface cells of the cervix.  They took more tissue samples for biopsy than they did before.  I am still sore and cramping from it.  I should hear back about the results in a week or so.  If everything is good, then I just have to make appointments every 6 months to follow up.  If not, they will go in and take chunks of tissue out, but at least I will be under anesthetic then.  I wasn't on Wednesday.  I am trying to not worry because it is probably nothing, but there is that little part of your head that thinks the worst every time.

My break time is over.  Back to the room...  Hopefully, I will be able to post more often.  There was a problem with the internet connection and we had to take care of that.  It is now fixed.  Yay!  I have had to live by my iPhone for internet connection for the last week.  I do love my phone, but it is not always convenient when doing a large post. 

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