Friday, July 31, 2009
The first thing they had me do was read and sign a form which informed me of possible side effects, one of which is death (1 in 200,000), this almost had me turning around and running from the hospital! Then came the video of what they were going to do. Next they came at me with a harpoon which they dubbed an IV and I was whisked off to the waiting area.
I browsed though a few magazines, and shhh... I ripped a few advertisement pages out of one of them, then it was time for the actual scan. I was positioned on a bed, feet hanging over the edge and this was when the nice lady suggested that I breathe (I guess I was holding my breath due to anxiety then I remembered my breathing techniques for stressful situations and it actually works!) Once the dye was injected I felt hot right from the roots of my hair to the underside of my toenails, quite the feeling I must add! Then out of nowhere a wave of nausea set in yet it passed very quickly. The actual scan lasted for about ten minutes, now it's the waiting for the results. Tick, tick, tick...
I have felt nauseous all day, tired, and out of sorts. I hope that this passes by morning, one more day of work before I taste freedom instead of that metallic taste I had in my mouth! I must be insane but none the less I was out desk shopping About six stores later, feeling super crappy and almost chewing a salesman's head off, I found "the" desk!
I am extremely grateful Herb was with me, this helped lessen the anxiety to a large degree, thanks hun for being here with me.
I love my sister immensely as I do all of my sisters. I feel that God blessed my life with my wonderful family.. but did He have to allow this particular sister a camera? ;-)
Here's the link to "Sleeping Beauty"
I haven't as of yet figured out how to include a link into my writing, so until I do this will have to suffice.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I haven't had the time as of yet to get anything at all unpacked. Just the same, here's a photo of a part of my bedroom. The one wall is lined with boxes but at least my bed is together! I am in dire need of sleep, the average night for me lately is an average of 4 1/2 - 5 hours a night and I'm starting to feel it.
The living room is a work in progress, as you can see from this photo I am having new light fixtures installed. Herb just got one up and I LOVE it! I have two more curtains to hang to compete the front window and as you can see a list a mile long to get to in order to make this room comfy, cozy.
It is so very true, home is where the heart is and as I sit here in my corner of the living room I know I am going to love this new home. One box at a time it will come together!
This new place looks like a tornado went through it but no worries, I'll get it all together soon... I hope!
I think that I'll take a photo right now and possibly use it for my P365 tomorrow...hmmmm, I just took a look around this living room to assess the work ahead of me and decide maybe I won't take that photo after all, it's too embarrassing. Maybe in the day light it won't look quite so bad... a girl can dream! lol
Monday, July 27, 2009
I am curious now if what "they" say is true, cravings mean that your body is lacking something. If this is the case maybe I am lacking protein and I'd best incorporate more of it into my diet. I haven't had my protein shakes in a few days now so this possibly could be it.
More research to do in all my spare time! :-)
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Today I went for some necessary blood work for Friday, this is when they will do a CT scan and the results from this scan will determine whether or not I do have cancer.
IF I do have cancer I will live like I was dying without being reckless and wasting time on trivial things in life. I will continue to treat people as I would like to be treated and I will still tell the people I love that I do love them!
IF I do indeed have cancer I will cross that bridge when I get there and consult with my doctor and the specialists. I don't feel like I'm going anywhere just yet, hell I've only just started to really live!
If I do not have cancer I will do my happy dance and carry on my merry little way! I will still do pretty much the same as I would do even IF I have cancer, it's my nature to be who I am. When I question myself about who I am I listen to a song by Laura Smith (An Eastern Canadian), she sings a song which brings tears to my eyes... the part which touches me is when she sings "I'm the person I've always wanted to be." And yup, that's me!
I am refusing to let this get me down, I'm too busy to worry, hell I'm not even moved yet! All that I wanted painted for now is complete and what a feeling this is.... feelings of sore, tired muscles, feelings of sore feet and eyes not wanting to stay open! I'd best quit for the night, another early morning coming up!
All is well in my world!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
When I was raising my children and I would put the roll over, well there was no end to the paper, it just kept on coming and coming off that holder like there there was no tomorrow! Once I began to put the roll under it seemed to me that the TP would rip ending the game of the moment (seeing how long of a sheet they could get until it ripped.)
Now as I sit here and journal about something so irrelevant I now see where this pet peeve originated! Today I suppose either over or under well what really matters is that there is TP available when needed.
Friday, July 24, 2009
So here it is a sneak peak at what colors I have used, once the room is completely finished (if this ever happens!) I'll post another picture here. I have no idea which pieces of furniture I am going to put into my bedroom, there's no way it's all going to fit. Hey, maybe I should start with the bed and work around that! I'm too brilliant for my own good! ;-)
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Everything Jewel touches turns out perfect, just like Martha Stewart! Yes, this would be her second nickname! Take this clematis for instance, Jewel bought her house under four years ago so I'm thinking that she planted this beautiful perennial three years ago. I cannot believe the size of it and it's so full. Both of her clematis plants are amazing, hell are of her flowers are so full and gorgeous!
Now I'm on a mission, I must find out what she is doing to get her plants to do so well! I wonder if I go through her house while she's away if I'll find her box of secrets.... hmmmm!
Love ya Jewel, hope you're having a blast! :-)
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I was out of town when our trusty postal service delivered my textbooks to my door, they apparently left the books between the screen door and my inside door for two days (thank you Canada Post lady behind the counter for informing me of this). Now the problem being is, it was pouring rain for these two days. Then after two days of severe rain the post office decides to take the parcel back to the post office and left me a card in my mailbox informing me that this package was in.
I go to the post office to collect my parcel, the lady brings me out this damaged box so I open it right in front of her, three of my textbooks were damaged, go figure! I call Canada Post to see what they are going to do to rectify my dilemma, after all it was their postman who had the brilliant idea to leave a parcel in the rain. Canada Post has the nerve to tell me that it is up to the sender to rectify this problem.
Now could someone please explain to me how a company in the United States is to be held accountable for Canada Post's ignorance? This has me baffled! I have now sent the books back to Amazon, as it turned out Amazon sent me three more textbooks when I emailed my complaint in. Another dilemma is I have been charged for these books again. So some of my "savings" in textbooks has now been spent on postage to return books and I'm sure that I will have an issue with Amazon regarding returning damaged goods! Some days I wonder if it's even worth it to attempt to save a few dollars.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
(And if I were to choose a family, I'd choose the same one that I have.)
Tonight after a long busy day I stopped off at my oldest sisters home to pick up a key. What a bonus it was to see my nephew and his common law wife! I haven't seen them or their children in about a year now. I was planning on staying only briefly but found myself not coming home until after midnight.
My nephew looks like he's falling asleep here, the children were still going strong even after a day at Ft. Edmonton Park! I asked my great niece where she got her energy from, her response "I bought three candy sticks today at the park!" I'm thinking I just might need me some of these candy sticks to get through my shift at work tomorrow then off to paint again!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Canada meteorologist Blair Morrow said a “gust front” sent winds howling through the city at speeds up to 110 km/hr."
The winds did some major damage in our city. This photo here is at the end of my block. Last night as I was looking outside the trees on my lawn were almost bent in half! I swore that they were going to snap and come right through my picture window or worse yet come through my roof! Thankfully the only thing that broke at my house last night was the rain spout... or whatever you call that thing which hangs down from the eaves and the rain runs down it! lol
It's been an extremely long day, I'm tired and getting goofy now so time to log off and come back tomorrow all refreshed!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Now lets see what the guys say about my brilliance when they're helping me move... maybe it would be much wiser to take the flowers to the new place in my car!
(Side note: The white house across the street now has its For Sale sign taken down, I guess that they came to their senses!)
Friday, July 17, 2009
Ok, enough about that, the chef was fantastic! He was extremely personable, his cooking was divine and his sense of humor was a bit off the wall but funny none the less. It was so awesome to see the chef flipping, twirling, clanging and banging his tools around, I have never seen anything like this before and I will definitely go back again!
Sorry Michelle, I had to include this photo! Once the food had been served, the cake was brought out and the one of chefs placed this hat on Michelle and they got her to put on the Japanese vest. There was about four chefs who came out to sing to my beautiful daughter. We all had a great laugh at Michelle's expense!
All in all, I would rate this restaurant a 4.75 our of 5, they could let up on the sodium a tad to make it a 5 our of 5.
So much to do, so little time it seems these days!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
This machine will give him the information he requires to either validate his suspicions or dissapiate them. If I do happen to have gallstones this is minor in the big picture of life after all that I have experienced and endured. I should know the results within a few days, in the meantime I'd best get packing and painting so that's out of the way.
When I think about this, I am curious if I do need surgery just how long this will take with all of our cutbacks. I hope nobody has ever died of gallstones before... hmmm guess I'm off to google this and see what I don't have to worry about, I'm just too busy to worry!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Hmmm, now what to do with myself for the next two weeks? ;-)
Friday, July 10, 2009
I returned in time to pick up Michelle, they brought her back to me soooo stoned, it was hilarious! I managed to get her home to bed (something she has no recollection of!) and went about my day. Now she's back at my place, eating yogurt and not quite so stoned. I'm off to watch movies with her.
I feel blessed today to be able to be here for my daughter.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
We all have arrived at home safe and sound, and now the fun commences, time to get packing for the move. I hope that Alexander settles into his new surroundings fairly quickly and does not develop displacement disorders from all of this!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
So what do you do when you live on a farm and it rains? Rainy days are for shopping, paying bills, and having coffee at the local coffee shop. As you can see from main street Barrhead a lot of farmers do this, it was pretty busy in town today. Our little excursion to town included shopping and banking but no coffee shop, it was time to get home to the roast and baby potatoes, delicious dinner I must say!
Monday, July 6, 2009
"Life on a farm is kinda laid back, nothing that a country boy he can't hack. Early to rise, early in the sack, thank God I'm a country boy."
Whoever did write this song did not know what they were talking about!
I spent all morning cleaning this flowerbed which is in front of the house. It was overgrown with grass and weeds so what I did was dig it all up and replace the soil. I'm starting all over again with this bed. In a month or so I should have a bed full of beautiful flowers, or at least I hope to!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Each of these bags can be reused ten times, now this one I am definitely going to check out and see how effective they are after a few uses. 20 bags for $4.99, well I can say that I've spent this amount of money (and then some) on totally useless things in my time, so what's five dollars to preserve food a bit longer? I will save money by not throwing out quite so much food in the future I'm hoping.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Now the fun begins, packing, cleaning the oven and under the fridge and stove, washing walls, etc. I have until the last day of July so no huge rush. I'm just glad that school is on break until the 31st of August. Not my ideal way to spend part of my summer but I move now or I have the landlady from hell for another year. No thank you!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I have a this dilemma, I am having problems picking out only one photo to post today so what the heck, rules are made to be broken (it’s a Project 365 thing, one photo a day for one year). The first photo was taken by me, so I am sort of within the guidelines of P365, the others were skillfully shot by my sister and today it’s all about me!