Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Hello Everyone! I feel badly that I've not been on in so long. I am still not feeling too well; so I've been trying to rest and take it easy. Sarah, my youngest daughter had her surgery this weekend. It didn't turn out like we had hoped it would. The Doctor was not able to fix her uterus. He was hoping it was just heart shaped and that he could clip the part hanging down. It turns out that she has 2 complete uteruses. They are smaller than they would be normally...but it is 2. This explains why she has had so much trouble from the beginning. She actually has periods from both!! If he could have fixed it, it would have made it where she wouldn't have trouble with miscarriages. But, because he couldn't...she will still likely have trouble in that way. He said she would be able to get pregnant, but that the baby would come early. She did also have endometriosis in each uterus, and he said he would discuss that with us when we come in for her follow up appointment. I was pretty upset when the doctor came out and told me. We had really been hoping he would be able to completely fix her. She took it better than I did I think...but, I don't really know. She's been in a lot of pain from the incisions. There were 2. I feel badly....I just wasn't able to get on before now. I hope you all know that you have been in my thoughts and prayers anyway :)
I hope that everyone's Thanksgiving is Wonderful and Happy! Thanksgiving is such a great holiday. It' s a happy time for families to spend time together and reflect on what they have to be thankful for :) It's also a time to reflect on how grateful we are for the wonderful and sweet angel friends that God has sent our way. I am so thankful for each and every one of you...for all the sweet comments, e-mails and cards....I am so lucky to have such a blessing of friends :)
A Very Happy Thanksgiving to each and every one of you!!
With Love and Hugs!!! Jerelene
Saturday, November 14, 2009
* Cor. 10:13...I am feeling like I have reached my limit of earthly (battles) and trials. Please continue to remember my family in prayer. I try hard to be a positive person and to always put others first. But lately...I'm having a hard time in that area. I seem to not be able to pull myself up and out...and to see past my own hardships. So please pray that God lead me out of the sorry path of problems that keep coming my way...
I got a lovely card from Eileen and a lovely post card from Jackie! I appreciate your kind thoughts and your thinking of me and keeping me in your prayers...thanks so much!!
I've been trying hard to find things to be thankful for....I was pleasantly surprised when I walked outside to make a trip to the garden and found this...Where I had found a couple of blooms a while back....I found my windmill covered in the most beautiful flowers...I had thought it wasn't going to do much. But this, was a wonderful and happy thing to see :)
Some of the blooms were tipped in purple.....just gorgeous!!! This did bring a happy feeling to my melancholy outlook :)
Our pear tree out front was also trying to make me smile....and it did!!
I thought this pot of mums was done blooming as well. It surprised me with some beautiful blossoms too! (It's sitting next to Sammy's big pumpkin...yes, it's still with us!)
Marks fall garden has been providing us with some very delicious broccoli! He planted 18 broccoli and 18 cabbage plants. The cabbage will be ready soon! We've been having some yummy meals of vegetable soup and broccoli with cheese and rice....It is so much better than from the store or frozen...
Thank you for your prayers too...The (village) is a wonderful place to be :) Love and Hugs to each one of you!!!
Friday, November 6, 2009
The church where they meet at has a womens candlelight dinner every year. The ladies that want to get to decorate a table in the theme of their choice. Then they invite all their friends and relatives to sit at their table. They have name tags and gifts for each person. Most of the tables have a biblical theme of some kind as well..on the name tags or placemats or with the gifts..
I could have cried when I realized I didn't have my camera. As sick feeling as I was...it was so enjoyabe walking around and looking at all the energy and thought that each of these ladies had put into their tables. The ladies that were there..of course I spoke to and congratulated on doing such wonderful jobs..It was absolutely breathtakingly beautiful...each one!! My favorite was a teddy bear table...the centerpiece was of teddy bears spiraled around like a rising christmas tree. There was a pink candle at the top and ribbon wrapped around that said...Bear ye one another's burdens...It was very sweet...my emotions got the best of me...it touched my heart :)
There was a candy cane table, all done in red and white and candycanes...and an ocean table...complete with sand, starfish and shells and a betta fish. A brown and pink polk-a-dot with chocolate...and every color scheme you can think of. I could just kick myself for not having my camera. So I came home and thought about the church website...and guess what! They do have pictures from last year!! Maybe soon they will post pictures from tonight..Today's tables were even better...much better than the ones from last year...I'll try to keep watching for them to post them up...
I kept walking around, thinking of all of you and how much you would enjoy seeing it!
It made me smile and happy so for that I'm grateful...it was like going to a museum or a fancy art show! Last years pictures really don't do this years justice....but I thought you all would enjoy seeing them so here's the link PICTURES
My very favorites were pictures no. 101, 071, and 169 was my most favored....I did however really like 140,141,143,145 and 154...
These gorgeous tables made me think of you Eileen!!
I've had a really good day...even though I'm still tired...it was a good day...I even got to talk to a sweet bloggy friend on the phone...Lori from Morning Glories and Moonflowers....Lori...I really enjoyed talking to you!! It was the perfect ending to a great day!!
Hugs from me to all of you!!!
I'm off to bed.....hopefully having sweet dreams of beautiful candlelight dinners :)
With Love, Jerelene
Thursday, November 5, 2009
My visit to the doctor was exactly how I thought it was going to be. She said I need to be given blood. Do they call that a transfusion? I'm sort of confused with that. I will have to talk to Mark about it when he comes home shortly. They are also sending me to a female specialist...My female troubles are why I'm so anemic...I have been very anemic since 2006...and they've tried to work with me...but this time it's severe enough that something is going to have to be done, probably...The severe leg cramps are from the anemia. She gave me a script for huge amounts of iron 3 times a day. This will also make me sick...as I've done this before :(
So, I have some decisions to make....I heard this song on the way home this evening. I guess I related to it because it touched my heart...I am just so tired of feeling badly...I just want freedom...from feeling badly..I told the doctor I thought I was being a baby...I have even felt like something was wrong with me mentally...why can't I do the things I need to do...just keep going. She told me that I was sick...and that we were going to have to do something about it. She said to me "you aren't being a baby, or lazy....you can't do...because you can't do....." so..I guess I'm not crazy :) I cried when she left the room....I really was thinking maybe I'm crazy.....It felt good to know that I wasn't.....
Keep me in your prayers...Sam has co-op tomorrow. I'm not up to it...I'm actually dreading it... But I don't want him to miss again this week.
Hugs to all my friends....thanks for the prayers in advance :)
With Love, Jerelene
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I sat down to write everyone's names down...and realized that I am quite confused. I think I've lost track of whom has pen-paled with whom. I'm surprised I can even write everyone's names down...the way I've been feeling :)
Terrie....from Terrie's Spot has asked to join in and I'm thrilled!! Yes, Yes Terrie...you can join in and I am happy that you are going to be taking part!
Would it be too much trouble for everyone to maybe comment me and let me know if there is someone that they have not pen paled with? I know some of you just joined last time...so especially the others that have been with me from the start. My poor mind is slipping so any help would be greatly appreciated :)
These are all the names....
I apologize again for not linking everyone...but I'm just sort of doing well to post at this point. I've always tried to be good about that...as soon as I have a little more energy..I'll be better about it again..I promise :)
I am hoping maybe we can send Thanksgiving cards out...Thanksgiving is one of my very favorite holidays. It's just a really special time for families...I'm also wanting to send everyone a card for Christmas...at least this one time. If anyone else would be interested...just comment and let me know. It's something that I've had on my heart for a while...and something that would make me happy. If it would be a hardship on anyone...they wouldn't have to...but if any of you would also want to do that just let me know :)
For some reason...Bernie has alerted me that she can't get on to my blog. I'm not computer savvy at all...and I feel badly. I will try to e-mail her and let her know what's going on. If any of you have any ideas why it would be doing that...I'd be grateful to know...
It's been a busy day here...and I am exhausted. I hope that you have all had a wonderful day where you are..
I'll be glad to here from everyone!
With Love, Jerelene
Monday, November 2, 2009
This second quilt...was a wedding gift to my parents from my Grandma...(My Dad's Mom)
Green is not my favorite color...but it is so colorful and bright....and she did it all by hand....It is gorgeous and I LOVE it!! I have it hanging on my quilt rack. I probably won't use it as much..just because I don't want the dogs tearing it up....it is special...I even remember many of the fabrics....I am so happy that my Mom gave it to me :) when I brought it home, I stretched it out on the bed and looked at every flower and examined all the stitches. It gave me the warmest and happiest feeling to think of my Grandma's hands touching all of those flowers and stitches....It's so wonderful when things like this get passed on to us. Thank you MOM!!!
My sweet pen-pal partner for this month..Eileen...really outdid herself! She sent me a post card from Disney World...see the Castle on the right...that's where I wished I'd been instead of the hospital :) The sweet card in the middle played bibbidy bobbidy boo...I am so sure that isn't spelled right...but just forgive me if you can. I loved it and so did Sam and the rest of the kids..I think they're jealous of my sweet card collection. Then she also sent me the sweet punkin card on the left....I don't know what I did to deserve 3...but thank you so much Eileen...you are the sweetest friend....and it was very appreciated...especially with me being sick :)
Then today....I got this gorgeous card from Fiona in South Africa...It is absolutely beautiful!! So were the stamps on the envelope....I should have posted pics of them too!! I didn't post links...I apologize..forgive me again :) Not only did Fiona send this gorgeous card...she sent me a really
great calendar too. It has the most wonderful and beautiful pictures of South Africa.
Thank you so much Fiona for the card and calendar...you are a super sweet friend and I feel blessed to know you and to be YOUR friend!!!
Sam and I took Elizabeth to work this evening and went in to visit our new friends at the nursing home. Barb and Betty were delightful....I don't know who was more excited about the visit...us or them!! We did lots of talking and by the way....they loved Sam!! (I know that will surprise all of you :) We talked about my blog and about all of my sweet friends here....were your ears burning? I showed them my cards I got this month and we asked what their favorite cookies are. Peanut butter and also oatmeal and raisin. I see some cookies being baked in our near future. It was a delight to meet them and I can't wait to go back. I hope that it was appropriate for me to tell them I wanted Sam to meet people of all different ages and not just his own. I worried about that after I left....I hope it was o.k. I told them how much it had meant for me...to have friends that were older when I was Sam's age...It really helped make me a better person...I think and HOPE....Thank you all...again....for being such wonderful friends to me.....I love each and every one of you...I will be by very soon to say hello!! Please continue to keep us in your prayers as life continues to keep blowing hardships our way....I'm trying to keep my chin up though....just pray and march on :) Hugs to Everyone!!!
With Love, Jerelene