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Ed was Already Asleep.

I wrote to my audience, took off my housecoat, and went on to bed. Ed was asleep already. He had an appointment for 8:30 A. M. at the church. With such a busy day, and getting in later for supper, he was dog tired. We put chairs on the couch, and told Isaac, to go to bed earlier.

“We have a meal to plan, and you will need to help us with it. ” His Dad told him.

Isaac is in charge of preparing the meat for Wednesday’s service. We are having the Service of the Cross, and it is unusual. It ends with a candle lighting service, and when I do the overheads, I am the last to turn off the light I have on the overhead. It makes quite a scene with the lit, tiny candles. Isaac also handles the music, which is basically his guitar, and the over head person, me.

In the meantime I have had blood taken for two different times this month. I had my yearly exam with the heart doctor, and he ordered a scan of my heart with contrast. This was done one week, and I had barely put my shoes back on, and it was time to look forward to the eye exam, and the shot that I get. This went well, but the tests were detailed, and time waiting for the treatment was long, and awesome.

I say awesome, because I pray for boldness, and help with the shot. I was given it, and I felt the last part of the shot this time. I know the number was added, but it left, and he was still giving the shot. Ouch. I was hurting when Ed came to get me, and I didn’t have to wait as long. I also had a vein problem. The good person who usually gives good shots, took blood, but the vein gave way on him. I had a place that swelled up on my hand that was over the swollen, broken, blood vessel. I have not ever had this happen. They gave me a sack with cold in it that I could take home. I switched from hand to eye when I got home, and at one point I lifted my hand to my eye, and felt cold on both of them.

This morning my eye was fine. I have bent to get the clothes out of the dryer, and now my right side is aching. Other wise, my eye is still not hurting, and I am only hungry. I usually have soup for lunch. It is nice to go to a restaurant with Ed, but if I have enough soup at home, I open a can and indulge. I sat in the bigger chair, last night with my eye giving me fits, and my arm requiring some caution, or it would hurt. I tell you, this morning, to arise with no pain was awesome! Thank you for praying for me, audience. I know when people pray I can tell it. Maybe you prayed for me while I was with the eye doctor. I had such trouble that I wondered if anyone prayed for me while I was there. At any rate, I am back to perky self, and thank you for prayers. I needed them yesterday, and today as well.

Have you noticed that the sun is brightly shining outside? It is hard to tell when you are asleep still. Wake up, and smell the roses. See the Jonquils. God is alive, well, and ready to answer when you call to Him out of humility.

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Ribbons, Bows, and a Small Cup.

I want to talk about ribbons, bows, and a small cup. I walk into the dining room, and there is the old speaker, with the door that still catches if we are careful. On top of this tall piece is a big bowl. I keep my ribbons, and bows in this big bowl. The bows are for packages that I must wrap for some birthdays, and other treasures that I apply them for. It isn’t easy to keep them there. If a cat would find the bows, he might learn to toss it, and pat it when it come down from the toss. Dogs tear up bows, and don’t like ribbons. They try to chew them. I also have a small cup. This set of cups stays out in my small bathroom. I sip water every time I wash my hands, and this keeps me full of water which helps me lose weight. In the night I sip water after I wash my hands. If I am up frequently, it is because I sip one small cup of water all day, and night. It works for me. I don’t always love water, but this size of a cup is small enough to down the water in a minute. This way I feel like wrapping presents with ribbons, and bows.

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Easter Basket.

I have an Easter basket left from my efforts years ago. This one is hand made, and it contains two other baskets. I keep them in the den when there is room to put them on the weight scales. I take these off to weigh. I don’t weigh enough, but one time a day is wonderful. I believe in keeping tabs with my weight because it goes up with sugar, bread, potatoes, and fruit. These I have gone off mostly. I do drink orange juice, and I have one prune a day for good reasons. You know, energy comes and goes, but it is what you eat that causes the energy to die down low. I go to bed when it is that low.

This Easter basket will be full of the grass for Easter baskets, and some candies. This time it will be shared with those who can still eat sweets. I do believe in eating sweets, and breaking my diet on holidays. There are about 52 holidays in the year, so I don’t observe all those with my diet. It gets tiring to diet, and a break to eat one or two jelly beans will be wonderful. Smile.

So what else about the basket? I fill it with goodies, we open them, and then we go outside to sit in the sun. We waddle back inside, watch a little television, and we try to find a movie that is good, decent, and not going to become too, violent and full of murders. Easter is a happy day. It really celebrates the resurrection of the Lord. He is risen, and is walking around with those wounds that he endured on the cross.

You know, the scares are still there, and the holes are there where they put the nails in his wrists, and the slashes on his back. He was tortured before they put him on the cross, in rejection. It was a terrible thing that the Son of God went through for all of us who are sinners. He died for sinners. The bible does say that all have sinned. Not just a few of us. All of us have sinned. We all fall short of His glory. We all need a Savior.

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No Pain.

I am surprised. I thought my eye would be painful all day. I woke with no pain, and I am sure it is not there today. Hallelujah! I spelled that word right, and I love it. It means to praise the Lord. Many are the trials of the Lord’s people, but He delivers us from them all. I endured the eye shot, and came home full of food that we ate at a small restaurant after I endured the testing, and shot. I have a shot in the eye monthly, and it does help. I come home, go to sleep, and wake up later to eat with everyone at home. It still hurts, so I might take 7 more Baby Aspirin. I don’t bother with the other pills. It is easy to swallow the Baby Aspirin. It doesn’t taste bad, and I can swallow them easily.

It is nice to not have pain in my eye today. I will still rest, because Wednesday we are preparing for a service, and a meal together. Visitors are welcome when they come. This is a service of the cross, and it ends well. We usually eat first, then have the service. The next day is not a work day for me. It is a resting day.

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My Eye hurts.

The seven aspirin put me to sleep. I slept for two hours, and then went to the den for supper. I had a hamburger, but I didn’t eat the bread. I leave bread off for obvious reasons. I don’t like to gain weight on bread. I am off bread until it makes a difference. My eye hurts. I had ice cream for dessert. I must stop the ice cream. I don’t want to gain weight. That would be anathema. I would rather have peaches. They are wonderful. I don’t know that much fruit is helpful when on a diet. I stay off most fruit because all of it has sugar in it.

This two weeks I have had a heart exam, and an eye exam. Both required taking blood, and getting a vein that is well hidden. I have rolling veins, that disappear . People have a time taking blood from me, because only the experienced know what to do to draw blood. The others try, and can’t find the vein that will give blood. I thought today, “Maybe I need to take basic , pre-nursing.

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The Eye Doctor.

My doctor saw me today. I received a treatment, and this is why I won’t be on the computer but a few minutes. I easily misspell words when I don’t have two functioning, well eyes. My right eye hurts somewhat, but really not enough for more Baby Aspirin. I don’t take the regular ones any more. A few Baby Aspirin are enough, because I have adjusted to them for years now. 7 is enough after my shot in the eye. I had it today. We still went for fish, and it was a wonderful, bodacious, meal. I notice right now that I spelled my word right. Spelling has always been a challenge, but when I produce a new word, I should have it spelled correctly on the page. Smile. I took a two hour nap after therapy. I am not better, but no worse. The pain lasts for about a day and a half. I could go longer, but I wouldn’t know. My doctors are smart, kind, and genuine usually. I do believe at times someone or something bothers the staff. I do know that my doctors are peaceful, people.

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I’m Back From a Nap.

At times I have a medication taken through a shot. I had that today, and I have been recouping from it. The place is usually numbed, and I take aspirin afterwards. I only take Baby Aspirin, so I do think they are the better kind to take. I difficulties at times with getting larger pills down. I choke easily. This is why I choose to take these small tablets. They always go down without a problem.

I took a nap today, and I am still in napping mode. I will take it easy, and stay up a while now, because I still have to sleep tonight. Too much sleep in the afternoon, will make me wide awake at night. There is a balance, but if not I can say the pain from the shot causes me to take Baby Aspirin. They help with sleeping. The pain lasts about a day, and a half. Really. I see better, and go back for another treatment. The staff that work with me are always wonderful. Most of the time I have had no problem with anyone. When I have a problem, I first pray about it. God knows all things, and His wisdom is available with a prayer.