Friday, January 29, 2010

Jim is home!

so jim is home with a whack of meds to take.

Justin is pleased.
gramma is pleased.
i'm thrilled! :)

he's still not himself yet.

We'll have rounds of doctor/specialist appointments to keep.

but he's home.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

This caught my eye

How to Make Plarn

Don't know that I'll ever do it, but it definitely intrigued me. :)

Today's Health report

Jim had an MRI, an echo gram, and a bubble test all done today.

The bubble test is for making sure the valves of the heart work.
The echo gram showed he has no holes in his heart.
The MRI - they didn't have the results for yet.

The doctors are thinking he might be home tomorrow.

I found him tired today, but he didn't much sleep last night due to post-operative care for his room-mate. AND today they kept him very busy.

He's had ONE normal blood pressure, and a few within normal parameters. He's had a couple odd ball ones. He's on about six different medications. In time it is hoped that they can get that down to one or two, but it will take some time.

He was more coherent in his speech though he still has some facial paralysis.

He was more energetic in our walk about the place and even went down to Tim Horton's with me to get a drink (I was parched).

He still slurs his words a bit, but mostly when he talks to fast or can't quite get certain word combinations out right.

He has a bit of a road to travel yet ahead of him...weight loss, change in diet, change in exercise levels and such like.

I am feeling more hopeful. :)

Justin is having a hard time with dad being away so long. He cries easily yet but insists he is NOT worried about dad. He really didn't want me leaving today to go visit Dad and that about broke my heart....but I knew he was safe with Gramma. He was simply delighted to have me home again and we had a good time playing, having supper and then going to bed. :)

Me: I woke up feeling completely horrible, had a bad time at the vets office, and kinda fell apart today for a while. Other than that, I'm doing okay. I'm hoping tonight I sleep well and that I"ll be feeling less icky tomorrow. Cheers!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday afternoon update

Okay, went to visit Jim today.

I was there for about 3.5 hours. Would have stayed longer but had promised Justin I'd be home before supper.

John and Art stopped in. Good of them to visit. Jim TIRED when they left and they were only there for five minutes.

Met his Doctor. Seems like a good competent fellow.

He talked a bit about diet and exercise. To avoid processed foods, to follow a diet of some sort , to eat homemade, and to exercise for 45 minutes every single day. Whether that is done all at once or throughout the day matters not, it's just a matter of doing it every day.

Jim had his CAT scan. Seems he's had two TIA's in the past that have gone unnoticed.
His most recent has been upgraded to a minor stroke.

He is going to have a MRI done at some point.

He had a blood pressure done before I left that had the second number at 89! woot woot! :)

He'll be sent home IF they can keep the numbers down consistently. It's remained a battle to keep the numbers down. they go down, they pop right up again. So they need to figure it out a bit more yet.

Thanks Jen! What TIA stands for.

Thanks to Jen I now know what a TIA is.

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

What is a TIA or transient ischemic attack?

A TIA is a "warning stroke" or "mini-stroke" that produces stroke-like symptoms but no lasting damage. Recognizing and treating TIAs can reduce your risk of a major stroke.

Most strokes aren't preceded by TIAs. However, of the people who've had one or more TIAs, more than a third will later have a stroke. In fact, a person who's had one or more TIAs is more likely to have a stroke than someone of the same age and sex who hasn't.

TIAs are important in predicting if a stroke will occur rather than when one will happen. They can occur days, weeks or even months before a major stroke. In about half the cases, the stroke occurs within one year of the TIA.

What causes a transient ischemic attack?

TIAs occur when a blood clot temporarily clogs an artery, and part of the brain doesn't get the blood it needs. The symptoms occur rapidly and last a relatively short time. Most TIAs last less than five minutes. The average is about a minute. Unlike stroke, when a TIA is over, there's no injury to the brain.

What are the symptoms of a TIA?

It's very important to recognize the warning signs of a TIA or stroke. The usual TIA symptoms are the same as those of stroke, only temporary:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

The short duration of these symptoms and lack of permanent brain injury is the main difference between TIA and stroke.

TIAs are extremely important predictors of stroke. Don't ignore them! If symptoms appear, CALL 9-1-1 TO GET MEDICAL HELP IMMEDIATELY. A doctor should determine if a TIA or stroke has occurred, or if it's another medical problem with similar symptoms. Some examples are seizure, fainting, migraine headache, or general medical or cardiac condition. Prompt medical or surgical attention to these symptoms could prevent a fatal or disabling stroke from occurring.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Update on my Jim

He's had a TIA (not sure what that stands for, can anyone fill me in?)
anyways, jim says that means he had a micro stroke.
it's a warning to manage his blood pressure.

Doctors continue to fight his very high blood pressure. the second number in blood pressure hovers at the 135 mark (NOT good).

they are doing tests to see what is causing the blood pressure.
They aren't having a lot of success in the battle thus far. They can bring it down for a couple hours and then it goes up again. So it's a worry.

Me: I'm alive. :) Health still has it's battles. But my focus is Jim and Justin right now.

Justin: seems to be over his health battles, now to manage his stress levels. he's a worried little boy and needs to just play and have fun and not worry about daddy.

Gramma: worried for her "little boy" (that being Jim) and being a support with Justin and myself. She's staying 'in house' for a bit.

I covet prayers for my son, my hubby and the doctors.

Jim is Hospital

for the few of you that read my blog.

took Jim to hospital last night.

he has a partial paralysis of his face (Like when novocained by dentist).

Has VERY high blood pressure, heart beating too fast. Being medicated for that.

also....CAT scan planned on his head to check for small brain bleeds.

Please pray. Much thanks.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Christian Carnival (some number) :)

Welcome to the Christian carnival for this week.
It's been a horrid week around here so if I missed anything well...sorry, just let me know and I'll add it. Doing this with a headache, extreme tiredness, on a day of a funeral and a sick hubby beside me. :) Life fun! NOT! (at least this week). God does sustain us. In no particular order I've listed all the submissions. I have to admit to being too tired this week to read through ALL the MANY submissions. My apologies...

First off we have.. Stepping out in Faith giving us In other words.

“Every happening, great or small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.”
~ Malcolm Muggeridge

What a great quote!
Participatory Bible Study Blog presents Jubilee and Care for the poor.
It’s difficult sometimes to find just how a scripture applies to me and not to all the other people I’d like it to apply for. That underlines the importance of prayerful study of scripture. Prayerful study does not merely involved praying before you study. It is also the prayerful attitude, i.e. the attitude of listening to and depending on God throughout.
Weary in Doing Good comes our way by Homeward Bound.
The Indian Ocean earthquake started off a very troubled year including terrorist attacks, train derailments, and a record number of hurricanes, Katrina among them, plus more local issues. And we, as Americans and especially the American church, had to respond.

After a while I became emotionally numb. I simply couldn't care anymore. I had no more sympathy to give.
Thinking Christian gives us Stephen C. Meyer Interview/Podcast.
I had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Stephen C. Meyer by phone on Monday, January 11, about his powerful recent book Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design.

The Faughn Family of Four shows up with A picture of Sacrifice.
True sacrifice puts others first,
MandM comes out with Sunday Study: Inerrancy and Biblical Authority.
Recently Glenn Peoples and Dominic Bnonn Tennant had an interesting exchange over the issue of biblical inerrancy, the doctrine, that the bible contains no errors. In his post, Errantly Assuming Inerrancy in History, Peoples makes this interesting comment,

Still Up is given to us by The Life I Now Live.
Thinking of how I have cared for my own children, I began to think of how Christ has and continues to care for us. I thought of my own areas of sickness that have come in the form of sin, in which He has been there to care for me. There have been so many times that Christ has cared for me in His arms helping me to heal from the aches and pains of life that I have encountered that sought to keep me discouraged, blind, and burdened. No matter how damaged I was, Christ has always been there for me with open arms for me to come as I was.

The Lyndons shares A risk worth taking (pt 2) with us.
Earlier we looked at making the decision, I want to live a life of risk for God. When you make this decision, this choice, you have done the hard part, you have resolved in yourself that you want to be courageous in this area and push forward in God given steps.
Biblically Driven lets us view The Real Definition of Faith (1 John) .
I've often struggled with what it truly means to have faith in Jesus Christ. Without the true definition, how can I be sure I've been saved? Fortunately, the Word contains a book that clearly defines the characteristics of faith: 1 John. Simply believing in Christ's life and death in the academic or historical sense is not enough. After studying 1 John for a few nights, here are some of the key points I learned.
Biblical Learning Blog hands us 25 Open Courseware Classes About Early Christianity.
Some Open Courseware classes are older than you might think — many courses reach back into antiquity to show how Christianity has affected society throughout time and place (and how some social and cultural aspects affected religion as well). Some courses teach the Bible as spiritual text and as literature, some courses touch on social and political histories and other courses focus on cultural aspects of religion and society. Each course listed below falls into one of those three categories.
Prosper and Be In Health offers Adornment and The Holy Spirit. Have to admit, I liked this post.
My point is, we so easily make VWs out of mosquitoes. And we try so hard to make things black and white. At its core, Christianity is about accepting Jesus as your Savior. Everything else is secondary. And frankly, I find nearly everything else to be a little gray.
Doctor Living Stone, I presume is given to us by Say Hello to my Little Friend.
I’ve heard it said plenty of times by evangelicals that we, each of us as individual Christian people, are temples of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God literally lives in each of our bodies. As a way of encouraging us to show respect for our bodies I suppose the idea might have a positive spin off. But theologically it really misses the mark, and it prevents us from seeing something important in the New Testament.
Who I'm Meant To Be posts Faith.
Something happened a few days ago that I’d like to share.

keyboard theologians puts forward this post First Loyalties.
So I'm starting to think that patriotism is overrated. I'm not actually saying it's bad. It isn't bad to like one's country and want it to succeed. But it seems like it gets put higher on the lists of some than is actually healthy. I tried today to write out a list of where my actual loyalties lie, or at least if not, where they should lie if I were practicing virtuously the Christian ethic:

First loyalty: Our Lord Jesus Christ, Lamb of God, and with him the Father and the Holy Spirit.
Second loyalty: His pilgrim Church on Earth--when it functions as it ought, as the Christian church most fully revealed. (Which churches this applies to in my mind, and in what degree, depends on the degree to which they are one, holy, catholic and apostolic.)
Third loyalty: Family and friends. Except in rare circumstances, this loyalty ultimately goes in that order.
Fourth loyalty: Humanity in general.
Fifth loyalty: United States of America.
Wrapping Up ? Intro to Biblical Counseling is given to us by who am i?
This course was challenging for me not just at an academic level, but at the level of my heart and my own worldview. One of the things I take away from the course is that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the most powerful thing we have to change lives. It has the power to reach anyone, no matter what their life looks like. I also leave the course with a much needed renewal of understanding of the sufficiency of Scripture. Here we have what is needed to live life with excellence. It’s not a last resort and it does not need any supplement to give it power.
Crossroads: Where Faith and Inquiry Meet shows up with The Robertson Haiti Fiasco.
Well, Pat Robertson seems to have put his foot into his mouth again. Or has he? When Pat Robertson makes his "pronouncements" we have to remember that he is basically talking to those he considers Charismatics/Pentecostals who are used to hearing about the effect the spiritual realm has on the physical realm.
Theology: finding the blind spots is bestowed upon us by Heart, Mind, Soul, and Strength.
So how do you find a blind spot in your theology? We have to ask ourselves, "What kinds of things would be impossible to see in a certain framework?" And, "If we look for them, do those things exist?"
This post uses strong language. Be forewarned. Pat Robertson and Haiti given to us by Welcome to our Kingdom. I wasn't up to reading it tonight, so if you want to, go for it.

True Repentance is shown to us by He Leads The Way.
When you hear the word Repent, what thoughts come to mind? Perhaps you envision a stern preacher, standing behind a pulpit, pointing his finger at the congregation, appealing to them to beg for God’s forgiveness. Maybe the preacher had been reminding his listener’s of how unworthy and sinful they are, and how badly they need to get their lives right with God. In my own experiences, the only time the word Repent is brought up in church is during a “salvation message”, and it seems to be directed predominately towards either the unsaved or the backslidden. So in our modern day church repentance has become synonymous with asking for forgiveness. And although that is certainly part of it, as we will see, that is far from the end of the process.
John Frame on Homeschooling put forward to us by The Bible Archive.
I was listening to John Frame a while ago and he made a case for homeschooling that I’ve heard some variations of but not with the undergirding that makes Frame’s view understandable (maybe even plausible).
The Simplicity of Jesus' Miracles by C. Orthodoxy.
I’ve read a lot of miracle stories–Christian, Jewish, Buddhist; ancient and modern, in the Bible and outside it–and these are the sort that strike me as plausible. The “miracle-worker” who puts on a show, lifts up his hands and knocks people to the floor (then asks for a tithe); he’s nothing but a con-man. But the cancer that just isn’t there anymore, the infant who wasn’t expected to survive, the brain-dead patient who suddenly wakes up, these are the ones that ring true. Yet they are so subtle, you could never even prove a miracle happened. Was there ever cancer to begin with? Was the test wrong? Was the girl really dead at all?
Biblically Driven kicks in with How to Worship God With Your Job.
Most of us, myself included, differentiate between our careers and our Christian lifestyles. Although we may be active in church, volunteer in the community, attend small groups, and generally be vocal about our faith, the workplace tends to be separated. We go to work, talk to co-workers about the weather, sports, TV shows, and perform our duties, but leave our faith in the parking lot. However, the Word teaches that all aspects of our lives are to be glorifying Him in unison. Your job is not an exception; it should be another active part in your ministry.
Free Inductive Study Guide, Topics & Tools entrusts us with The Doctrine of Man in the Bible – Biblical Anthropology. Looked interesting, but it was beyond me tonight. Maybe tomorrow will be better. If so, I'll pull a clip out. :) (sorry).

Jesus killed my political apathy posted at damascusmoments.
Politics. The mere presence of the header was enough. My right forefinger twitched: “click”. Previous page, please. I don’t want to read political garbage. Life’s too short. I’m not interested in stupid games.

That’s how I used to approach things: apathetic.

Biblical Learning blog gives us the Top 50 Evangelical Christian Blogs.
You might think that evangelical Christian blogs would be filled with doom and gloom. While some of those blogs do exist, most of the best blogs today — or, at least the most popular evangelical Christian blogs today — focus on teaching, humor, news from a Christian perspective and daily living. Those tops blogs are listed below in categories that range from education to ministries and from personal blogs to a couple blogs with off-beat perspectives
I am writing about this because I recently read an article that blasted Pat Roberts for comments he made regarding this tragedy. I will not start judging people as to whether they were right or wrong. However, what I will tell you is that the Haitian people need support, love, prayers, encouragement and compassion in their hour of need. God has from time to time punished cities, i.e., Sodom & Gomorrah, people and even nations, i.e., Israel. However, this is God and only He can judge and pass out judgment.
Pastoral Musings offers Why Study Theology?
Thus it is that Christians should study theology to know God in Christ as well as for the purpose of growing to be the person that God would have us to be.
Pastor Matt gives us How Much Weight Do We Grant To Experience?
I’m not trying to backdoor an argument for churches to become right-wing Calvinists, but honestly asking the question, “how much weight do we grant experience when shifting through the confusing modern theological landscape?”
Free Money Finance shows us the Biblical Perspective on Taxes.
Christians must be marked with the highest form of honesty because we are submitting “for the Lord’s sake…that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men.” It is not the IRS the believer should be worrying about, but rather the impact that a lack of integrity on our part could have on the cause of Christ. When we make light of the moral implications of dishonesty on our tax return, our accountant makes light of Christianity.
Hurt by the Church? What are you doing about it? grants us Stephen Ministries.

In December 2009, 100 Huntley Street aired a special on Stephen Ministries, a program that has been nothing short of a miracle to my family, and no doubt countless others.

I say “miracle” because at our time of greatest need–when most of our lifelong Christian “friends” and fellow church members went into hiding–our Stephen Minister stayed close by our side, encouraging us in our grief.

nothing really shouted out at me that this was a Christian blog, but since I'm tired/ill I might have missed it, so Here's the Anxiety bible presented by The Anxiety Support Network.
So what happens when a person first identifies that he or she suffers from an anxiety disorder? For all of us, thousands of thoughts are pouring through our brain at the same moment. I’m a freak! What do I do? What’s wrong with me? Is there any cure? To further worsen the situation, many of us have lives that are full of all sorts of other drama such as addiction, other mental illness like bipolar disorder, or chaotic or nonexistent interpersonal relationships! This is indeed difficult to overcome! What should a person do in order to turn a complete 180 and live a happy and healthy life rather than a sad and miserable one?
William Klein on David Peterson on Acts is presented to us by Parableman.

I was reading William Klein's review of David Peterson's Acts commentary. It included this strange argument:

In a startling example of eisegesis Peterson states, "... we may assume that wherever resistance to the message is recorded, Luke believed the Lord had not yet acted in grace and power to enable belief" (p. 404). May we? In fact Luke explains that the Jews rejected the word of God and judged themselves unfit for eternal life (13:46). I guess this shows how we all see what we want to see in texts and may wish to ignore other ways of seeing things.

The following two claims are at issue, and Klein seems to think the second claim is supposed to undermine the first. I'm not sure how.

1. Resistance to the gospel only occurs when God hasn't led someone to believe.
2. Jews rejected God and thus became unfit for eternal life.

Other Food: daily devo's gives us Kitchen glory.
Like all the things Jesus does, it was quality workmanship – wine of such high grade the master asked the bridegroom why he had kept the best for the feast’s end. This miracle also blended into everyday life – like miracles often do. The wine didn’t glow or in any way distinguish itself from ordinary wine – except that it was better – so that the onlookers probably later asked themselves, did I really see what I thought I saw?
I thought I'm the odd one out by Fish and Cans.
So there are various things floating around facebook lately that say "they are for women only and not to tell the men".

Monday, January 18, 2010

Busy week

Today - London, Our son stayed with gramma for a lovely play time this afternoon.

Tuesday - funeral in the morning, doctor's visit in the afternoon

Wednesday - CAT scan! Our boy will need to miss preschool. :(

Thursday - Preschooler/Toddler Time a.m. Kitchener in the afternoon

Friday - I hope to be working! :)

Saturday...I think there's an auction sale and I LOVE going to sales :)

Do you think we'll make it through this busy week?
Think hubby's health will keep improving? hope so. :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

NOT fun

Getting tired, ready to go to bed. Jim mentions Sparks' ear to me.
I think, right, should treat that again before I go to bed.

Pick him up and realize that he has a major ear abscess.

Now the fun of lancing that and draining it.

Sparks is a big OLD cat. He's not a weak cat. He has ALL his claws.
Think he was even mildly impressed with me?


But we got the ear lanced.
He's MUCH happier with us, no longer trying to claw us to death.

We're happy. :)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

I thought I'm the odd one out

So there are various things floating around facebook lately that say "they are for women only and not to tell the men".


What's with this thing about keeping men out of the loop?

Seems like just another way to denigrate men and it just strikes me wrong. (as in making men wonder what's going on and being impolite enough to not let them in on the 'joke')

Perhaps I'm missing something though.......

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Update on Hubby again :)

So Jim saw the doc first thing this morning.

His blood pressure is high, that might be a sickness thing though.
So he's on new meds for his pneumonia, doc thinks it's infectious pneumonia and on meds for his blood pressure.

altogether he's on five different meds right now.

A whole whack of blood tests was done on him.

We await a call from the hospital regarding his CAT scan.

Our son has a cold right now.

I no longer feel as though I have a vice on my chest but my energy levels aren't quite were I would like them and I still cough ALOT. And if I do too much my chest hurts again.

Aren't we all just a fun bunch to have around?

This was Timely

I've been doing some thinking on what to do with Justin and some of his pickiness with eating.

This post I thought timely.

Divisions of Parent-Child Responsibilities When it Comes to Eating:

Parent's responsibilities:
  • Respect the child's ability to know when he is hungry and full.
  • Make sure to serve small, child-sized portions
  • Prepare and serve healthy meals and snacks
  • Set regular meal and snack times
As the parent, you decide:
  • What food will be given (making sure it is nutritious)
  • When it will be given (making sure it is provided every few hours)
  • Mealtime rules and where food will be given
The child decides:
  • What, out of what is given, he or she will eat
  • How much, out of what is given, he or she will eat

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Regarding my very significant other

So my hubby dear is sick.
We all know this.

What we didn't know is that he is back to square one.
He really is not well.

Dr. called today after he had his x-ray done.
There is no improvement.

I could have told her that! I've been watching this man all week, he is just like he was the week before Christmas. Shivering, night chills/sweats, hot enough that I don't want him hugging me, not eating worth a diddle, and just quiet. Doing better with Justin's noise which is a boon.

So tomorrow we go in for a blood-test.
Then we await a time for a CAT scan. (yes, we need a professional Milo to give him a good going over). :) But seriously, we need to figure out what we can do for this man of mine and how to get him actually BETTER.

I WANT HIM BETTER! I really really do!

Sweet and Sour Pork

Going to try this recipe out tonight. Looks good. Came from this site.

Chinese Recipe : Sweet and Sour Pork

Serve 4


* 1 lb. boneless pork loin
* 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
* 1 medium green pepper, cut into 1" pieces
* 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges
* 1 (15 1/4-oz). can pineapple chunks in juice
* 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
* 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
* 2 tbsps. cornstarch
* 2 tbsps. soy sauce


1. Partially freeze pork. Cut across the grain into 2 1/2 × 2 1/4-inch strips; set aside.
2. Preheat a wok or large skillet over high heat; add oil.
3. Stir-fry green pepper and onion in hot oil for 2-3 minutes or till crisp-tender.
4. Remove from wok. Add more oil, if necessary. Add half the pork to wok; stir-fry until browned. Remove pork; stir-fry the remaining pork. Return all pork to wok; keep warm.
5. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. In a small saucepan combine the juice, brown sugar, vinegar, cornstarch and soy sauce. Bring to a boil; cook about 1 minute or till thickened, stirring constantly.
6. Return green pepper and onion to wok. Stir in pineapple and the thickened pineapple juice mixture.
7. Cook and stir until heated through. Serve with rice, if desired.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Update on Hubby

So Jim has had a set back.
more coughing
more ickiness
more lack of sleep.
more chills and sweats.

He's not a happy camper.

He'll be underfoot all day.
Good thing I love him none-the-less. :)

Our boyo has a cold.
I'm slowly getting better but still have a sore chest.
with interrupted sleep I managed to stay in bed until almost 8 a.m. Unheard of for me.

But life continues.
God continues to bless us and teach us much.

J wants me to save this one too!

cats r silly

Books J just loves to read

Laughter, questions, imagination

Laughter and total surprise at the end of the book first time read.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Health Update

I am definitely sick.

She says I have some sort of brochitis type thing going on. She doesn't rule out a-typical pneumonia, but like the ER doctor can't definitively say that this is what is going on.

She wants to see me in a month. She'll redo my ECG at that point as any abnormalities might just be sickness related.

We're to keep an eagle eye on our son. Any coughing or fever and we're get him into the doctor ASAP for treatment. We are not to mess around with this at all. So we'll be doing regular temp checks on him for the next bit.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The joy continues.....

So it would appear that I too am ill.

With what exactly the doctor at ER wasn't sure. BUT she thinks I have atypical pneumonia. Which apparently is fairly normal for people who had H1N1.

They also did an ECG...and there's something a bit off with that. It's apparently not normal for a person of my age.

I have an appointment with Dr. Naylor on Thursday afternoon. We'll learn more then I hope.

Today's accomplishments

I have some things put into the old tent for the winter.

  • two bikes
  • two lawn mowers
  • one camping mat
  • one old cooler
  • one big tarp.
  • And all the wood that's been scattered about.
Sorted through the wood that's been scattered about and some of it's going in the "to be burned" pile.

Cut up some plywood for resting boards for the bunnies.

Made soup.

Updated rabbit blog.

for the rest of the day I hope to....
- organize the garage
- dispose of three rabbits
- rearrange the rabbits
- hopefully see New New Easter kindle
- make stew with the roast beef (need to figure out how to do a gravy to go on it though)
- do night time routines with the bunnies
- have a bath
and tonight...scrapbook.

shall we see how long my energy lasts? :)


Did you know that the word impavid means fearless?
I didn't know either...until I looked up a scrabble word that I played. Funny how sometimes you through letters together and go hmm... looks like a word, wonder if it is. And.. IT WAS!!!
rather cool that. :)

anyways... I'm not normally impavid, but sometimes I am. When it concerns my all means. :) When it comes to preserving the integrity of our household...indeed. But scary things on tv, spiders ON ME, intimidating people, sharing my faith with scoffers and other such things...nope, not impavid. With the last...should be cause it's not by my own strength, but none the less I am.

Update on Jim. He has up and down days. up days he tries to do stuff, down days he simply can't. Did the dishes for me last Saturday as J and I were away all day, it totally tuckered him out and there was only one sink full (not a big sink full either).

He coughed up some blood again the other day, that concerned me.
He went to church on Sunday and half way through the service he just wilted. You could just see it on him.

Sent our boy away to my parents for a couple of days (Saturday afternoon to Wednesday morning) to give everyone some quiet....we are a houseful of people who NEED quiet and alone time and this forced to be together all the time is not good for us. Jim normally runs a pretty busy life with lots of time away and he hasn't been able to get away (justifiably sick!) and I haven't been able to just be home by myself so stress factors were abundant. He's going over to the church this afternoon for a couple hours to work on a disfunctional computer, and I'm going to just putter (or possibly take a long bath which I very rarely do). Ah...I am SO looking forward to it. :)

Our boy didn't really want to go, but I know there that he is safe, that he will have fun, and he get some quiet time too. Here...he was just getting loud and angry, which wasn't working well for two parents who were feeling loud and angry inside of themselves too. My mom says he's doing better there which is good for a momma's heart to hear. Means I made a good decision. :)

Anyways, I didn't get a lot of sleep last night, but I'm feeling somewhat functional. Best get on with the day then eh? :)