Thursday, November 06, 2008

She returns..............

Well, I hadn't realized it had been that long since I blogged.  Life has been interesting since my last post.  I won't go into long and boring details, but will give a quick list of what has happened.

The brakes on my car were indeed fixed and paid for by the church.  It turned to be a whooping $160 rather than the projected $500 by Sears.  I knew Sears was full of it, but at the same time I was wary of how much it could be.

While the car was off being fixed, I had a nasty trip to the ER with a severely abscessed molar.  That required Mom coming home and driving me.  Poor thing didn't sleep much that night and missed work.  I ended up with a lovely prescription of Lorecet (which is hyrocodone or Dr. House's favorite drug Vicodin).  I also had an antibiotic called Clindamycin.  A week later, said tooth was pulled, and now I have an extra hole in my head.  Extra blessing is that I finally found a dentistry clinic with a sliding fee. Kiddo has an appointment for the 19th.

After the trip to the ER, I did indeed get to go to Women of Faith in St. Paul.  It was fantastic and extremely tiring since I was still fighting the tooth infection.  I absolutely love the range of topic.  I especially enjoyed listening to Patsy Clairmont and Lucy Swindoll.  Those ladies are wonderful.

I was able to hear Anita Renfroe sing her Mom Song live. If you haven't heard this, go listen now.  It's everything a mom says in one day condensed into a 3 minute song.

Also take a moment to visit this youtube video of Patsy Clairmont talking about her friend Carol who is dying of cancer.  It was mentioned at the end of WOF that she checks youtube to see how many hits her story has gotten each day.  It's a bright spot in her day. 

Luci Swindoll closed out the WOF conference and as expected she was fabulous.  She reminded us that big things happened with small steps.  

Since we arrived back from the WOF conference, our church has had a few problems in communication.  YUCK!  If you feel led, please pray for unity and healing.  We have lost two families over this.  There is still anger and hurt that needs to be dealt with properly.  Again YUCK!  I hate conflict, and I especially hate it at church.

Over the past month, I have been working on winterizing the house, garage, and yard.  It will be worth it, but right now it's tiring.  Luckily, we have all been pitching in and getting things done.  By we, I mean Mom, kiddo and I.  With any luck, we can keep our heating costs low this winter.  I am praying the new windows really help with this. 

I am still plugging along with school.  I am transcribing files now and wondering if I will ever hear every word the doctor says.  At least, I am not having nonstop headaches now that the nasty tooth is gone! 

I have new glasses.  The pair I bought 18 months ago from Wal~Mart finally bit the dust.   The left lens finally shattered when it fell out at Panda Buffet.  Thank the Lord for and having a valid prescription.  I was able to have new specs by Thursday after ordering them on Monday evening.  It only cost a $81.  It would have been around $70, but we paid for UPS overnight air shipping.   I like this new pair---even if though I am stuck with plastic lenses.  I can make due until next spring with these. I am just so grateful for modern technology and the internet.  I need my glasses!!!!

Kiddo is still the same as always.  He was FANTASTIC when I was so sick for a few days with that dumb tooth.  He has helped with the yard work (only a little complaining).  He didn't even complain when I cleaned his room without permission.  *lol*  I just did it.  I rarely mess with his domain.  He actually said he liked it later because he could see the floor.  *lol*  I mostly piled stuff up on his wardrobe and pulled out all the laundry (mostly clean) piled on the floor.  My son has a weird habit of collecting comforters & sheets in a corner of his room.  Currently, I am in the process of re-laundering them and storing them in a place where they hopefully won't get dirty again. 

Okay those are the highlights of the last few weeks.  I'll try to get back to blogging semi-regularly and posting pictures.  With any luck I will even have a SkyWatch Friday post up tomorrow :)


Minkydo said...

Okay, I lied. I went into long and boring details :D

Anonymous said...

Glad to have you back blogging, Melinda!

quilly said...

Welcome back to blog land. Much has changed since you were gone. I moved -- my blog and my home. (Yes, OC and I are still together, he moved, too.) I had an elephant as a house guest for awhile. It was quite fun. Other things have happened probably, but unlike you, all of my things are right out there on the blog. Oh yeah! I went to the WordPress convention here in Hawaii and was even the guest speaker in one of the seminars.

Minkydo said...

Thanks Wendy, I appreciate your stopping by.

Hey Quilly,

Thanks for giving me a mini-update. I will do my best to stop by your blog soon. It sounds like you've had some exciting events lately.