Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Month Almost Gone

  Where oh where has this month gone? It seemed like it just started and it almost Thursday of this week. The time is flying or is just because we are getting older. 
  I thought with all the snow and crazy weather we needed a basket full of roses. You can almost smell them and maybe make you think of warmer weather.  I know I am ready, but I keep getting told that it is only January. I know, I know, I am only trying to rush through the cold weather. 
  We went to the eye doctor with hubby today. He could read two lines further on the eye chart better today then the last visit, but they say now that there is a little damage from being a diabetic. It was something that I had thought about because his blood sugars aren't controlled that well plus he takes a medicine that will raise the blood sugar. We will be going every 6 months to keep track of his eye sight. It is the pits as we age. Little things that didn't really bother us has now gotten to the point where they are a little more concern or is it just to make more money from the office visit. You wonder at times.  I know that the family medical history sucks to put it politely. 
    The horse season schedule has been set and have started talking about the year. They are looking forward to the year and hopefully won't be as wet as it was last year. Both boys will show again this year. Of course I will go watch as much as possible. 
    One of the boys on my grandson's basketball team had a birthday/slumber party. They were going to stay up all night. They made it to 4 AM. My grandson crashed on Sunday only getting up to eat and then back to bed. He didn't really want to get up on Monday to go to school. They were having basketball practice tonight and again tomorrow night.
   I know I will have a very busy Saturday and probably crash on Sunday. My morning starts with a graveside service for one of my daughter's friends father, then pinewood derby racing
at the church, then basketball, then a chili supper fund raiser. Sometime I got to figure out how I am going to fit lunch into the schedule. It may be a sandwich in the car as I am driving. We just lost my friend's husband this past Saturday. We keep wandering who is next. I know that my son-in-law's grandmother is not doing well at the moment. There is a really bad stomach flu going around right now. It is effecting people who had the flu shot. Supposedly it is a different strain then what the shot was for. We didn't get one this year. My hubby doesn't have an immune system so we got scared and decided against it and just pray a lot. 
  Well I need to get back to embroidering, but I wanted to let you know I have just been busy. Thoughts and Prayers for all of the people in need. We can never have to many prayers to see us through. 


Blondie's Journal said...

You really are busy, Shirley. I don't know if that is good or bad. Relax and get few moments to yourself. You sound like someone who doesn't dwell on problems, I love that.

I feel much like you with losing family and friends as I age. Just too many. My favorite aunt, my sister in law, a good friend at the lake and then mu cousin a few weeks ago. Each year seems to bring forth more. So, so sad.

Enjoying each day and cherishing every bit of family and friends seems to be a part of the answer. I truly hope your husband stays healthy. Life is so fragile. I'm a Debby Downer, right!! Sorry.

Love to you,


NanaDiana said...

You are so busy, Shirley--and I know you don't have much time to dwell on things so maybe that is a good thing. You have certainly had some losses and I hear you about wondering who will be next.

I am glad your hubby's vision is a bit better but the diabetes thing is really awful..and the damage it does can rarely be undone.

Working at the VA meant I had to get the flu shot or they won't let you work there. I can understand it with so many older vets coming in. I would not want to make any of them sick.

Trying to get a few blog visits in tonight while hubby is feeling good. xo Diana

Debby said...

You have been busy. I agree the weeks are flying. Too fast for sure.
The flu shot is for respiratory flu not stomach. I always get a flu shot. My mother has no immune system at all from leukemia and her doctor told her to get the flu shot. BUT do what your doctors says to do.
I lost my cousin that I was so close to about four years ago from H1N1. She didn't believe in the shots. She said she took all kinds of immunity supplements.
Not to worry you just to inform you.
Stay warm my friend.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

We have lost so many friends in just the last two weeks. It really takes it's toll on you. We didn't get a flu shot...really we never do. "They" always say when you get the flu that it is different than what we got the shot for. We do keep up on the pneumonia shot though. I was in the hospital for a week a few years ago with bacterial pneumonia and Terry has COPD so the shot is necessary. are busy and that can be good but be sure to get plenty of rest!!
Much love, Carol

Vickie said...

I am praying the nasty flu bug stays away from you and your husband. You are so very correct. We can never have enough prayers.

Charlotte Huffman said...

Boy, you've got the next few months planned out! Don't overdo it but enjoy yourself. I agree we are getting older because time flies too fast! Stay warm and safe!

Mereknits said...

Getting older isn't easy and I am only 51! Hope your husbands eyes do not get any worse. Have a fun weekend with all of your activities.